Data Management Librarian, Cal Poly Pomona University Library


The Cal Poly Pomona (CPP) University Library invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian with a specialization in data management services.

Job Description

The Data Management Librarian understands the importance of data in relation to academic research and access to information. The person in this position will strategically develop a culture of data management practices from within the library and outward, to help our users engage more broadly in their respective fields. This person will communicate the importance of ethical data practices to prepare our users for work in various fields and inspire them to act responsibly as information citizens. Additionally, this person will enhance the co-curricular experience by promoting evidence-based research, as well as understandable and repeatable data practices.

Faculty status at Cal Poly Pomona requires excellence in teaching and advising, professional and scholarly achievements, and a commitment to service to the university.  In addition, librarians at Cal Poly Pomona participate in reference, instruction and subject liaison responsibilities. Applicants whose work  demonstrates a commitment to inclusive excellence and diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.


    • Promotes the adoption of sustainable, flexible, and interoperable data management practices to both faculty and students on campus
    • Helps faculty and students understand the lifecycle of data research and educates them on ways to create, reuse, clean, and store data ethically/strategically
    • Promotes open data practices among faculty through outreach and teaching
    • Performs workshops related to data management, rights, tools, and preservation
    • Facilitates research data management and sharing
      Understands how to create sustainable data management plans for research datasets, especially for projects in need of grant funding
    • Works with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to maintain an understanding of funding agency needs regarding research data
    • Works with faculty and students on normalizing campus research datasets so they can be ingested into the Cal Poly Pomona institutional repository
    • Reference, Instruction, and Collection Development duties as assigned

Anticipated Salary Hiring Range: $69,348 – $74,000

Minimum Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in library science from a library school program accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent
    • Evidence of potential to fulfill scholarly research and professional development requirements
    • Experience with data management across the research lifecycle, including creating, processing, analyzing, preserving, accessing, and reusing research data
    • Ability to collaborate across disciplines.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks while meeting deadlines
    • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and/or service work as well as experience working in an inclusive environment
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff in a rapidly changing information environment
    • Experience in information management or working with data in a research context across multiple disciplines

Preferred Qualifications

    • Workshop and instruction experience
    • Demonstrated experience in grant writing and data management planning
    • Experience with statistical analysis tools and methods for qualitative and quantitative research

Research Data Librarian, Digital Schoalrship Services, University of Pittsburgh

The Research Data Librarian is a full-time Librarian position in the ULS Digital Scholarship Services unit, responsible for providing support and expertise to faculty, students, and researchers engaged in research data management planning, data acquisition, data sharing, and long-term data stewardship. This position emphasizes collaborating with faculty and graduate students in the sciences and social sciences, but may support data practices and literacies in a wide variety of disciplines and with other populations. The Research Data Librarian will also work within ULS to coordinate data education, curation, and consultation activities. The position facilitates and is supported by the library’s existing cross-organizational Research Data Management team, made up of liaison librarians, archivists, and staff working in areas that contribute to data management. In this forward-facing and highly collaborative position, the Research Data Librarian draws on a broad knowledge of research data management and stewardship, communicates clearly and effectively with researchers and colleagues, and monitors and creatively responds to emerging researcher data needs. Through consults, training, advocacy, and collaborative initiatives, the Research Data Librarian supports data practices across many phases of research and learning. The position reports to the Digital Scholarship Librarian.


    • Educating members of the campus community about data management practices and theory, consulting with individuals and teams, and performing outreach in order to position the library as a collaborator in managing research data
    • Promoting the value of responsible data practices and reproducibility, emphasizing foundational considerations of privacy, ethics, attribution, and documentation when working with data
    • Supporting data literacies alongside the other members of the Digital Scholarship Services unit, particularly for research that makes use of data-intensive processes or which has specialized data management needs
    • Coordinating research data management support within ULS by leading the library’s cross-organizational Research Data Management team, made up of liaison librarians, archivists, and staff working in areas that contribute to data management
    • Coordinating with the ULS Metadata and Discoverability unit to provide metadata and ontology support for datasets
      Working with the Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing to foster Open Scholarship initiatives, focusing on research transparency, reproducibility, availability, and openness
    • Assisting researchers in meeting data management and sharing requirements of funders and publishers, for example through applications such as DMPTool
    • Supporting preparation and deposit of datasets in repositories, including D-Scholarship@Pitt, the ULS-hosted institutional repository for the University of Pittsburgh
    • Building and maintaining relationships with other University units supporting research data management, including the Health Sciences Library System, Center for Research Computing, Pitt Information Technology, Office of Research, and others

Librarians at the University of Pittsburgh are members of the faculty and are expected to demonstrate continuous professional development in addition to performing their specific responsibilities.  This expectation includes such activities as participating in and contributing to departmental, library and campus-wide committees or working groups as well as the profession at a regional, national, and/or international level, maintaining a broad awareness of current and emerging issues that affect their particular areas of expertise, participating in relevant publishing and presentation opportunities, and pursuing knowledge of professional trends and developments that can be applied to evolving research, services and collections.


