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    Matthew K. Gold

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    Date: Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 12:17 PM
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    Could you please post this job announcement to the listserv? Thank you.

    Heather Prescott

    *Instructional Faculty*

    *[C18-035] – Digital Humanities Librarian*

    *Position Information*

    Instructional Faculty


    *Contact Person:*
    Kristin D’Amato
    Phone: 860-832-2074 <(860)%20832-2074>

    Apply Now <;

    *Job Description*

    Central Connecticut State University’s Elihu Burritt Library seeks a
    collaborative, creative and enthusiastic Digital Humanities Librarian to
    join the professional staff. The successful candidate will provide
    leadership in identifying trends and emerging technologies in digital
    humanities and building partnerships and cultivating relationships with key
    university units to develop digital humanities collections and programs.
    The successful candidate will also provide instruction to faculty and
    students in the area of digital research. As part of the Reference
    Department, this position will have responsibility for providing
    user-centered services in support of teaching, research, and scholarship in
    the humanities disciplines. Candidates are expected to be committed to
    multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body as well as
    contribute actively and effectively to student growth, service, and
    scholarship. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to,
    the following:

    · Provides leadership and serves as a strategist and resource
    person for the library in the areas of digital humanities and digital

    · Provides direct support and project management for faculty
    projects in Digital Humanities.

    · Identifies, evaluates, implements and manages current and
    emerging technologies relevant to Digital Humanities initiatives.

    · Provides instruction, consultation and training to researchers of
    all levels in Digital Humanities scholarship.

    · Develops research tools and leads presentations and workshops to
    facilitate user access to various tools and methods.

    · Collaborates with librarians to create, maintain, preserve, and
    enrich our existing institutional repository and to develop new digital
    content to enhance existing library collections.

    · Develops and implements a plan allowing for integration and
    migration of digitized materials, finding aids, and other harvesting to
    internal and outside services such as Connecticut Digital Archives.

    · Serves as a liaison to one or more academic
    departments/university programs in the humanities for the purpose of
    collection development.

    · Develops themselves professionally based on the changing needs of
    the users, the university, and other factors, shares this learning with
    other library staff members and departments.

    · As a library faculty member will successfully fulfill all
    requirements necessary to achieve and maintain tenure.

    *Required Qualifications: *

    · Master’s degree in library science accredited by American Library

    · Teaching experience in higher education (e.g. curricular
    instruction, library instruction, etc.)

    · Demonstrated knowledge and experience with technologies, metadata
    schemas, scripting languages and standards used in Digital Humanities work

    · Excellent communication (verbal, written, interpersonal) and
    problem solving skills

    · Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively

    · Demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism with an understanding
    of library needs for a diverse community

    *Preferred Qualifications:*

    · Advanced degree in a humanities field, or recent coursework

    · Project management experience and skills

    · Significant experience working with primary sources and/or
    conducting archival research

    · Experience with providing information literacy instruction and
    reference/research consultation in an academic/research library

    · Experience with course design and digital course management
    software (e.g. Blackboard, Moodle, etc.)

    *The University: *CCSU is one of four universities in the Connecticut
    State Colleges & Universities system. Excellent professors and a wide
    array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field
    they choose. CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students – 9,500
    undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates. CCSU is richly diverse: more than 30
    percent of students are of traditional minority heritage. Visit our web
    site at

    *The Community:* CCSU is located in New Britain, a city with a population
    of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital of
    culture-rich Hartford. CCSU is currently in a large-scale community
    engagement initiative, designed to more effectively embrace our communities
    as the “steward of central Connecticut.” Pursuing a range of partnership
    arrangements with area businesses, schools, agencies, and more, this
    initiative will create significant new opportunities for student
    internships, faculty research, as well as an expanding array of cultural
    collaborations with the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, city theatres, the
    world-renowned New Britain Museum of American Art, and other area

    *Application and Appointment*: For full consideration, applications must
    be received by *March 15, 2018. * Salary and rank are commensurate with
    education and experience. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
    To begin the application process, click on the *Apply Now *button and
    electronically submit the following:

    · Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position

    · Current resume

    · Names of three current professional references with addresses,
    email addresses and telephone numbers

    Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., SSN, DOB,
    marital status) from any documents submitted. *Incomplete applications
    will not be considered. Emailed or mailed copies will not be accepted. *

    For more information contact Kristin D’Amato at 860-832-2074
    <(860)%20832-2074> or

    *Central Connecticut State University is an affirmative action and equal
    opportunity employer*

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