* American Library Association accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience.
* Facility with technology (e.g., basic programming, web applications, APIs) and its application in academic contexts.
* Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
* Evidence of program development and project management skills.
* Demonstrated leadership skills.
* Demonstrated initiative and self-direction.
* Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty and students in a research-intensive environment.
* Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
* Undergraduate or graduate degree in the physical, life, health, computer or related sciences, with a demonstrated understanding of the scientific research process.
* Experience in health informatics.
* Knowledge of digital repository software and systems, such as DSpace, Fedora, or Hydra.
* Data curation experience, with a demonstrated understanding of issues and technical challenges, including format migration, preservation, metadata and data retrieval.
* Knowledge of and experience in applying linked open data to leverage and exploit systems and databases.
* Experience in the design and integration of new technologies into the delivery of information services.
* Knowledge of biomedical ontologies and mapping.
* Experience with grant development.
Duties/Responsibilities Responsibilities of Informatics/Data Services
* Provide leadership and direction for the Health Sciences Libraries and the Academic Health Center around data access and management, collaborating with Library and campus partners to develop and sustain a data curation program.
* Develop strong partnerships with faculty, students and researchers affiliated with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Institute of Health Informatics to understand their workflows and develop online tools, systems and services to enhance efficiencies and facilitate translational science.
* Develop collaborative partnerships with informatics researchers across disciplines, contributing expertise in information science and linked open data to research projects that leverage, mine and integrate bibliographic data and information systems.
* Collaborate with library colleagues, including web services developers and the metadata strategist, to integrate and optimize health information systems, e.g., electronic health records, decision support tools, expertise systems, geospatial information systems, etc.
* Collaborate on interprofessional educational support for informatics and contribute to the health informatics curriculum, developing case studies, offering lectures, collaborating with instructors on assignments, and developing and integrating learning objects into the online learning environment.
Responsibilities of Biomedical/Research Services Specialist:
* Provide leadership and programmatic direction for the research support services offered by the Health Sciences Libraries.
* In collaboration with the University Libraries' Research Services Librarian and other library colleagues, analyze trends in AHC research programs and disciplines, and develop, maintain and promote relevant, high-quality research support services such as grant support, systematic reviews, data and information management, research impact and metrics, etc.
* Facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration across the University Libraries, particularly across the sciences.
* Apply technical expertise and collaborate with the Libraries' Web Services Development department to develop tools and implement services.
* Assess campus education needs related to research support and coordinate the development and execution of in-person and online training.
* Serve as library liaison to the biomedical sciences graduate programs and to researchers in the Medical School and Biomedical Discovery District, consulting on and offering a wide array of research support services and integrating them into user workflow.
* Develop and teach classes and workshops based on user needs, developing learning objects and integrating them into the online learning environment.
Program/Unit Description The University of Minnesota Libraries invites
applications for two innovative, tech savvy and proactive health science
library specialists. We seek applicants who have subject expertise and
technology skills, and who possess an understanding of research processes in
the sciences to provide leadership and help shape the future of library
Both positions will be part of the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) division of
the University Libraries, which is led by the Director and Associate
University Librarian for the Health Sciences, and includes the Bio-Medical
Library (http://lib.umn.edu/biomed) and the Wangensteen Historical Library of
Biology and Medicine on the Minneapolis campus, and the Veterinary Medical
Library on the St. Paul campus. The positions will report to the Associate
Director for Liaison Services and will collaborate with eight other subject
librarians in HSL as well as other science librarians across the University
The specialists will serve as library liaisons to designated academic
departments and research centers affiliated with the University's Academic
Health Center (AHC, (http://www.ahc.umn.edu/), including the Medical School,
the Biomedical Discovery District, and the Clinical and Translational Science
Institute, supporting the instructional, research and outreach activities of
these units. They will forge relationships with faculty, students and
researchers and offer services that respond to the University's focus on
translational science, informatics and interdisciplinary research, including
the Minnesota Discovery, Research and InnoVation Economy (MnDRIVE) program,
for scientific research in four critical fields: food security, brain
research, robotics and advancing industry while conserving the environment.
The AHC is one of the nation's few comprehensive centers encompassing programs
in medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, pharmacy, veterinary medicine,
and allied health, as well as a number of interdisciplinary programs that
serve the entire University. The University of Minnesota and its libraries
also have a strong record of outreach and service to the state and region.
Both positions will provide specialized leadership for HSL: one in data
management and curation, and the other in the development and coordination of
research support services. Areas of focus will include identifying and
supporting research needs, such as data management, research networking and
personal information management, and collaborating with faculty and library
colleagues to create innovative tools for fostering and managing disciplinary
and interdisciplinary research processes.
The individuals will also contribute to the knowledge base of the profession
through research, publication, and professional engagement, as they work
toward continuous appointment status.
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