Assistant/Associate Professor - Data Librarian University Libraries - Tenure Track
Western Michigan University
January 12, 2018
Major Duties: The Data Librarian collaborates across the WMU community to develop and provide coordinated support for data management and curation that is responsive to local needs. This position provides consultation and reference services on finding and using data, builds awareness and support for managing data and educates the community on best practices for data use, collection, management and preservation. This position also manages the WMU Libraries Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) collection and selection profile.The position is part of the Research Services Department responsible for curation, preservation, and promotion of specialized collections, planning and executing digital projects, and providing research and educational services in support of specific program areas. The position will participate in library-wide activities and committees and may also supervise staff.- Provide the WMU community with educational support for best practices for data management and curation.- Identify and locate data sets, provide support for access, use and reuse of data.- Assist researchers in developing data management plans and in the creation, preservation, documentation and responsible use of data.- Serve as the Federal Depository Library coordinator and ensure FDLP regulations are fulfilled.- Conduct individual research support consultations, workshops and instruction sessions.- Develop partnerships with relevant university departments and within the libraries to increase the visibility and usability of data resources.- Support research and scholarly communication throughout the university.- Participate in committees and working groups in the Libraries and university-wide as appropriate.
Minimum Qualifications: - A master's degree from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association.- One year of library or related experience.- Demonstrated knowledge of data information literacy competencies including data management planning.- Experience working with data-sets.- Ability to work independently and collaboratively.- Excellent oral and written communications and interpersonal skills.- Evidence of ability to research and create academic work for presentation and publication in accordance with tenure and promotion standards.
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.