JOB: Digital Humanities Librarian, Ohio State University

The Ohio State University Libraries have announced several openings as part of its Research and Education Faculty Librarian Cohort Search, including a Digital Humanities LibrarianĀ [pdf], a Geospatial Information LibrarianĀ [pdf], and a Data Management Services LibrarianĀ [pdf].

A portion of the announcement for the Digital Humanities Librarian position is reproduced below:

Digital Humanities Librarian


  • Conduct environmental scans of humanities departments in conjunction with subject librarians and special collectionsĀ curators in order to identify current and emerging scholarly projects for which digital tools and methodologies areĀ appropriate.
  • Coordinate information about digital arts and humanities scholarship on campus in order to connect scholars across theĀ disciplines and facilitate interdisciplinarity.
  • Identify and evaluate current and emerging digital tools and methodologies supporting humanities scholars inĀ collaboration with Digital Initiatives.
  • Provide expert consulting service to humanities scholars and students on techniques and tools that serve to advance theirĀ teaching, learning and research.
  • Serve as a strategist and resource person for the Libraries on trends in the digital arts and humanities.Ā 
  • Collaborate with staff managing the Librariesā€™ digital repository, publishing and reformatting programs, to advance theĀ Librariesā€™ contributions to faculty and student research projects in the arts and humanities; work with the Head of DigitalĀ Initiatives to create strategies for collaboration, program planning, and supportfor interdisciplinary digital projects.
  • Work closely with the Head of the Fine Arts Library, the Data Management Services Librarian, the Geospatial InformationĀ Librarian, and the Head of Digital Initiatives, and others in order to develop strategies focused on scholarsā€™ digital productionĀ and curation needs.
  • Create an education program for Librariesā€™ staff focused on digital arts and humanities topics.
  • Act as subject librarian for a humanities discipline.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Preference will be given to applications received by August 5, 2013.


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