Digital Scholarship Librarian – Claremont Colleges Library (CA)

Digital Scholarship Librarian – Claremont Colleges Library (CA)


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The Claremont Colleges Library seeks a Digital Scholarship Librarian (DSL) dedicated to promoting the vital role of scholarly communication in the liberal arts context. We provide innovative, engaging, and responsive services to support digital scholarly communications. The library collects, builds, and connects the resources that the faculty and students need to advance teaching, learning, and research at the Claremont Colleges.

Scholarly Communication Platforms

Acts as the primary contact for Scholarship@Claremont, to ensure the rapid development and sustainability of this digital publishing platform
Trains and supervises staff and student workers on populating the institutional repository and creating metadata
Evaluates user needs in scholarly communications and Claremont Colleges Library publications? tests new tools, platforms, and software with a view to potential deployment? stays current on tools, trends, and methods to enhance resources and services
Provides support for digital publishing using bepress Digital Commons
Investigates the use of WordPress, Omeka, Open Journal Systems, Scalar, and other related software
Collaborates with other librarians to coordinate selection of digital content and services in relation to Open Educational Resources initiatives

Intellectual Property and Copyright

Supports faculty and students by providing guidance, advice, and resources on copyright issues and intellectual property rights management
Develops and maintains tools, resources, and educational programs to increase awareness of scholarly communication issues, such as publishing options, agency specific requirements, author rights, and copyright/fair use concerns, among faculty and students
Provides authors and scholars assistance with obtaining copyright permissions
Serves as a resource on licensing issues for faculty and students

Digital Humanities and New Modes of Scholarship

Supports scholars’ use of standard digital scholarship tools and methods, such as text scanning, optical character recognition, text analysis, data visualization, and geographic information systems (GIS)
Supports scholars’ use of citation metrics and altmetrics
Creates deep connections between the library and the emerging intercollegiate Digital Humanities initiative
Develops connections with the emerging intercollegiate Center for Pedagogy and Educational Technology initiative to define and develop the Library’s role in supporting digital scholarship as a key tool in teaching, learning and research
Represents the library’s digital scholarship resources and services in other key intercollegiate initiatives, such as EnviroLab Asia

Documentation and Communication

Develops policies, procedures, and best practices for the institutional repository, Open Access fund, researcher IDs, and the electronic theses and dissertations deposit program
Communicates frequently and effectively with the Claremont Colleges’ community about scholarly communication issues, especially regarding the importance of open access, research visibility, data curation, and digital preservation, through in-person meetings, presentations, publications, reports, web pages, and LibGuides
Communicates research, expertise, and lessons-learned by presenting and publishing information within the library, to the Claremont Colleges, and to the larger scholarly community
Participates in local, regional, national, and international professional associations by presenting, publishing, and attending conferences
Collaborates with subject and college liaison librarians in Claremont’s Research, Teaching, and Learning Services division to build partnerships with campus constituents related to scholarly communication and open education materials
Coordinates digital scholarly communication engagement in library publications, exhibitions, programs and events

Outreach and Marketing

Participates in outreach and promotional events; maintains web presence for digital scholarship services; utilizes social media for communications, publicity, and marketing
Collaborates closely with librarians to incorporate and promote digital information literacy in instruction and reference services
Collaborates closely with librarians, faculty, staff, and students on assessment and on information resource acquisition and management activities in relation to scholarly communications

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