Assistant Librarian, Research Data Management Librarian

Website Louisiana State University

Job Posting Title: Assistant Librarian, Research Data Management Librarian   

Position Type: Faculty

Department: LSUAM Lib – Scholarly Publishing and Analytics (Sigrid E Kelsey (00010586))

Work Location: 0030 LSU Library

Pay Grade: Academic

Job Description:

Reporting to the Director, Scholarly Publications & Analytics, the Research Data Management (RDM) Librarian supports researchers throughout the research data lifecycle to meet their planning, management, analysis, sharing, and archival needs. The RDM Librarian collaborates with peers in other library and campus-wide units to provide a suite of services related to the stewardship of findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable data. This may include advising researchers on the use of disciplinary repositories, LSU’s Scholarly Repository, and other data-sharing and preservation platforms to facilitate discovery, reproducibility, and long-term access; communicating developments in RDM requirements; providing training and consultations with faculty and students; and building internal and external partnerships. The Research Data Management Librarian works at the intersection of existing services and new opportunities for engaging with faculty, staff, and students in research data stewardship.

Responsibilities Include:

15% Offer services and programs to support the research data management life cycle across disciplines, including consultations with faculty and other campus partners on the development of data management plans;

15% Develop and extend the library’s role in providing expertise on data management methods and standards, open science/research, and data literacy;

15% Work collaboratively with Libraries colleagues and campus partners to develop programming and provide expertise and guidance on fulfilling federal mandates with a specific focus on data management and open data standards and practices;

15% Work with appropriate university colleagues to develop policies and procedures for data curation, sharing, and reuse;

15% Partner with subject librarians to provide library support for data-intensive courses, assignments, research projects, data literacy, and input and guidance to researchers in selecting appropriate data repositories to store and share their data;

15% Works to meet tenure and promotion requirements through research, scholarship, and service.

10% Work with the institutional repository librarian to make the research data component of the IR more robust, by creating metadata, creating XML transformations, and assigning DOIs to datasets;

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree: MLIS or MLS from ALA accredited institution, or related post graduate degree

Special Instructions:

Please provide cover letter, resume/C.V., and three references. Transcripts may be attached also, however official transcripts are required prior to hire.

For questions or concerns regarding the status of your application or salary ranges, please contact Sigrid Kelsey at

Posting Date: May 10, 2024

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

Additional Position Information:

Background Check – An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits – LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Positions approved to work outside the State of Louisiana shall be employed through Louisiana State University’s partner, nextSource Workforce Solutions, for Employer of Record Services including but not limited to employment, benefits, payroll, and tax compliance. Positions employed through Employer of Record Services will be offered benefits and retirement as applicable through their provider and will not be eligible for State of Louisiana benefits and retirement.

Essential Position (Y/N):

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and SAME Agency:

LSU is designated as a State As a Model Employer (SAME) agency and provides assistance to persons needing accommodations or with the accessibility of materials. For those seeking such accommodations or assistance related to this search, we encourage you to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (

HCM Contact Information:

For questions or concerns related to updating your application with attachments (e.g., resumes, RS:17 documents), date of birth, or reactivating applications, please contact the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or email  For questions or concerns regarding the status of your application or salary ranges, please contact the department using the information provided in the Special Instructions section of this job posting.

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