The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at
University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative,
forward-thinking Data Services Librarian to provide robust research
data-related services for UMB faculty, staff, and students. This
dynamic librarian advances the Library’s efforts in data sharing
and in research data management, discovery, and access.
The Data Services Librarian is a member of the Data and
Bioinformation Services Department. They will join a data services
librarian and bioinformationist to become a core member of the
for Data and Bioinformation Services (CDABS)
. The librarian
also collaborates with faculty and staff within the HSHSL and with
partners throughout the University. This is a permanent
status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position
reporting to the Associate Director for Research and Information
Services. For more information about the HSHSL, visit http://hshsl.umaryland.edu/
The HSHSL is actively committed to diversity within its community
and welcomes applications from people with underrepresented
backgrounds and identities. The HSHSL seeks professionals who are
invested in creating an inclusive environment by embracing empathy,
respect, and self-reflection, and who strive to incorporate those
values in their work and interactions.
- Consult with faculty, students, and staff about data aspects of
- Develop and lead instructional programming on data-related
topics and tools.
- Assist researchers in locating and accessing open and secondary
datasets for use in research.
- Assist researchers with writing data management plans.
- Identify software and tools and develop services supporting the
discovery and management of research data.
- Provide support for CDABS data visualization service.
- Engage with University partners integrating research data
services into academic programs and administrative units within UMB
schools (dentistry, graduate school, medicine, nursing, pharmacy,
- Develop marketing strategies and initiatives, and conduct
outreach activities promoting research collaboration and data
sharing programs of the HSHSL.
- Participate in the growth of the UMB Data Catalog by creating
dataset records associated with UMB-related scholarly publications
and engaging in outreach activities to UMB scholars.
- Engage actively in committees within the HSHSL, the University,
and professional organizations.
- Engage in professional development, service, and
- Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
- Background or experience indicating an ability to become
proficient with quantitative or qualitative research tools such as
R, Python, SAS, SPSS or STATA.
- Knowledge of the research data lifecycle and data management
and sharing best practices.
- Familiarity with appropriate data repositories and public data
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team
- Experience with using a variety of data analysis,
visualization, and mapping tools.
- Experience with conducting quantitative or qualitative research
and data analysis.
- Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences
- Familiarity with data curation and preservation practices
- Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences,
including faculty and students.
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the
position is filled.
Best consideration will be given to completed applications received
by Friday, April 29, 2022.
Include the following documents as part of the application package:
1) a resume or curriculum vitae; 2) three references with the
names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact
information, including email; 3) a cover letter that describes
applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also
include a statement describing the applicant’s experience in
supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work;
applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience
should note how their work will further UMB’s commitment to
diversity. 4) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating,
“I verify that my CV is current and accurate” - does not need to be
All University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) on-campus employees
are expected to be “fully vaccinated”
against COVID-19. Employees will be considered “fully vaccinated”
two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or
two weeks after receiving a one-dose vaccine.
$55,000., minimum - commensurate with
Generous benefits include choice of retirement,
medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick
leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well
as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition
remission for most programs at many campuses of the University
System of Maryland.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore campus is
located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden
Yards, Raven's Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational
waterfront destination. Baltimore City and the surrounding
metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators
offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art
collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras.
The HSHSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the
United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative
services and programs. Fifty-six FTE employees including 25 faculty
librarians staff the library. Our attractive and vibrant facility,
which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and
learning with resources, programs, and tools that promote
discovery, creativity, and innovation. The HSHSL also serves as the
headquarters for the Network of the National Libraries of Medicine
(NNLM), Region 1 and the NNLM Web Services Office.
The HSHSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing,
Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School. It supports 6300
students and over 7200 faculty and staff members. UMB is a 71-acre
research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings
including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of
Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. More details about
UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,
color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran
status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or
policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the
Staffing department at HRjobs@umaryland.edu
If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for disability
under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) during any part of
the employment process, please submit a
UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request
. You may also contact
Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for
reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this