Job Title: Digital Research Services Librarian for the SciencesJob Description:
Title: Digital Research Services Librarian for the Sciences
Departments: Research Services; Digital Learning and Scholarship
Management Center: University General
Location: Kelvin Smith Library
Supervisor Name and Title: Brian Gray, Team Leader Research Services & Roger Zender, Team Leader, Digital Learning and Scholarship
The Digital Research Services Librarian (DRSL) is responsible for managing a balanced portfolio of four key activities in support of the programs in the sciences: (1) digital services; (2) client engagement; (3) collection management; and, (4) research support.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Department: The DRSL has regular contact with the Team Leaders to whom the position reports to ensure excellent service. The DRSL has moderate contact with staff on all levels of the organization to support the provision of library services. Occasional contact with managers and staff of other units in the library as required by projects.
University: The DRSL consults frequently with faculty, including assigned liaison faculty, faculty committees and other department administrators to determine teaching and research informational requirements to make appropriate information management decisions. Work regularly with faculty to develop, review, and improve information management policies and procedures. Consult occasionally with other campus librarians to coordinate information management decisions for the provision of library services. Consult with staff throughout the university to develop and implement programs for the delivery of services to students and faculty.
External: Participate in local, regional and national organizations to maintain a network of informational professionals. Infrequent to occasional collaboration with colleagues in OhioLINK and other academic libraries. Infrequent to occasional contact with vendors to support print and electronic resource selections in assigned subject areas.
Students: Frequent daily communication with students to provide assistance and information resources to support their education and research needs.
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but may supervise non-exempt staff, student employees, and temporary full or part-time workers.
Education/Licensing: An advanced degree in a science discipline (Master’s degree required, doctoral degree preferred) An additional ALA-accredited MLS preferred.
Experience: The initial rank of the DRSL will be based upon the qualifications of the individual with regard to that person's professional knowledge, abilities and skills; contributions to the profession through service and scholarly endeavors; and, professional qualities consistent with university and library values. Required qualifications include: professional-level work experience in an academic library or equivalent research setting; demonstrable understanding of the research processes employed in a range of disciplines with particular focus on the research data lifecycle; demonstrated expertise employing digital tools for e-research, including big data management and curation, text mining, research practices relating to data, preservation, and retrieval; demonstrated ability to lead change. Desired qualifications include: demonstrated initiative and productivity working in team based projects and across organizational boundaries; knowledge of national and international best practices in digital scholarship and data curation; familiarity with data management requirements of federal agencies; experience with grant writing or data management plan development.
General office/library environment.
The application information is available at https://employment.case.edu/psp/erecruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL
The notation "Siegal" in the online catalog refers to the Aaron Garber Library of the Siegal College of Judaic Studies at 26500 Shaker Blvd. Cleveland OH 44122. The Aaron Garber Library is the academic library of the College and the central library of the Cleveland Jewish community. It includes 30,000 volumes, plus periodicals, language tapes, music and text CDs in English, Hebrew and Yiddish. The Library's electronic catalog is part of the online library system managed by Case Western Reserve University, and is included in OhioLINK, the statewide electronic academic catalog system. Online borrowing privileges are reserved for students registered at Siegal College. Community members are welcome to browse the catalog, visit the Garber Library and borrow materials.
For further information, contact by email, or call 216-464-4050 x131 or 132.