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ISCHOOLDISCUSSION November 2012

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FW: Job Opening: Data Librarian - University of Rochester

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River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Data Librarian

The River Campus Libraries at the University of Rochester seeks an innovative and collaborative Data Librarian to design and establish a new research data support service at a leading research university. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Public Services, the Data Librarian plays a key role in developing services and policies to collect, manage, curate, provide access to, and assist in the analysis of data. The Data Librarian will work collaboratively with faculty, graduate students, reference librarians, metadata librarians, and information technology staff to develop and implement a campus-wide data program.

Responsibilities include:
Develop a comprehensive data management program to serve the needs of faculty and students from the School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering and the Simon School of Business.
Work in collaboration with subject librarians to build liaisons with faculty, students, and staff in the collection, curation, and reuse of data.
Provide support in the discovery, use, and management of locally created and externally available data.
Develop best practices for data management, stewardship, and sustainable programs.
Provide support for researchers and students on collection, storage, preservation, and use of data, including meeting funding agency data management requirements.
Collaborate with subject librarians to develop sustainable and domain-appropriate data services in support of research across the River Campus.
Participate in research support and instruction for academic departments and collaborate with subject librarians.
Monitor new data and metadata requirements, practices, and standards adopted by government agencies and domain groups.
The Data Librarian may serve as a liaison to one or more academic departments.
Required Qualifications:
Masterís degree in science, information science, or related data-intensive discipline or a Masterís degree from an ALA-accredited program
An understanding of the research process as demonstrated by academic or work experience
Demonstrated understanding of the issues involved with data management and curation, including format migration, preservation, metadata, and data retrieval
Knowledge of research data lifecycle concepts and issues
Familiarity with federal funding requirements for data management
Familiarity with common metadata standards such as DDI
Ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment
Excellent written and oral communication skills

Desired Qualifications:
Experience with institutional (DSpace, Fedora, DigiTool) or subject repository systems
Knowledge of trends and issues in higher education, research, and technology

Demonstrated engagement with activities related to data management and preservation nationally



Demonstrated interest in continuous learning and development


The University and the Library
The University of Rochester Libraries belongs to the Association of Research Libraries and has collections of more than three million volumes and more than 44,000 active serial titles. The River Campus Libraries, the largest of three library systems at the University of Rochester, is a leader in user-centered design research, institutional repositories, and web-based services.  Recent projects include a multi-year ethnographic study of undergraduates, two IMLS-funded projects to study how faculty and graduate students conduct research and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grants to design and develop open source discovery tools. The Libraries are currently refreshing the study of how undergraduates accomplish their academic work. For more information on the University and the Libraries, please consult our website:  www.library.rochester.edu<http://www.library.rochester.edu/>.
The University of Rochester is the sixth largest private employer in New York State and one of the nation's leading private universities with just over 5,600 undergraduate and over 4,600 full and part-time graduate students on the River Campus.  Located in Rochester, New York, the University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum.
Among the 100 largest metropolitan regions in the country, Greater Rochester has earned a reputation as one of the most livable communities in the nation.  Located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario and gateway to the scenic Finger Lakes, Rochester offers its 1.1 million residents the amenities of a metropolitan area with a quality of life not available in many urban regions.
Rochester is recognized as one of the most affordable housing markets in the country.  Several high schools in the metropolitan area have been consistently listed by Newsweek as among the best in the country.  The metropolitan area boasts 20,000 acres of parkland and offers year-round recreational opportunities for those who like to be outdoors in all seasons.  In addition to hosting past PGA and Ryder cup tournaments and the annual LPGA tour, Rochester is also home to top-level minor league baseball, hockey, soccer, and lacrosse teams.
For more information about living in Rochester, see www.rochestermadeforliving.com.
Salary and Benefits:
Rank and salary are commensurate with education and experience.  The University of Rochester offers comprehensive benefits; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF. Twenty-five days paid vacation and seven calendar holidays, and tuition benefits.

Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled.



TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT: http://www.rochester.edu/working/hr/jobs/

Reference Job Opening ID 177760





Please ALSO send letter of application, resume, and the names, address and phone numbers of three references to:





Kelley Kitrinos, HR Administrator
Rush Rhees Library
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY  14627
E-mail address: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

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