DATE ENTERED: June 19, 2018
POSITION: Digital Projects and Academic Engagement Librarian
LOCATION: Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA
APPLY BY: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Martha S. Grafton Library
Mission: The Martha S. Grafton Library of Mary Baldwin University fosters student success, scholarly research, and academic excellence by providing flexible information resources, learner-centered services and experiences, and welcoming, technology-enhanced spaces that facilitate lifelong learning, collaboration, and innovation.

Position: Digital Projects and Academic Engagement Librarian


  • The Digital Projects and Academic Engagement Librarian will facilitate the development and promotion of digital humanities initiatives across the University.
  • This position will connect partners and resources across the institution and beyond in the exploration of academic and creative digital scholarship, and will offer support using a critical pedagogical framework.
  • This position will deliver dynamic research instruction and consultation for groups and individuals, both in person and online.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate and lead implementation of digital initiatives by advising and providing instruction and training to students, faculty, and staff on digital scholarship tools and techniques, as well as offering guidance on developing questions, managing data, and refining methodologies.
  • Curate and promote the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) and other low-cost resources to expand the University’s offerings of affordable course content. Collaborate with faculty and Instructional Technology in the discovery and adoption and/or adaption of open materials.
  • Facilitate the development of an institutional repository to showcase and make discoverable, to internal and external audiences, MBU student and faculty research and scholarship.
  • Partner with other library staff to further develop the online presence of MBU’s unique collections.
  • Provide instruction in how to find, critically evaluate, and effectively use a variety of information sources, including teaching the University’s information literacy course. Deliver in-person and virtual reference assistance.
  • Foster and explore creative ways of delivering research and reference services on emerging digital platforms.
  • Continue to develop professionally through active participation in professional associations and through other interdisciplinary activities. Serve on University committees as assigned.
  • Could offer a limited number of courses through appropriate affiliated academic departments.


  • Advanced degree --ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library or Information Science or a related advanced degree.
  • Experience in digital humanities and demonstrated proficiency with digital scholarship tools, such as those used for digital humanities, data visualization, text mining, and mapping.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching information literacy sessions using the ACRL Framework.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for quickly learning new tools and technologies.
  • Experience working effectively with a team to plan and complete projects.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.


  • Experience supporting digital scholarship in a library or research setting.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience teaching technology, either one-on-one or in a classroom setting.
  • Proficiency using tools and programming libraries to support text analysis.

Job type: This is a full-time, staff position.

Start date: Immediately

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to the attention of Christina Daniel at [email protected].