e-Research Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 2011-10-18

Employer: University of Maryland Libraries

Employer URL: http://www.lib.umd.edu/


The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking an e-Research Librarian in the Post-Master’s Program. This is a two year position which will provide an opportunity for a new librarian to gain exposure to an academic library environment and exercise leadership in the development and implementation of policies and practices relating to e-Research, a new area of engagement for the Libraries. The incumbent will help define a completely new role for librarians, which will allow them to become more closely integrated into the educational and research process at the University of Maryland.   Reporting to the Director of Public Services, the e-Research Librarian: actively participates in university-wide initiatives to develop and design policies, sustainable services, and infrastructure to enable faculty and students to preserve and make available their research data; partners with internal units (such as GIS and DRUM – Digital Repository at the University of Maryland) and external units (such as the Office of the Vice President for Research, Office of Information Technology, and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities) to develop a data-publishing model that leverages library services in support of data management and preservation; assists faculty with development of data management plans for grant applications; serves as an active member of the Public Services Division, contributing to divisional initiatives and leading specific projects; working closely with subject librarians, incorporates support for data management and preservation into library services; maintains close engagement with issues relating to scholarly communications such as copyright, open access, and data management and preservation.

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education received December 2008 or later.
  • Demonstrated subject knowledge and experience in sciences or engineering including understanding of issues related to scientific research and scholarly publishing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues and technical challenges related to use and archiving of datasets. 
  • Familiarity with academic, research, or special libraries.

Archived on: 2011-10-30