Full Time 40 hours Grade 000 Institute for Innovative Educ Schedule 8:30 AM-5 PM Responsibilities Position Summary: With a high level of independent judgment and self-direction, establish dynamic, collaborative networks and relationships with basic science departments at University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). Identify and support the information needs of basic science programs through the provision of novel services and tools. Promote awareness of library services, resources, and developments in information management that can improve education and research. Develop and administer educational programs and instruct clientele, both formally and informally. Provide consultation, research support, and instruction in the discovery and use of statistical and numerical data resources to the URMC community. Engage in user needs assessment and outreach to promote data use and the development of best practices in data management. Our engagement-centered model embraces the concept that the liaison, like all library staff, has leadership responsibilities regardless of their position within Miner Libraries. Leadership on the part of the liaison will include activities such as contributing to goals and strategic library directions through active participation on committees and task forces, locally, nationally, and internationally, and sharing expertise throughout the library in order to further library and university missions. Responsibilities Serve as primary liaison to basic science departments. Establish dynamic, collaborative networks and relationships with researchers, faculty, staff, and administration in basic science departments. Develop and maintain a strong and effective system for communicating with basic science personnel. This system may include any or all of the following: email, newsletters, web 2.0 technologies, departmental meetings, orientations, â??house calls.â?? Expand access to services through office hours, rounding, and other novel approaches. Perform complex and highly technical literature searches. Assist customers, in person, over the telephone, via email or text or chat in finding information in various print and electronic resources, both in-house and remote. Provide informal, impromptu training in the use of databases and other resources provided and supported by Miner Libraries. Educate and inform faculty, students, and campus administrators on issues of scholarly communication. Monitor patterns of research and emerging issues in scholarly communication. Demonstrate competency on broad issues of copyright and how to responsibly use resources in an academic setting. Be familiar with topics that pertain to scholarly publishing and open access: OA journals; disciplinary repositories such as PubMed Central; local institutional repositories such as University of Rochesterâ??s â??UR Research.â?? Analyze trends in research and teaching; be aware of current and future programs; use information to guide personal continuing education and response to customer needs. Collaborate with Miner Librarians to provide services to other departments outside current assignments. This may include general library services, bibliographic management, issues of scholarly communication, open access, institutional repositories, etc. Design and implement strategic and pedagogically appropriate instruction through a variety of methods. Encourage and support lifelong learning in a highly complex and constantly changing information environment. Develop, plan, and deliver strategic and effective instruction. Develop instructional programs and learning materials in a variety of formats, using instructional design principles. Deliver effective instructional sessions; and/or provide alternate learning opportunities such as LibGuides, train-the-trainer sessions, research consultations, online tutorials, or other just-in-time methods. Develop and apply appropriate methods to continually measure and ensure the quality and value of instructional services. Assess student learning in educational sessions; use results to improve instruction. Engage in reflective teaching through use of instructional improvement tools such as peer evaluation or teaching portfolios. Serve as an instructor for Mastering Medical Information (MMI), a mandatory class for all first-year medical students. Provide in-depth, specialized consultation and reference services Provide assistance and instruction in finding and evaluating information. Provide assistance in accessing library resources and services. Answer questions in person and through email, phone, and instant messaging. Document and analyze data on research transactions. Participate in the promotion of library services and materials. Participate in the Miner Libraries on-call service Assist customers, in person, over the telephone, via email or text or chat in finding information in various print and electronic resources, both in-house and remote. Responsible for staffing the on-call shift assigned and for assisting other librarians as needed. Provide informal, impromptu training to library customers in the use of databases and other resources provided and supported by Miner Libraries. Provide consultation, research support, and instruction in the discovery and use of statistical and numerical data resources to the URMC community. Consultation and Research Support Provide expertise in the discovery and use of numeric, qualitative, and spatial data for research, including data access, analysis, collection, management, and preservation. Maintain familiarity with trends in data management throughout the research lifecycle, from creation to maintenance and reuse of research data. Assist researchers with data requirements from funding agencies and publishers. Identify and evaluate new tools and software. Work with Collections Management to coordinate licensing of new software. Select and acquire numeric data collections, as appropriate. Work with relevant stakeholders in developing policies, guidelines, and workflows of data management services to ensure good research practice, protection of intellectual property, proper storage and security of research data, compliance with relevant regulations, and appropriate access to research data. Instruction Provide effective instruction for individuals, groups, and classes. Support the development of data literacy and numeracy skills, and liaise with instructors to promote and facilitate the use of data in their classes. Design and implement strategic and pedagogically appropriate instruction for researchers, faculty, and staff through a variety of methods, for different levels of sophistication and skill. Coordinate ongoing training and support for librarians on research data management fundamentals and services. Create online guides (LibGuides) to assist in the use of data and statistical resources. Provide education and training in the use of software used for processing, analyzing, visualizing, manipulating, and/or interpreting data. Qualifications Post-graduate degree in the field of library and information science from an A.L.A.-accredited institution; 2-5 yearsâ?? experience as a library professional. Expertise in online database searching. Experience with social networking tools and mobile devices. Experience with teaching adult learners; speaking fluently and persuasively before a group. Familiarity with current trends, standards, and emerging technologies in libraries and the web. Superior communication skills, including strong writing (creative, promotional, instructional, and education) skills. Demonstrated ability to discover, and quickly become competent using, new technologies, software, and devices; willingness to explore the use of innovative technologies with a high tolerance for risk and failure. Demonstrated expertise in data use, curation, and management. Demonstrated knowledge of issues and technical challenges related to data management/curation, including format migration, preservation, data retrieval and use issues. Familiarity with common metadata standards such as the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI). Extensive knowledge of data resources and tools and the ability to advise users in a range of disciplines regarding the use of data. Understanding of quantitative research methods, including survey methods and output, descriptive statistics and analysis of microdata. Experience with LaTeX (document preparation system). Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in relevant field (mathematics, engineering, science, etc.). Experience with data visualization principles and tools (such as Tableau or Gephi); experience with programming language (such as R or Python). Expertise in one or more of the following areas: assessment; digital scholarship; scholarly communication and publishing; instructional design; intellectual property and copyright Miner librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment. Advancement is partially based upon professional contributions beyond the primary assignment. The successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions to the Miner Libraries, Institute for Innovative Education, URMC, and the profession.
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