Clemson University Libraries seek an entrepreneurial librarian to lead the Libraries data management initiatives. The Data Services Librarian will develop and provide services that support faculty, researchers, and students in the discovery, use, preservation, and visualization of data. The Data Services librarian will coordinate and teach instruction sessions and programming related to research data management and provide consultations for researchers in collaboration with subject librarians. This is a 12-month tenure track Faculty position and works under the direction of the Head of Library Technology.
Data & Research Services
Provide support and instruction in data management tools and techniques required by faculty, researchers, and students to find, describe, preserve, and visualize data.
Assists researchers with the review of data management plans and development of grant proposals.
Analyzes and assesses campus data management needs, current initiatives, and future directions. Develops and implements plan for the Libraries to provide and sustain data services for the University community.
Works collaboratively across the Libraries to support various initiatives including Open Access, Open Educational Resources, and digital initiatives.
Develops partnerships and works in collaboration with campus offices that provide research data services to support the University’s research mission.
Maintains awareness of rapidly evolving best practices and tools/resources related to data management.
Engages in professional development such as attending conferences, workshops, and webinars related to job functions.
Instruction & Outreach
Designs and teaches data management instruction sessions, workshops, and programs; creates instructional materials and research guides in a variety of formats.
Participates in outreach to promote library resources and services.
Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities
Develops a focused program of high quality research and creative accomplishments, consistent with professional responsibilities and the Libraries’ mission and goals.
Actively participates and demonstrates leadership in professional responsibilities that serve the Libraries, University, profession, and community.
An ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship or other relevant graduate degree as deemed appropriate by the Libraries
Demonstrated knowledge of data management practices, data curation practices, and preservation principles and practices
Understanding of the research life-cycle as demonstrated by education or work experience
Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
Experience or demonstrated potential supporting researchers with data services, including review of data management plans, data discovery, and data storage
Familiarity working with common funding agency requirements, such as NSF, USDA, NEH, NIH
Familiarity with software used for statistical and/or qualitative analysis and data visualization
Demonstrated understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace
Internal Number: 43474
About Clemson University
The libraries on Clemson’s main campus are the R.M. Cooper Library, the Gunnin Architecture Library, the Education Media Center, and Special Collections and Archives. Other facilities include the Clemson Design Center Library in Charleston and the Library Depot in Anderson, which houses high-density storage, records management, the digitization lab, and technical services. The libraries employ 28 faculty, 62 staff, and over 70 students. Clemson Libraries is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), Lyrasis, and the ACRL Diversity Alliance, and actively participates with other South Carolina institutions through the statewide consortium, PASCAL. For additional information about Clemson Libraries, visit our website at https://libraries.clemson.edu/about-the-libraries/
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