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Digital Curation Librarian


The University of California, Merced is a dynamic new university campus in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced offers research-centered and student-oriented educational opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences/Humanities/Arts.

In keeping with the University's mission of teaching, research, and service, the mission of the UC Merced Library is to achieve excellence by meeting the diverse research, teaching, and public service needs of UC Merced researchers (students, faculty, and staff) with targeted, quality collections of relevant services which effectively and efficiently support the research lifecycle of finding, using, creating, and managing information.

The Digital Curation Librarian manages digital assets generated at UC Merced through the processes of creation, description, preservation, and publication/delivery. The Digital Curation Librarian will provide consultative support and expertise to UC Merced faculty and researchers to address their data management needs, including the development of data management plans. Communicating and liaising with researchers, partners, and service providers to develop opportunities and services will be a key aspect of this position. Additional responsibilities include library instruction and oversight of library exhibits.

The University of California at Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

Applicants must possess the following:
• MLS from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program or equivalent experience or advance degree in information science or related field;
• A minimum of three years library, information technology, or informatics experience;
• Demonstrated ability to plan, document and complete projects;
• Experience in one or more aspects of curation and in web publishing;
• Knowledge of data management issues and trends including knowledge of applications for organizing and managing research data;
• Strong teaching and presentation skills;
• Excellent people skills and customer orientation;
• Adaptability;
• Creative and analytical thinking;
• Demonstrated initiative; and
• Interest in professional development.

Consideration of applications to begin November 28, 2011.

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