Research Data Management Librarian

Website Old Dominion University

The University Libraries at Old Dominion University invite applicants for a Research Data Management (RDM) Librarian. The RDM Librarian will develop and deliver RDM services to faculty and graduate student researchers, be responsible for communicating developments in RDM requirements of federal agencies and publishers, provide training and consultations with faculty and students on finding, evaluating, and sharing datasets using data analytics tools and systems, build internal and external partnerships, and participate in other scholarly communication projects as needed. The RDM Librarian will have liaison librarian responsibilities (research consultations, collection development, instruction) for one or more departments, to be assigned based on Libraries needs and the skills and interests of the incumbent.

Minimum Qualifications:

1.       American Library Association accredited Master’s degree in Library & Information Science.

2.       Basic familiarity with emerging trends in research data management

3.       Basic knowledge of data collection, analysis, organization, and management.

4.       Basic familiarity with scholarly communication issues (including open access, copyright, author rights).

5.       Considerable ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

6.       Considerable organizational, time management, and project management skills.

7.       Considerable ability to work well with diverse groups of people.

8.       Basic ability to enter and manipulate data and produce reports in database software, and to create documents in word processing software, specifically the Microsoft Office Suite.

9.       Considerable ability to effectively utilize the Internet, content management systems, library databases, and citation management systems.

10.   Some research experience.

11.   Some experience working in an academic library.

12.   Considerable experience teaching, training, or presenting.

13.   Some experience working both independently and collaboratively in a demanding and rapidly changing service-oriented environment.

14.   Willingness and ability to learn data curation techniques and open science methodologies.

Preferred Qualifications:

·         Basic knowledge of tools to support data visualization, analysis, and cleanup, such as R, OpenRefine, Python, SPSS, NVivo, and ArcGIS.

·         Basic experience in data management and curation.

·         Basic knowledge of publicly available and proprietary data sources.

·         Basic knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods.

·         Basic knowledge of public data requirements for federal and other research funding agencies.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should visit to apply and include a cover letter, a resume, unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information for 3 professional references, preferably current and/or former supervisors. Applications must be submitted by April 12, 2024 for full consideration. The position will remain open until it is filled.

About ODU: Old Dominion University, located in Norfolk, is Virginia’s forward-focused public doctoral research university with more than 23,000 students, a top R1 research ranking, rigorous academics, an energetic residential community and initiatives that contribute $2.6 billion annually to Virginia’s economy.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Individuals from minoritized communities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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