Houston, TX: Digital Scholarship Coordinator – University of Houston Libraries

Contact Name: Damon Camille

Contact Email : dcamille@uh.edu

Institution/Organization Name: University of Houston Libraries

Job Location: Houston, TX

Job Title: Digital Scholarship Coordinator

Application Deadline : until filled

Years of Experience Required:

Link to Job Posting: http://jobs.uh.edu/postings/33338

Job Description: Reporting to Head of Digital Research Services, the coordinator will partner with colleagues and units within the Libraries to advance digital research services and activities, including: providing services to publish, archive, and make accessible research data and scholarship; marketing UH Libraries’ digital scholarship expertise; and collaborating with Libraries’ stakeholders to enhance programming in the Digital Research Commons.

Primary duties include: coordinating digital scholarship activities within UH Libraries and serving as a resource for UH Libraries’ employees who are engaged in digital scholarship; collaborating with UH Libraries’ employees to provide digital scholarship instruction, training, and consultations; administering, expanding, and promoting digital repositories, including the Texas Data Repository and UH Libraries’ Institutional Repository, for disseminating and archiving research data and scholarship; collaborating with the UH Graduate School and UH colleges to archive and make accessible electronic theses and dissertations.

Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Libraries’ Bylaws Document. They are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship and professional involvement. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:
– Demonstrated knowledge of research and digital scholarship trends, principles, and tools, including familiarity with data mining and data visualization research tools.
– Experience in capturing, curating, or sharing the scholarly record and research outputs of a University.
– Demonstrated project management experience.
– American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master’s degree .
– Excellent oral and written communication skills.
– Ability to work in team-based environment, both within the Libraries and with faculty, staff, and students.

Preferred:
– Experience with administering digital scholarship platforms and online collaborative research environments (e.g. DSpace, Omeka, Getty Scholar’s Workspace, etc.).

Salary: $58,000 to $60,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications.

Library Information: The University of Houston Libraries’ Digital Research Commons will offer services, tools, and technologies to support collaborative scholarship and research across disciplines. By leveraging the expertise of the Libraries and cultivating partnerships with other campus research support units, the Commons will collaborate with faculty, researchers, staff, and advanced students from research conception to preservation, by providing data management, data documentation, research publishing and sharing, and data preservation services.

Additional information about University of Houston Libraries is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu.

Appointment to this position is contingent on the results of a completed criminal history records investigation.

Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner,
Associate Dean for Resource Management, at 713-743-9801 or jlehner@uh.edu.

THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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