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Digital Humanities Librarian, Brown University Library


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As the Library's primary liaison to academic departments in the
humanities, the Digital Humanities Librarian plays a central role in the
integration of digital resources and methodologies with traditional
resources and approaches into the research, teaching, and learning
missions at Brown University. Together with other Scholarly Resources
Librarians, the Center for Digital Scholarship and relevant library and
campus partners, s/he will work to increase the understanding and
application of digital scholarship among the institution's faculty and
students. S/he is expected to introduce and keep abreast of digital
methodologies and to use such tools and skills in the solution of
humanities research problems. The successful candidate will contribute
to the work of the Brown Digital Repository by helping to articulate the
relationship between new technologies and humanities scholarship to the
community of humanists; by advising teaching faculty on the creation of
digital objects and providing technical support for use of analytical
tools; and in serving as an agent between content providers and the
Library's repository. S/he will maintain a strong level of competence in
scholarly communications issues such as new forms of publication,
copyright, open access, repositories, data curation, and licensing of
online resources. S/he will also use his/her knowledge of available
print and electronic resources to build appropriate collections in
general collections and related Special Collections and to advocate for
the fields to which he/she is assigned.

Master in Library Science and/ or an Advanced degree in a Humanities
discipline/PhD preferred. 2-3 year's related professional experience
required Deep understanding of the research process and knowledge of the
ways that new technologies are affecting the production of scholarship
in the humanities Demonstrated facility with current technologies
commonly used in digital humanities projects (such as database design
and programming, web services, XML technologies, corpus linguistics
etc.) and software (Zotero, Omeka, etc.) Knowledge of and ability to
teach scholarly communications issues (for example copyright, author's
rights, open access, repositories) Broad knowledge of available print
and online resources in one or more humanities disciplines Demonstrated
ability in instruction and making presentations. Demonstrated ability in
one or more foreign languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, German,
Italian, or Classical languages) Prefer knowledge of and experience with
digital curation.

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