Engineering Research and Data Services Librarian

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Created: July 30, 2012


Engineering Research and Data Services Librarian
Assistant or Associate Professor of Library Administration
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available:

Position available immediately. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.


The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library is seeking an innovative, service-oriented individual to provide scholarly communication and data services support for engineering and allied disciplines.  The Engineering Research and Data Services Librarian is part of a team of librarians in the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center and the University Library who provide e-science tools and services that support the research, teaching, and public service activities of the faculty, staff, and students of the College of Engineering and affiliated units across campus. This is a new position.

Duties include:
Contribute to the development and implementation of data management tools and services to meet evolving engineering and Library-wide e-research needs.

Develop and sustain web-based research support tools and digital resource services.

Provide reference, collection management, and instructional services in the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center.

Participate in liaison activities with groups in the College of Engineering and related departments, institutes, centers, and programs.

Actively monitor College of Engineering research and grant activities and assist in supporting the
DMP (Data Management Plan) requirements for grant proposals and projects.

Monitor trends and models in e-research and data stewardship to inform the design of innovative services and knowledge creation tools.


Required: ALA-accredited Master’s degree or equivalent; knowledge of a relevant engineering or computational discipline as demonstrated by a degree in an engineering/computational discipline OR by 1-2 years  of experience providing professional services to engineering disciplines in an academic, corporate, or research library; experience using online information access tools and services such as online catalogs, local link resolvers, A&I services, digital repositories, etc.; knowledge of data management principles and practices; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with others in a team environment and within a complex and fluid organizational environment; evidence of excellent communication and analytical skills.  See for Preferred.

Salary and Rank:

Salary commensurate with credentials and experience. Librarians have faculty rank, and must demonstrate excellence in librarianship, research, and university/professional/community service in order to meet university standards for tenure and promotion. For more information, see


Published: Monday, July 30, 2012 14:17 UTC

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