Department:Library Rank:Assistant Librarian Annual Basis:12 Month Review of Applications Begins August 10, 2017; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants In addition to your application, please include: 1) A cover letter that clearly articulates how your knowledge, skills, and experience would make you an ideal fit for this position. 2) A current resume or CV 3) Three professional references, one of whom must be your current supervisor.
Department Summary As an essential partner in the University’s educational, research, and public service mission, the University of Oregon Libraries enriches the student learning experience, encourages exploration and research at all levels, and contributes to advancements in access to scholarly resources. The University of Oregon Libraries is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member in Oregon. The library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, DuraSpace, the Council on Library and Information Resources, Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, and other major organizations. The Libraries is also a member of Oregon WIN, a consortium of universities and community colleges that operates an educational broadband service network. In addition to a full range of research library programs, the UO Libraries provides many of the university's central educational technology services, including learning management system administration, classroom technology support, broadcast-quality video production, distance education delivery, streaming media, educational technology support, and technology-related faculty development and training.
Position Summary Reporting to the Associate Dean of Libraries, Research Services, the Head of Data Services is an energetic and self-motivated leader who is charged with developing and implementing policies and procedures for library-situated data services; coordinating and managing departmental projects, budgets, and workflow; actively delivering direct services, including consultations, instruction, and creation of web content; promoting departmental services and programs; supervising departmental personnel and operations; and developing goals and measures to assess program success.
The incumbent coordinates work of the Data Services department with other departments and functional areas of the Libraries, including but not limited to Digital Scholarship Services, Library Systems, the Center for Media and Educational Technology, Research and Instruction Services, and branch libraries. The incumbent will be expected to foster relationships and communication with key stakeholder groups and service partners within the Libraries, lead library contributions to university-wide research data management initiatives, and represent the library in appropriate consortia and networks.
The program head is a member of the Library Technologies Group and Library Council, and leads or participates in other standing and ad hoc committee, working groups, and task forces as needed. In these roles, the incumbent participates in library-wide initiatives and programs and is expected to be involved in explorations and development of library-hosted research data and digital scholarship services. The incumbent promotes awareness of data resources and services within the Libraries and fosters efforts to raise data management knowledge and skills throughout the organization.
Minimum Requirements • Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science/Studies by ALA-accredited program • Three years of experience working as a librarian in an academic setting
Professional Competencies • Advanced knowledge of numeric and spatial/GIS data services in research and scholarship • Coursework and/or experience in research data management, digital preservation, informatics, or data science • Excellent technical and analytical skills, including ability to programmatically manipulate data as necessary • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills • Record of professional scholarship and service • Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment • Ability to successfully complete a criminal background check
Preferred Qualifications • Advanced degree in an academic discipline • Supervisory experience • Experience coordinating a data services program • Experience with strategic planning • Experience in collaborative project and portfolio management • Experience working with new information technologies • Grant writing experience
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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