UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN LIBRARY
Digital Scholarship Liaison and Instruction Librarian and Assistant Professor
Digital Scholarship Liaison and Instruction Librarian and Assistant Professor, University Library
The Digital Scholarship Liaison and Instruction Librarianis responsible for developing and sustainingthe dynamic
programs and partnerships on which the Scholarly Commons services are built, and leads the educational programs in
the Scholarly Commons. This positionworks collaboratively with leads and partners to develop, sustain, and assess
Scholarly Commons programs, reporting to the Head of the Scholarly Commons. The incumbent also leads the
development, implementation, and assessment ofeducation and instruction programs in the Scholarly Commons.
• Leads the planning and implementationof new and existing services in the Scholarly Commons that support
digitally-enriched scholarship, based on current best practices and on scholar needs.
• Develops partnerships with faculty, research groups, and units around courses or research methods, integrating
Scholarly Commons resources and services into research and/or teaching.
• Assesses Scholarly Commons partnership programs, working collaboratively with the Head of the Scholarly
Commons and with partners.
• Engages technologies emerging as critical to research and teaching to meet the evolving needs of faculty,
students, and staff. Serves as a liaison with other Library digital scholarship programs including the Grainger
Engineering Library’s Design Center, and the Undergraduate Library Media Commons.
• Leads Scholarly Commons and Office of Researcheducational initiatives and instructional programs that focus
on digital scholarship resources, methods and services, including the Savvy Researcher workshop series, (co-
sponsored by Research and Information Services and the Scholarly Commons), and other educational initiatives
in the Office of Research, including teaching as part of the initiatives.
• As the Library’s liaison to the Office of Undergraduate Research, instructsstudents and facultyinpublishing
student work across the disciplines, including undergraduate research journals, the Image of Research–UR
Edition, undergraduate theses in the institutional repository, and other related activities.
• An accredited MLS or advanceddegree in the social sciences or humanities, or equivalent combination of
education and experience.
• Familiarity with digital scholarship research methods and their associated technologies, and a demonstrated
understanding of current initiatives and trendsin digital scholarship in an academic setting.
• Ability to articulate the opportunities of digital research to scholars in a variety of disciplines.
• Successful experience working effectively with faculty and students on educational and research initiatives.
• Experience in designing, leading, and evaluating instructional programs.
• Teaching experience in a classroom or workshop environment
• Interest in usability and user-driven design.
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