Data Curation Librarian

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Created: December 17, 2013


Assistant or Associate Professor, Tenure-Leading Data Curation Librarian

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries is seeking a highly motivated and intellectually curious individual to provide leadership for the management and preservation of digital assets. We are redefining the role of librarians within the University through engagement in scholarly communication, e-science, and data management. The Data Curation Librarian (DCL) will work with researchers at UNL to facilitate the management of digital assets to preserve digital information and knowledge produced at the University. The DCL will develop a plan to ensure effective acquisition, description, preservation, security of, and provision of access to digital objects that must be preserved for fixed or indefinite periods. This 12-month tenure-leading position follows the scholar-practitioner model. The DCL reports to the Director for Computing Operations and Research Services, University Libraries.


Together with other Librarians and other campus partners, the DCL will act as a resource for students and faculty with respect to issues of data stewardship, digital methods for research, and emerging digital resources; Advise librarians on data management issues; Assist in data extraction, reporting, and monitoring compliance with established data management protocols; Work closely with information technology staff and archivists to collect, prepare, and ingest data sets and other digital assets; Manage access, retention and preservation of digital assets for the University Libraries in collaboration with the University Archives; Assess Libraries faculty and staff needs for professional development and training in this area; Monitor and research new data curation approaches and technologies that may be applicable to digital asset preservation; Facilitate the implementation of data service innovations; Serve on the Data Management Group, a Libraries-wide group which coordina! tes training and data services best practices; Partner with interested parties on campus to coordinate stewardship of digital information; and Commitment to engage in scholarship worthy of promotion and tenure as a faculty member of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. To see full qualifications and to apply for this position, go to and search for job requisition #F_130230.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but applications received by December 31, 2013 will be assured of full consideration. Review of applications will begin January 2, 2014 and continue until the position is filled or the search closed.

SALARY: $51,000 minimum. Salary is negotiable and will be based upon qualifications of the successful candidate.

STARTING DATE: February 1, 2013; Negotiable.

The University of Nebraska has an active National Science Foundation ADVANCE gender equity program, and is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.

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Published: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 16:45 UTC

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