Research Data & Infrastructure Librarian
Position number: 00106775
The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Research Data & Infrastructure Librarian to join the Libraries’ Digital Library Initiatives department. Digital Library Initiatives develops and delivers an information environment that significantly advances end-user resource discovery and use of library services. Digital Library Initiatives has produced a number of unique and widely used systems to improve service to library users, including the Lentil photographic social media archival collecting system and the QuickSearch bento-box style single-search system. The department is currently developing new projects in areas including library service and resource discovery, assessment and analytics, data visualization, social media archives, research services, application virtualization, visualization services, and support for digital research and scholarship. The Digital Library Initiatives department maintains a culture of collaboration, with a focus on supporting everyone’s professional growth, providing opportunities for mentorship, and welcoming diverse perspectives.
The NCSU Libraries provides services in support of research data management across the university. As a member of the Libraries’ research data management team, and in collaboration with partners in the university’s Office of Information Technology and Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development, the Research Data & Infrastructure Librarian advances library services that support data management throughout the research lifecycle.
- Advances the development of research data management services in collaboration with the Libraries’ Research Data Committee and library technology staff.
- Establishes working relationships with stakeholders across the university research enterprise.
- Designs and delivers data management workshops and instruction sessions to various colleges, departments, and research units at the university.
- Consults with researchers to enable them to better manage, describe, archive, preserve, and make available university research data.
- Partners with technology staff on development of technical solutions to meet emerging research data management needs.
- Collaborates with staff in the university’s Office of Information Technology and other university units on providing support for use of centrally available research data storage.
- Monitors evolving funder data management and access policies and requirements, informing and educating the university community and research librarians about changes and new developments.
- Participates in library planning; serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.
- NCSU librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field.
- ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or equivalent advanced degree.
- Demonstrated experience with research data management practices and tools.
- Knowledge of best practices and technical challenges related to research data management.
- Evidence of ability to work well with faculty, students, and staff in a consulting and instructional capacity; experience developing and delivering workshops and training sessions.
- Ability to think creatively and identify new areas of opportunity across the institution.
- Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
- Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution.
- First-hand knowledge of issues and challenges related to data curation.
- General familiarity with metadata standards, identifier schemes, digital repository systems, and related applications and services of relevance to research data.
- Familiarity with data sharing policies for federally funded research and emerging practices for compliance with funder requirements.
- Familiarity with existing domain-specific and general-purpose data repository services.
- Demonstrated awareness of issues related to privacy and confidentiality for human subjects research and other research involving protected data.
Salary and Benefits
The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position. Librarians have non-tenure track faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include: 24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. See the Benefits and Leave Administration page for more information.
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable. Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website. For assistance with this process contact NCSU Libraries Personnel Services Office (919) 515-3522.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148.
- Jason Ronallo Nomination Committee Chair, Department Head, Digital Library Initiatives
- Bertha Chang Acting Associate Head, Collections & Research Strategy
- Hilary Davis Department Head, Collections & Research Strategy
- Jennifer Garrett Head of Digital Research Education & Training
- Nicky Andrews NCSU Libraries Fellow
- Lisa Ruth Associate Head for Recruiting and Visitor Relations