Haverford College invites applications to our available full-time,
exempt, benefit-eligible Digital Scholarship Librarian
The Digital Scholarship Librarian creatively engages in the support
of faculty and students involved in digital scholarship.
Participates in the development of digital projects and
collections, and collaborates with Research, Instruction, and
Digital Scholarship Services (RIDSS) colleagues to provide a full
range of reference, instruction, collection management,
preservation, and metadata services for all areas of digital
scholarship. Supports and serves as a resource to colleagues in
developing digital projects. Contributes to and supports the
digital and online presence of the Libraries through the
investigation, implementation, and enhancement of tools that assist
with research, instruction, and scholarship. Actively participates
in and contributes to the Tri-College Digital Scholarship
Essential Functions & Primary Responsibilities:
Line of Report:
- Provides strong reference services and support of faculty and
students in the area of digital scholarship.
- Partners with faculty, students, and library staff on digital
scholarship projects in all stages including design, proposal,
development, maintenance, and preservation; brings together
appropriate collaborators possessing an array of disciplinary and
- Leads instruction of workshops for digital scholarship tools
and methods for faculty, students, and library staff.
- Coordinates with Information Technology staff to maintain
computing infrastructure and contributes to the planning of future
- Ensures best practices for digital project development,
production, and sustainability.
- Researches emerging trends and tools of digital scholarship;
develops, tests, and implements potential tools for use in digital
- Coordinates instruction and development of curriculum for the
Digital Scholarship Fellows program
- Provides leadership for the development and integration of
technologies to enhance the Libraries' research and instruction
- Provides training for RIDSS staff and students in various
aspects of digital scholarship technologies
- Hires and manages student workers during the academic year and
for the summer project period
- Evaluates feasibility of proposed projects and initiatives
within the local environment; ensures that assessment plans are
developed as part of any new initiatives.
- Engages in the assessment of user behavior and needs related to
- Manages content for the Digital Scholarship section of the
- Advises on library policy issues raised by digital resources
such as copyright, intellectual freedom, fair use, e-privacy
concerns or censorship of Internet content.
- Participates in the development of Tri-College technology
projects and working groups.
- Remains current with advances in information technology's
impact on libraries and digital scholarship. Actively contributes
to the profession.
- Familiarity with academic and scholarly research
- Demonstrates initiative in developing projects.
The Digital Scholarship Librarian reports to
the Associate Librarian of the College and Coordinator of Research,
Instruction, and Digital Scholarship Services who reports to the
Librarian of the College. Students report to the Digital
Education, Training, & Experience:
- One of the following: M.S., M.L.S., M.A.; candidates with a
B.A. or B.S. with strong programming skills will also be
considered. Hired candidate without a M.L.S./M.S will receive
partial financial support to pursue one.
- Demonstrated experience in project management and facilitation
- Demonstrated knowledge of Web development using PHP, HTML, CSS,
such as Omeka, Wordpress, and Drupal
- Demonstrated experience with Python programming language and
Django web framework or capacity to acquire these skills
- Demonstrated knowledge of key issues related to databases and
information access and management.
- Knowledge of current and emerging technologies in digital and
Web-based library services
- Strong analytical skills; strong understanding of research
- Knowledge of emerging trends with a record of achievement in
digital scholarship and services.
- Self-directed and collaborative. Goal-oriented.
- Proficiency in an academic discipline.
- Demonstrated knowledge of GIS technologies and web mapping
- Experience with library technology, reference, instruction, and
- Experience with system administration and web servers.
Experience developing and troubleshooting applications using
scripting, programming, and database languages.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time
with or without notice.
Special Requirements: All faculty and staff
(including contract workers) who are employed or engaged by
Haverford College, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and
provide proof of vaccination (to include a booster dose when
eligible), unless an exemption from this policy has been granted as
an accommodation or otherwise.
Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Required for this
- Lifting (to exert strength to move objects from one
place to another):
- Sedentary Lifting: (0-10 pounds)Up to three hours
- Light Lifting (10-20 pounds):Up to three hours
- Moderate Lifting (20-50 pounds):Never
- Heavy Lifting (50 to 100 pounds):Never
- Pulling (to draw an object toward oneself to move or
change its direction):Up to three hours
- Pushing (to exert force upon an abject to move or change
its direction):Up to three hours
- Carrying (to hold objects while moving entire
body):Up to three hours
- Reaching or working above shoulder (to extend arms
upward or outward away from body):Up to three hours
- Walking (to move entire body in erect position):Up
to three hours
- Standing (to maintain body in erect posture in
stationary position):Up to three hours
- Sitting (to rest weight on buttocks and back of thighs
with legs bent at knees):Up to three hours
- Crouching/Stooping (to bend upper body forward while
fully flexing knees):Up to three hours
- Kneeling (to maintain upper body in erect position while
resting knees on ground):Up to three hours
- Climbing (to ascend or descent heights using ladders,
scaffolding, stairs, poles, inclined surfaces):Never
- Twisting (to rotate upper body while feet remain
stationary):Up to three hours
- Driving (operating a motor vehicle, crane, tractor,
- Exposure Limitation (i.e., cold water, dust, gas, fumes,
: Interested applicants are invited to submit an
application, to include a cover letter, resume, and the names and
contact information of three (3) references as a single Word
document or pdf by visiting
. The application deadline is June 30, 2022. Failure to provide the
required documents may result in a lack of consideration.
Applicants must be authorized for employment in the United
Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice,
and providing equal opportunities and access to all individuals
regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual
orientation, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status,
disability, or veteran status. Women, non-binary and transgender
individuals, people of color, Indigenous people, and those with
other or multiple historically marginalized and/or underrepresented
identities are especially encouraged to apply. Haverford College
and our consortial partners are located on Lenape lands.