    • Master’s degree or higher in library or information science or other relevant discipline
    • Academic background or relevant experience in the sciences or social sciences
    • Knowledge of research processes and the role of data within contemporary research and scholarship
    • Familiarity with foundational concepts of metadata, data formats, and systems for managing and sharing research data
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, to communicate well with various people in different contexts, to teach concepts and practical skills, and to successfully manage projects

The University of Pittsburgh Library System

The University of Pittsburgh’s University Library System ( is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and contains over 4.7 million print and electronic volumes, including access to over 300,000 journals and 570 databases. The University Library System (ULS) consists of 14 libraries and employs 75 faculty librarians and 103 staff. In addition to the ULS, the University of Pittsburgh includes libraries for the health sciences and law school.

The ULS stands at the center of intellectual life at the University of Pittsburgh, fostering connections and knowledge creation and dissemination that help faculty, students, and researchers from around the world to excel in research, scholarship and creative expression. It supports and enhances faculty and student productivity through its extensive collections, innovative Open Access publishing, and user-centered focus.

The ULS has recently enacted a major organizational realignment and is currently aggressively hiring in many areas of strategic priority, including research support, digital scholarship and creation, entrepreneurship and innovation, as we are repositioning our services to respond to and anticipate changes in research, teaching, and learning. We are also in the midst of a top-to-bottom renovation of Hillman Library, the central library of the University of Pittsburgh campus which saw 1.9 million visitors in FY17.  The reinvented Hillman ( will be a light-filled home to spaces, from vibrant to serene, for digital making and exploration, showcasing unique collections, advancing academic study, and fostering energetic, collaborative exchange.

This is an exciting time to join the Pitt library system and contribute to envisioning the library of the future.

The University of Pittsburgh

Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh ( is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. Today Pitt is an internationally recognized center of learning and research, strong in the arts and sciences and the professions. Pitt serves approximately 32,000 students, including more than 9,000 graduate students, in the 16 schools at the Pittsburgh campus and the four regional campuses. Pitt attracts, on average, more than $700 million in research funding every year.  It is also one of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright students and scholars for the 2017-18 academic year (according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs), and is among only 16 institutions in the country to be named a top producer in both the Fulbright U.S. Student and Scholar programs.  In 2018, for the second consecutive year, the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings named Pitt as the best public university in the Northeastern United States.

The City of Pittsburgh

The city of Pittsburgh is located in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains in Southwestern Pennsylvania.  Consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the United States, Pittsburgh is recognized for its natural beauty and unique blend of cultural, education, and technological resources.  Additional information on the city of Pittsburgh can be found at:


Commensurate with experience.  Comprehensive benefits package including one month vacation per year; Medical plans; TIAA/ Vanguard; and tuition assistance. Successful candidate will meet the criteria for appointment at the rank of Librarian I or II, and will be hired on an initial 3-year renewable contract. For further information, please see:

To apply

Submit letter of application and CV with the names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references via email to:  Sharon McMasters, Personnel Coordinator  (

Visa sponsorship is not offered with this position.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled; primary consideration will be given to those received by June 28, 2019.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer — Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled

Data Management Consultant, Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University Libraries Data Services is seeking a highly motivated, customer oriented, data management professional to join our team.  JHU Data Services is dedicated to providing research data management, archiving, and geospatial data services in support of researchers across Johns Hopkins.

General Summary/Purpose:

Provide consultative data management planning support and training to JHU researchers as part of the Data Services team, administratively located in the Data Management Directorate. Maintain rich understanding of data management best practices for data sharing, curating, and archiving. Track funder sharing policies and compliance expectations. Support researchers in identifying research data sharing and archiving solutions, including deposit into the JHU Data Archive.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Manage inquiries from researchers for data management support on a range of topics that support best practices throughout the research lifecycle.

Provide consultative support to researchers including evaluation of data planning needs, assessing options for sharing data, catering planning to specific granting agency or publisher requirements, and editing data management plans.

Track specific scientific and subject domain areas building knowledge and expertise in data types, formats, and needs within domains that support data management and sharing throughout the research lifecycle.

Identify data standards, metadata standards, best practices for data management, etc. to continuously build expertise and improve provision of service.

Maintain knowledge on a broad range of data repositories including their submission, Intellectual Property, and use arrangements, and provide guidance on repository selection for deposit.

Develop and deliver data management training programs, including in-person and online training materials and resources.

Proactively collaborate and coordinate to implement data management and sharing strategies, including coordinating data deposits with researchers, curating research data, and preparing collections for archiving in the JHU Data Archive.

Collaborate with colleagues throughout the university libraries and research administration to effectively communicate services to faculty, researchers, and departments.

Manage short and long-term communications and relationships with researchers, PIs, and students, including outreach and training in data management best practices.

Liaise with JHU-wide staff and administrators to support the continued integration and visibility of data management services available to researchers.


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For questions about this position, please contact:

Mara Blake,

Data Management Librarian, Senior Assistant (Tenure-Track)

The Cal Poly Pomona (CPP) University Library seeks an innovative, knowledgeable, service-oriented Data Management Librarian to begin Fall 2019. At Cal Poly Pomona we cultivate success through a diverse culture of experiential learning, discovery, and innovation. This Data Management Librarian understands the importance of data in relation to academic research, campus metrics, ethics, privacy, and access to information. This person will strategically build good data management practices from within the library and outward, to help our users engage more broadly in their respective fields. Additionally, this person will enhance the co-curricular experience by promoting evidence-based research, understandable and repeatable data practices, and use of international and national data standards so that our students and faculty will be able to demonstrate their research to the world in a powerful way.