Collections & Research Librarian for Life Sciences
Position Number: 00001572
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The NCSU Libraries serves as the gateway to recorded knowledge and information for the NC State community and its partners, offering a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining the best faculty and students to the university. For more information about the Libraries, please see http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/aboutthelibraries/ Part of the Libraries newly formed Research Collaboration division, the Collections & Research Strategy department focuses on utilizing innovative analytics, deep integration with the university community, and creative use of the digital environment to develop and manage collections aligned with the strengths of the university. Librarians in Collections & Research Strategy collaborate with faculty and students at the intersection of research, emerging tools and technologies, and scholarly communication. In support of the Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program, a University-wide effort to bring faculty from multiple disciplines together to address the grand challenges of society, the department assigns a librarian as liaison to each of the program's clusters.
Essential Job Duties: The Collections & Research Librarian for Life Sciences: * Leads collaborative collection management in the life sciences with emphasis on plant sciences and affinity disciplines. * Provides expert services for faculty, staff, and students across the research life cycle including information discovery, data curation, visualization, research computing, and scholarly communication. * Fosters collaboration and interdisciplinary interactions among faculty and other stakeholders by supporting and collaborating with interdisciplinary research teams. * Participates in ongoing collection assessment and collection management activities. * Serves as liaison with select departments within the College of Sciences and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. * Identifies emerging trends in life sciences research and recommends strategies for aligning library services accordingly. * In collaboration with research administration at NC State, advises researchers in evaluation of grant opportunities and in meeting funder and university requirements for providing public access to publications and data resulting from research. * Participates in library planning; serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams. * NCSU librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field.
Minimum Education/Experience: ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or equivalent advanced degree
Department Required Skills: * Academic preparation in life sciences, plant sciences, or related discipline or relevant experience in these areas. * Experience with collection development. * Experience supporting faculty and researchers across the life cycle of research, teaching, and learning. * Demonstrated understanding of the scientific process and the use of impact metrics and related tools to support researchers. * Interest in open research practices and incentives. * Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. * Capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities. * Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * Knowledge of emerging trends in data curation, bibliometric analysis, visualization, or research computing. * Advanced degree in life sciences, plant sciences, or related discipline. * Experience with project planning and project management.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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