E-Research Librarian

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Created: April 16, 2015


Responsibilities: The University of Ottawa Library seeks a dynamic, innovative and collegial
librarian to lead the development of services to support the management of digital research
data through all stages of its life cycle. The successful candidate will be a creative and flexible
individual who works well in a challenging and changing environment.
Setting: Located in the heart of the National Capital, the University of Ottawa is recognized as
one of Canada’s leading teaching and research institutions. With 2,000 regular faculty and
40,000 students enrolled in over 360 programs, the University of Ottawa offers a broad
spectrum of high quality programs in both English and French. For more information, see:

Description: The E-Research Librarian leads initiatives which assist faculty and students in
managing the lifecycle of data resulting from research projects of all types. In collaboration with
librarian colleagues and campus partners the incumbent develops sustainable services to
support collecting, describing, preserving, accessing and re-using digital research data. The EResearch Librarian works with librarians and other campus partners to understand needs and
workflows within different disciplines, and to evaluate and recommend online tools, systems
and services that facilitate research data management throughout the entire research cycle.
Developing educational support for the stewardship of research data is a key aspect of this
position; to this end, the E-Research Librarian will keep abreast of new norms, developing
practices and policies of research funding agencies. Collaborating with librarians and researchers
across disciplines, the incumbent also contributes expertise in information science and linked
open data to research projects.

1. A Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from an ALA accredited institution;
2. An advanced degree in a data-intensive research field;
3. Four (4) years of professional experience, or fewer, depending on relevance of
experience to the position;
4. Experience with the research processes used in one or more academic disciplines, with
particular focus on the research lifecycle of data and the associated issues, technical
challenges and best practices associated with it;
5. Demonstrated familiarity with institutional, data, or subject repository systems;
6. Familiarity with semantic web and linked open data concepts, common metadata
standards and demonstrated understanding of database technologies.
7. Demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively within and across
8. Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, presentation and
instructional skills;
9. Evidence of ability to provide leadership in program development including successfully
implementing new services;
10. Bilingual (English and French), written and spoken, including the ability to teach in both
official languages

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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