The UF Counseling and Wellness Center has adopted an training to assist folks working with students in better identifying and in referring students to support services on campus. There’s more about this on the UF Counseling and Wellness Center website, including a link to the training: The training is really quite good. It’s informative, well designed, and well structured. It often seems, perhaps only to me, that lessons from game design aren’t well-utilized for these sorts of trainings, but this training does a really good job of implementing aspects that work without trying to gamify the experience in any way. It simply has a very goodRead More →

The job posting below is from: Georgia State University Library seeks an enthusiastic, collegial, self-starter to serve as the manager of the Digital Archive @ Georgia State University, the University’s institutional repository, which highlights the research and scholarly productivity of members of the University community. The University Library administers the archive to collect, organize, disseminate, and preserve the digital scholarly output of Georgia State University faculty, students and staff. The repository is hosted on the Digital Commons platform and currently includes ETDs, conference materials and journals. The Digital Initiatives Librarian will be responsible for overseeing services related to the Library’s institutional repository, including but not limited to: Identifying and recruiting newRead More →

This is a great position working with wonderful colleagues at the University of South Florida (USF). The position posting below is from: Assistant Director for Digital Services, University of South Florida Libraries, Tampa, Florida Announcement: The University of South Florida Library, Tampa seeks nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Director for Digital Collections. This position will be responsible for the transformational change in digital collections leadership required to move the organization toward national and international prominence, especially, but not limited to, the areas of Florida Studies, Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Science Fiction, and Holocaust & Genocide Studies. The successful candidate will workRead More →

The information below is copied from the complete information on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s website. Position Title: Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities (Multiple positions)   Department/College/Unit: College of Arts & Sciences-0906 Requisition Number: 120608 Posting Open Date: 8-07-2012 Application Review Date:  9-25-2012 Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled Description of Work: Research and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Digital Humanities, and in the relevant home department, plus other normal faculty duties. Minimum Qualifications: Accomplished digital humanist able to contribute to an interdisciplinary initiative and home department. Candidates must provide evidence of successful teaching and an active research agenda. PhD required by August 2013. Preferred Qualifications: Preference will beRead More →

Reporting to the Director of the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) (, a division of the Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, the Research Data Manager will work closely with the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research, staff within CDRS (particularly the Digital Repository Manager and the Head of the Scholarly Communication Program), data librarians and librarian subject specialists, and others within the Columbia University community on planning, outreach, and policy development to address the data life cycle needs of researchers at Columbia University and its affiliates. S/he will also work closely with the Libraries Digital Program Division staff and the Metadata Librarian on implementationRead More →

The National Humanities Alliance (NHA) shared a bunch of great news last week. I’m particularly excited about the “Shared Horizons: Data, Biomedicine, and the Digital Humanities” symposium to be held  April 10-12, 2013. The CFP shows that submissions will be accepted October 1- November 10, so there’s plenty of time to prepare a proposal and hopefully attend this event. The news updates include: NEH Planning Events on Constitution Day to Mark 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation  Emancipation Nation: Celebrating Freedom on Constitution Day to take place September 17. Additional information about the September 17th events is available on the NEH website. “Shared Horizons: Data, Biomedicine, and the Digital Humanities” SymposiumRead More →

The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries are hiring an “IT Expert – Developer/Programmer” for an NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) grant-funded position (full job posting). This is an excellent position where the person will get to work with, expand, and enhance the  SobekCM system and tools that support the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) and the  UF Digital Collections specifically in regards to the Unearthing St. Augustine grant project (see the press release and the full grant proposal) over almost the next two years. This position will work with a great colleagues within UF and with many external partners for the project.  This is an excellentRead More →

The news release below is by Barbara Hood for the Smathers Libraries. This is the official announcement, and the text of the news release is also below. NewspaperCat selected for top 20 best reference web sites The  George A. Smathers Libraries Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers (NewspaperCat) web site ( has been selected as one of the MARS: Emerging Technologies in Reference (MARS)  best free reference web sites of 2012. MARS is a section of the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association. The list is voted on by member librarians from around the United States. The complete list can be seen at ( NewspaperCat isRead More →

Yesterday, the Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC), which is the key group for Ask a Librarian in Florida along with a whole lot of other fabulous work, hosted a webinar on the Florida Digital Newspaper Library. I was lucky enough to be one of the presenters, with Pat Reakes as my co-presenter, and Lois Widmer and Colleen Seale as the non-speaking presenters, being part of all planning and development, where we simply only elected to have two people speak so that we could have a conversational, but not confusing mix of voices. The webinar materials  and webinar recording are all linked with more information fromRead More →

 From the ASERL ITDIIG email list: Position Announcement: E-Science Librarian Clemson University Library seeks an innovative and motivated professional to work with a team of vibrant library faculty to envision and implement the library’s E-Science initiatives and serve as faculty liaison for the new institutional repository. Reporting to the head of the Reference Unit, the E-Science librarian will provide research assistance, instruction, collection management, and outreach services for students, faculty, and staff in the physical and biological sciences.  This is a 12-month tenure-track position with faculty rank and status. Responsibilities Plans and implements the library’s role in E-Science. Provides needs assessment, outreach, and training for theRead More →