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E-Research Librarian

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The University of Ottawa
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The University of Ottawa Library seeks a dynamic, innovative and collegial individual to lead the development of services to support the management of digital research data through all stages of its life cycle. The successful candidate will be a creative and flexible individual who works well in a challenging and changing environment.

The E-Research Librarian leads initiatives which assist faculty and students in managing the lifecycle of data resulting from research projects of all types. In collaboration with librarian colleagues and campus partners the incumbent develops sustainable services to support collecting, describing, preserving, accessing and re-using digital research data. The E-Research Librarian works with librarians and other campus partners to understand needs and workflows within different disciplines, and to evaluate and recommend online tools, systems and services that facilitate research data management throughout the entire research cycle.  Developing educational support for the stewardship of research data is a key aspect of this position; to this end, the E-Research Librarian will keep abreast of new norms, developing practices and policies of research funding agencies. Collaborating with librarians and researchers across disciplines, the incumbent also contributes expertise in information science and linked open data to research projects.

  1. A Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from an ALA accredited institution;
  2. Four (4) years of professional experience, or fewer, depending on relevance of experience to the position;
  3. Experience with the research processes used in one or more academic disciplines typically acquired through the completion of an advanced degree in a data-intensive area, with particular focus on the research lifecycle of data and the associated issues, technical challenges and best practices associated with it;
  4. Demonstrated familiarity with institutional, data, or subject repository systems;
  5. Familiarity with semantic web and linked open data concepts, common metadata standards and demonstrated understanding of database technologies.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations;
  7. Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, presentation and instructional skills;
  8. Evidence of ability to provide leadership in program development including successfully implementing new services;
  9. Bilingual (English and French), written and spoken, including the ability to teach in both official languages.
Application Procedure: 

Applications, accompanied by an up-to-date curriculum vitae, should be submitted no later than Friday, June 2nd, 2017 by 5:00pm

Ms. Leslie Weir
University Librarian
University of Ottawa Library
65 University Private
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

The University of Ottawa Library thanks all those who apply.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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