Digital Scholarship Librarian

Marquette University Libraries

Position: Digital Scholarship Librarian

Reports to: Assistant Dean for Digital Scholarship

Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries seeks a Digital Scholarship Librarian. The library’s Digital Scholarship Lab supports the growing number of Marquette faculty and student research projects involving web development, digital posters, mapping, data analysis, text visualization, open scholarship, and other means of digital knowledge production and communication. This person will play a key role in supporting digital scholarship needs on campus and serve as the liaison librarian to departments in the Humanities. This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Digital Scholarship.



  • Provide specialized library instruction to undergraduate and graduate students with a focus on courses with a digital scholarship or media-rich component.
  • Offer workshops and consultations on digital tools and methods to faculty, students, and library staff.
  • Serve as a liaison to departments in the humanities by providing research, instruction and collection development support for faculty and students.
  • Assume responsibility for the selection, management and evaluation of information resources that support the curricular and research needs in assigned subject areas. Collection development duties report to the Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources and Collections.
  • Support the work of liaison librarians working with classes that have a digital scholarship component.
  • Be part of a team that provides service at the Digital Scholarship Lab desk.
  • 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 from an ALA accredited Institution
  • Knowledge of a variety of digital methods used to support data visualization and web publishing
  • Understanding of current trends and methodologies in humanities research and scholarly communication
  • The ability to listen and offer effective solutions for students and faculty who seek guidance on digital scholarship projects and assignments
  • Strong commitment to patron service and support
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and an ability to work with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning and professional development


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience with digital tools and approaches, such as Adobe Spark, WordPress, Drupal, and/or data visualization.
  • Experience providing instruction or training
  • Understanding of assessment tools and techniques
  • Experience working in an academic library setting


This appointment will be at the Assistant rank.  


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 16, 2020.  Submit application online to the University’s application site: