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    Matthew K. Gold

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    From: Jason E. Cohen <>
    Date: Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 2:56 PM
    Subject: [DHSI] Job Announcement: Digital Initiatives Librarian @ Berea
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    *Dear All,*

    I am pleased to pass along the following job posting, with review beginning
    November 1st. Please be in touch if you have questions!

    *Coordinator of Digital Initiatives Librarian*

    Berea College invites applications for a full-time librarian position at
    the assistant professor level to begin in Spring 2019. An MLS or MLIS from
    an American Library Association-accredited institution is required. The
    successful candidate will help develop, lead, and manage the work of
    Hutchins Library’s Digital Scholarship Services as well as directly support
    faculty and student use of digital tools and methods in research and
    learning through consultations, project support, workshops, one-on-one
    training, and curricular engagement. The Coordinator will initiate, build,
    and nurture relationships within the Library and across campus to develop
    and implement digital scholarship services based on researcher needs,
    current standards, and best practices. The Coordinator also supports the
    Library’s digital initiatives, which include digital platforms (e.g.,
    Archon, Preservica, and Omeka) used by Special Collections and Archives for
    delivery of digital audio, video, photographic, and digitized print
    collections. The successful candidate will also supervise the
    LMS/Educational Technology Specialist and provide support to the Director
    of Library Services on certain Integrated Library Systems administration
    duties. The position reports to the Director of Library Services.

    Applicants should send a cover letter, transcripts, three letters of
    recommendation, and curriculum vitae to Applicants
    should also complete and submit the Faculty Application available at along with other materials. Review of materials
    will begin November 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

    Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and
    interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people
    of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600-plus students from more than
    40 states and 70 countries. The College has a longstanding commitment to
    interracial education; here, people of different races seek to learn from
    and about each other, while also living together. Berea is among the most
    racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. It
    admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of
    tuition and awards each of them a Tuition Promise Scholarship, meaning no
    student ever pays tuition. Berea’s students excel in the College’s
    supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in
    their families to graduate from college. The College is one of nine
    federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a position in
    which they work 10-12 hours per week. *Washington Monthly* Magazine has
    consistently ranked Berea in the top 3 of Liberal Arts Colleges for its
    success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income
    students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and
    communities; in 2016, 2017, and 2018, the magazine ranked it number 1.

    Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town
    of Berea (pop. 15,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is
    approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville. More
    information about Berea College is available at

    *Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love
    and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work

    *Primary duties and responsibilities:*

    *To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform
    each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
    representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Regular
    and predictable attendance is essential. Reasonable accommodations may be
    made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
    functions. *


    · Serve as the primary digital scholarship resource within the Library

    · Serve as a catalyst and facilitator for the Library’s digital
    scholarship activities

    · Advise faculty on using digital tools and techniques to enrich
    their research and provide access to their scholarship

    · Provide teaching faculty instruction and training on digital
    scholarship tools, techniques, and methodologies

    · Partner with faculty to plan and create effective, innovative and
    sustainable digital scholarship projects

    · Initiate, build, and nurture relationships within the Library and
    campus to develop and implement digital scholarship services based on
    researcher needs, current standards, and best practices

    · Stays current in the field of Digital Scholarship and disseminates
    information to the campus community

    · Partner with faculty to provide library instruction for classes
    creating digital content

    · Provide reference services during evenings and weekends

    · Work with the Library Instruction Team’s “one-on-one” instruction

    · Library web administrator

    · Troubleshoot, support and assist in maintenance of the library’s
    database and the library’s Integrated Library System

    · Work with Special Collections and Archives’ digital initiative

    · Supervise and provide backup for the library’s LMS/Digital
    Scholarship Specialist

    Jason Cohen
    English | Berea College

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