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Humanist Archives: Jan. 19, 2022, 8:02 a.m. Humanist 35.474 - librarianship (Florida)

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 474.
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        Date: 2022-01-18 15:57:30+00:00
        From: Jason Boczar <>
        Subject: Digital Scholarship Librarian, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg campus

POSITION AVAILABLE: Digital Scholarship Librarian, St. Petersburg campus



The University of South Florida, St. Petersburg campus, seeks a Digital
Scholarship Librarian to coordinate efforts related to current and
emerging research methods, including data visualization, text analysis,
and computational research platforms at the Nelson Poynter Memorial
Library (NPML). The librarian will serve on library and faculty
committees and workgroups. The Digital Scholarship Librarian will work
closely with faculty, researchers, students, staff, and librarians to
assist in digital scholarship efforts initiated by the Library and to
that end, will develop educational materials and instructional sessions
and programs. The Digital Scholarship Librarian will also be part of the
library’s Research & Instruction department as a subject liaison
providing research and instruction to USFSP students and faculty in a
yet to be undetermined department or program.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

   * Promotes current and emerging research practices related to digital
     scholarship, including data visualization, text analysis,
     computational research platforms and other digital tools.
   * Collaborates with and consults with faculty on topics related to
     digital scholarship and builds connections among faculty.
   * Provides periodic assessments of the campus environment with regard
     to digital scholarshipand advances related initiatives.
   * Serve as a liaison to one or more academic departments on the USF
     St. Petersburg campus.
   * Actively engage with faculty, researchers, and students to
     understand their research and instruction needs, build
     collaborations, and promote library services.
   * Collaborate with USF Libraries Research & Instruction colleagues
     located on the three USF campuses on various departmental
     initiatives such as assessment, outreach, and library instruction.
   * Commit to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and work
     effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
   * Develop a focused program of high-quality research and creative
     accomplishments required for promotion.
   * Actively participate and demonstrate leadership in professional
     responsibilities that serve the USF Libraries, University,
     profession, and community.

To be successful in this position, candidates will need:

   * Instruction and presentation skills.
   * Interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
   * Commitment to excellent public services and improving the library
     user experience.
   * Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
   * Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
   * Initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively.


_Minimum Qualifications:_

   * An ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library and Information Science.
   * Demonstrated experience with information literacy instruction.
   * 3 years relevant experience, preferably in an academic library
   * Familiarity with emerging digital scholarship practices.
   * Demonstrated contributions to the profession with scholarly
     publications and/or presentations and through contributions to
     professional organizations.

_Preferred Requirements_

   * A second master's degree. Librarians with either a science or
     humanities background are particularly encouraged to apply.
   * Six years relevant experience and a scholarly record that supports
     appointment at the level of associate librarian.
   * Coursework or demonstrated abilities in one of the following areas:
     data visualization, text analysis, computational research platforms
     or experience with scripting languages for such as Python or R.
   * Demonstrated ability to collaborate and build partnerships across
     the library and university.

_Compensation and academic rank commensurate with experience_.

_Applications_ must be submitted through the Careers@USF website, Job
ID 29413, and include a cover letter and CV. Please go to <>for more
information. We are open to all levels of excellence. /USF is an equal
opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity
in the workplace./


/The St. Petersburg campus of USF was built on the Indigenous homelands
and resources of the Seminole, Miccosukee, and Tocobaga people as well
as their ancestors going back over 10,000 years. We acknowledge the
painful history of genocide and forced removal from their territory, and
we honor and respect the many diverse Indigenous communities who
continue to be connected to this land. For more information about our
campus and the thriving arts and culture of St. Petersburg’s diverse
communities, visit //

Jason Boczar
Digital Scholarship and Publishing Librarian
USF Libraries
University of South Florida
(813) 974-5505

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