Research Data Services Librarian
Company: University of Kentucky
Posted on: August 12, 2019
Research Data Services Librarian Job Description Recently embarking
on a historic $2.1 billion comprehensive campaign, the University
of Kentucky set an ambitious path to be a destination for students,
scholars, and healthcare providers to forge new discoveries and
arrive at world-class outcomes. University of Kentucky Libraries is
vital to fulfilling the goals of enhancing and expanding the
university's research enterprise, and we are looking for a
creative, collaborative, and engaged library professional to
provide innovative services in the position of Research Data
Services Librarian. In this newly created position, the Librarian
will facilitate collaboration across UK Libraries through training
to propose, plan, implement, and assess workflows and services for
the description, preservation, and utilization of research data.
The Librarian will engage campus constituents involved in research,
teaching, and learning by offering consultations for acquiring,
locating, and using research data; by educating the university
community about research data management and stewardship; and by
providing expertise in managing and sharing research data.
Reporting to the Director of Digital Scholarship, the Librarian
will be an active relationship builder and excellent communicator
with the ability to work campus-wide to develop and communicate
research data management services. Responsibilities of the Research
Data Services Librarian include: Serve as the lead in developing,
providing, and assessing services and programs in support of campus
constituents across disciplines through the research data
lifecycle. Provide consultation on the development of research data
management plans for grant applications using DMPTool. Assist
researchers in meeting funders' or publishers' requirements for
research data sharing by preparing and depositing research datasets
in appropriate digital repositories. Provide instruction for
digital and data literacies. Educate the university community about
the value of responsible research data management practices.
Provide faculty and students with assistance in finding and using
research data. Provide data visualization services in collaboration
with UK Libraries faculty and staff. Collaborate with academic
liaisons to promote open access to research data and digital
scholarship initiatives. Act as the liaison with other campus units
that support research data management. Required Qualifications:
ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Science
or equivalent degree. Demonstrated experience with research-related
data responsibilities in an academic or research environment.
Demonstrated experience with research data curation best practices,
including retrieval, preservation, and metadata standards.
Demonstrated experience with funders' or publishers' requirements
for research data management and sharing. Working knowledge of open
data sources for the discovery of datasets suitable for research or
coursework. Demonstrated experience with data visualization
software such as R and Tableau. Demonstrated understanding of
trends in data management throughout the research lifecycle.
Demonstrated willingness to adjust the range of responsibilities to
meet evolving campus needs. Demonstrated ability to establish
strong rapport with multiple constituencies in order to effectively
collaborate and build partnerships inside and outside of the
library and university. Competence and sensitivity in working at a
university in which students, faculty, and staff are highly diverse
with regard to many facets of identity, including but not limited
to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, income,
level of educational attainment, and religion. Ability to meet the
requirements of a tenure-track position through research,
publication, and/or professional engagement. Preferred
Qualifications: Familiarity with data use agreements and licensing.
Familiarity with data analysis using statistical software such as
Stata, R, SAS, or SPSS. Familiarity with using analytics and
deriving data-informed insights. Position is a full-time, 12-month,
tenure-track position. The University of Kentucky is a public, land
grant university of approximately 32,000 students, 3,500 faculty,
and 15,000 staff dedicated to improving people's lives through
excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and
health care. With over 200 academic programs across sixteen
colleges and professional schools, the University plays a critical
leadership role by promotion diversity, inclusion, economic
development, and human well-being. Located in the beautiful
bluegrass region of central Kentucky, the University of Kentucky
Libraries includes the main William T. Young Library, Medical
Center Library, Special Collections Research Center, Agricultural
Information Center, Fine Arts Library, Design Library, Education
Library, Lexmark Library, and Science & Engineering Library.
Combined library holdings total more than four million volumes. The
system has a faculty of 60 and a support and professional staff of
108. UK Libraries currently uses the Ex Libris Alma and Primo
systems. UK Libraries memberships include the Association of
Research Libraries, LYRASIS, ASERL, and the Center for Research
Libraries. UK is a regional depository for government publications.
To apply, interested applicants must complete a UK Online Academic
Profile at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/241183 and attach two
documents: Curriculum vitae Cover letter Please include contact
information for three references when prompted in the application.
This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters
for your references within the employment system. If you have any
questions, contact H/R employment, phone (859) 257-9555, press 2.
The application deadline is October 4th, 2019.
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