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Digital Scholarship Futurist-- Oklahoma State University Library

posted Jul 20, 2017, 6:08 AM by Lars Hagelin   [ updated Jul 20, 2017, 6:08 AM ]
The Digital Scholarship Futurist will proactively study and apply emerging social, political, and technical trends and best practices in order to advance digital scholarship initiatives, develop tools and technologies to meet research and publication needs, and be a leader in the area of research data emerging trends and best practices.

The Oklahoma State University Library seeks creative librarians with a passion for both learning and teaching who are eager to drive their own projects, innovate, and take on challenges. Library faculty are actively engaged in the OSU academic research lifecycle and develop collaborations with faculty, researchers, students, and partners.

Required Qualifications
  • ALA-MLIS or Master’s in a related data-intensive disciplines 
  • Three years professional experience in the use and application of digital scholarship/research tools and approaches 
  • Experience assisting researchers with data management activities throughout the entire research lifecycle 
  • Commitment to working with and engaging diverse students and colleagues within and outside the department 
A successful Digital Scholarship Futurist will possess strong organizational and leadership skills; excellent communication ability; collegiality and excellent interpersonal skills; and an appreciation for diverse constituencies.

You will be offered a competitive salary and benefits package, including a generous holiday schedule and leave accrual. You will be offered start-up funding for research or travel, have access to a full communication team to help develop and deliver your message, and have the flexibility to cultivate programming from the ground up.

Application review begins August 4, 2017, and continues until position is filled. For consideration of your application materials, you should apply through the University’s website at

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer