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Data Services Librarian - Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)
seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Data Services Librarian to develop robust research data-related
services for UMB faculty, staff, and students. This dynamic librarian advances the Library's efforts in data
management planning, discovery of and access to research data, and data sharing. The Data Services
Librarian partners with the HS/HSL's Bioinformationist. The librarian will also collaborate with other
faculty and staff within the HS/HSL and with partners throughout the University. This new position is a
member of the Services Division, home to information services, research and education services, and
bioinformation services. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position
reporting to the Associate Director for Services. For more information about the HS/HSL, visit


  • Identify software and tools and develop services supporting the discovery and management of research data.
  • Consult with faculty, students, and staff regarding research data needs.
  • 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.
  • Engage with University partners integrating research data services into academic programs and administrative units within UMB schools (dentistry, graduate school, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work).
  • Develop marketing strategies and initiatives, and conduct outreach activities promoting research collaboration and data sharing programs of the HS/HSL.
  • Participate in the development and growth of the UMB Data Catalog by establishing a systematic approach for locating UMB researchers' data and creating dataset records associated with UMB-related scholarly publications.
  • Engage actively in committees within the HS/HSL, the University, and professional organizations.
  • Pursue research and professional development activities.


  • 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, D3.js.
  • Knowledge of data repositories and public data sets.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.


  • Certification in data science or advanced training in data handling.
  • Experience with tools such as Tableau, D3.js, R, Python, SAS, or SPSS.
  • Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library.
  • Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty and students.

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating "I verify that my CV is current and accurate" - does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by August 16, 2019. Interested applicants should apply using the following link:

MINIMUM SALARY: $55,000, commensurate with experience

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.

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