[ES_JOBS_NET] Job opening: Research Data & Environmental Sciences Librarian at Cornell University

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Wed Feb 12 11:24:16 MST 2014

From:    Gail Steinhart <gss1 at CORNELL.EDU>
Subject: Job opening: Research Data & Environmental Sciences Librarian at
Cornell University

Dear colleagues,

Cornell's Albert R. Mann Library has an opening for a Research Data & Envir=
onmental Sciences Librarian. Interested candidates should apply online: htt=

Best wishes,

Gail Steinhart
Head of Research Services, Albert R. Mann Library<http://mannlib.cornell.ed=
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

GSS1 at cornell.edu<mailto:GSS1 at cornell.edu>
Tel: 607-255-7251

Research Data & Environmental Sciences Librarian-22849

Albert R. Mann Library, part of the Cornell University Library, is looking =
for a creative energetic professional who is service oriented, technically =
skilled, and thrives in an innovative work environment.   Candidates should=
 have a strong background and interest in environmental science in order to=
 develop and implement highly effective services in support of Cornell's en=
vironmental sciences students, faculty and staff. The librarian will be a m=
ember of the campus-wide Research Data Management Service Group, and will w=
ork collaboratively to provide data management and data management planning=
 services to the Cornell community. Working on a team with more than a doze=
n colleagues who make up the Mann Library Research and Learning Services an=
d Collection Development librarians, the Research Data and Environmental Sc=
iences Librarian will also have the opportunity to learn from and contribut=
e to the overall public services program at Mann Library.


Under the direction of the Head of Research & Learning Services, the Resear=
ch Data and Environmental Sciences Librarian:

  *   Develops and leads innovative information services for the environmen=
tal sciences research, learning and extension communities.
  *   Acquires and maintains expertise in information trends in environment=
al sciences disciplines.
  *   Participates in Library and campus research support service initiativ=
es including those related to research profiles, and research data manageme=
nt, curation and preservation.
  *   Develops and supports services for documenting and distributing resea=
rch data.
  *    Develops and maintains expertise in data issues for libraries.
  *   Provides quality reference, consulting, and liaison services, and tea=
ches classes and workshops as assigned.
  *   Serves as liaison to selected environmental sciences activities and d=
epartments within College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
  *   Leads and/or participates in other innovative projects in information=

  *   MLS from ALA accredited school or equivalent professional degree.
  *   Subject area background (degree or work experience) in environmental =
science, natural resources, ecology, or related field.
  *   Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, service orientation=
  *   Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, and ability to work independ=
ently and collaboratively.
  *   Experience with computer and telecommunications technologies for info=
rmation management and collaboration.
  *   Commitment to professional development.

  *   Work experience in an academic library.
  *   Experience teaching information management and computer technologies.
  *   Experience working with tools and technologies related to data manage=
ment, such as relational databases, GIS software, scripting languages, etc.

Albert R. Mann Library has a long commitment to providing innovative inform=
ation services. The Library's collection of life sciences, agricultural and=
 related social sciences materials serves the College of Agriculture and Li=
fe Sciences, the College of Human Ecology, and the Division of Nutritional =
Sciences at Cornell. Mann Library is an integral part of the Cornell Univer=
sity Library. The recently renovated building is the vibrant hub for our pr=
imary Colleges. We provide leadership in the library community through proj=
ects such as VIVO (http://vivo.cornell.edu<http://vivo.cornell.edu/>), the =
USDA Economics, Statistics, and Market Information System (http://usda.mann=
lib.cornell.edu<http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/>), the Cornell University =
Geospatial Information Repository (http://cugir.mannlib.cornell.edu<http://=
cugir.mannlib.cornell.edu/>), and the TEEAL (http://www.teeal.org/) and Res=
earch4Life (http://www.research4life.org/
) programs which provide developin=
g countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-=
reviewed content.

Cornell University is an Ivy League comprehensive research university locat=
ed in Ithaca in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The tow=
n and university offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere i=
n a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes. The univers=
ity comprises 14 schools with over 2,700 faculty members and nearly 21,600 =
students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. The =
Cornell University Library is a vigorous professional organization with a s=
trong track record in innovation and service quality. It contains nearly 8 =
million printed volumes, 99,000 current serials in print or online, over 65=
0,000 additional networked electronic resources, and rich materials in othe=
r formats. The Library was a recipient of the Association of College and Re=
search Libraries' Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in 2002.

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 11 pai=
d holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement con=
tributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding avail=

Application Procedure: Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names=
, phone numbers, and addresses for three references.   The deadline for app=
lications is March 14, 2014. Salary will be competitive and commensurate wi=
th experience. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place=
 to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an=
 uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further =
the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in =
Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical colleg=
e's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well a=
s the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart =
of New York City.

Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our heritage=
. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator.
Primary Location
-Library, University
Job Type
Overtime Status
Contact Name
-Jackie Beal
Number of Openings
University Job Title-Librarian, Assistant
Sector*-Contract College
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