Data Curation Librarian
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana State University Libraries invites applications for our Data
Curation Librarian position.
Reporting to the Director of the Institutional Repository (IR), the Data
Curation Librarian is responsible for maintaining and managing LSU's IR for
both research data and scholarly works. The Data Curation librarian will be
responsible for setting up "virtual research environments," or the equivalent,
as needed by externally funded research projects using the Islandora
framework. This position will manage the Electronic Theses and Dissertations
workflows and will work in collaboration with the Graduate School in these
efforts. The Data Curation librarian will also provide technical assistance to
all digital initiative projects using the IR software.
65% Institutional Repository: Maintains and manages LSU's
Institutional Repository (IR) for both research data and scholarly works,
including Electronic Theses and Dissertations; Provides technical support for
other digital initiatives and projects using the IR software; Works with
Metadata librarian on all issues related to appropriate metadata, including
following: works to employ linked data strategies; explores semantic
approaches and ontologies while working on initiatives related to the
discovery of digital resources.
15% Research/Scholarship and Service: Works to fulfill
requirements for tenure and promotion or post-tenure scholarship and service.
10% Outreach: Assists Data Management Librarian and
Metadata Librarian, as needed, in consulting with researchers across the LSU
campus on information organization and access needs related to research data.
10% Development: Pursues innovative discovery techniques as
they emerge and adapts them to the local environment. Undertakes planning and
tracking to keep abreast of environmental changes (especially evaluation and
use of new technologies), projects in various stages of completion, long-term
data management aims (e.g. link management), internal process coordination,
staff development, etc.
Required qualifications: Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-
accredited institution; to be hired at the Associate Librarian level, seven
years of service or related service are required.
Desired qualifications: Other relevant advanced degree. Experience with
institutional or subject repository systems; working knowledge of XML;
Experience with scripting languages such as Java, Perl, or PHP; experience
with metadata issues related to the discovery of academic resources;
experience with ontologies in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
Application instructions: Apply online and view a more detailed ad
at: www.lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu. Position #038313 or
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