Data Management Librarian – University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

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 and Fackler Director, Health Science Center 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: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

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: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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