Data Services Librarian

Bloomington, IN
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Salary: Competitive and commensurate with education and experience
Created: October 21, 2020


Seeking innovative, collaborative, team-oriented Data Services Librarian to provide research, teaching, learning support across wide variety of academic and research programs.  Data Services Librarian will develop, deliver, and assess library services, programs, infrastructure, and collections to support the use of data, data literacy, data management, and data curation and preservation.  This position supports students and faculty alike through instruction and consultation, providing support and education for the use of secondary data, assists researchers with data management plans, data sharing and preservation options, and facilitates the interpretation of data in various contexts.   

Responsibilities: Develop innovative services and resources to support research and teaching in the areas of research data management, research tools and workflows, data ethics, sharing, and preservation, and open science; develop and implement policies and strategies at the library and university levels for a sustainable approach to support public access to products of research; deliver expert one-on-one consultations to faculty, students, and staff supporting research data needs and consult on strategies and tools across various aspects of the data lifecycle, especially data management planning, data cleaning and ethics, and repository services; develop and provide outreach and instructional programs, workshops, and training materials to support data science courses and promote data literacy (e.g., data management planning, preservation, best practices and tools); promote the Libraries’ culture of diversity and inclusion, and support the values outlined in the Libraries’ Diversity Strategic Plan (

Qualifications: Required: ALA-accredited graduate degree in library or information science or international equivalent; candidates with advanced degree in a relevant subject area and appropriate experience in academic setting will also be considered; experience with data management, data curation, and data repositories with a focus on research practices relating to secondary data, data set acquisition and stewardship, and the reuse, reproducibility, and retrieval for data sources; experience instructing and consulting with students or faculty on concepts of data literacy including discovery, ethical data use, management, and sharing; understand and promote the Libraries’ culture of diversity and inclusion, and support the values outlined in the Libraries Strategic Plan (, and the Libraries’ Diversity Strategic Plan (; ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track position at the IU Libraries (

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in information or data science, or related degree in the life, health, or physical sciencesl in-depth knowledge of current issues in scholarly communication and publishing, research funding, Open Science, and discourses on reproducible research. . For complete posting with additional responsibilities, required and preferred qualifications, and benefit programs information go to

To apply: For full consideration, applications must be received by Friday, November 13, 2020.

  Position remains open until filled. Interested candidates should review application requirements and submit their application at Questions regarding position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 205, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email:

Expected start date:  April 1, 2021.

  For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to  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, gender identify or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.



How to apply


Jennifer Chaffin, Director
Libraries Human Resources
Herman B Wells Library 205
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405


Published: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 22:46 UTC

Last updated: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 22:46 UTC