Are you a creative and collaborative individual who is excited to engage scientists and engineers in developing partnerships and designing information services that support their research and learning? Are you in interested in helping researchers manage their data and create more productive information workflows? Do you want to contribute to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment? The University of Wisconsin – Madison seek two Science & Engineering Data & Information Specialists to join our dynamic and collegial team. Help us advance knowledge creation and sharing in science and technology – together, we can contribute to a greater understanding of our world and help address society’s grand challenges.
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Director of Science and Engineering Libraries, UW-Madison
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Science & Engineering Data & Information Specialist (2 positions)
University of Wisconsin – Madison
The UW-Madison Libraries seek two creative, collaborative, and user-oriented Science & Engineering Data & Information Specialists to contribute to developing a forward-looking
suite of research services for the UW-Madison science and engineering community. The successful candidates will play a key role in expanding support for research workflows and data management in collaboration with the Digital Curation Coordinator and other
campus partners, such as Research Data Services. As members of one of our research engagement teams, the Science & Engineering Data & Information Specialists will also contribute to developing a programmatic approach to expand our engagement and deepen connections
with faculty, staff, and students. Positions are available in both the life sciences and physical sciences/engineering, and the successful candidates will be matched to the position that best aligns with their experience, skills, and interests. Early career
candidates are encouraged to apply.
The Science and Engineering Data & Information Specialists will be part of the Science & Engineering Libraries - a dynamic, innovative, and collegial team of library staff that is building a wide range of services and partnerships supporting personal information organization and research workflows, research data management, open research, scholarly publishing, research identity management, research impact, innovation and entrepreneurship, and the STEM learning experience. A core guiding principle is to foster diversity and inclusiveness within STEM, our services, and our work environment. Our team is looking for colleagues who are interested in collaborating with faculty, staff, and students to advance knowledge creation and sharing in science and technology that will help to address society's grand challenges.
The Science and Engineering Libraries (SEL) are comprised of a network of seven libraries - Astronomy Library, Chemistry Library, Geology and Geophysics Library, Math Library, Physics Library, Steenbock Memorial Library, and Wendt Commons Library. Together, they have primary responsibility for serving the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the College of Engineering, the science departments, centers and programs of the College of Letters & Science, the School of Veterinary Medicine, and the UW Extension/Cooperative Extension.
The Libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.
Research Services (55%)
Engagement Services (20%)
Teaching and Learning (15%)
Professional Development & Service (10%)
Degree and Area of Specialization:
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
About the University of Wisconsin-Madison and our community
UW-Madison is a world-class land-grant public university and has a beautiful 936-acre campus situated along the scenic shores of Lake Mendota. Founded in 1848, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is the flagship university of the University of Wisconsin System. It has a national and international reputation for educational excellence and cutting-edge research and is consistently among the most prolific research universities in the world. UW-Madison enrolls 43,000 students and has more than 20,000 employees, including about 2,200 faculty and 12,500 staff plus 12,000 student assistants/employees. We value our reputation for academic excellence and educational innovation and have made a strong commitment to progress in areas of diversity and inclusion.
The UW-Madison Libraries are a wealth of resources, staff expertise, services, and learning spaces. The Libraries manage the 11th largest research collection in North America and provide convenient access to print materials; 24/7, multi-platform access to thousands of electronic journals, e-books, and databases; article and book delivery from libraries around the world; special collections of rare books and manuscripts; and locally created digital resources to support teaching, research, and learning.
Madison, the state's capital city, has a population of over 252,000. Built on an isthmus and surrounded by lakes, Madison blends the city and campus, green spaces and urban areas, to create a place unlike anywhere else. Madison provides ample opportunities to browse art galleries, catch a performance, or take in sporting events. The extensive network of hiking trails and bike paths fan out across the city, providing a quick escape to Wisconsin's scenic landscapes. With a lively mix of cultural and outdoor activities and a bevy of culinary delights, it is no surprise that Forbes recently promoted Madison as the top-ranked most livable mid-sized city in America.
For more information about the UW-Madison Libraries: https://library.wisc.edu
For more information about UW-Madison and living in Madison: https://www.wisc.edu/visit/
Director of Science & Engineering Libraries
University of Wisconsin – Madison
334B Steenbock Library
550 Babcock Drive | Madison, WI 53706
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