Library Fellow for Research Data Management

Cambridge, MA
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Created: April 21, 2014


LIBRARY FELLOW FOR RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT, MIT Libraries, to work with staff within the Libraries as well as the wider MIT community. Activities will include providing research data management (RDM) services such as consultations, workshops, and maintenance of self-help services; participating in projects such as building documentation for providing RDM consulting and investigating available data management planning tools and services; conducting research and assessment to better understand research data management needs at MIT; supporting development of services to enable MIT researchers to comply with requirements from publishers and funding bodies for open access to research data (in collaboration with the Office of Scholarly Publishing, Copyright, and Licensing); exploring additional services for research data management; collaborating with related Libraries' services, such as those regarding archives, departmental liaisons, personal information management, and/or digital curation; and monitoring trends to help the Libraries stay up-to-date on RDM. Specific position/project responsibilities will be more fully developed early in the appointment, based on the strengths and opportunities presented by the appointee.

A full description and information about the application process is available at

Job Requirements:

REQUIRED: an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or an advanced degree in a relevant subject/field received within the past two years and an articulated special interest in and foundation for gaining expertise in research data management. Job #10986-O

This is a two-year appointment with a start date planned for fall of 2014.

Applications must include cover letter (speaking to interest in a career in academic libraries as well as specific skills and interest in research data management), résumé, and contact information for three references. References should be able to speak to your potential for success as a library fellow and may include library faculty, supervisors, mentors, etc.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by May 12, 2014.


Published: Monday, April 21, 2014 17:54 UTC

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