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University of Rochester – Data Librarian

Job Description – Data Librarian (#177760 )

The River Campus Libraries at the University of Rochester seeks an innovative and collaborative Data Librarian to design and establish a new research data support service at a leading research university.  Reporting to the Associate Dean for Public Services, the Data Librarian plays a key role in developing services and policies to collect, manage, curate, provide access to, and assist in the analysis of data.  The Data Librarian will work collaboratively with faculty, graduate students, reference librarians, metadata librarians, and information technology staff to develop and implement a campus-wide data program.


  • Master’s degree in science, information science, or related data-intensive discipline or a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • An understanding of the research process as demonstrated by academic or work experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues involved with data management and curation, including format migration, preservation, metadata, and data retrieval.
  • Knowledge of research data lifecycle concepts and issues.
  • Familiarity with federal funding requirements for data management.
  • Familiarity with common metadata standards such a DDI.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.


  • Experience with institutional (DSpace, Fedora, DigiTool) or subject repository systems.
  • Knowledge of trends and issues in higher education, research, and technology.
  • Demonstrated engagement with activities related to data management and preservation nationally.
  • Demonstrated interest in continuous learning and development.

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