Library Fellow for Research Data Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
LIBRARY FELLOW FOR RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT, MIT Libraries, to work with staff
within the Libraries as well as the wider MIT community. Activities will
include providing research data management (RDM) services such as
consultations, workshops, and maintenance of self-help services; participating
in projects such as building documentation for providing RDM consulting and
investigating available data management planning tools and services;
conducting research and assessment to better understand research data
management needs at MIT; supporting development of services to enable MIT
researchers to comply with requirements from publishers and funding bodies for
open access to research data (in collaboration with the Office of Scholarly
Publishing, Copyright, and Licensing); exploring additional services for
research data management; collaborating with related Libraries' services, such
as those regarding archives, departmental liaisons, personal information
management, and/or digital curation; and monitoring trends to help the
Libraries stay up-to-date on RDM. Specific position/project responsibilities
will be more fully developed early in the appointment, based on the strengths
and opportunities presented by the appointee.
A full description and information about the application process is available
REQUIRED: an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or an advanced degree in a relevant
subject/field received within the past two years and an articulated special
interest in and foundation for gaining expertise in research data management.
This is a two-year appointment with a start date planned for fall of 2014.
Applications must include cover letter (speaking to interest in a career in
academic libraries as well as specific skills and interest in research data
management), resume, and contact information for three references. References
should be able to speak to your potential for success as a library fellow and
may include library faculty, supervisors, mentors, etc.
Full consideration will be given to applications received by May 12, 2014.
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