Job Bank 11/15/12

 Career Opportunities at the University of Rochester; UNC – Chapel Hill; and Virginia Tech

Data Librarian University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries

“The River Campus Libraries at the University of Rochester seeks an … Data Librarian to design and establish a new research data support service at a leading research university. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Public Services, the Data Librarian plays a key role in developing services and policies to collect, manage, curate, provide access to, and assist in the analysis of data. The Data Librarian will work collaboratively with faculty, graduate students, reference librarians, metadata librarians, and information technology staff to develop and implement a campus-wide data program.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop a comprehensive data management program to serve the needs of faculty and students from the School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering and the Simon School of Business.
  • Work in collaboration with subject librarians to build liaisons with faculty, students, and staff in the collection, curation, and reuse of data.
  • Provide support in the discovery, use, and management of locally created and externally available data.
  • Develop best practices for data management, stewardship, and sustainable programs.
  • Provide support for researchers and students on collection, storage, preservation, and use of data, including meeting funding agency data management requirements.
  • Collaborate with subject librarians to develop sustainable and domain-appropriate data services in support of research across the River Campus.
  • Participate in research support and instruction for academic departments and collaborate with subject librarians.
  • Monitor new data and metadata requirements, practices, and standards adopted by government agencies and domain groups.
  • The Data Librarian may serve as a liaison to one or more academic departments…

Salary and Benefits:

Rank and salary are commensurate with education and experience.  The University of Rochester offers comprehensive benefits; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF. Twenty-five days paid vacation and seven calendar holidays, and tuition benefits.

Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled.


Reference Job Opening ID 177760

Please ALSO send letter of application, resume, and the names, address and phone numbers of three references to:

Kelley Kitrinos, HR Administrator
Rush Rhees Library
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY  14627
E-mail address:

Available:      June 1, 2013

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an… individual for the role of Research and Design Services Librarian. Working with a team of librarians at the Undergraduate Library (, this individual will help shape the provision of research and technology services geared towards the undergraduate population. The successful candidate will develop public services for the Reference Desk and Design Lab, explore technologies supporting undergraduate education, and participate in instruction and outreach initiatives.

The Research and Design Services Librarian will lead the day to day activities of Reference Desk and Design Lab (a multi-media lab supporting scanning services and the creation of digital design projects), deliver instruction on design software and research methods, work closely with colleagues to evaluate current services, and recommend, design, and implement user-centered research and technology services.  The successful candidate will contribute to the development of online instructional materials, such as tutorials, course guides, and other instructional tools. The individual in this position will actively supervise and mentor graduate student employees from the School of Information and Library Science and participate in collection development activities for the Undergraduate Library.

The Research and Design Services Librarian reports to the Head of the R. B. House Undergraduate Library…

Salary and Benefits

This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are members of the faculty council.

Deadline for Application

Review of applications will begin on December 9, 2012. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Please visit complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of which must be a current supervisor.  Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

Suchi Mohanty
Head, R. B. House Undergraduate Library
CB# 3942
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890
Phone: (919) 962-1355 | Fax: (919) 962-2697


Three digital curation related positions are now open at Virginia Tech Libraries.  Each will play a critical role in advancing the Libraries’ eResearch programs, including digital research and scholarship services.  Visit the VT HR site for full position descriptions and to apply to be considered:

In the past year, we have hired several related positions to support eResearch programs and digital research and scholarship services:

Digital Technology Development Librarian (2)
Software Engineer
Repositories Librarian
eResearch Projects Coordinator
Systems Administrator

College Librarian for Humanities and Digital Humanities
Associate Dean, Research and Informatics

Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position is filled. The application package needs to include a resume, cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience with the responsibilities associated with the position, and the required and preferred qualifications, names of three (3) references and their contact information.

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity, and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify University Libraries.


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