Research Data & Infrastructure Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 2018-03-07

Employer: NCSU Libraries

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The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Research Data & Infrastructure Librarian to join the Libraries’ Digital Library Initiatives department. Digital Library Initiatives develops and delivers an information environment that significantly advances end-user resource discovery and use of library services. Digital Library Initiatives has produced a number of unique and widely used systems to improve service to library users, including the Lentil photographic social media archival collecting system and the QuickSearch bento-box style single-search system. The department is currently developing new projects in areas including library service and resource discovery, assessment and analytics, data visualization, social media archives, research services, application virtualization, visualization services, and support for digital research and scholarship. The Digital Library Initiatives department maintains a culture of collaboration, with a focus on supporting everyone’s professional growth, providing opportunities for mentorship, and welcoming diverse perspectives.

The NCSU Libraries provides services in support of research data management across the university. As a member of the Libraries’ research data management team, and in collaboration with partners in the university’s Office of Information Technology and Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development, the Research Data & Infrastructure Librarian advances library services that support data management throughout the research lifecycle.

Minimum Education/Experience

ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or equivalent advanced degree.

Departmental Required Skills

Demonstrated experience with research data management practices and tools. Knowledge of best practices and technical challenges related to research data management.  Evidence of ability to work well with faculty, students, and staff in a consulting and instructional capacity; experience developing and delivering workshops and training sessions. Ability to think creatively and identify new areas of opportunity across the institution. Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities. Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

First-hand knowledge of issues and challenges related to data curation. General familiarity with metadata standards, identifier schemes, digital repository systems, and related applications and services of relevance to research data. Familiarity with data sharing policies for federally funded research and emerging practices for compliance with funder requirements. Familiarity with existing domain-specific and general-purpose data repository services. Demonstrated awareness of issues related to privacy and confidentiality for human subjects research and other research involving protected data.

Archived on: 2018-08-24