Reproducibility Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 2019-09-19

Employer: University of Florida

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The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida seek a Reproducibility Librarian to develop an institutionalstrategy for education and support of transdisciplinary research reproducibility and open science. This position will be located in the Health Science Center Library (HSCL) in Gainesville. The Reproducibility Librarian is a year-round tenure-track library faculty position. The person who fills this positionleadsin designing and implementing a multifaceted program to enhance campus-wide efforts to promote and improve research reproducibility from design to dissemination. The Reproducibility Librarian participates as an active member oflibrary-and campus-wide teamsto developprogramming for and supportinformation retrieval/storage, data science,and research. The incumbent will provide interdisciplinary information consultation services in a variety of modes, design workshops to promote research reproducibility, perform course-integrated instruction, and participate in the Health Science Center Library’s teaching program. The position is responsible for special projects as assigned, such as new service development and evaluation, and development of web-based resources. The librarian works collaboratively in group efforts and maintainsprofessional relationships with faculty, students and colleagues.

The Smathers Libraries encourage faculty and staff participation in reaching management decisions. Consequently,theReproducibility Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students, staffand faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the Libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally-rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences,races, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives. The Smathers Libraries recently committedto a new strategic direction ofengaging with diverse populations within the University and local community whileensuring that the Libraries are a safe, supportive and welcoming learning environment for all users. The Reproducibility Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meetlibrary-wide criteria for tenure and promotion. 


  • Develops a nationally-recognized program in library-based research reproducibility education and support services at the George A. Smathers Libraries in collaboration with colleagues across the libraries and campus
  • Provides expertise and consultation services in the areas of research reproducibility and open science to students, staff, and faculty at the University of Florida
  • Designs and provides instructionalprograms on techniques toenhance research reproducibility and conduct open science, including the documentation and preservation of experiments and computational analysis
  • Participates as an active member of library-based teams such asAcademic Research Consulting & Services (ARCS) (,which includes librarians specializing in data management, bioinformatics, and informatics
  • Participates as an active member on campus-wide groups such as the UF Data Management/Curation Working Groupand the Informatics and Analytics Task Force
  • Provides library liaison services to faculty, researchers,students, and staff in assigned Health Science Center departments and programs. Liaison services include instruction, training, consultation, collection development, and other user-centered services as identified
  • Contributes to university-wide initiatives to develop and design policies, services, and infrastructure to enable faculty and students to preserve and make available their data, code, and experimental protocols
  • Partners with colleagues to promote a research data environment that embraces the FAIR Principles( for scientific data
  • Collaborates with library departments and colleagues to develop library infrastructures and services that enhance access to research data and code, workflows, documentation, and analytic tools
  • Cultivates relationships with other faculty and researchers to identify opportunities for library partnershipswithin the University and the local community
  • Maintains an awareness of current tools and methodologies for computationally-centered, data-driven research and reproducible research workflow development
  • Performs scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with tenure and promotion criteria


  • Graduatedegree in a data-intensive discipline, Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited (or foreign equivalent) program, or other relevant advanced degree
  • For appointment at the Associate University Librarian rank, eight years of relevant experience
  • Initiative, flexibility and the ability to adapt to a complex, rapidly changing academic environment
  • Abilityor potential toparticipate ina dynamic and collaborative team to pioneer the development and implementation of a vision for a comprehensive research reproducibility and open science program thatsupportsthe university’s interdisciplinary research initiatives
  • Ability to think creatively and analytically in developing, assessing, and promoting the use of library services, technologies, and collections through a variety of outreach efforts
  • Knowledge of funding agency requirements for data sharing and data management plans, including butnot limited tothe health sciences
  • Ability to initiate and manage collaborative projects and develop policiesrelatedbut not limitedto data management and research reproducibility initiatives
  • Commitment to including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in research, teaching, service and other work
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to engage with diverse audiencesand in a variety of activities including but not limited to one-on-one consultations, whole-class teaching and presentations
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with researchers, faculty, students, administrators, library colleagues and the general public
  • Strong potential for meeting the requirements of tenure and promotion (outlined at

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