Digital Scholarship Librarian - New York University, Division of Libraries

Posted on May 16, 2017


NYU Division of Libraries seeks a Digital Scholarship Librarian to support the service portfolio of our Digital Scholarship Services team. The ideal candidate will provide client service, technical expertise, training, and support for tools and practices used by faculty and researchers engaged with digital scholarship and publishing, with a particular focus on the digital humanities. The candidate will join a highly collaborative team comprised of members from throughout NYU Libraries and NYU Information Technology Services, including Data Services, Scholarly Communication, Digital Library Technology Services, Digital Studio, Libraries’ subject specialists, and the NYU Abu Dhabi and Shanghai Libraries

This position reports to the Head of Digital Scholarship Services and will also work under the guidance of the Program Officer for Digital Scholarly Publishing. This position is a non-tenure-track faculty appointment.


The mission of the Digital Scholarship Services is to provide engaging, responsive, and human-centered services connecting the global NYU community to the resources they need for digital scholarship and publishing. In support of that mission, the Digital Scholarship Librarian will work with the team to:

● Act as primary service contact for NYU’s DSpace institutional repository, the Faculty Digital Archive. ● Advise patrons on website development, including content production, website architecture, hosting platforms, content migration, etc. ● Provide consultation for digital publishing software and methods, including WordPress, Omeka, ARTstor/Shared Shelf, open access, and open educational resources ● Help scholars use common digital humanities tools and methods, such as text analysis; web scraping; GIS; scanning and OCR; data visualization; audio and video production; etc. ● Provide training in digital scholarship tools and methods. ● Manage projects to deploy new tools and services. ● Advise on metadata creation related to publishing and repository services. ● Evaluate user needs and service gaps; test new tools, platforms, and software with an eye to potential deployment at NYU; stay current on tools, trends, and methods to enhance services. ● Participate in outreach and promotional events, maintain our web presence for digital scholarship services using social media, etc.

New York University Libraries: Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusion.


Required: ● Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent and 2 years’ relevant experience in an academic environment supporting Digital Scholarship, Digital Humanities, or related areas such as repository services, digital publishing, or scholarly communication; or equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience ● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills ● Evidence of strong public service orientation and experience ● Knowledge of digital scholarly technologies and methods, and experience supporting information technology and training ● Experience with or knowledge of the digital humanities ● Must have experience in two or more of the following areas: web publishing platforms (e.g. WordPress, Omeka), repository tools (e.g. DSpace, Fedora), using project management skills, teaching in academic setting, and HTML/CSS.

Preferred: ● Second master’s degree in relevant subject area ● Data curation and metadata use in libraries or digital humanities contexts ● Tools and techniques such as text analysis, web scraping, GIS, media digitization (images, audio, video), data visualization ● Some knowledge of programming and scripting languages (e.g., Python, R, JavaScript, Ruby, MySQL, PHP) ● Experience with or knowledge of social media and tools for outreach


Non-tenure-track faculty status and an attractive benefits package, including five weeks annual vacation. Salary is commensurate with experience and background.


New York, New York, United States of America


To Apply

To ensure consideration, submit your CV and letter of application, including the name, address, telephone number, and email of three professional references to: Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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Company Information

New York University, Division of Libraries 70 Washington Square S, 11th Floor New York, New York 10012