Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Data Services Librarian

UWM Libraries seeks an energetic, knowledgeable, and technologically capable individual to serve as a Data Services Librarian. This position supports the campus need to address quickly evolving data management processes. The successful candidate will play a leadership role creating a campus environment for successful discovery, use, and management of locally and externally available data especially in the areas of science and social science research. Duties include providing assistance to researchers who need help developing a data management plan, including data curation issues related to creation, documentation, and metadata standards; developing and promoting an understanding of the theory, principles, and evolving practice of scholarly communication; and developing library services to support the data curation needs of faculty, staff, and graduate researchers to meet the data management and sharing requirements of various funding agencies. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Libraries for User and Research Services.


  • Reporting to the Team Leader, the Catalog/Metadata Librarian will work with team members to:
  • Define, create and coordinate appropriate descriptive and subject access to the Libraries’ resources, performs original and complex copy cataloging and classification;
  • Collaborate with MARC and non-MARC metadata creators on the team and throughout the UWM Libraries to ensure uniform application of standards for resource description, and provide interpretations of developments as they evolve;
  • Assist with the application and interpretation of appropriate metadata schema to the Libraries’ resources;
  • Maintain knowledge of current issues and trends in national and international resource description standards and emerging technologies, and is expected to participate and contribute to the profession;
  • Participate in the documentation and implementation of local policies and procedures for resource description, and contribute to project management and planning cataloging and processing workflow;
  • Participate in the training and supervision of interns, fieldworkers and student employees.
  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, or the equivalent from an ALA-accredited program
  • Evidence of subject background and/or relevant experience in sciences, social sciences, or engineering
  • Evidence of experience with or knowledge of data management and curation
  • Demonstrated understanding of developments and trends in data services and tools
  • Evidence of excellent organizational, communication and presentation skills
  • Advanced degree in sciences, social sciences, or engineering
  • Experience with geospatial data
  • Demonstrated understanding of metadata standards
  • Demonstrated proficiency with current statistical packages
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively interact and work with diverse groups, including colleagues, faculty and students in collaborative and team environments
To apply:

Applicants must submit a letter of application, a current resume, transcripts, and names/addresses of three current professional references.

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Applications must be received on or before 8-4-13.

Questions may be addressed to Craig Wesley, 414-229-6201 or email to

If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.

UWM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Employment will require a criminal background check. For the UWM Campus Security Report see

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