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Research and Digital Scholarship Librarian


Research and Digital Scholarship Librarian 


Southwestern University, located in Georgetown, has an immediate opening for a Research and Digital Scholarship Librarian. This position provides a full range of research assistance to students, faculty, and staff; participates in the library’s instruction program; and collaborates with department colleagues to continuously develop and refine the instruction program. The position is responsible for providing digital content to support information literacy instruction. This is an in-person, full-time, twelve-month position with full benefits.


Primary Duties:

  • Assist with the development of digital resources collections, the evaluation of new and existing research tools, and make recommendations for purchase of, and renewal of, resources in collaboration with library colleagues.
  • Keep abreast of trends and innovations in digital scholarship.
  • Identify, develop and deliver patron instruction in the use of digital technologies.
  • Offer and promote consultations, workshops, and support for faculty developing digital scholarship projects with library tools and technologies.
  • Collaborate with library staff to strengthen programming, support, and materials related to:
    • Digital scholarship 
    • Open access publishing 
    • Open Education Resources (OER)
    • User Experience (UX)
    • Other digital initiatives
  • Collaborate with campus departments and colleagues to promote digital scholarship.
  • Provide in-depth individual consultations for students and faculty focused on information research tools and methods.
  • Develop and sustain library instructional models based on the ACRL Information Literacy Framework
  • Effectively complete information literacy assessment, meeting student learning objectives. 
  • Develop and implement library instruction plans, work with colleagues to improve instructional quality and student success. Participate in all facets of the library’s instruction program. 
  • Participate in the assessment and curation of library resources and collections, including routine reviews of print and electronic resource materials. 
  • Develop and maintain subject and course-specific online research guides.
  • Collect, maintain and report statistical data regarding digital resources and services to Library Administration.  
  • Assist with the maintenance of the library website and updates.
  • Coordinate and maintain content for web and mobile-enabled interactive services that provide a quality user experience.  
  • Participate in a work culture that promotes diversity and anti-racism and actively works to eliminate or mitigate the effects of systemic racism and bias. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Southwestern University offers competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, life, long term disability, retirement, 15-paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, tuition assistance, access to athletic facilities, free parking, and discounted meal rates. Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education. Southwestern University is deeply committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and especially encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia. For information concerning the University, visit our Website at www.southwestern.edu/.

To apply:  The University will only accept application materials through Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/104297.  Interested persons must submit a letter of interest, resume or curriculum vita, the names and contact information of three professional references, and salary expectations. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Only complete applications will be reviewed by the Search Committee. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process. EOE/M/F

Position: Research and Digital Scholarship Librarian
Organization: Southwestern University
Location: Georgetown,  TX 
United States
Posting Start Date: 5/18/2022
Date Posted: 5/18/2022

Position Requirements: 

  • An MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library program.
  • Advanced knowledge of electronic resources and databases.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, self-motivation, detail orientation, and diplomacy with effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Evidence of ability to self-initiate and anticipate the needs of constituents
  • Demonstrated professional manner with all constituencies, including strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral, written, listening)
  • Possess experience using word processing, spreadsheet, and databases software in a PC and/or Mac environment.
  • Comprehension of the ACRL Information Literacy Framework 

Preferred Position Requirements: 

  • Professional library experience in an academic setting.
  • Familiarity with HTML, XML, Java, CSS, etc. Experience with LiveWhale content management system is a plus. 
  • Experience with Moodle (or similar) classroom content management tools. 
  • Experience creating instructional aides, online tutorials, and videos. 
  • Understanding of the mission of small, private, liberal arts colleges.
  • Experience with Google Apps for Education suite of products. 
Status: This listing expires on: 8/16/2022
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Southwestern University
1001 E University Ave

Georgetown,  TX 78626
United States