Data Management Librarian
(Assistant/Associate Professor – Rank TBD)
Full-Time Faculty Position
The Colorado State University Libraries is seeking a collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented librarian to provide support for the teaching, research, and data management needs of the campus community. The Data Management Librarian is part of a team that leads the development, management, and promotion of campus and cooperative digital collections and repository services. This position offers an exciting opportunity to support a scholarly communications program that will provide support services relating to organizing, preserving, and sharing of research data.
The successful candidate will work closely with staff in the Digital Library and ePublishing Services Division and other Libraries’ units to leverage the full range of library expertise and resources in building and managing the consortial digital repository, Digital Collections of Colorado (http://digitool.library.colostate.edu), and its content. This position:
- Contributes to development of policies and procedures; collaborates to develop and implement appropriate metadata strategies to enhance discovery, management, presentation, and preservation of digital collections; develops planning documents and monitors progress for projects; creates new digital collections within the repositories; and collaborates on development of web content, displays, and interfaces.
- Works with Libraries staff and members of other institutions on cooperative digital projects.
- Monitors developments related to digital repositories and services, including new data management approaches and technologies.
- Works with Libraries staff to support and promote repository services.
- Collaborates with the College Liaisons, other librarians, and campus partners to develop and support data services.
- Reporting to the Coordinator of the Digital Collection Services Department, the Data Management Librarian contributes to departmental planning, development, and evaluation of services.
Required: MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited program, completed by June 30th, 2013; demonstrated knowledge of one or more digital asset or institutional repository systems (e.g., DigiTool, CONTENTdm, DSpace); demonstrated knowledge of digital technologies, applying digital standards, and employing principles of content description, controlled vocabularies, and appropriate metadata schema/markup standards (including but not limited to MARC21, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, and XML) preferably within an academic setting; ability to work independently and collaboratively within an exciting and rapidly evolving environment; ability to work well with a diverse employee and user community; strong analytical and decision-making skills; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and the ability to meet tenure and promotion criteria.
Preferred: Additional graduate degree in a subject discipline or knowledge of research methods in a subject discipline; demonstrated interest in growing expertise in digital initiatives and technologies as they apply to open access digital repositories, scholarly communication, and data services; knowledge of digital preservation standards and best practices; knowledge of research data lifecycle concepts and issues; experience creating, reviewing, editing, and bulk loading of metadata or content for digital collections; familiarity with data interchange standards (e.g., OAI-PMH); knowledge of the semantic web and linked data; experience with integrated library systems; experience with providing research data services; understanding of best practices in data management; experience with data analytics; experience with consortial collaborations.
The Digital Collections of Colorado repository provides management, dissemination, and preservation services for research, scholarship, and creative works of faculty, students, and academic staff from several Colorado institutions of higher education. This rich resource of over 45,000 digital objects also hosts locally digitized collections of selected archival holdings to support teaching and research.
RANK AND SALARY:
Faculty status and responsibilities. Twelve-month tenure-track appointment with contract reviewed annually until tenure is granted. Rank is dependent upon qualifications. Insurance benefits are available for appointments of half-time or greater, and faculty and administrative professionals may select from several options for medical, dental, life, and personal disability insurance, as well as retirement plans. Full-time faculty and administrative professionals earn 24 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave annually. Optional deferred compensation. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
UNIVERSITY DESCRIPTION: Colorado State University was established as the land-grant institution of the State of Colorado in 1870. Student enrollment is approximately 25,000, and the University employs 1,400 academic faculty, 1,900 administrative professionals, and 2,000 classified staff. Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, a dynamic community with a population of approximately 135,000, and situated 65 miles north of Denver, at the western edge of the Great Plains and at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Averaging 300 days of sunshine per year, with low humidity and moderate winters, Fort Collins is ideally located for a variety of recreational, cultural, and family activities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), and the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries and has a comprehensive online presence at http://lib.colostate.edu.
TO APPLY: To apply, send a letter of application addressing your qualifications for the position, plus a current resume, to Ms. Sande Innes, HRS Liaison, University Libraries 1019, Colorado State University Libraries, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1019, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled; however, to ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by March 18, 2013 at 5:00pm. The search may be extended if a suitable candidate is not identified.