Coordinator of Digital Scholarship and Programs

Marquette University Libraries

Position: Coordinator of Digital Scholarship and Programs

Reports to: Assistant Dean for Digital Scholarship


Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries seeks applicants for Coordinator of Digital Scholarship and Programs. The newly formed Digital Scholarship and Programs Unit supports the growing number of Marquette faculty and students involved in open scholarship, web development, digital posters, mapping, data analysis, text visualization, and other means of digital knowledge production and communication.  The Libraries’ digital scholarship services include a Digital Scholarship Lab and e-Publications@Marquette, the University’s institutional repository. The person in this position will manage the Unit’s operational activities, including overseeing a service desk, circulating equipment collection, and personnel.  This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Digital Scholarship.




  • Supervise three full-time staff as well as the Digital Scholarship Lab’s (DS Lab) student assistants.
  • Provide oversight for the DS Lab space, services, and desk. The DS Lab contains a media equipment checkout desk, large format printing services, Mac lab, PC hub, media editing room, augmented reality sandbox, Microsoft Surface Hubs, and an open classroom.
  • Ensure the preservation and dissemination of the university’s research output via the institutional repository.
  • Collaborate and consult with faculty and staff across the campus, as well as within the Library, on the development of digital scholarship support services and identification of collections for digitization, ensuring compliance with standards and best practices.
  • Recruit and manage content in e-Publications@Marquette, including coordinating with the Graduate School the deposit of electronic theses and dissertations.
  • Coordinate digital scholarship projects and digitization initiatives, including training and supervising staff in processes and procedures, workflow management, and metadata creation.
  • Identify, implement, and support existing and emerging applications for the Libraries’ digital collections and institutional repository.
  • Work with liaison librarians to advise faculty and serve as a resource on digital scholarship, including tools and methods, open access, rights management, and data curation.
  • Contribute to and learn from the profession through such avenues as local, state, and national professional organizations, presentations, and publications.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  


  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution
  • Knowledge of a range of digital scholarship tools, technologies, and platforms such as textual analysis, geographic information systems, data services, or data visualization
  • Knowledge about digital content management
  • Experience providing instruction or training
  • Strong commitment to patron support and a flexible, creative, and proactive approach to services.
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong organizational and project management skills
  • Evidence of leadership experience and ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and an ability to work with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.
  • Ability and willingness to work with colleagues in collaborative and team environments as well as independently
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning and professional development



  • Two years of demonstrated experience with digital scholarship tools and methods
  • Experience with digital content management or repository systems, such as Digital Common
  • Experience providing and managing digital scholarship services and spaces
  • Understanding of copyright laws and their applications in libraries
  • Experience supervising full-time staff
  • Knowledge of metadata standards such as Dublin Core


Marquette University is an independent, Catholic, Jesuit doctoral-granting institution with an enrollment of 12,000 located near downtown Milwaukee. Two adjacent and connected library buildings seat 2,150 and house a 1.7 million volume collection, 500 networked resources, and over 22,000 electronic journals. 


Marquette offers an outstanding benefits package including competitive health and other insurance policies, 4 weeks of vacation and tuition remission for employees, their spouses and dependents. 

Review of applications will begin October 2, 2020.  Submit application online to the University’s application site: