The Research Data Librarian is a part of Randall Library's newly developed Scholarly Research Services (SRS) team designed to support UNCW's recently elevated status as a doctoral university and serves as Randall Library's functional expert on the range of data services increasingly supported in research libraries, including data curation and management, analysis and presentation, sharing and stewardship.
This position develops, delivers, and assesses library services that support faculty, researchers, and students in the discovery, use, preservation, and visualization of data. This position, in collaboration with liaison and SRS librarians, provides outreach, consultation, and instruction on the use of secondary data, data management plans, data sharing and preservation options, and the interpretation of data in various contexts to faculty, researchers, and students. The librarian collaborates with colleagues in the library to support individual researchers and scholars as well as partnering with other campus units involved in research data support. The Research Data Librarian actively contributes to and promotes data curation services in the institutional repository as well as in disciplinary data repositories.
This is an 11-month, renewable, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Senior Associate Director for Library Information Technology and Scholarly Research.
Research Services to Users
Analyze and assess campus data management needs, current initiatives, and future directions
Actively engage with faculty, researchers, and students across campus to understand their needs, build collaborations, and promote library services.
Identify software and tools and develop services supporting the discovery and management of research data.
Data preservation and repositories
Provide active curation (e.g., in accordance with FAIR data principles) for research data in NC DOCKS/UNC Dataverse institutional repository.
Assist researchers in meeting funders' or publishers' requirements for research data sharing by preparing and depositing research datasets in appropriate digital repositories
Facilitate and contribute to further development of data repositories and support adjacent services (e.g., PID, Crossref/DOI, ORCID) Outreach and coordination with campus
Conduct outreach and promotion for the library and campus community on topics related to accessing, using, manipulating, and managing data
Participate and work collaboratively with faculty and staff in committees, task forces, and working groups in the library and on campus, especially those involved with research data services Instruction and consultation
Develop and deliver instructional programming and workshops on data-related topics and tools
Create learning materials, documentation, and research guides in a variety of formats describing tools, guidelines, best practices, and services
Deliver one-on-one consultations to faculty, researchers, and students regarding research data needs, including assistance in finding, using, and preserving research data, including review of data management plans and development of grant proposals
Partner with liaison librarians to serve the research data needs of specific disciplines and support data-intensive instruction across the campus
Provide training to librarians and library staff on data related topics General library responsibilities
Provide in-person and on-call research help during scheduled Research Help Desk shifts, providing individual research assistance in person, by phone, email, and chat
Support the mission and strategic plan of Randall Library and as such engage and participate in library-wide meetings, committees, and decision-making
As a faculty member, participate in university and professional activities, including research, conference presentations, publications, service, and other evidence of scholarly activity
Keep current with developments in librarianship, particularly in areas related to research data services
Understand and promote Randall Library's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program, or other relevant advanced degree and relevant experience
Experience in an academic or research library
Demonstrated knowledge of data management practices, data curation practices, and preservation principles and practices
Demonstrated understanding of the research processes used in a range of disciplines, with particular focus on the research lifecycle of data
Experience or demonstrated potential supporting researchers with data services, including review of data management plans, data discovery, and data storage
Familiarity with funders' or publishers' requirements for research data management and sharing
Working knowledge of open data sources for the discovery of datasets suitable for research or coursework
Demonstrated experience with research data curation best practices, including retrieval, preservation, and metadata standards
Background or experience indicating an ability to become proficient with data visualization and analysis tools such as D3.js, Tableau, NVivo SAS, SPSS, Python and R
Experience with data management and cleanup techniques and tools (e.g., OpenRefine, DMPTool, DMPonline, Git/GitHub, Open Science Framework)
Demonstrated teaching, instruction, or presentation skills for a range of audiences, including faculty and students
Experience with data repository platforms, such as Dataverse or DSpace
Knowledge of current issues in scholarly communication and publishing, research funding, Open Science, and discourses on reproducible research
Experience with grant writing
Demonstrated ability to establish strong rapport with multiple constituencies in order to effectively collaborate and build partnerships inside and outside of the library and university
Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment
Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Demonstrated understanding of the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:
Academic Affairs is the central division for implementing the academic mission of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Through effective academic policies, practices, and programs, it provides leadership for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and creative work as well as service to local, regional, and global communities. William Madison Randall Library supports the University's mission through the provision of information resources, services and programs relevant to the needs of its students, faculty and staff. It also serves as a rich cultural resource for the surrounding community and the region. To accomplish this mission, the library provides (1) diverse collections of informational resources in multiple formats and specialized technologies to enable the creation of new knowledge; (2) efficient access to those informational resources and technologies; (3) assistance and instruction in identifying, evaluating and interpreting information; (4) a safe and comfortable facility which stimulates intellectual curiosity and reflective thinking; and (5) programs that connect scholars and interested individuals with information and expertise to inspire lifelong learning. Scholarly Research Services provide guidance and support to UNCW faculty and graduate students who are conducting and disseminating research, scholarship, and creative works, with an emphasis on those using emerging technologies and techniques.
To receive full consideration, please be sure you have completed the 'Work History' section of the application before you apply for this position.
Also, please provide a cover letter that describes which specific skill set you are interested in and your work experience that will support being successful in this role. Three or more professional references are required.
For more info/to apply visit http://jobs.uncw.edu. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.
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About The University of North Carolina Wilmington
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, nati...onal origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.