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Staff/Faculty Positions

Data Services Librarian (Open Rank)

Position #:  119128

  • Opened Date:  September 14, 2016
  • Closing Date:  October 10, 2016

The primary responsibility of the Data Services Librarian is to serve as the technical lead to develop and design novel, sustainable data services throughout all stages of the research data lifecycle. S/he serves as the expert on technology and tools to support University of Maryland researchers and partners as they manage, analyze, share, communicate, and preserve their research data. The Data Services Librarian must collaborate closely with UMD Libraries’ staff to ensure Research Data Services are aligned with the diverse needs of a broad variety of researchers, and s/he takes the initiative to identify and support the technical needs of researchers as well as suggest improvements and new services or workflows. The Data Services Librarian also actively participates in programs and projects in Digital Programs and Initiatives including but not limited to the institutional repository (DRUM), digital publishing, and digital collections.

Reporting to the Manager, Digital Programs and Initiatives, the Data Services Librarian supports the collection, description, storage, and assessment of data acquired or generated by researchers. S/he engages in technical consultations with researchers to identify needs, provides instruction in tools for data collection, description, analysis, and exploration, and coordinates closely with both technical and non-technical staff throughout UMD Libraries to deploy solutions for data management. He or she helps cultivate partnerships and strengthen collaborations between researchers, curators, technologists, and administrators.

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Library Services Technician - Night/Weekend Circulation (Contingent 1)

Position #:  08311619

  • Opened Date:  September 2, 2016
  • Closing Date:  September 16, 2016

To provide circulation services on evenings and weekends and to act as the building and student assistant supervisor during this time. Responsible for operation of Circulation Unit during shift, including problem resolution where possible and proper referral to Unit head or other supervisors when required. Performs duties independently and without direct supervision. Must be able to apply knowledge of policies and procedures to non-routine situations when they arise.

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Digital Projects Librarian (Open Rank)

Position #:  102698

  • Opened Date:  August 22, 2016
  • Closing Date:  September 25, 2016

The Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting (DCMR) department manages digitization and conversion operations throughout the Libraries, performing in-house and arranging vendor-based projects. Primary focus is on digitization and conversion for preservation and access as well as collection development and planning. DCMR primarily digitizes special collections or rare materials for staff or patron requests and performs large-scale digitization projects. DCMR is a department within UMD the University Libraries’ Digital Systems and Stewardship (DSS) division. DSS strategic mission is to manage and to enable management and use of the UMD Libraries’ digital assets in all formats and media, in all phases of their lifecycle.

Reporting to the DCMR Manager, the Digital Projects Librarian will be a self-directed, production-oriented individual who will manage digitization projects, primarily grant digitization projects, and projects related to the grants for the University of Maryland Libraries. The incumbent will collaborate with staff in DCMR, Digital Programs and Initiatives, and many other collection departments in the Libraries; the Librarian may also collaborate with campus and other external partners. S/he will provide technical guidance and support to collection managers and other project team members in pursuing and managing digitization grants, support the processes and workflows specified in projects, and manage the assets created until they are ingested and archived. The Digital Projects Librarian will collaborate on writing grants in support of digitization projects, though the position is not contingent on grant funding. This position is intended to sustain or expand the Libraries’ ability to fund and support mass-digitization projects in all formats.

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R Software Developer (Contingent II)

Position #:  122108

  • Opened Date:  July 27, 2016
  • Best Date of Consideration: August 29, 2016

The R Software Developer will provide programming in support of a National Science Foundation Advances in Biological Informatics grant entitled Advanced mathematical, statistical, and software tools to unlock the potential of animal tracking data, This project focuses on adapting mathematical and statistical methods from geostatistics, physics, signal processing, and computer science for the analysis of animal tracking datasets. The centerpiece of the project is the continuous-time movement modeling (ctmm; analysis package for the R environment for statistical computing. This package implements the methods developed by the project team and serves as the interface with the community of ecologists and conservation biologists studying animal movement processes.

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If you have any questions regarding Staff and Faculty positions, contact Aishar Pinnock at apinnoc1[@] or 301-405-9249.