FT Digital Scholarship Librarian, Ramapo College
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 10:40 AM

Job Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Library Dean, the Digital Scholarship Librarian provides leadership, program management, and development of the College’s digital humanities and scholarship programs and support for digital scholarship to the larger College community.


Examples of Duties 

  • Lead faculty in developing digital/technology based modes of scholarship that support our programs in digital humanities, data science, etc. 
  • Work collaboratively with library and school units and administration to grow digital scholarship capacity and expertise and further the development and use of digital collections and repositories. 
    • Develop and participate in and contribute to transformative projects that leverage digital tools for engaged scholarship in consultation with faculty, students and staff. 
    • Assess and evaluate programs, services, policies, and processes of digital projects /collections such as digital collections, e-repository, and gaming lab.
    • Manage the College’s digital humanities site(s) (including server) for digital scholarship projects, blogs, and podcasts.
    • Initiate and support grants, development efforts, and public engagement in the realm of digital scholarship.
  • Design and host programs and modules to raise awareness of and build skill sets in tools and methods for digital scholarship for the broader College community. 
  • Provide expert guidance for faculty and students seeking to use web-publishing platforms, such as Omeka (preferred) and Wordpress, to support emerging forms of open and engaged scholarship.
  • Lead, design, and collaborate on training and workshops on established or emerging digital scholarship platforms, tools, and methods. 
  • Work with faculty and students to develop digital services in support of teaching, research and learning.
  • Supervise and mentor students to support digital literacy and project development skills.
  • Teach information literacy and digital scholarship workshops for students.
  • Serve as a reference librarian in-person and virtually.  
  • Serve on library and College committees.

Typical Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in information or library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.


  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience within the fields of digital scholarship, digital humanities, informational technology, and other fields that leverage digital technologies to create and share digital narratives and research.
  • Knowledge of digital scholarship tools, methodologies, and technologies and their application in libraries, research, and higher education.
  • Experience in web publishing platforms (e.g. WordPress, Omeka), repository tools (e.g. DSpace, Fedora), and HTML/CSS.
  • Grant writing experience in digital humanities, higher education, or a related field.
  • Project management experience in digital humanities or a related field.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service, inclusivity, and community engagement.
  • Experience with learning and teaching new technologies associated with digital scholarship or web development and publishing activities.
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with diverse faculty, researchers, students, and staff.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development and professional activity.

Supplemental Information

EEO Statement:

Ramapo College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ramapo has a long history of advocating, advising, and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Examples can be found in its mission statement, strategic plans, degree and course offerings, community outreach programs and other diversity programs. Ramapo’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the College; where the environment is welcoming, dedicated to social justice, respectful of freedom of expression, focused on educating and having an ongoing conversation regarding cultural competence and the benefits and importance of diversity. 

Ramapo College of New Jersey (RCNJ) develops ethical leaders who serve as change agents across all sectors. The College’s unique interdisciplinary academic structure, its liberal arts core, its size (approximately 5,500 students), and its setting in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains on the New Jersey/New York border provide an optimal environment for individualized, student-centered learning and leadership development. RCNJ’s designation as “New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College” by the State legislature is the foundation from which the College’s commitment to an accessible and transformative undergraduate and graduate education is realized.

Established in 1969, CondeNast Traveler named Ramapo one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America. The barrier-free campus occupies 300 acres and is home to 42 bachelor’s degree programs spanning the arts, business, data science, humanities, education, nursing, social work, social sciences, and the sciences. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 16:1 and an average class size of 21; affording students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College’s exceptional faculty. In addition, the College offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work, and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice. Every degree program is designed and delivered through the collaborative and interdisciplinary efforts of student-centered faculty scholars and staff who are committed to serving the public good through the delivery of an academically rigorous, inclusive, and a transformative collegiate experience.  Ramapo is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice and is recognized as the State’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges. Further commendations include designation as a “Military Friendly College” in Victory Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools, and as a leading college by U.S. News & World ReportKiplinger’sPrinceton Review, and Money Magazine, among others.

SAME APPLICANTS: If you are applying under the NJ SAME Program, your supporting documents (Schedule A or B letter), must be submitted along with your resume by the closing date indicated above. For more information on the SAME Program visit their Website at: https://nj.gov/csc/same/overview/index.shtml, email: [email protected], or call CSC at (833) 691-0404. Please send an email to [email protected] confirming you applied through the NJ SAME program.


MLS or Library School Required: Yes

Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:

Job Focus: Academic