Data Services Librarian (Open Rank)
University of Maryland Libraries
College Park

 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.

Required Qualifications/Education/Experience:

• Proficiency with at least one programming or scripting language, such as R,
Python, JavaScript, or Ruby.

• 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 of employment, 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

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 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 and state laws and
regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is
committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, 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 by the
First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and
activities, and admissions.

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