Data Management Librarian, University of Florida
University of Florida

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The George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a Data Management Librarian to serve
the University of Florida (UF), a major, comprehensive, land-grant, research
university, which is among the nation's most academically diverse public
universities. The successful candidate will, as part of a dynamic and
collaborative team, pioneer the development of a data management services
program through new initiatives in data curation and will forge new
collaborations and relationships that extend the Libraries' capacity to
support the University's interdisciplinary research and technology initiatives
- building upon a foundation of library-campus collaboration to date and work
of the library-led Data Management and Curation Task Force.

The Data Management Librarian will serve as the primary liaison for and
provide consulting support to identify, store, describe (curate), retrieve,
and re-use data, particularly data not available in public or government
repositories. The Data Management Librarian will be part of a team to build a
full system (with training, outreach, liaison duties, policies, procedures,
technologies, tools, workflows, etc.) of data curation to support faculty in
fulfilling federal mandates and enhancing curation and accessibility of their
research product and the even further integrated role of the Smathers
Libraries with all research and teaching on campus.

Reporting to the Associate Dean, George A. Smathers Libraries, the Data
Management Librarian will strengthen the University's capacity to secure
highly competitive grant funding; contribute to the development of long-term
data management infrastructure; and guide faculty in the discovery of relevant
existing data sets and other information. The librarian will perform data
management planning with PIs and researchers, serve as a consultant with
researchers on research data issues, and train researchers on the use of
digital research and publishing tools, including IR@UF, UF Digital
Collections, and related digital repository services.

The successful candidate will perform outreach and facilitate communication
between the Libraries and research groups at UF. The Data Management Librarian
is responsible for building strong relationships with administrators, faculty,
students, and staff on campus, within the Libraries, and beyond the
university. The Data Management Librarian will be expected to engage
individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders,
and perspectives in work activities.

The Data Management Librarian will pursue professional development
opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service
activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion;
serve as a Principal Investigator (PI), co-PI or grant team member on
externally funded projects; and engage in research and professional activity
at the national and international level.

The search will remain open until May 11, 2015. Interested
candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position
Vacancy Announcement at:

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly
committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad
spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled
persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources
Office, at: [log in to unmask]

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