Research & Digital Humanities Librarian

ROLE TITLE:  Research & Digital Humanities Librarian

REPORTS TO: Dean of the Library

Summary of Position

The Research & Digital Humanities Librarian provides research guidance, information literacy instruction, and digital technologies collaboration and support for faculty, academic staff and students through the lenses of the Library, the Center for Research and Teaching Excellence and digital humanities initiatives. This Librarian will exhibit excellent collaborative relationships and customer service skills between stakeholders, connecting the areas of faculty development, educational technologies and academic research.

What you will do in this role:

  • Provide faculty-centered research services in support of teaching pedagogies, research and scholarship by collaborating with the Center for Research and Teaching Excellence, and by working closely with the Dean of the Library, the Director of Faculty Development, and the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (URSCA).
  • Provide research assistance at the Research Help Desk, in one-on-one research sessions, or virtually to faculty, staff and students in collaboration with other research librarians.
  • Provide structured research support to all students and faculty. Including but not limited to, the senior comp project process and in associated scholarly communication areas.
  • Plan and teach information literacy and library instruction classes in collaboration with other research librarians.
  • Act as a liaison between the Library, the Center for Research and Teaching Excellence, Faculty development and humanities departments.
  • Train and support faculty in the use of technology for digital humanities and other interdisciplinary digital projects; and promote digital scholarship through educational technologies and the research process.
  • Provide guidance on best practice use of educational technologies and digital course design.



  • Minimum of 1-3 years required and 4-7 years preferred of relevant professional experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required / Master’s Degree preferred specifically MLS or MLIS
  • Track record of achieving exceptional results.


The Lawrence Lee Pelletier Library is home to the library collections and the Maytum Center for Student Success.  It provides a hub for student success, research, and learning outside the classroom. The Library Services desk on the main floor of the Pelletier serves as the friendly face of the library.

Library Services educates and guides members of the Allegheny community on successfully locating and using resources available through the Library, including library circulation, interlibrary loan, media equipment, research support and instruction, LMS administration, and related services.



New hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint depending on qualifications, internal equity, and the budgeted amount for the role. Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience.  The expected minimum salary range point for this position is $51,000 annually.



Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.


Allegheny College, founded in 1815, is one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold. It is one of the few colleges in the United States with a unique requirement to choose both a major and minor for graduation, to provide students with a cross-disciplinary path in the sciences and humanities for educational depth and intellectual growth. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Allegheny College is one of 44 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” In its 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny College as one of the country’s top 100 national liberal arts colleges — and one of the top 25 best for undergraduate teaching.

Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares students for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. The College does not discriminate, and will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, creed, national/ethnic origin, ancestry, veterans, handicap or disability as those terms are defined under applicable law, or members of other underrepresented groups.

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posted 02/23/2024