Draft Position Description for the Graduate Student Assistant Coordinator for the Scott Nygren Scholars Studio

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Material Information

Title:
Draft Position Description for the Graduate Student Assistant Coordinator for the Scott Nygren Scholars Studio
Physical Description:
Grant Materials
Language:
English
Creator:
Taylor, Laurie N.
Alteri, Suzan
Clapp, Missy
Publisher:
George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, FL
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Digital Humanities
Digital Humanities Library Group

Notes

Abstract:
"Developing Librarian" refers to re-skilling programs to meet increased user demand for digital humanities services. This intensive pilot training program will benefit those interested in improving their skills by working collaboratively on a digital humanities project that will strengthen the usefulness of the Grimm Brothers on line sub-collection in the Baldwin Library. Training experts will be drawn from the Smathers Libraries and from other academic institutions. Funding will support visiting experts to present training sessions for the Libraries and other campus participants, and for an OPS student to assist participants and support the scholars lab. (Thanks to Alex Gil and the Developing Librarian Project at Columbia University for the "Developing Librarian" used in this project proposal.)
General Note:
Grant in collaboration with the DHLG ( Digital Humanities Library Group ).

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:

The author dedicated the work to the Commons by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law and all related or neighboring legal rights he or she had in the work, to the extent allowable by law.
System ID:
AA00022054:00008

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Graduate Student Assistant Scott Nygren Scholars Studio 212 Library West Assistant Coordinator, Scott Nygren Sch olars Studio (Library West 212) Pay Rate: $12/hour Number of students needed: 1 Hours: Monday Friday between 8am 5pm, for up to 10 hours per week (total of 99 hours) Job Duties: For this grant funded position, the graduate student assistant will participate in the Digital Humanities Library Group s Developing Librarian Pilot Training Program series of training s1 to receive the same train ing as other participants. The Developing Librarian Pilot Training Program includes both skills training and a collaborative project using the Grimm Digital C ollection from the Baldwin Library of Historical Childrens Literature. The graduate student assistant will participate in trainings and collaborate with the full group on the digital project. Additionally, the graduate student assistant will serve as the Assistant Coordinator for the Scott Nygren Scholars Studio with duties which are not limited to and m ay include: Working on the Grimm project Support ing open lab hours with consultation Helping coordinate and facilitate events, workshops, and activities Creating and maintaining Studio web pages, documentation, and promotional materials Planning and teaching workshops; liaising for the development of new workshops and training sessions by graduate students Coordinating, facilitating, and leading collaborative project sessions on the Grimm project and others if/as determined by the Digital Humanities L ibrary Group Assisting with instruction sessions, short courses, and courses Serving as a collaborative member of the library team in developing and implementing supports for courses for digital humanities/scholarship needs Serving as a collaborative memb er of the library team in developing plans and proposals for the ongoing staffing, operations, and activities of the Studio About the Scott Nygren Scholars Studio: The Scott Nygren Scholars Studio is a new space in the UF Smathers Libraries, with ongoing development plans underway and with an official opening to be planned for 2014 2015. The Stu dio is a BYOD (bring your own device) space with rolling tables for flexible room layouts to support collaboration, training, presentation and consultation on dig ital scholarship, digital humanities, and digital pedagogy. The Studio is hosted space in Library West with events and activities a pproved, 1 http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00022054/00005

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scheduled, and managed by the Libraries, and with upcoming activities and workshops posted to the calendar. Minimum Requirements: Knowledge about and interest in digital scholarship; a good attitude and professional demeanor; and willingness to work independently and collaboratively Candidates must be graduate students and will be selected from those reco mmended thr ough the Department of English and Department of History. Excelle nt organizational and time management skills Must be reliable and punctual Flexible, adaptable, and comfortable with experimentation and selfdirected learning Ability and willingness to learn new skills Ability and enthusiasm for working collaboratively Excellent oral communication and writing skills Familiarity working with website and social media tools C o ntacts for Hiring : Candidates must be graduate students and will be selected from those reco mmended thr ough the Department of English and Department of History. Representatives of the DHLG will interview and hire students, in accordance with all requiremen ts a nd concerns for UF hiring. Co re co ntacts for the DHLG for this position are: Laurie Taylor ( laurien@ufl.edu ), Missy Clapp ( melshoo@uflib.ufl.edu ), and Suzan Alteri (salteri@ufl.edu)