Knowledge Management Librarian

New York, NY
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Created: December 1, 2014


 Knowledge Management Librarian

NYU Health Sciences Library welcomes applicants for the position of Knowledge Management Librarian, a faculty appointment in the NYU School of Medicine reporting to the library’s Associate Director for Research, Education, and Clinical Support.


NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center, is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research and medical education. Through our work in data management education, development of an institutional data catalog, in-depth data management work with researchers, and development of innovative new services, the NYU Health Sciences Library is at the forefront of research data management in health sciences libraries. We are seeking an innovative, collaborative, enthusiastic Knowledge Management Librarian to join our data services team.  This role includes working with partners throughout the NYU Langone Medical Center and colleagues in allied areas across the university to support current data management efforts and develop new data services, as well as providing dedicated support to one or more user communities through the library’s liaison program.


Data Management/Curation
  • Contribute to ongoing efforts to build an institutional data catalog describing datasets generated by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center, including research and development, outreach, and strategy
  • Contribute to existing research data management activities and services as part of a data services team
  • Develop new services and tools to promote and support research data management and sharing
  • Develop strategies for and provide instruction on data management best practices through online modules, group, and individual instruction

Liaison/Informationist Services
  • Provide dedicated knowledge support, e.g., consultations, systematic review support, bibliometrics, public access compliance assistance, subject guide authoring, and other assistance as appropriate to assigned user communities
  • Provide expert-level knowledge management assistance e.g., EndNote assistance, literature searching consultation, publication venue recommendation, and other support as appropriate through the library’s online user support systems

  • Serve as key communication link between library users’ needs and IT/technical teams in the development and implementation of information discovery and management solutions.
  • Serve on library teams, committees and/or task forces as appropriate
  • Serve on Medical Center committees and/or task forces as appropriate
  • Conduct and present appropriate library- and informatics-related research

Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in library/information science, informatics, computer science, or related fields
  • Working knowledge of and aptitude for technologies relevant to research, knowledge management, or other relevant biomedical areas
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, and instruction skills
  • Enthusiasm for working closely with varied users in a dynamic academic medical center environment
  • Adept at working in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Flexible, intellectually curious, and willing and able to take initiative
  • Commitment to professional development and contributing to library/information science and biomedical informatics research

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced knowledge and skills in research data management
  • Knowledge and capabilities related to Linked Open Data, RDF, OWL, Semantic Web
  • Experience analyzing, manipulating, or repurposing data with at least one programming language
  • Knowledge of metadata standards, ontologies, and common data elements
  • Experience with at least one of the following: Fedora repository, Drupal, UNIX environments, PHP/Perl programming, MySQL

How to Apply
Applicants should send a resume and letter of application to
Applications will be accepted until 12/15/2014.

The New York University School of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented group members. Federal and state legislation prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, disability, national origin, veteran, marital or parental status, citizenship, age, or sexual orientation.n.


Published: Monday, December 1, 2014 09:26 UTC

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