Title: Data Services Librarian
Category: Librarian (Open Rank)
Department: Digital Programs and Initiatives
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 
15 Paid Holidays Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

The University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 
faculty at the University System of Maryland’s flagship campus and constitute 
the largest university library system in the Washington D.C./Baltimore area. 
The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research 
goals of the university. Recent membership in the Committee on Institutional 
Cooperation, a robust organization of Big Ten member institutions, is 
particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the 
university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

The primary responsibility of the Data Services Librarian is to serve as the 
technical lead to develop and design novel, sustainable data services 
throughout all stages of the research data lifecycle. S/he serves as the expert 
on technology and tools to support University of Maryland researchers and 
partners as they manage, analyze, share, communicate, and preserve their 
research data. The Data Services Librarian must collaborate closely with UMD 
Libraries’ staff to ensure Research Data Services are aligned with the diverse 
needs of a broad variety of researchers, and s/he takes the initiative to 
identify and support the technical needs of researchers as well as suggest 
improvements and new services or workflows. The Data Services Librarian also 
actively participates in programs and projects in Digital Programs and 
Initiatives including but not limited to the institutional repository (DRUM), 
digital publishing, and digital collections.

Reporting to the Manager, Digital Programs and Initiatives, the Data Services 
Librarian supports the collection, description, storage, and assessment of data 
acquired or generated by researchers. S/he engages in technical consultations 
with researchers to identify needs, provides instruction in tools for data 
collection, description, analysis, and exploration, and coordinates closely 
with both technical and non-technical staff throughout UMD Libraries to deploy 
solutions for data management. He or she helps cultivate partnerships and 
strengthen collaborations between researchers, curators, technologists, and 

Required Qualifications/Education/Experience:
• Proficiency with at least one programming or scripting language, such as R, 
Python, JavaScript, or Ruby.
• Knowledge of issues and technical challenges related to use and archiving of 
digital data.
• Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited 
institution of higher education by the start of employment, or an advanced 
degree in a relevant field.
• Experience administering, developing, or designing databases (relational, 
hierarchical, or graph based).
• Familiarity with institutional or subject repository systems such as Fedora, 
DSpace, Dataverse, or comparable products.

For the full position description including preferred qualifications, please go 

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the 
University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on 
the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. For additional 
information, consult the following 

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at 
https://ejobs.umd.edu. No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be 
legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries 
will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover 
letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail 
addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until October 
10, 2016.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative 
action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and 
regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified 
applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is 
committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not 
discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, 
physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity 
or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political 
affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the 
First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and 
activities, and admissions.

Job Type: full-time
Telecommute: No
Job URL: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/46024
Contact: Joshua Westgard (westg...@umd.edu)
Tags: Databases, Digital repository, Research Data, Scripting

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