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Digital Scholarship Librarian-- Baylor University Libraries

posted Apr 5, 2017, 8:31 AM by Lars Hagelin
Vacancy Number F014473
Rank Academic Professional
Tenure Information Non-Tenure Track

  • Investigates and evaluates emerging tools and technologies related to digital scholarship (DS)
  • Plans and implements new services and maintains current services to support digitally-enriched scholarship across the university based on current standards, best practices, and user needs
  • Assists researchers in planning effective, innovative, and sustainable digital projects
  • Partners with faculty to develop strategies to integrate DS into the curriculum
  • Provides expert consultation, support, and training on DS tools and techniques
  • Promote the use of library resources as the basis of DS
  • Serve as a resource for other librarians, including providing training on DS tools and methodologies
  • Serves as a liaison librarian to assigned academic units, building relationships with teaching faculty and working to integrate library resources and services into appropriate courses
  • Participates in professional development activities by attending local and national conferences and meetings and maintaining membership in professional organizations
  • Participates in library-wide initiatives through committees and task forces
  • Meets University and Library expectations for service and scholarship, including participation in the academic library community through research, presentations, and writing on topics related to areas of responsibility
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library/information science or relevant graduate degree
  • Experience working in an academic library setting
  • Demonstrated experience in the use and application of one or more of the following digital tools and approaches in research and teaching (mastery of a least one is required): data visualization, text mining and analysis, image analysis, 3D visualization and modeling, and/or GIS tools and methods.
  • Understanding of the research processes employed in a range of disciplines
  • Understanding of the research data lifecycle and knowledge of the ways that new technologies are affecting the production of scholarship
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively in an academic setting, with outstanding oral communication, written communication, interpersonal skills, and the ability to collaborate with a diverse clientele
  • Effective teaching and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility, creativity, and initiative in one’s work
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and competing priorities
  • Commitment to continual development of professional knowledge and skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant scholarly communication issues (e.g., intellectual property rights and Fair Use)
  • Experience with object oriented languages, common scripting languages, database design, XML, or web programming
  • Experience with advanced computer hardware
Rank and Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

About Baylor

Working at Baylor is so much more than simply having a job! As part of the Baylor family, employees not only receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, and fantastic automatic retirement contributions, they also get to experience Baylor.
  • Experience the culture of working for an institution consistently ranked as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education 
  • Experience a mission driven organization based on a strong Christian commitment ( 
  • Experience Baylor academics with outstanding tuition remission for eligible staff and qualified dependents 
  • Experience our beautiful campus with access to libraries, museums, and recreational facilities such as our fitness center, athletic courts, an indoor swimming pool, and the Baylor marina to name a few 
  • Experience our great dining facilities and enjoy an employee discount 
  • Experience Baylor athletics with reduced admission or free access to athletic events 
  • Experience Baylor through many more wonderful events and programs that take place on campus each year 
  • Conveniently located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is approximately 90 miles from both the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin areas. To learn more about life in Waco, visit
EEO Statement

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning 04/01/2017 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 05/01/2017.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a letter of application and current curriculum vitae to:

Megan Martinsen, Digital Scholarship Librarian Search Committee Chair
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97148
Waco, Texas 76798-7148

Materials may be submitted electronically to: