(20171127) Research Data Metadata Librarian, University of California San Diego

Research Data Metadata Librarian

Research Data Curation Program

Working primarily in the Research Data Curation Program, the Research Data Metadata Librarian is also a member of the Metadata Services Program. This position serves an important collaborative role between these programs, as well as working with other programs in the Library and a wide range of campus research constituents.

Responsibilities of the Position

The successful candidate will provide consultation services to researchers and other data owners, assisting in analysis of their materials, modeling their collections, advising on techniques for metadata collection and enhancement, and ingesting collections into the Library’s digital repository. They will become deeply embedded in assessing specific researcher needs in the areas of data curation best practices, metadata for research datasets, and data ingest processes. The person will be a central link between the Research Data Curation Program and the Metadata Services Program, relaying discipline-specific metadata needs and advocating for processes and tools to support data curation work.

The successful candidate will also play a large role in developing and conducting training on metadata and data management best practices. The Library is currently focused on developing an instructional program utilizing Software Carpentry, Data Carpentry, and Library Carpentry workshops. The candidate will be expected to take part in this ongoing work, including participating in Software Carpentry teacher training and certification, and continued development of lesson plans. More generally, the candidate will actively participate in RDCP and MS outreach efforts on campus.

In addition, metadata for digital materials is actively shared between the Library’s systems and a number of other systems and services, including the University of California’s Calisphere portal, the Digital Public Library of America and the Center for Open Science’s SHARE service. Sharing metadata is expected to increase as time goes on, and the successful candidate will be expected to participate in community discussions and take a leadership role where possible.

Closing Date: Application consideration begins December 31, 2017.

Full details:  https://library.ucsd.edu/about/library-jobs/index.html

To Apply: For full consideration, please submit applications to: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01633           

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Posted Date: 
11/27/2017 to 12/27/2017