Two Library Positions – Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Position: Coordinator, Digital Humanities
Location: St. John’s College – Annapolis, Maryland

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.



Date issued: March 7, 2016

Position Available: ASAP

Title: Coordinator, Digital Humanities

Reports To: IT Director


Evaluate current state of digital academic resources at St. John’s and define the needs of the community with the advice of tutors. Analyze trends in digital technology delivery mechanisms for different program related scenarios and periodically report on results of research, particularly potential impacts on speech, thinking and writing. Define and document standard methods for creating new digital content (e.g. writing, publishing, graphics, and notation tools.) Research tools for creating and presenting digital content. Create outreach activities and workshops in collaboration with tutor led committee. Explore partnerships. Engage with digital technology in humanities at peer schools throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and identify innovative and evolving digital scholarly initiatives. Assist tutors and students with identifying techniques, tools, and distinctive collections that serve to advance their teaching and learning. Connect faculty, librarians and students through projects that integrate unique materials into diverse areas of the program.

Experience Required:

Advanced degree in Digital Humanities, Library Science or advanced degree in instructional design, educational technology or related field. Familiarity with digital data analysis tools and techniques applied to humanities research. Demonstrated program- or project-management skills and experience, including logistical support. Experience organizing workshops or conferences. Interest in professional development and research. Ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative and complex environment. Aptitude for working productively with a diverse range of faculty, students, and academic professional staff. Demonstrated proficiency with internet applications and programming languages and databases; experience working with various metadata standards. Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Familiarity with the St. John’s College program preferred

Compensation: Grade 12, Base Salary $52,696.00, excellent benefits.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to

Position: Curator of Shakespeare and Performance
Location: Folger Shakespeare Library – Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Curator of Shakespeare and Performance


The Folger Shakespeare Library invites experienced, innovative, and collaborative applicants for the new position of Curator of Shakespeare and Performance. The Folger is the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, the ultimate resource for exploring Shakespeare and his world. The Curator has primary responsibility for our world-renowned collection of post 17th century material relating to Shakespeare. Some of the great strengths of this collection are the hundreds of printed editions of Shakespeare from 1709 to the present; about 2,000 promptbooks and 250,000 playbills; scrapbooks and sheet music; archives from Drury Lane and Covent Garden Theatres; late 19th and early 20th-century costumes; and thousands of Shakespearean and theatrical prints, paintings, and realia. Additional information about our unique collection may be found on our website at

The Curator is a participant in library planning, preservation, and access initiatives. They will provide specialized reference support for Folger readers and interpret the collection for diverse audiences through exhibitions, public presentations, and original scholarship. As a key member of the curatorial team, the Curator will share collection development responsibilities; interpret and set priorities within the library’s collection development policy; collaborate on major acquisitions; and represent the Folger within the broader community of scholars, collectors, dealers, librarians, students, and the public. The curator is a principal liaison with the Head of Conservation on treatment priorities, with the Head of Photography and Digital Imaging on digitization priorities, and with the Head of Reader Services on questions of circulation and access. They are expected to be active in scholarly and professional associations on the national and international level. Reference service, scholarly collaboration and support, and instruction are essential activities in this collaborative environment.