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Created: August 5, 2015



Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 42,000 students and almost 3,000 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its world-class contributions in research and the arts. The campus covers over 1,800 wooded acres and is distinctive for both its park-like beauty and an architectural heritage inspired by local craftsmanship in limestone.

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries ( are among the leading academic research library systems in North America, having recently been named the top university library by the Association of College and Research Libraries. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 6.6 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over 900 languages. Users can access more than 400 databases, 43,000 electronic journals, and 224,000 electronic books, as well as locally developed digital content. Of particular note are the 8-million volume high-density Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) for preservation and access to the libraries’ collections and archives, and the Lilly Library, the rare books, manuscripts, and special collections library of the Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington.

The IUB Libraries are active members of regional and national associations and consortia including the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), the Hydra community, and is a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository. IU is the principal investigator for the Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) and is working with academic library partners to develop a next generation open source library management system.  Indiana University is an organizational member of the Research Data Alliance, working internationally to bridge research data use and sharing across domains and disciplines.

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seeks a Research Data Management Librarian to be part of a collaborative team to plan and develop new services and promote existing services for research data management -- consultation, outreach and training, and repository services -- to meet the diverse needs of all scholars across the Bloomington campus.  Working across units within the Libraries —especially Library Technologies, Scholarly Communications, Digital Collections Services, the Office of Scholarly Publishing, and with subject librarians, the Research Data Management Librarian will provide data management expertise for both the libraries and individual researchers as part of the Scholars’ Commons suite of digital scholarship services. In addition to working with library units and scholars, this position will foster collaborations and relationships that complements the Libraries’ capacity to support the University’s interdisciplinary research and technology initiatives, building upon a foundation of successful library-campus collaborations to date including partnerships with Indiana University's Office of Research Administration, University Information Technology Services, Pervasive Technology Institute-Data to Insight Center, and Office of the Vice-Provost for Research.  These larger partnerships are instrumental in ensuring cohesion and collaboration in data management resources at the institutional level.

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Library Technologies, this librarian will consult with faculty, graduate students, and other researchers on data management planning and data curation activities; develop instructional programming and documentation to support scholars in this area; and work with colleagues in Library Technologies and University Information Technology Services to adapt, design, and develop tools and repository services for storing and sharing research data. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear vision of the services, infrastructure, and skills required to provide high quality assistance and tools to IU researchers. 

·         Contribute to university- and campus-wide initiatives to develop and design policies, services, and infrastructure to enable faculty and students to preserve and make available, and thus maximize the utility of, their research data.
·         Develop, enhance, deliver, and assess research data workflows for IUB faculty, students and staff.
·         Serve as a library consultant to IUB faculty, researchers and project teams on the development of data management plans for grant applications and general data stewardship, including serving as a collaborative team member for data curation throughout the research process.
·         Provide and contribute to curriculum and course development training and Libraries’ Scholars’ Commons workshops for IUB students, faculty, and staff in data management best practices and standards, and available IUB/IU services.
·         Participate in the design and development of data services relative to the institutional repository (IR).
·         Coordinate ongoing training and support for library staff on data management fundamentals and services to further incorporate data management, citation, and preservation into library services.
·         Maintain awareness of specific domain areas and build knowledge and expertise in data types, formats, and needs.
·         Track and engage with current tools and methodologies for computationally centered, data-driven research (data mining, visualization, text mining, etc.).
·         Advise on external collaborative initiatives.

·         ALA-accredited Master’s degree or advanced degree in relevant field.
Relevant experience in providing data management services to researchers.
Demonstrated knowledge of data management practices, data curation practices, and preservation principles and practices.
Ability to maintain knowledge on a broad range of data repositories including submission requirements, Intellectual Property, and use arrangements, and provide guidance on repository selection for deposit.
Familiarity with digital repository systems, such as Fedora/Hydra, DSpace, Islandora, Archivematica, or others.

Ability to work in a collegial, collaborative work environment and maintain positive professional working relationships with faculty members, supervisor, peers, and subordinates.
Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position.
·         Experience that includes cross-disciplinary subject knowledge and a research background in data management in one or more areas of science, social sciences, or humanities.
Background in managing data as a lead for a lab or disciplinary project that generates large amounts of data for preservation, publication or re-use.
Experience working in agile development, teams preferably as a product owner or product council member, including experience with software development teams and other multi-disciplinary team projects.
Coursework or certification in data management, curation or preservation.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan. This is a tenure-track academic appointment that includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves once achieving tenure. For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:
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Review of applications will begin Friday, September 11, 2015.  The position will remain open until filled.  Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 201, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email:

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Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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