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Data Management Services Librarian

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Data Management Services LibrarianThe Data Management Services Librarian will lead the Libraries’ initiatives to assist faculty and students in managing the lifecycle of data resulting from research projects of all types, and develop a data services program to support use, curation and reuse of data. The position will catalyze progress in data management by engaging with the research practices of faculty and students and through positioning services and expertise at appropriate points in the research process. The successful candidate for this position will engage the campus in broader conversations around e-science and e-scholarship and will forge new collaborations and relationships that extend the Libraries’ capacity to support the University’s interdisciplinary initiatives. The librarian selected will collaborate with the Geospatial Information Librarian, the Digital Humanities Librarian, the Head of Digital Content Services, and Head of Digital Initiatives in order to develop an integrated set of data services supporting individual researchers and scholars as well as departmental or cross-institutional research teams. The position will initially focus on social sciences and humanities research data.Responsibilities:• Lead development of a data management services program to serve the needs of faculty and students across theUniversity, but with initial focus on the social sciences and humanities.• Investigate the current practices of researchers relating to data creation, use, and preservation.• Provide consultation services for faculty and students on data-related issues and challenges arising from their research.• Collaborate with Office of Research and appropriate administrators within the Colleges to increase faculty awareness of funder requirements for data management plans.• Provide consultation services for faculty and students on data-related issues and challenges arising from their research.• Collaborate with the Geospatial Information Librarian, the Digital Humanities Librarian, the Head of Digital Content Services, and Head of Digital Initiatives in order to develop an integrated set of data services supporting individual researchers and scholars as well as departmental or cross-institutional research teams.• Plan and conduct professional development opportunities for subject librarians, Area Studies librarians and archivists on data management issues specific to their assigned departments.• Represent the Libraries at consortial and other meetings concerning data curation and management issues.Required Qualifications:• An ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree.• Understanding of the research processes used in a range of disciplines, especially in the humanities and social sciences, with particular focus on the research lifecycle of data.• Demonstrated experience with data management and curation, with particular focus on research practices relating to data, format migration, preservation, reuse and retrieval.• Familiarity with data management requirements of federal agencies.Desired Qualifications:• A second advanced degree (M.A. or higher).• Demonstrated initiative in working across organizational boundaries.• Knowledge of national and international trends in data management and curation.• Experience with data visualization software and tools.• Experience with grant writing or data management plan development.• Demonstrated ability to lead change.About The Ohio State University:Founded in 1870, The Ohio State University is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 56,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences, and the professions.The Ohio State University Libraries contribute to the University’s eminence as dynamic partners and campus leaders in advancing inquiry and discovery for OSU, the state of Ohio and for an ever expanding community of world scholars. Additional information about The Ohio State University Libraries is available at http://library.osu.edu. Additional information and a position description are available at http://library.osu.edu/about/jobs/faculty.Rank/Salary:The position is a full-time, permanent, 12-month tenure-track faculty appointment and reports to the Head of Research Services. Salary and faculty rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.Benefits:The University offers competitive benefits in the form of 22 days vacation, 15 days sick leave, 10 holidays, hospitalization, major medical, surgical-medical, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, and life insurance at 2.5 times one’s annual salary. State and alternative retirement choices are also available. For a summary of benefits, see http://hr.osu.edu/hrpubs/ben/fs- bensummaryreg.pdf.Application:Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Preference will be given to applications received by August 5, 2013. Please send cover letter, CV, references and salary history and requirements via email using the subject line to identify the position title to Greg Newman at newman.25@osu.edu.Contact Information:Greg Newman Human ResourcesThe Ohio State University Libraries305 Thompson Library1858 Neil Avenue MallColumbus, OH 43210To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer.

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