Data Services Librarian

at Rockefeller University (view profile)
Published April 15, 2022
Location New York City, New York
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Education Requirements Master's degree in library/information science or related fields or another relevant advanced degree with experience in data management, scholarly communication, or the research lifecycle.
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency US$ 75,000 annual salary
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Twitter Handle @RockefellerLib


The Data Services Librarian is primarily responsible for the development, implementation, outreach and support of Data Management activities at Rockefeller University.

This role encompasses development and implementation of a robust Data Management service that provides training, support and assistance throughout the research data life cycle, including creating fundamental infrastructure such as data repository, data catalog, metadata schema, and ontology for Rockefeller University.

Considerable knowledge of Data Management principles, including FAIR data and data sharing, tools available for researchers such as DMP Tool, and changes in the Data Management landscape from the perspective of funders and publishers are required to fulfill essential responsibilities.

The Data Services Librarian will work with the University Librarian, Assistant University Librarian, and Rockefeller IT Department to ensure that the appropriate services are developed, implemented, and improved upon and that they remain functional and relevant.

The Data Services Librarian will be involved in the development and implementation of the Library’s “embedded librarian” program and the search for an appropriate electronic notebook product for the University.

The secondary role of the Data Services Librarian includes generating reports detailing research productivity (publications, preprints, etc) as required for the Rockefeller University Administration and maintaining the author publication database.

Also in this role Data Services Librarian will act as the Public Access Compliance Monitor for NIHMS/PMC and will ensure all publications from Rockefeller University of compliant with all federal mandates regarding open access, and providing support and guidance for scientists and lab managers, and developing training and workshops around this topic.

In addition to the above tasks, as a part of the Library team,  the Data Services Librarian will take part in providing general reference services related to the various platforms offered by the Library including but not limited to Scopus, Web of Science, PubMed, Scifinder, Pharmaprojects, Datacite, Endnote, Zotero, Libguides. This encompasses developing and maintaining libguides relating to the various platforms, developing training sessions, providing group or one on one assistance, identifying new and relevant platforms to better serve the Rockefeller University community, producing emails/blog posts to update the Rockefeller University community on Library products and services, and assisting in the generation of reading lists for various on campus seminar/lecture series.

The Data Service Librarian will also staff the circulation desk and assist patrons on-site, via email, and virtually.

As a member of the library’s staff, the Data Services Librarian also be required to be available to perform job related duties during emergency situations. In some instances this may require coming to campus during hours outside of traditional working hours.

Please see our job post for full description and requirements.