Head of Research Information & Impact Services

at University of Miami (view profile)
Published August 30, 2022
Location Coral Gables, Florida
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Education Requirements ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree or relevant advanced degree
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $80,000
Hourly or Salary? Salary


Head, Research Information & Impact Services

University of Miami Libraries

The University of Miami Libraries (UML) seeks nominations and applications for a collaborative, innovative, service-oriented professional to serve as Head of Research Information & Impact Services, a new role within UML.  The Head of Research Information & Impact Services provides vision, direction, and co-ordination across the UM Libraries for the current and future development of research information services for a broad range of university constituents.  Reporting to the Associate Dean for Digital Strategies, the Head is responsible for developing, advancing, and promoting services for faculty, researchers, and students to support them in their research journeys.  These services include providing guidance on scholarly identity management, research visibility, research impact, scholarly output, and metrics literacy.  The Head designs and delivers consultative services and other instructional programs to researchers related to scholar visibility and impact metrics.  The Head works with librarian colleagues to support them with researcher requests regarding bibliometrics and researcher profiles, and compiles publication data reports to meet requests from campus administrators and academic units.  The Head of Research Information & Impact Services works to develop a broader understanding of research impact and metrics literacy within the Libraries and across the institution.  The Head oversees the growth and day-to-day operations of Scholarship@Miami, which serves as the authoritative and institutionally managed record of the research output and creative work of University of Miami scholars.  The Head leads a team which includes a Scholarly Communications Librarian for the Performing Arts & Humanities and a Digital Publishing Specialist; close collaborators include colleagues from the University of Miami Calder Medical Library, the Marine & Atmospheric Science Library, Data & Visualization Services, the Research & Assessment Librarian, and the Research Navigator from the Office of Research & Scholarship.

Key duties and responsibilities for this position will include:


  • Provide vision and direction for the Libraries’ research information and impact services; strengthening existing services and developing new services;
  • Develop, promote, and provide consultative services and training to researchers on scholarly identity management and researcher profile management;
  • Develop, promote, and provide consultative services and training to researchers on the use of research metrics, including guidance around citation analysis, disciplinary differences in publishing and metrics, methodologies used to construct research impact indicators, and the use of bibliometric and altmetric resources;
  • In collaboration with library colleagues, co-ordinate and manage requests for the compilation of research output and bibliometric data for researchers, administrators, and campus units;
  • Manage the day-to-day operations and development of Scholarship@Miami; coordinate work to support researcher disambiguation and the harvesting of research output;
  • Serve as a resource for scholarly communication issues including open access, open data, APCs, and public access policies, as they relate to federal grants, i.e.: NIH, NSF, NEH; provide information on publication venues;
  • Manage and foster the day-to-day work and professional development of a team that includes a scholarly communications librarian and digital publishing specialist;
  • Stay abreast of trends, tools, and technologies related to research information management and research impact; effectively communicate their implications to library and campus stakeholders;
  • In pursuit of the Libraries’ and University’s strategic objectives, models the University’s “DIRECCT” values (diversity, integrity, responsibility, excellence, compassion, creativity, and teamwork).


  • Network, collaborate, and actively participate in local, regional, national, or international organizations focused on research information management systems; research identity management, open scholarship, and scholarly communication;
  • Represent and promote the University of Miami Libraries in local, state-wide, regional, national, or international organizations as appropriate;
  • Serve/participate in University organizations, committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate;
  • Lead library-level committees, taskforces, and/or special projects.