Vanderbilt University Libraries seek a Librarian for English, Theatre, and Digital Humanities to provide subject and digital scholarship expertise to faculty and students. We are looking for a dynamic information specialist who can develop and foster relationships with members of the Vanderbilt community. This will be done through active and systematic engagement with faculty and students in their offices, departments, and classrooms. The Librarian for English, Theatre, and Digital Humanities provides research and teaching support to faculty and students in the Vanderbilt School of Arts & Sciences.
The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries are fundamental to the university's goal of advancing scholarship and learning. We collect, preserve, and make accessible a wide variety of resources. We partner with faculty and students to shape research, and we encourage the development of informed scholars and engaged citizens.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provides expert, in-depth reference, consultation, and information services to the Vanderbilt University community, specifically for the English and Theatre departments
Actively engage with the faculty and students in their classrooms, offices, and commons to bring information science and expertise to faculty and students where they work.
Helps develop and build capacity around digital humanites for the libraries
Teaches workshops on digital humanities, including specialized computational approaches to analysis
Helps build and deliver an information literacy program that is integrated into the English and Theatre curricula.
Manages the English and Theatre resources and collections, and accompanying budget
Develop and deliver innovative consultation services drawing on established and emerging computational research methods.
Identify and develop outreach and engagement events that are aligned with campus strategic initiatives.
Represent the library locally, regionally, and nationally.
Actively contribute to the information science profession in the area(s) of the English and/or Theatre librarianship, and digital humanities, while keeping abreast of latest developments in these areas
Serve as a key member of the Digital Commons (1101 19th Avenue) outreach team.
Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution, or equivalent advanced degree and experience.
0-5 years' experience in an academic research library is required.
Knowledge of current research practives in English/Theatre and Digital Humanities.
Outstanding communication skills and a demonstrated ability to effectively teach and present.
Knowledge and/or interest in using emerging technologies to enhance the delivery of information services.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively on teams.
Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced and changing environment.
Willingness to skill-up as needed.
Additional graduate degree in English, Comparative Literature, Theatre, Digital Humanities, or other Humanities-related discipline
Collaborative digital project work, including grant writing for funded initiatives
Experience with more than one of the following applications and methods in producing or supporting research:
Data Curation & Programming Languages (e.g., Python, R, XQuery, Open Refine, Wget, web scraping)
At the hiring committee's request, it is strongly preferred that all applicants include a cover letter and resume/CV as part of their application materials when applying for this position. Applicants with their application materials submitted by July 30, 2021, will receive priority consideration.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.
Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification.
Internal Number: 10000542
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and the creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.