Digital Scholarship Librarian - Georgetown University Library

Washington D.C.
Jan 16, 2017
Jun 07, 2017
Full Time
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Digital Scholarship Librarian - Georgetown University Library

The Digital Scholarship Librarian, innovative, collaborative information professional, serves in a forward-looking, transformative role requiring a passion for range of cutting-edge activities within digital scholarship, including building new digital projects, developing digital scholarship services in support of research, teaching and learning, and collaborations with faculty, researchers, students, and other partners. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Advances digital scholarship initiatives at Georgetown University by providing consultation, technical support, and project management for faculty, researchers, and students engaged in technology-rich scholarly projects.
  • Works directly with faculty, students, researchers in identifying and deploying appropriate tools and technologies to meet research or publication needs in conjunction with Digital Scholarship Group, subject librarians, technology librarians and staff, scholarly communications and digital collections librarians, and others.
  • Engages with faculty and students to foster digital collections, tools, and services integration into the scholarly enterprise as appropriate.
  • Maintains knowledge and practical expertise in an evolving interdisciplinary landscape of digital scholarship tools and methods and assesses trends in digital scholarship, identifying priorities for the attention of Georgetown University Library.
  • Effectively deploys technical, scholarly, and project management skills to bring digital projects to completion.
  • Makes significant contributions to digital scholarship initiatives through development of the digital scholarship support at the Library. 


  • Master's degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited program or related degree or a Master's degree in a computational, technology, digital humanities or a similar program
  • 2 - 3 years of experience in academic libraries in digital initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience in the use and application of one or more of the following digital scholarship/research tools and approaches (expertise in at least one is required): text mining and analysis, image analysis, digital scholarship platforms, publishing platforms and/or data management
  • Experience with web application development
  • Experience or familiarity with data encoding standards Extensive technology skills, creativity, and communication skills, and an understanding of discipline-specific and interdisciplinary research methodology
  • Knowledge/familiarity Data Visualization, 3D visualization, and modeling geospatial analysis tools and methods
  • Knowledge of format conversion and editing protocols and tools
  • Ability to listen, articulate problems, and find effective technology solutions across a variety of disciplines, while working with a range of clients from novice scholars to senior faculty
  • Ability to collaborate and manage projects across departments and divisions

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with some digital asset management platforms or extensible services such as DSpace, Islandora, Omeka, and/or Blacklight
  • Experience in OJS or e-prints
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative software tools or languages/libraries
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage fluid projects and priorities

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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