[Humanist] 24.713 job at Brown

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 713.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 23:21:49 -0500
        From: "Mylonas, Elli" <elli_mylonas at brown.edu>
        Subject: Brown University Digital Humanities Librarian

The Brown University Library is looking for a Digital Humanities Librarian.

As the Library's primary liaison to academic departments in the
humanities, the Digital Humanities Librarian plays a central role in
the integration of digital resources and methodologies with
traditional resources and approaches into the research, teaching, and
learning missions at Brown University.

Together with other Scholarly Resources Librarians, the Center for
Digital Scholarship and relevant library and campus partners, s/he
will work to increase the understanding and application of digital
scholarship among the institution's faculty and students. S/he is
expected to introduce and keep abreast of digital methodologies and to
use such tools and skills in the solution of humanities research

The successful candidate will contribute to the work of the Brown
Digital Repository by helping to articulate the relationship between
new technologies and humanities scholarship to the community of
humanists; by advising teaching faculty on the creation of digital
objects and providing technical support for use of analytical tools;
and in serving as an agent between content providers and the Library's
repository. S/he will maintain a strong level of competence in
scholarly communications issues such as new forms of publication,
copyright, open access, repositories, data curation, and licensing of
online resources. S/he will also use his/her knowledge of available
print and electronic resources to build appropriate collections in
general collections and related Special Collections and to advocate
for the fields to which he/she is assigned.

Job Qualifications 	
-Master in Library Science and/ or an Advanced degree in a Humanities
discipline/PhD preferred.
-2-3 year's related professional experience required
-Deep understanding of the research process and knowledge of the ways
that new technologies are affecting the production of scholarship in
the humanities
-Demonstrated facility with current technologies commonly used in
digital humanities projects (such as database design and programming,
web services, XML technologies, corpus linguistics etc.) and software
(Zotero, Omeka, etc.)
-Knowledge of and ability to teach scholarly communications issues
(for example copyright, author's rights, open access, repositories)
-Broad knowledge of available print and online resources in one or
more humanities disciplines
-Demonstrated ability in instruction and making presentations.
-Demonstrated ability in one or more foreign languages (Spanish,
Portuguese, French, German, Italian, or Classical languages)
-Prefer knowledge of and experience with digital curation

For more information on this position, please see
http://careers.brown.edu, and look for position B01284.


[Elli Mylonas
 Center for Digital Scholarship
 University Library
 Brown University

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