Digital Scholarship Associates (two positions) at University of Florida- Gainesville, FL

Classification Title: Digital Scholarship Associate – (Library Associate 2)
Job Description: Digital scholarship support

  • Manages the Scott Nygren Scholars Studio (Library West 212), maintaining the space and technology.
  • Schedules and holds lab hours in the Studio for 10 hours each week.
  • Collaborates with librarians interested in digital humanities and closely with the Instruction & Outreach Coordinator.
  • Demonstrates understanding and works toward proficiency in core digital humanities software installed in the Studio.
  • Assists members of the UF community and instructs on use of the equipment and software available in the studio. Offers regular trainings on digital humanities software and citation management software (e.g. RefWorks).
  • Engages and participates in digital humanities and scholarship projects with librarians and library staff.
  • Stays current in best practices for digital scholarship and is familiar with a wide variety of academic digital projects across the nation and world.
  • Plans, recruits trainers from within the Libraries and across UF as appropriate, assists trainers in obtaining access to software, equipment and other resources needed for training.
  • Provides and coordinates support for non-credit and for-credit trainings and courses in digital humanities and digital scholarship.
  • Coordinates and supports planning and implementing events and activities in support of the digital humanities at UF, including supporting such groups as the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, the Digital Humanities Working Group, and the Center for Media Innovation and Research.

Library West Web coordinator and social media manager

  • Updates the Library West website (http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/librarywest/Index.aspx) and all pages under Library West, in collaboration with the Information Commons Librarian.
  • Collaborates with the Libraries’ webmasters.
  • Maintains an active, positive social media presence representing Library West on a variety of social media sites including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and other media outlets.
  • Coordinates social media activities with the Social Media Coordinator
  • Acts as a liaison between Library West and UF Social Media.
  • Maintains compliance with UF social media policies, and Libraries and UF web standards, policies, and practices

Reference and instructional services

  • Assists users at the Library West Research Assistance Desk in locating library materials and instructs them in the use of: online information sources, the online catalog, the course reserves system, inter-library loan, and basic reference materials and methods.
  • Provides knowledgeable and excellent assistance to patrons of the UF Libraries.
  • Holds regular shifts for the Ask a Librarian chat, email, and texting reference service and other non-traditional reference services, in addition to traditional desk services.
  • Makes appropriate referrals for research assistance, instruction, and materials request to subject specialists and other branch libraries and departments.
  • Assists with the Library Instruction Program, mentoring Graduate Student Teaching Assistants, teaching classes ENC 1101-1102.
  • Assists and supports librarians with subject specific classes in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Serves as resident expert on bibliographic citation software, such as RefWorks.

Other Duties as Assigned

  • Serves on various committees and task forces at the Library and University level.
  • Encouraged to attend and/or present at state and national conferences.
Advertised Salary: $39,529 annual salary; Actual rate will reflect experience and credentials
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and four years of related library experience; or a Master’s degree and two years of related library experience; or any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work effectively independently as well as collaboratively in a team-based environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills and a demonstrable ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to effectively serve a large and diverse user population.
  • Experience working with social media tools (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, blogs, YouTube, Wikis) as part of managing web presence.
  • Experience managing web presence using web authoring and editing technologies (e.g., content management systems, blogging, HTML and CSS).
  • Experience with text encoding and markup (e.g., HTML, CSS, markdown, TEI, etc.).
  • Experience with graphics programs (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite).
  • Experience with video recording and editing technology.
  • Experience with digital scholarship and digital humanities technologies in use with digital libraries (e.g., SobekCM, Omeka).
  • Familiarity with technologies used to support text mining, text analysis, and topic modeling (e.g., Python, R, Mallet).
  • Familiarity with UFapps (e.g., http://info.apps.ufl.edu/) and UF resources for processes involved in digital scholarship (e.g., file sharing with GatorCloud http://www.it.ufl.edu/gatorcloud/, OneDrive, and File-Express https://file-express.ufl.edu/).
  • Familiarity with Research Computing technologies and processes (e.g., http://www.rc.ufl.edu/help/getting-started/) .
  • Strong analytical skills and experience in planning and setting priorities.
  • Experience in project management and project portfolio management for simultaneously managing multiple projects.
  • Knowledge and experience working in an academic library setting, including basic reference skills and familiarity with major information sources in print and electronic.
  • Demonstrated ability to remain conversant with newly evolving technologies
Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply, submit 1) a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) your current resume or CV; and 3) a list of three references including their contact information (address, telephone number, and email). If you have questions about the application process please contact Tina Marie Litchfield, tlitchfield@uflib.ufl.edu.
Health Assessment Required: No

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