Liaison to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Related Joint Institutes, and Interdisciplinary PhD Programs

Posted to IASSIST on: 2018-04-25

Employer: The University of Tennessee Libraries

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The University of Tennessee Libraries seeks an enthusiastic, collaborative and highly motivated individual for a newly created position that connects the UT Libraries and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Research Library. The successful candidate will support graduate students, faculty, and researchers at the ORNL joint institutes and interdisciplinary PhD programs.

This position maintains awareness of the research needs of those in the joint institutes and the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education and collaborates with UT librarians and ORNL to deliver a range of library and research support. This position provides specialized library expertise and data support for researchers in these programs. This position will proactively build partnerships to provide in-depth consultation, engagement and instruction and to connect researchers with UT librarians and ORNL. This position will assist researchers and programs in demonstrating research impact and provide guidance with data location, manipulation and research visualization. Fostering communication and collaboration, this position will enhance research support offered by UT Libraries and ORNL partners. 

Required -

  • Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Demonstrated understanding of the research process and impact in the sciences
  • Willingness to gain expertise in supporting data sciences through professional development opportunities and experience
  • Ability to engage and serve diverse user populations and information environments
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills include the ability to build relationships across professional and disciplinary areas
  • Proven commitment to customer service and user experience
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member

The successful candidate must exhibit the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals. Other expectations include:

  • Flexibility and enthusiasm to work in a culture of continuous learning/innovation to meet changing needs
  • Eagerness to engage with a broad range of researchers across disciplines and institutions
  • Ability to define and communicate best practices for evaluating research productivity
  • Exceptional skills in advocating for resources and demonstrating value based on a thorough analysis of key performance indicators
  • Willingness to handle ambiguity by engaging in an agile approach to producing deliverables

Archived on: 2018-08-24