Data Services Librarian
University of Maryland, College Park
**Title:**Data Services Librarian
**Category: **Librarian (Open Rank)
**Department: **Digital Programs and Initiatives
**Benefits:**22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription
The University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200
faculty at the University System of Maryland's flagship campus and constitute
the largest university library system in the Washington D.C./Baltimore area.
The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research
goals of the university. Recent membership in the Committee on Institutional
Cooperation, a robust organization of Big Ten member institutions, is
particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel
the university's ascendancy in academic excellence.
The incumbent reports to the Manager of Digital Programs and Initiatives
(DPI), serves as the technical lead to develop and design novel, sustainable
data services throughout all stages of the research data lifecycle, and
supports the collection, description, storage,and analysis
of data acquired or generated by researchers. S/he serves as the expert on
technology and tools to support researchers and partners as they manage,
analyze, share, communicate, and preserve their research data. S/he must
collaborate closely with Libraries' staff to ensure Research Data Services are
aligned with the diverse needs of a broad variety of researchers, and s/he
takes the initiative to identify and support the technical needs of
researchers as well as suggest improvements and new services or workflows.
S/he also actively participates in programs and projects in DPI including but
not limited to the institutional repository (DRUM), digital publishing, and
digital collections. The incumbent's goals should be to facilitate broad
dissemination of UMD-generated researcher data on appropriate platforms as
well as ensuring the UMD Libraries is preserving data as necessary and
required by policy. S/he engages in technical consultations with researchers
to identify needs, provides instruction in tools for data collection,
description, analysis, and exploration, and coordinates closely with both
technical and non-technical staff throughout UMD Libraries to deploy technical
solutions for data management. S/he works across disciplinary, departmental,
and divisional boundaries to forge connections between problem sites,
resources, and applications. S/he is the communication hub between a variety
of teams to carry out data curation projects and related programs. S/he helps
cultivate partnerships and strengthen collaborations between researchers,
curators, technologists, and administrators.
* Knowledge of issues and technical challenges related to use and archiving of digital data.
* Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education by the start ofemployment, or an advanced degree in a relevant field.
* One year of work experience in the field of data management or information technology, in libraries or private industry.
* Experience administering, developing, or designing databases (relational, hierarchical, or graph based).
* Familiarity with institutional or subject repository systems such as Fedora, DSpace, Dataverse, or comparable products.
For the full position description including preferred qualifications, please
go to [http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-
Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the
University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based
on the successful applicant's experience and relevant credentials. For
additional information, consult the following website:
**APPLICATIONS: **Electronic applications required. Please apply online at [http://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/42925](http://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/42925). No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until July 5,
_The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative
action employer, complies with all applicable federal
andstate laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination
and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration
foremployment. The University is committed to a policy of
equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis
ofrace, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or
mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or
expression,sexual orientation, creed, marital status,
political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured
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educational programs and activities, and admissions._
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