University of Texas At Arlington
Commensurate with experience
The Digital Humanities Librarian provides leadership and vision for University Libraries connecting digital scholarship and scholarly communication strategic work. Advancing a foundational program while partnering with a collaborative team to teach, lead and participate in multidisciplinary research projects in support of the UTA Initiative for Digital Arts and Humanities, iDAH.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Work with researchers at all levels to provide expert consultation, support, and training on digital scholarship tools and techniques, including but not limited to digital curation, text analysis, data mining, creating visualizations and utilizing open source software to make projects more dynamic and engaging. Conduct regular environmental scans of campus departments in conjunction with subject liaisons to identify current and emerging scholarly projects and areas of interest for which tools and methodologies are appropriate and foster interdisciplinary collaboration. In partnership with subject liaisons, archivists, and digital projects librarians, provide consulting services to arts and humanities scholars and students on techniques and tools that serve to advance their teaching, learning, and research. Stay abreast of and evaluate current and emerging digital tools and methodologies supporting arts and humanities scholars. Serve as a strategist and resource person for the Libraries on trends in the digital arts and humanities. Plan and support events (e.g., speakers series, symposium, etc.) to engage and grow the digital humanities community on campus. Other duties as assigned.
The University of Texas at Arlington
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Commensurate with experience
Masterâ€™s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited program or a related graduate degree.
Demonstrated organizational, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and planning skills. Computer literate and technologically adept. Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel. Proficiency in Windows Operating System and file management.
â€¢ One (1) year experience with digital arts and humanities research tools and approaches, e.g., text mining, image analysis, etc.
â€¢ One (1) year experience with technologies and standards used in Digital Humanities work such as TEI, visualization, data mining and text analysis, metadata, and other web technologies.
â€¢ Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, subject librarians, archivists, digital project librarians and others in order to advance digital arts and humanities research.
â€¢ Familiarity with research methodologies across a variety of arts and humanities disciplines.
â€¢ Expertise with editing Wikipedia.
â€¢ Experience working with research materials in an archive and with faculty.
â€¢ Familiarity with data visualization tools and techniques applied to humanities research.
â€¢ Proven ability to be flexible and adaptable in a rapidly changing environment.
â€¢ Familiarity with scholarly communication issues, such as copyright and open access.
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