Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia is seeking qualified
candidates for the position of Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship
Librarian. Early-career candidates are encouraged to apply.
Reporting to the University Librarian, the Digital Pedagogy and
Scholarship Librarian will provide vision and direction for digital
learning at Hollins, including the development, planning,
implementation, creation, and support of teaching and research
projects within curriculum and scholarship. The librarian will
partner with faculty, staff, and students to foster and support the
use of digital tools and techniques to enhance research and improve
teaching and learning, and will support faculty in all aspects of
instructional technology integration and innovation.
The Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship Librarian will have the
- Define a new position as the first librarian at Hollins
responsible for collaboration with faculty on the integration of
instructional technologies into courses.
- Partner with faculty and Information Technology staff to
transform the application of instructional technologies across the
undergraduate and graduate curriculum at Hollins, as the university
explores new models of education delivery in a post-pandemic
- Collaborate with library colleagues to integrate instructional
technologies into the suite of academic support provided by the
- Grow the library’s suite of digital initiatives in partnership
with a soon-to-be-hired Archivist and Special Collections Librarian
who will serve as the institutional repository manager.
Successful applicants must have either a Master’s in Library and
Information Science (MLIS) or equivalent degree from a program
accredited by the American Library Association, or a master’s in
educational technology, instructional design, or related field.
Candidates should have a strong working knowledge of instructional
technologies, including learning management systems, presentation
tools, and emerging technologies that can enhance classroom and
remote or asynchronous instruction. They must also show knowledge
and application of theoretical frameworks for instructional design,
such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL), authentic learning, or
constructivist models of design.
The successful candidate will have excellent communication,
interpersonal, and presentation skills, particularly the ability to
explain complex concepts to a wide variety of community members in
individual and group settings. Strong organizational skills, with
the ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks, are a requirement,
as is prior success in collaborating with multiple stakeholders to
plan, coordinate, and implement effective programs, complex
projects, and/or services. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment
to professional development and to providing cross-functional
library services in a rapidly changing environment.
Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity,
and inclusion. President Mary Hinton has prioritizeddiversity,
equity, and justice at Hollins, and the Wyndham Robertson Library
has responded to this call to action byintegrating those goals into
the work of the library .
Preferred qualifications include experience working in a library;
experience working in higher education; experience with teaching,
training, and/or consulting, particularly with faculty and
students; experience with Moodle; experience with digital
scholarship tools, such as Bepress Digital Commons, Omeka and/or
JSTOR Forum; and a demonstrated involvement with current
developments in the field of digital pedagogy and/or digital
humanities, such as Black Digital Humanities.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum
vitae, and contact information for three references to
firstname.lastname@example.org . Candidates are encouraged to comment in
their cover letter on how their contributions will further the
university’s efforts to ensure the success and inclusion of all
members of its community. Review of applications will begin
immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.
Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering
undergraduate education for women and selected graduate programs
for men and women. Founded in 1842 as Virginia’s oldest chartered
women’s college, Hollins provides abundant opportunities to
students for research, study abroad, and leadership training, and
provides access to real-world experience through internships around
the globe supported by an extensive alumnae/i network.
Hollins is an equal opportunity employer, and is strongly committed
to promoting diversity and inclusiveness at every level of the
university. Persons of all genders, persons with disabilities, and
persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are
encouraged to apply.