Science & Engineering Data Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 2017-05-22

Employer: Libraries at UW-Madison

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The UW-Madison Libraries seek an innovative, collaborative, outgoing and service-oriented librarian to join a dynamic and collegial team of librarians at our Science & Engineering Libraries (SEL) in expanding research and information services to the UW-Madison science and engineering community. As a member of the Engineering Liaison Team, the Science & Engineering Librarian will take a team approach to engaging with faculty, staff and students to develop and provide innovative research services. The Science & Engineering Librarian will also play a key role in developing support for research workflows and data management in collaboration with the Digital Curation Coordinator and other campus partners, such as Research Data Services.

This position will have the opportunity to impact the future of library services to the UW-Madison science and engineering community, especially geared towards librarians with interests and/or experiences in the following:

  • engineering/scientific information
  • scholarly communication and research data management
  • outreach and instruction

This position will be based in Wendt Commons Library and report to the Director of Science & Engineering Libraries.

The Libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment


  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA (American Library Association) accredited program.
  • Undergraduate and/or graduate degree in a science-related area is desirable.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and awareness of emerging trends and best practices in science and/or engineering librarianship.
  • Demonstrated instructional experience, with some classroom teaching preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively on teams.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.


  • Articulates a strong user-centered services philosophy and genuine interest in the science and/or engineering research community. (Strongly desired)
  • Demonstrated understanding of current issues surrounding scholarly communication, data management and research workflows. (Strongly desired)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and/or interest in using emerging technologies to enhance delivery of information services.
  • STEM-related background and/or experience working with the scientific research community.
  • Initiative, flexibility and the ability to creatively adapt to a changing environment.
  • 1-2 years of experience in an academic or special library, or higher education setting.
  • Demonstrated outreach experience developing working partnerships with clientele and communities.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.

Archived on: 2017-05-22