The University of Vermont Bailey/Howe Library seeks innovative, collaborative, user-focused applicants for the position of Science and Data Librarian. This position will serve as the liaison to the science disciplines in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and will support research, teaching and learning in these areas by providing library instruction, research consultations, outreach and other services. This position will also take the lead in designing and developing the Libraries’ services for supporting data management and develop training and support for data literacy within and outside of the Libraries. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the Libraries’ strategic initiative for managing scholarship and research data.As part of the Information & Instruction Services Department, this position will also be responsible for providing general reference services, classroom instruction and individual consultations, and supporting campus-wide information literacy initiatives. This position reports to the Director of Information & Instruction Services.
- Serves as the liaison to the following departments and programs: Animal Science, Biological Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Food Systems, Geology, Nutrition and Food Sciences, Physics, Plant and Soil Science, Plant Biology, and UVM Extension.
- Communicates regularly with assigned academic departments and program and assumes primary responsibility for the development, promotion, and delivery of programs and services for students and faculty in these disciplines, including providing library instruction, research consultations, outreach and other services.
- Designs and develops services for supporting data management plans required by funding agencies.
- Works with the Office of Vice President for Research, the Office of Sponsored Programs and other campus partners in support of research data services.
- Develops training and support for data management fundamentals within and outside of the Libraries.
- Participates fully in the design and delivery of general and specialized information services offered by the department, including library instruction and research consultations. Participates fully in departmental projects and services.
- Serves at the reference desk, including some nights and weekends.
- Collaborates with colleagues in Collection Management Services on collection development initiatives and issues for liaison areas.
- Collaborates with colleagues in Dana Medical Library on Libraries-wide initiatives that impact campus researchers in the fields of science, technology, and medicine.
- Maintains current knowledge of the trends and issues in higher education, scholarly communication and research practices.
- Actively participates in scholarship and service in keeping with the expectations of academic library faculty and individual workload plans.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or international equivalent;
- undergraduate or graduate degree in the sciences, or significant discipline-specific work experience in an academic library or other organization;
- demonstrated knowledge of issues and technical challenges related to data management and curation;
- demonstrated success in a collaborative environment;
- excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills;
- demonstrated commitment to scholarship, service and professional development and the potential to meet requirements expected of academic library faculty.
- 1 or more years of experience as a science librarian in an academic or research library;
- knowledge and usage of data documentation standards and tools;
- knowledge of current trends and issues in scholarly publishing and communication;
- library instruction or other teaching experience;
- knowledge of citation management programs.
Interested applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about their commitment to diversity and how they will further this goal. For more information on diversity at the University of Vermont, see http://www.uvm.edu/president/?Page=whydiversity_statement.html
SALARY AND RANK:
Salary is commensurate with rank and experience. The successful candidate will be appointed as Library Assistant Professor. The minimum salary for a Library Assistant Professor is $56,175. Generous benefit package includes: TIAA/CREF (or alternative plan), managed health care plan, and 22 days of annual leave. The library faculty is represented by United Academics.
The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than March 3, 2016.
The University of Vermont is an Equal/Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.
The University of Vermont (UVM), established in 1791, is Vermont’s public university and the largest institution of higher education in the state, with 12,000 degree students enrolled in nine schools and colleges. UVM is known as a small, premier research institution, combining the faculty-student relationships found at small liberal arts colleges with the resources of a major research institution. UVM Libraries, comprised of Bailey/Howe and Dana Medical Libraries, deliver distinctive and outstanding service to the campus community and the State of Vermont through excellence in instruction, innovation in research and scholarship, and dedication to public service. UVM Libraries use Primo as their discovery search interface, ScholarWorks@UVM as the institutional repository and offer unique digital collections via the Center for Digital Initiatives.
UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which has consistently been named a top city to live in. Uniquely situated near both Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, the surrounding area offers easy access to a variety of outdoor activities year round. Burlington enjoys a progressive economy, excellent school systems, a dynamic and stimulating cultural scene, and a vibrant and diverse social life. It is also within a short distance of several major metropolitan areas, including Montreal, Boston and New York City.