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We are searching for an experienced Librarian I/II – Learning and Research Support, Research Data Management at our Detroit campus location. Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society.
Essential Functions (Job Duties):
Wayne State University seeks an innovative, energetic, initiative-taking, and digitally focused library professional to serve as a Learning and Research Support / Research Data Management Librarian with a focus on the STEM disciplines. This hybrid position works in the team-based Learning and Research Support and Research Data Management areas, under the supervision of the Associate Dean of Libraries and Archives. As a liaison to the STEM disciplines, this position will provide learning and research support services, including reference, instruction, and research and scholarly communications support. Supplementing liaison duties with a functional specialization in research data management, this position will participate in library teams and projects related the curation and management, sharing, stewardship, and preservation of the university’s research data.
Provide user-focused library services in the sciences, including library instruction and general and virtual reference for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff.
Serve as liaison and selector for STEM disciplines and develop strong library collections in the sciences.
Support the Scholarly Communications initiatives of the library as assigned.
Cultivate data literacy, supports responsible data practices, and collaborate to offer scalable and sustainable research data services.
Provides organizational leadership for WSULS research data management (RDM) programs.
Works with the Office of the Vice President for Research, C&IT, and other research and technology units to provide services that meet researcher and institutional responsibilities regarding research data.
Identifies and creatively responds to emerging researcher data management needs.
Promotes the value of responsible data practices and supports researchers in adopting and implementing such practices.
Provides individualized consultation and group instruction to faculty, staff, and students across campus on research data management and sharing.
Maintains awareness of the national and international research data landscape, including policies, repositories, and tools, as well as of trends and best practices in academic librarianship, research data management, and data management services.
Actively engage in work to advance excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Other duties as assigned.
Salary & Benefits:
Salary and rank: This position is an Employment Security Status track appointment. The maximum starting salary for a Librarian I is $60,000 and for a Librarian II is $63,800. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Wayne State offers dental and health plan options, TIAA/CREF or Fidelity, tuition assistance for employees and family members, relocation assistance and liberal vacation benefits.
The Campus and University Libraries:
The University Library System includes Library Operations and User Services, Library Administrative Services, Shiffman Medical Library, Arthur Neef Law Library, the School of Library and Information Science, the Walter P. Reuther Library and the Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET). For more information, please visit: http://www.lib.wayne.edu.
Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA- accredited library school.
Customer-service orientation; excellent organizational and communication skills; skill in building relationships with diverse clientele; flexibility in coping with changing environments and handling multiple priorities; working in teams and independently; initiative to acquire new skills; knowledge of principles of evaluating print and electronic resources; evidence of innovation in delivering library services.
Experience in an academic library providing reference services, including demonstrated knowledge of electronic resources; experience in collection development and library instruction.
Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
Academic preparation in the sciences.
An undergraduate or advanced degree in a physical or biological science, mathematics, or a related field.
Experience in a science library or research facility with exposure to research and research data service concepts and skills.
Advanced knowledge of research data lifecycles and of the range of data services supported in research libraries, including curation and management, sharing, stewardship, and preservation.
H01 – University Libraries
H0106 – Public Services
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Background Check Requirements:
University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting work. If you are offered employment, the University will inform you if a background check is required.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Wayne State University is a premier institution of higher education offering more than 350 academic programs through 12 schools and colleges to more than 33,000 students in metropolitan Detroit.
Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
How to apply
Nominations or questions regarding this position may be directed via email to Paul Beavers, Interim Associate Dean of Libraries and Archives, at [email protected].
For consideration, please submit electronically a complete resume and letter of interest including contact information for at least 3 professional references to requisition number Req910 on Wayne State University’s Wayne Talent career site at https://jobs.wayne.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.