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Data Curation Librarian
Position Description
August 18, 2015 2
Train researchers on the use of relevant tools, such as digital research and publishing
tools, data management planning tools, and data sharing and preservation tools, including
UT’s Trace digital repository
Represent University of Tennessee Libraries as Official Representative to data consortia
such as the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research and the Roper
Center and promote their services to campus researchers
Provide collection development and management support for research datasets the
Libraries purchases for researchers.
Provide referrals to other campus units that provide research data support, such as Office
of Information Technology and the Office of Research and Engagement.
Participate in the Scholars’ Collaborative planning and operation
Perform liaison duties for the College of Architecture in the areas of learning and
engagement, research and scholarly communication, and stewardship and collections.
Understand the curriculum, research needs, and emerging trends in the assigned liaison
Provide research support, including referrals, that addresses needs within assigned areas
Maintain a working knowledge of the acquisitions process, collections budget structure,
and library cataloging and discovery systems
Participate in general research assistance, including virtual reference and desk shifts
Conducts research, presents and publishes in relevant areas
Participates in service to the university and the profession.
ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science, or doctorate in a
relevant field.
Demonstrated knowledge of issues and technical challenges related to the life cycle of
research data
Familiarity with two or more commonly used repository platforms
Strong commitment to public service and ability to work well with diverse population of
faculty, students, and academic colleagues
Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
Ability to initiate and manage collaborative projects and develop policies
Ability to think creatively in developing and promoting the use of library services and
collections through a variety of outreach efforts
Familiarity with funding agency requirements for data management plans
Familiarity with Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS)
(ISO 14721)
Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position
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