The University at Buffalo Libraries seek a creative and collaborative Digital Scholarship Librarian (Visiting Senior Assistant Librarian) to develop, implement and maintain tools and services that advance digital scholarship in support of research, teaching and learning. This is a non-tenure track, two-year appointment without further reappointment. We are looking for early career professionals who can work closely with other team members to direct initiatives that will transform the Libraries into a hub of scholarly communication and who are committed to the fundamental role libraries play in the scholarly, civic and creative lives of scholars. The Digital Scholarship Librarian reports to the Head of Scholarly Communication and works with a dynamic cohort of professionals who provide leadership and coordination for the Libraries' Scholarly Communication activities.
The successful candidate will:
Coordinate with University faculty, researchers, and students engaged in digital scholarship/humanities to define the scope, methodology, technology, specifications, and/or the design of digital projects;
Provide consultations and instruction for faculty, students, and researchers using digital tools and computational methods supported by the Libraries;
Support faculty and students' use of digital tools and methods in research and learning through consultations, project support, workshops and training programs, and curricular engagement;
Explore and identify emerging platforms for textual or network analysis, geographic information systems, digital project management, and computational research; lead, develop, and promote the Libraries' relevant support services;
Foster campus, community, and organizational engagement with the University's Digital Scholarship Studio and Network;
Monitor and report on emerging, innovative trends and technologies, standards, publishing models, and digital scholarship/humanities developments on regional, national, and international levels.
We are looking for skilled, passionate individuals to join us in making the University Libraries a center of energy and innovation on campus. You can expect to learn continuously in a rapidly changing academic landscape. We will help you be successful by providing professional development opportunities that will benefit you and the university. The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and people and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment to apply.
The University at Buffalo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups in order to build a culturally diverse and pluralistic University community.
The University at Buffalo
A flagship institution in the State University of New York system and a member of the Association of American Universities, UB is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus SUNY system. UB offers more than 400 academic programs – the largest menu of academic choices in New York State. UB provides students access to a rich variety of multicultural experiences and environments, both on campus and through our 80-plus study abroad programs. Our environmental programs, research centers, and institutes address local and global challenges and work to create a better tomorrow through sustainability. UB is among the top 10 colleges in the country for renewable energy use and in 2019, ranked No. 3 in climate action among 250 institutions world-wide. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world.
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The University Libraries
As the largest academic research library in the SUNY system, the University Libraries offer an outstanding array of information resources, technologies, services and people to support academic achievement. The Libraries play a vital role in the academic success of our students, the teaching and research of our faculty, and the intellectual pursuits of our alumni and community members. Our broad selection of digital and print resources, innovative services, and expert staff support scholarly and creative achievements in new and exciting ways.
The Buffalo Niagara Region
The Buffalo Niagara region is a major metropolitan area with diverse communities and outstanding assets. Listed in U.S. News & World Report's 25 Best Affordable Places to Live in the U.S. in 2019, Buffalo is on the rise and UB is proud to play an active part in its resurgence. Buffalo offers the amenities of a major urban area without the headaches. Friendly folks, quick commutes, charming neighborhoods and a low cost of living are among the perks of life in the region. Three international bridges connect the Buffalo Niagara region to Canada. Travel to the cosmopolitan city of Toronto is only 90 minutes by car. By air, we are less than an hour to New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program; degree requirement must be met at the time of application;
Experience with and/or working knowledge of digital scholarship research tools, techniques and methodologies (e.g., data mining, data visualization, text mining, spatial analysis, etc.);
Demonstrated ability to teach faculty, students, and staff how to use digital scholarship technology and tools;
Demonstrated success in cultivating and developing collegial relationships with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff;
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education with the ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment;
Excellent communication skills, demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, and strong service ethic.
One or more years of experience providing OER or open access guidance;
Demonstrated ability to solve problems flexibly, creatively, and with a strong commitment to service excellence;
Demonstrated ability to take initiative, be self-directed, innovate, and collaborate across organizational boundaries;
Strong organizational, project, and time management skills to lead or coordinate multiple projects;
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowl¬edge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society.