Data Management Librarian

at The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries (view profile)
Published April 27, 2023
Location Arlington, Texas
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited program or a related graduate degree
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $50,000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $65,000
Hourly or Salary? Salary


Job Summary:

The Data Management Librarian serves as a data manager and research partner for the UTA community providing extraordinary customer experiences and professional data management, curation, and collection development skills. Reports to Director of Research Services.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Models the Libraries’ Guiding Principles in partnership with and service to the university community

  • Provides outreach events and educational instruction, consultations, and workshops to campus and local communities.
  • Leads the Libraries consultation services for data management plans and MavsDataverse, the Libraries open data repository.
  • Participates in research and grant projects by establishing partnership and workflows to manage priorities.
  • Publishes outputs for open dissemination and advancing the open scholarship movement through open data and best practices for research reproducibility.
  • Leads development of guidelines and policies for data management and data collection development to meet the needs of the teaching and research community.
  • Serves as library liaison to academic department(s).
  • Collaborates to create and deliver curricula; offer teaching and learning experiences that integrate active learning strategies; develops and shares disciplinary expertise across multiple literacies to best meet learning and professional growth outcomes for students.
  • Collaborates in the design, implementation, and maintenance of relevant online tools and services in order to place the Libraries into the flow of teaching, learning, and research.
  • Participates in professional associations, workshops, conferences, and meetings, and contribute to the advancement of the profession and the status of the University Libraries.

Advances departmental, Libraries, and university goals

  • Be an advocate and ally for equity, diversity, justice, and inclusion.
  • Continuously assesses and iterates programs to improve services and advance initiatives.
  • Identifies and integrates best practices in service, teaching and learning, and scholarly activity.
  • Fosters an environment of continual professional development, improvement, and learning.
  • Engages in outreach and professional development that centers on supporting student success and faculty excellence.
  • Participates in committees and task forces within the Libraries, university, and the profession.
  • Demonstrates commitment to innovation and discovery in order to remain relevant in higher education and support others in doing so as well.

Perform other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited program or a related graduate degree.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of related experience.
  • Awareness of national and international trends in data management, curation, and collection.
  • One (1) year of teaching experience in an academic environment.
  • Understanding of metadata and data curation standards and practices.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to innovatively use technology and evidence-based decision-making practices to develop and implement best practices for data services.
  • Ability to communicate effectively including both verbal and written skills.
  • Model and mentoring student employees in the development of their interpersonal skills.
  • Expertise in teaching, both in person and online.
  • Commitment to developing professional knowledge and skills on a continuing basis.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity, and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community.
  • Ability to foster a positive working environment and model the Libraries’ Guiding Principles through daily actions and behaviors.


Our future colleague will also have an affinity for our Guiding Principles. These principles define HOW we do our work. These are our Guiding Principles exemplified through how we treat our colleagues:

We Care. We care about you, your success, your growth, your passions and all that you bring to the table.

We Empower. We empower our staff to be creative, think outside the box, work autonomously, and provide resources necessary for success.

We Take Ownership. We take ownership of our organizational culture and YOU take ownership of how our culture is shaped.

We Are Extraordinary. We are extraordinary because we attract and hire extraordinarily talented individuals like you!



APPLY NOW – We can’t wait to welcome you to our team.

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EEO Statement

UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.