Job Description:Known for its leadership in distance learning and its mission to serve, J. Y. Joyner Library at East Carolina University (ECU) seeks applicants for the newly created position of Data Services Librarian. As a member of the Research and Scholarly Communication Department, this person will be responsible for developing and delivering data management services and support to the ECU community. The Data Services Librarian will advance the continuing development of scholarly communication initiatives at East Carolina University. Academic Library Services is dedicated to sustaining a diverse workforce and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. ECU seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff, and administration. Academic Library Services strongly encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups. Responsibilities: ● Provide the ECU community with outreach and instructional services related to data management, data literacy, bibliometrics (e.g. altmetrics, journal metrics), and other scholarly communication topics ● Foster relationships on campus to highlight ECU Libraries' role in data management ● Advise researchers on data management compliance including best practices for preservation and access ● Communicate data management issues and trends to liaison librarians ● In collaboration with university research offices, support grant-seekers ● May serve as a liaison librarian to one or more departments ● Serve as a member of library committees and task forces
Miniumum Qualifications: ALA-accredited master's degree or international equivalent; Knowledge of best practices and emerging trends related to research data management; Familiarity with bibliometric tools; Familiarity with various ways to share research and data (e.g. institutional repositories); Aptitude to learn and apply new technologies; Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic work environment. Preferred Education and Experience: Experience providing data management services; Knowledge of public access requirements related to data management; Experience using and managing data; Experience providing one-on-one consultations or library instruction; Degree or coursework in the sciences, health sciences, technology or other data-intensive subject area; Academic library experience; Experience providing outreach and/or marketing library services; Familiarity with data visualization tools. Special Instructions to the Applicant: Finalists will be asked to make a brief presentation during the on-campus interview. This is a renewable 12-month contract position with faculty status. Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $45,000, with a comprehensive fringe benefits package. Subsequent contract renewal is subject to university hiring guidelines. Screening of applications will begin 03/25/2017, and continue until the position is filled. Start date is negotiable. At website at http://www.jobs.ecu.edu. All applicants must apply online through ECU's employment. Attach a resume, cover letter and complete list of three references, to include email, phone numbers and mailing addresses. A copy of terminal (MLS/MLIS) transcripts will be required, if invited for an on-campus interview.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications
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