Job posting: Humanities and Digital Scholarship Librarian, MIT

Humanities and Digital Scholarship Librarian (link)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Librarian to support the MIT community’s current needs, collaborate with library departments, and work on project teams with colleagues focused on digital scholarship. Will help design and implement a skills-building educational program in research methods, new research tools, data management, collaborative scholarship platforms, and digital presentation/publishing; engage with library and scholarly organizations to further knowledge of trends and issues related to humanities scholarship in order to contribute to strategic change; serve as a liaison for history and selected other humanities subjects, delivering a program of services and products to support faculty and student success in research, teaching, and learning; provide instruction in research skills and strategies, collaborate and consult on digital projects, develop customized resources to support student learning, and ensure that constituencies can make effective use of library services and resources; and collaborate on selecting resources, providing reference services, and participating on cross-unit projects.

A full description is available at

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  MLS/MLIS or relevant advanced degree; knowledge of new and traditional research methods and resources used in history research and scholarship; teaching experience in higher education (e.g., curricular instruction, library instruction, teaching assistant work, etc.); experience supporting or participating in a substantial digital humanities project; expertise with tools or practices essential in digital scholarship (data management, working with digital texts, multimedia presentation platforms, data visualization, datamining, etc.); ability to cultivate and sustain productive relationships with faculty and academic staff; enthusiasm for embracing the empathy, courage, self-reflection, and respect essential in a multicultural, diverse, and inclusive workplace and the ability to embrace those values in collections and public service work.  Job #13359-P

Appointment will be made at the Librarian I or II level depending upon the qualifications of the finalist.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by April 25, 2016. Applications must include cover letter and resume. Position open until filled.  


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