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Job ID: 153334

Digital Scholarship Librarian
Auburn University

Date Posted Jan. 29, 2021
Title Digital Scholarship Librarian
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Library
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Library

Auburn University Libraries (AUL) invites applications for a twelve-month tenure-track position as Digital Scholarship Librarian. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Technology and Research Support in the Research Support Unit, the Digital Scholarship Librarian will work collaboratively to support the scholarly and research activities of Auburn faculty, researchers, and students by developing specialized research and instructional partnerships; building a digital scholarship support program; and providing general research support and outreach. This work will involve assisting in the conception, design, creation, and maintenance of interdisciplinary digital scholarship projects; assisting in the creation and preservation of digital collections in the Auburn University Digital Library (; and participating in other digital scholarship initiatives at the campus, state, and regional levels. The Digital Scholarship Librarian will work across Library departments to assess and develop appropriate policies and procedures for digital scholarship projects and to ensure continued development and maintenance of the Libraries’ digital initiatives, as well as collaborative projects with other Auburn University colleges and departments. The Digital Scholarship Librarian will also represent the Libraries on collaborative projects with other institutions in Alabama, the Southeast, and beyond. This twelve-month tenure-track position requires professional and scholarly activity as well as service on library and university committees.


  • Cultivates, promotes, and coordinates digital scholarship initiatives and other research support activities in the Libraries and across campus
  • In collaboration with other Library units, develops a robust digital scholarship support program
  • Utilizes digital scholarship tools and methods in support of research and instructional applications
  • Proactively seeks out and develops opportunities for partnerships with faculty and academic units on campus, effectively deploying technical, scholarly, and project management skills to plan and execute innovative, sustainable digital scholarship projects in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences
  • Offers workshops and training on digital scholarship methods and tools
  • Collaborates with other librarians, staff members, and student workers to create new digital collections and enhance existing collections
  • Helps organize and participates in meetings of the campus-wide digital scholarship interest group
  • Helps coordinate statewide digital projects with the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries (NAAL)
  • Represents the Auburn University Libraries on Auburn University standing committees and ad-hoc groups, as assigned

SALARY / BENEFITS: Starting salary of $56,410 for an Assistant Professor. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience/qualifications. This is a twelve-month tenure-track position. Benefits include 20 days of vacation leave/12 days of sick leave per year; participation in State Teachers’ Retirement System (mandatory); additional voluntary retirement plans available; health/dental/life/disability insurance.

Auburn University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), Hathi Trust, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and other organizations of academic institutions. The Libraries completed a strategic plan in alignment with the Auburn University Strategic Plan which is available at:

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2020, it was ranked 44th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctoral degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2019 enrollment of 30,460 students includes 24,594 undergraduates and 5,866 graduate and professional students. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus.

Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the "best small towns in America," with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.

Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. Additional information can be found on our website:…..

Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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