Major Duties: - Provide the WMU community with educational support for best practices in data management and data curation, including locating research data and depositing data in disciplinary repositories or the campus repository.- Assist researchers in developing data management plans, recommending data management technology and tools and understanding appropriate standards for their research data.- Identify and locate data sets, provide support for access and advice on software and tools needed to reuse and analyze data.- Serve as the depository coordinator and designated contact for the libraries with GPO, MARCIVE, IRS, EPA, the Library of Michigan (state documents) and the University of Minnesota (regional library); represent the Libraries at professional meetings related to WMU's Federal Depository status.- Ensure all FDLP regulations for depository libraries are fulfilled.- Support research and scholarly communication throughout the University using government information (federal and state) and data through consultation, instruction and outreach.- Develop and maximize partnerships within the libraries and relevant University departments in collaboration with other librarians, as well as with state and federal government information programs.- Participate in cross-departmental committees and working groups and represent the Libraries on University-wide committees and groups as appropriate.
Minimum Qualifications: - A master's degree from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).- One year of library or related experience.- Demonstrated experience with U.S. federal government documents and data sources and their use.- Demonstrated experience working with statistical datasets and the ability to effectively communicate with faculty, students and staff about textual, numerical and spatial data resources.- Public service orientation and knowledge of user needs for teaching, learning and research.- Ability to work independently with varied user groups in a complex organization and function collaboratively in a rapidly changing team environment.- Excellent analytical, organizational, problem-solving, oral and written communications and interpersonal skills.- Evidence of ability to research and publish academic work for presentation and publication in accordance with standards for tenure and promotion.
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic progr...ams to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.