Data Management Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 2015-05-11

Employer: The University of Washington

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The University of Washington Libraries seeks a creative and energetic librarian to provide leadership in the ongoing development and implementation of the research data curriculum. The Data Management Librarian works closely with subject librarians and other Libraries experts in identifying content and delivery, as well as collaborating with campus partners. The librarian implements, maintains, and continually evaluates the Research Data Services Communication Plan.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties

The Data Management Librarian develops and implements a data curriculum, and designs and conducts classes and walk-in workshops utilizing new modes and tools in providing guidance and instruction in the areas of data discovery, data literacy, and data management best practices for library staff and users. The librarian collaborates with faculty and other partners to integrate data management skills into the UW’s curriculum. The librarian implements and continually evaluates the Research Data Services Communications Plan to broaden programmatic reach and to keep the university community informed about policies and activities regarding data services. With other members of the Data Services Team, the librarian conducts needs assessments and measures instructional outcomes to ensure program effectiveness.


  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Minimum of two years post-MLIS experience in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for teaching and developing user-oriented training and informational resources.
  • Demonstrated competence in using current technologies and multimedia tools in the creative design, enhancement and delivery of instruction.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively build partnerships and work collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity, and flexibility, and evidence of success in conceiving, implementing, and managing new programs and services.
  • Evidence of excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Evidence of the ability to handle multiple, complex projects simultaneously within established timeframes but with occasionally changing priorities and conditions with minimal supervision.


  • Familiarity with, and commitment to, the discovery, use, and management of data.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues, trends, and current applications of the role of data in research and scholarly communication.
  • Evidence of the ability to design effective assessments of student learning and use of the data collected to guide personal teaching and professional development.
  • Experience assisting researchers with data management planning.

Archived on: 2015-05-12