Stillwater, OK; Digital Scholarship Futurist, Oklahoma State University

Proactively study and apply emerging social, political, and technical trends and best practices in order to advance digital scholarship initiatives, develop tools and technologies to meet research and publication needs, and be a leader in the area of research data emerging trends and best practices. The Oklahoma State University Library seeks creative librarians with a passion for both learning and teaching who are eager to drive their own projects, innovate, and take on challenges. Library faculty are actively engaged in the OSU academic research lifecycle and develop collaborations with faculty, researchers, students, and partners. As the Digital Scholarship Futurist, you will explore the accessibility and maintenance of data collections to support research, scholarship, and teaching. You will provide training and support in digital project management, data information literacy, research data best practices and standards, and available services/resources. You will participate in liaison activities for assigned departments, matched with your strengths. And, you will be able to work collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups as you continue expanding our already strong strategic partnerships at the local and national levels.

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Each organization has a unique culture. To help candidates determine whether the culture at the Oklahoma State University Library may be a good fit, Dean Sheila Johnson has posted her expectations for OSU Libraries leaders on her website: You will be offered a competitive salary and benefits package, including a generous holiday schedule and leave accrual. You will be offered start-up funding for research or travel, have access to a full communication team to help develop and deliver your message, and have the flexibility to cultivate programming from the ground up. Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree in ALA-MLIS or Master’s in a related data-intensive disciplines and three years professional experience in the use and application of digital scholarship/research tools and approaches. Experience assisting researchers with data management activities throughout the entire research life cycle. Commitment to working with and engaging diverse students and colleagues within and outside the department. A successful Digital Scholarship Futurist will possess strong organizational and leadership skills; excellent communication ability; collegiality and excellent interpersonal skills; and an appreciation for diverse constituencies. Preferred qualifications: Experience with one or more commonly-used data repository platforms; research information management tools and platforms; and data visualization and modeling. Apply online at Application review begins August 4, 2017 and continues until the position is filled. For assistance with the on-line application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-7401. Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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