Assistant/Associate Professor Data Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 2012-01-30

Employer: Illinois State University


The person in this tenure-track library faculty position is responsible for planning, implementing, overseeing, and evaluating the content, services, projects, systems, and other resources of the Data and Digital Materials Center (DDMC), including the operations of ISU ReD (Research and eData), Illinois State University’s new institutional repository, as well as other data sets and data curation projects managed by or involving Milner Library. ┬áThe DDMC and its initiatives support the mission of the library to advance the teaching, learning, research, and service activities throughout the university. This person works in collaboration with other individuals and groups in the library, on campus, and beyond to advance data and institutional repository projects and services.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • A second advanced degree is required for tenure.
  • At least one year of recent experience with institutional repository or data curation project management within a medium or large organization.

Competencies, Required:

  • Facility with a wide variety of data sets, including GIS and geospatial data, raw data, audio files, images and streaming media, etc.
  • Knowledge of academic scholarly production processes.
  • Familiarity with the technical aspects of institutional repositories and data curation systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, manage, and oversee complex projects, meet deadlines, and prioritize work in alignment with the service goals of the department, library, and university.
  • Knowledge of current practices and opportunities regarding institutional repositories and data curation initiatives.
  • Strong commitment to meeting the needs of users and diverse user groups in a rapidly changing academic library environment.
  • Ability to supervise, motivate, and encourage staff, with a strong commitment to staff development.
  • Ability to interact effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial, team- and project-based work environment and maintain positive professional working relationships.
  • Proficient organization skills, including, but not limited to, planning and budgeting.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

Competencies, Desired:

  • IR experience in an academic library or at a library with a comparable technology infrastructure.
  • Familiarity with licensing and purchasing agreements, rights management, and intellectual property issues.
  • A record of flexibility, creativity, and commitment to diversity.
  • Demonstrated potential to meet university promotion and tenure requirements.

Archived on: 2012-06-30