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Life Sciences/Research Data Librarian

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Title: Life Sciences/Research Data LibrarianCategory: Librarian (Open Rank)Department: Public Services DivisionBenefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and PrescriptionThe University of Maryland College Park seeks an innovative, collaborative, technologically-adept, and service-oriented Life Sciences/Research Data Librarian to join the White Memorial Chemistry Library. The Librarian will serve as the liaison to the Department of Biology and the Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics and will support the educational and research activities of these departments and in the broader academic community.The Life Sciences/Research Data Librarian pro-actively builds strong relationships with faculty and other campus professionals and establishes collaborative partnerships within, across, and outside of the University. The Librarian employs technology in innovative ways to design, implement, and maintain tools and services that support the strategic educational and research goals of the University; works collaboratively with other librarians to develop high-quality digital and print collections; establishes strong collaborations with teaching and research faculty in adopting current and emerging digital technologies for learning and research; creatively designs and implements student-centered services to support undergraduate learning and research; develops an understanding of the culture of research and the new trends in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medical) publishing; and supports researchers’ data management, curation and visualization needs. The Librarian participates in departmental and library activities and serves on library- and campus-wide committees, working groups and teams; engages in professional organizations, scholarly activities, and contributes to developments in the science information field. The Librarian reports to the Head of the White Memorial Chemistry Library, a very active branch with attendance of more than 145,000 visits per year. Its proximity to the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, other science departments, as well as to lecture halls and labs has made the Library an important and valued partner in the educational and research activities of faculty and students in the sciences on campus. Requirements: • Education:• An advanced degree in the life sciences, chemistry, or related discipline OR • An ALA-accredited master's degree in library/information science PLUS a degree in the life sciences, chemistry or related disciplines• Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging technologies and how they could impact higher education and scientific research • Entrepreneurial approach to solving problems• Enthusiasm for teaching and learning • Ability to work effectively with diverse library users and staff and collaborate in a team environment • Excellent oral and written communication skills Preferred:• One or more years of relevant experience, preferably in an academic research library• Familiarity with the new trends in library services such as eScience/eResearch• Innovation in delivering information services• Experience with online instruction and embedding the library in online education• Experience with some of the major science databases such as SciFinder, Web of Science, Scopus, and PubMed• Familiarity with trends in digital scholarly communicationAPPLICATIONS: 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, resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until October 28, 2013.The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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