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Data Services and Management Subject Specialist Librarian

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123563
Title: Librarian (Open Rank)
Functional Title: Data Services and Management Subject Specialist Librarian
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: USG-Shady Grove Center
Campus/College Information:

The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is a regional higher education center of the University System of Maryland (USM) located in Rockville, Maryland. USG is an innovative partnership of nine public universities providing access to more than 80 high-demand undergraduate and graduate degrees specifically selected to respond to the workforce needs of the county and region. USG currently serves over 3900 students enrolled day-time, evening, full-time and part-time degree programs. The campus is projected to grow to 7500 students and is planning additional facilities to expand its health sciences and engineering degree offerings.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Priddy Library is seeking an innovative and enthusiastic information professional to serve as the Data Services & Management Subject Specialist Librarian at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). The successful candidate will lead the development and provision of the Data Management and Visualization Lab. Working closely with faculty, students, and staff, the Librarian will build relationships in order to support research and teaching with a focus on promoting and providing data services for finding, manipulating, analyzing, visualizing and managing data. Through research consultations, classroom instruction, and other programming, the Librarian will help the Library meet curricular needs by increasing the visibility of available data-related resources and services. The Librarian will provide subject-specific information literacy instruction, maintain strong relationships with faculty and students in assigned undergraduate and graduate programs, and enhance curricula and research innovation at USG.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Masters in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or from a master’s level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country. Or an advanced degree in data management, statistics or related field with relevant experience by date of appointment.


  • Experience providing reference and research assistance in an academic or special library
  • Experience using electronic devices
  • Experience with information literacy instruction
  • Familiarity with data discovery, analytical techniques, and statistical methodologies
  • Familiarity with local and national data repositories, public data sets and data management plans
  • Familiarity with software for statistical, quantitative and/or qualitative analysis, such as SPSS, Stata, SAS, R, NVivo, GIS
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools, such as Tableau, or D3.js
  • Familiarity with data cleaning tools such as OpenRefine or features of Excel
  • At least two years of professional or workplace experience
  • Experience with or aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and students
  • A deep understanding of data lifecycle research process
  • Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication, open access, institutional repositories, and other trends in information science
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and enthusiasm for the integration of new technologies into the delivery of information services
  • Experience with collection development
  • Experience using digital and web technologies in the delivery of library services
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse and multicultural faculty, staff, and student community
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work successfully in a complex, dynamic environment with competing demands
  • Strong commitment to public service
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well both independently and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty, and staff in a rapidly changing and dynamic environment
  • A commitment to continuous professional development through participation in local, regional, and national forums
Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 12/19/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 01/31/2018
Physical Demands

Work is performed in an office environment and requires the ability to operate standard office equipment and keyboards

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Masters in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or from a master’s level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country and/or an advanced degree in data management, statistics or related field with relevant experience by date of appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
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