Thursday, May 31, 2012

Digital Scholarship Librarian

Washington and Lee University invites nominations and applications for the library’s new position of Digital Scholarship Librarian (DSL).  Within a team environment, the DSL will provide vision and energy in designing discovery and delivery pathways that facilitate access to the university’s digital resources and collections. The responsibilities include overall management of digital resources, including  the library’s licensed resources and growing digital repository.  The successful candidate will guide development of digital initiatives and work with library and ITS colleagues and vendors to resolve complex issues relating to scholarly content systems. The DSL is a non-tenure track faculty position that supervises two full-time staff and a few student assistants in the library’s Technical Services Department.

Founded in 1749, Washington and Lee University ( is a highly selective liberal arts college located in a beautiful area near the Shenandoah Valley.  Most states and more than fifty foreign countries are represented among its 1,750 undergraduates and 400 law students.  Washington and Lee is committed to the recruitment and retention of a broad, inclusive student body, faculty and administration that represent a wide range of interests, abilities and cultures.  Additional information about the university and its library services can be found at and

Qualifications:  An ALA accredited MLS degree or its international equivalent required, or master’s degree in information science, computer science, or related discipline with library experience. Desire three or more years of experience working in a library, preferably including responsibility for some aspect(s) of digital scholarship, digital services, production of digital resources, and/or library automation. Understanding of issues involved in developing, licensing, maintaining, and/or delivering digital collections of various types. Working knowledge of resource discovery systems and library electronic resource management systems—preferably Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (III) Millennium. Familiarity with MARC and RDA cataloging format and other metadata schema (e.g. Dublin Core, EAD, etc.).

TO APPLY:  Candidates will find additional information about duties and qualifications and should apply online at  Review of applications will begin on June 8, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. 

Washington and Lee University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to excellence through diversity.  

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