Data Services Librarian at Clemson University – Clemson, SC


Clemson University Libraries seek an entrepreneurial librarian to lead the Libraries data management initiatives. The Data Services Librarian will develop and provide services that support faculty, researchers, and students in the discovery, use, preservation, and visualization of data. The Data Services librarian will coordinate and teach instruction sessions and programming related to research data management and provide consultations for researchers in collaboration with subject librarians. This is a 12-month tenure track Faculty position and works under the direction of the Head of Library Technology.


Responsibilities include:

  • Provides support and instruction in data management tools and techniques required by faculty, researchers, and students to find, describe, preserve, and visualize data
  • Assists researchers with the review of data management plans and development of grant proposals
  • Analyzes and assesses campus data management needs, current initiatives, and future directions
  • Develops and implements plan for the Libraries to provide and sustain data services for the University community
  • Works collaboratively across the Libraries to support various initiatives including Open Access, Open Educational Resources, and digital initiatives
  • Develops partnerships and works in collaboration with campus offices that provide research data services to support the University’s research mission
  • Maintains awareness of rapidly evolving best practices and tools/resources related to data management
  • Engages in professional development such as attending conferences, workshops, and webinars related to job functions
  • Designs and teaches data management instruction sessions, workshops, and programs; creates instructional materials and research guides in a variety of formats
  • Participates in outreach to promote library resources and services
  • Develops a focused program of high quality research and creative accomplishments, consistent with professional responsibilities and the Libraries’ mission and goals


Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship or other relevant graduate degree as deemed appropriate by the Libraries
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data management practices, data curation practices, and preservation principles and practices
  • Understanding of the research life-cycle as demonstrated by education or work experience • Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience or demonstrated potential supporting researchers with data services, including review of data management plans, data discovery, and data storage
  • Familiarity working with common funding agency requirements, such as NSF, USDA, NEH, NIH
  • Familiarity with software used for statistical and/or qualitative analysis and data visualization
  • Demonstrated understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Application Instructions

Applicants should electronically submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio: Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and three (3) reference contacts. Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by March 15, 2019 will be guaranteed consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

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