Research Data Management Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 2016-06-03

Employer: Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University School of Medicine

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Data Services

  • Serve as a library consultant to IUSM faculty, researchers and project teams on the development of data management plans for grant applications and research data stewardship, including serving as a collaborative team member for data management throughout the research process. 
  • Contribute to university- and campus-wide initiatives to develop policies, services, and infrastructure that enable faculty and students to preserve, and share, and curate their research data. 
  • Develop, enhance, deliver, and assess research data workflows for IUSM faculty, students and staff. 
  • Provide and contribute to research data management curriculum and course development, training and workshops for IUSM students, faculty, and staff in data management best practices and standards, and available IU services. 
  • Collaborate with the University Library Center for Digital Scholarship in the development of research data sharing and curation services related to the institutional data repository, DataWorks. 
  • Coordinate ongoing training and support for library staff on research data management fundamentals and services to further incorporate data management, citation, and preservation into library services. 
  • Track and engage with current tools and methodologies for computationally centered, data-driven research (data mining, visualization, text mining, etc.). 
  • Actively advocate, and promote the value of research data services within the institution. 


  • Cultivates partnerships and collaborates with university faculty on projects including teaching, grants, manuscripts, paper or poster presentations
  • Contributes to the overall development and innovation of the library and the profession by participating in library, campus, university, state, regional or national meetings, committees, workgroups and task forces or by representing the library on consortia.
  • Develops a full network of contacts within assigned liaison areas (departments/units, institutes, and centers) and anticipates and meets their information needs. 
  • Teaches orientation sessions, course-integrated instruction and workshops for library clientele. 


  • Maintains current knowledge of the trends and issues in higher education, scholarly communication, research practice and health care. 
  • Pursues an active and ongoing career plan in the areas of job performance, professional development/research support and service. Standards are outlined in the IUPUI Promotion & Tenure Guidelines:
  • Designs and implements a plan for continuing education, continuing professional development and actively contributes to the development of health sciences librarianship through scholarly and service activities. Participates on other projects and initiatives as assigned. 


  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree or advanced degree in relevant field.
  • Relevant experience in providing research data services to health sciences researchers. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data management and curation practices.
  • Ability to maintain knowledge on a broad range of research data topics, including data management practices, data policies, sharing and reuse, data citation, and stewardship. 
  • Familiarity with digital repository systems, such as Fedora/Hydra, DSpace, Islandora, Archivematica, or others.
  • Ability to work in a collegial, collaborative work environment and maintain positive professional working relationships with faculty members, supervisor, and peers. 
  • Ability to advise faculty on metadata requirements related to data requirements. 
  • Record of scholarship, teaching, and/or active membership in a professional organization. 


**Preferred: **

  • Experience that includes cross-disciplinary subject knowledge and a research background in data management in one or more areas of science or humanities. 
  • Background in managing data as a lead for a lab or disciplinary project that generates large amounts of data for preservation, publication or re-use.
  • Coursework or certification in research data management, curation, or digital preservation

Archived on: 2016-06-17