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Life Sciences/Research Data Librarian, University of Maryland, College Park MD

Department: White Memorial Chemistry Library (
Position Title: Life Sciences/Research Data Librarian

The University of Maryland College Park seeks an innovative, collaborative, technologically-adept, and serviceoriented Life Sciences/Research Data Librarian to join the White Memorial Chemistry Library. The Librarian will serve as the liaison to the Department of Biology and the Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics and will support the educational and research activities of these departments and in the broader academic community.

The Life Sciences/Research Data Librarian pro-actively builds strong relationships with faculty and other campus professionals and establishes collaborative partnerships within, across, and outside of the University. The Librarian employs technology in innovative ways to design, implement, and maintain tools and services that support the strategic educational and research goals of the University; works collaboratively with other librarians to develop high-quality digital and print collections; establishes strong collaborations with teaching and research faculty in
adopting current and emerging digital technologies for learning and research; creatively designs and implements student-centered services to support undergraduate learning and research; develops an understanding of the culture of research and the new trends in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medical) publishing; and supports researchers’ data management, curation and visualization needs. The Librarian participates in departmental and
library activities and serves on library- and campus-wide committees, working groups and teams; engages in professional organizations, scholarly activities, and contributes to developments in the science information field.

The Librarian reports to the Head of the White Memorial Chemistry Library, a very active branch with attendance of more than 145,000 visits per year. Its proximity to the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, other science departments, as well as to lecture halls and labs has made the Library an important and valued partner in the educational and research activities of faculty and students in the sciences on campus.

An advanced degree in the life sciences, chemistry, or related discipline OR an ALA-accredited master’s degree in library/information science PLUS a degree in the mentioned science disciplines. Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging technologies and how they could impact higher education and scientific research. Excellent oral and written communication skills; Entrepreneurial approach to solving problems and enthusiasm for teaching and learning; Ability to work effectively with diverse library users and staff and collaborate in a team environment.

Deadline for applications is October 28, 2013. Submit applications online at