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Job Title: Digital Learning & Scholarship Librarian (DLSL)

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The Digital Learning & Scholarship Librarian (DLSL) position is a non-supervisory position that reports to the Digital Learning & Scholarship Team Leader.  The DLSL will vision and execute the future for the digital initiatives of the Library, including the institutional repository, data management and digitization best practices. The candidate is expected to work at a high level of performance, working independently and with initiative. The Librarian is responsible for managing a balanced portfolio of three key activities in support of the programs of the Digital Learning & Scholarship Librarian: (1) digital research and data management support, (2) relationship management, and (3) digital instruction.



  1. Provide digital research and data management support for students and faculty, including meeting regularly with faculty and students to learn about their digital research and data management needs.
  2. Manage relationships including regularly promoting library resources and services, developing strategies and materials to promote curricular and academic goals, and conducting and analyzing user research through surveys, focus groups, etc. to ascertain the level of community satisfaction with library services.
  3. Monitor trends in digital library & IR areas within academia, providing the executive leadership team with the necessary information to ensure Case is prepared for potential changes by continually investigating and providing KSL leadership with expertise about emerging new trends, risks, opportunities, and resources and recommending possible courses of action.
  4. Identify and actively recruit content for IR. Manage the digitization workflow for projects destined for the IR, including the coordination of efforts by other teams involved in the process, including the establishing of standards and deadlines for an efficient workflow.
  5. Develop partnerships with faculty to provide high-quality instruction on digital tools that support the teaching, learning, and research processes. Deliver high quality instruction using a variety of techniques and formats. Provide instruction on use of the institutional repository (IR) and data management processes associated with IR use.
  6. Create and develop the necessary partnerships to support KSL IR and digital library services, including partnerships with ITS, colleges and academic departments, management centers, University circle institutions, and other regional and national academic institutions.
  7. Serve as an expert in institutional repositories to campus and the academic community
  8. Work with other team members to find new ways visualize and interact with the contents of the IR
  9. Lead the Digital Case Committee monthly meetings, using these meetings to identify digital case priorities and to discuss policies and procedures.
  10. Supervise and train DLSS students on the digitization standards and workflow processes to contribute to IR projects



Perform other duties as assigned.



Department: The DLSL has regular contact with the Digital Learning & Scholarship Services Team Leader to ensure excellent service. The DLSL has moderate contact with staff on all levels of the organization to support the provision of library services. Occasional contact with managers and staff of other units in the library as required by projects.

University: The DLSL consults frequently with faculty, including assigned liaison faculty, faculty committees and other department administrators to determine teaching and research informational requirements to make appropriate information management decisions. Work regularly with faculty to develop, review, and improve information management policies and procedures. Consult occasionally with other campus librarians to coordinate information management decisions for the provision of library services. Consult with staff throughout the university to develop and implement programs for the delivery of services to students and faculty.

External: Participate in local, regional and national organizations to maintain a network of informational professionals. Infrequent to occasional collaboration with colleagues in OhioLINK and other academic libraries. Infrequent to occasional contact with vendors to support print and electronic resource selections in assigned subject areas.

Students: Frequent daily communication with students to provide assistance and information resources to support their education and research needs.



This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but may supervise non-exempt staff, student employees, and temporary full or part-time workers.



Experience: The initial rank of the DLSL will be based upon the qualifications of the individual with regard to that person's professional knowledge, abilities and skills; contributions to the profession through service and scholarly endeavors; and, professional qualities consistent with university and library values.

Education/Licensing: Master's degree in a relevant discipline, with completion of a second advanced degree within the area of specialization preferred; BA/BS in a relevant discipline.



  1. Job Performance.  Must demonstrate mastery of knowledge and skills necessary to complete all job responsibilities, and demonstrate the potential for a promising career in the profession.
  2. Professional Knowledge, Abilities and Skills.Must possess a master’s degree in a relevant discipline and the foundational knowledge, skills and abilities within one’s area of specialization.  For professional growth the individual focuses on developing and improving knowledge, skills, and abilities in that domain.  Demonstrate a general level of expertise and competency to perform work at a professional level in the position to which the individual is appointed or assigned.  Demonstrate knowledge of the mission, vision, goals and services of the library, and understands how to incorporate those within her/his own work.  Has a general understanding of general management theories and practices.
  3. Professional Contributions.   Not expected to have a record of professional contributions for initial appointment at this level, but should show an interest and ability to engage effectively in professional activities.
  4. Professional Qualities.  Open to new ideas, and willing to share with others.  Interested in engaging in continuous professional improvement. 



General office/library environment.



JOB ID 4041. The application information is available at http://bit.ly/1DcYnCV

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