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Digital Scholarship Librarian - Tisch Library
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 21, 2022
Title Digital Scholarship Librarian - Tisch Library
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Library


The Digital Scholarship Department supports research, teaching, and learning at Tufts and the Research & Learning division at Tufts University’s Tisch Library seeks an innovative and collaborative colleague to join us as Digital Scholarship Librarian and continue our growth within the context of our strategic framework. We provide access to scholarship in different mediums — from podcasts to information visualizations, to story maps, and beyond. Our staff have expertise in digital projects, media and critical making, data, copyright, and publishing. The Digital Scholarship department is also home to the Digital Design Studio (DDS), a creative space and community of practice for critical approaches to media and making.

What You'll Do

The Digital Scholarship Librarian works collaboratively to advance the scholarly and research activities of faculty, students, and staff engaged in digital scholarship, with particular attention to providing support for projects that involve the creation of digital editions, digital exhibits, and multimodal storytelling in a classroom setting. The Data Scholarship Librarian will:

  • Partner with faculty, students, and library staff on scholarly digital projects in all stages, including design, proposal, development, maintenance, and preservation; bringing together collaborators with various disciplinary and technical strengths as needed.
  • Develop and lead workshops on digital scholarship methods, tools, and approaches for faculty, students, and library staff.
  • Design and maintain instruction materials (e.g., research guides, websites, tutorials, handouts, and exercises) that effectively synthesize and demonstrate complex topics and that provide additional opportunities for self-guided learning.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by a Master’s degree in humanities or social sciences combined with relevant experience with scholarly digital projects, OR a Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital scholarship methods, with a particular focus on digital editions, digital exhibits, and multimodal storytelling.
  • Familiarity with one or more tools for creating scholarly digital projects (e.g., Omeka, Spotlight, ArcGIS StoryMaps,, Scalar, GitHub Pages and Jekyll, or others).
  • Instructional experience with a range of constituents.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging trends in digital scholarship.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management and teamwork facilitation.
  • Ability to communicate with a variety of partners, including technical experts and those with limited technical knowledge.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment as well as take initiative on independent projects.
  • Desire to learn about patron needs, recommend solutions to continuously improve library service, and create a compelling, holistic experience of the library.
  • Interest in and willingness to adopt the Tisch Library values of Community, Curiosity & Learning, Openness, and Social Justice. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience authoring or collaborating on scholarly digital projects in research or instruction.
  • Experience providing instruction to others in digital scholarship methods, tools, and approaches.    

We welcome applications from candidates that meet our minimum requirements, and we encourage you to speak to your experience and knowledge — including in positions outside of libraries — and tell us how it may connect to the qualifications for this position.


Candidates who are invited to interview with the search committee will be asked to provide a diversity statement in advance of that meeting.



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