Assistant Librarian (Digital Scholarship Librarian) -- Utah State University Libraries

Post date: April 22, 2024

The Utah State University Libraries seeks a collaborative, innovative and user-centered candidate for the position of Digital Scholarship Librarian to join a team supporting our communities in discovering, creating, and sharing knowledge. The Digital Scholarship Librarian will further digital scholarship and literacy across the institution and provide support for a broad range of programs, tools, and services to facilitate innovative and interdisciplinary research.

Working with a team of librarians, the Digital Scholarship Librarian provides essential research support, instruction, and services that bolster robust digital research and learning and engagement with evolving technologies across all disciplines. Collaborating with library colleagues and groups across the university, this position will also help develop strategic initiatives and partnerships to promote and utilize the new Innovation Hub (opening fall 2024) including outreach and instruction with emerging research technologies. This position also engages with students and faculty as a member of a broadly-defined disciplinary library team.

We view emerging technologies as a vital component of USU’s land-and space-grant mission and the university’s continued success as a Carnegie R1 Research Institution. The Digital Scholarship Librarian will be a critical position to the libraries’ strategic growth and help envision exciting new initiatives at USU Libraries.

Reporting to the head of the Research Strategy and Innovation unit, the position is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment. Support and mentorship are built into the tenure process. The estimated start date for the position is Summer 2024. Early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

Applicants are invited to attend an informational webinar to learn more about the open positions, the campus, and the USU Libraries. Register for full details or to receive a recording of the webinar if you are not able to join at either scheduled time: 

Monday, April 29th, 2024, 6-7PM (MST):  

Thursday, May 2nd, 2024, 5-6PM (MST): 

The attendee list will be hidden to ensure confidentiality. Attendance is not required to apply or be considered for this position. Live captioning will be provided via Zoom Live Transcript. 

Inquiries and nominations may be directed to Britt Fagerheim, Associate Dean for Public Services ( 

Salary: Salary is minimum of $55,000, plus excellent benefits including a 14.2% (starting at $7,810) annual retirement contribution. Utah State University offers a competitive benefits package which includes medical and dental, and 22 days/year vacation. USU Libraries provides generous support for professional development and travel. The Libraries support a flexible work environment with opportunities for hybrid positions. Relocation assistance is available.

Review of applications will begin on May 14th and the position will remain open until filled.  

For more position details or to apply, please click here.