Data Services Librarian (The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa)



Position Vacancy


Position Description: Reporting to the Head, Digital Library Services, the Data Services Librarian specializes in transforming source data and metadata for online use and reuse. This individual will collaborate in the design and implementation of projects, workflows, and training involving data-intensive projects, and serve as a liaison between content provider and technical staff. Duties include creating, editing, and manipulating metadata for resource description in the digital repository, digital library, and other resources as well as participating in the development of next-generation user interfaces and mobile applications. Responsibilities also include assisting researchers developing data management plans and initiating outreach and marketing of data services to potential users across campus through social media, email, and workshops.

Creative, innovative, and professional, the incumbent will possess the proven ability to achieve results, effect change, and collaborate effectively. This is an ideal opportunity for someone with a strong work ethic, an understanding of digital scholarship trends, and a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation in an academic research library.



  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Demonstrated experience with non-MARC standards (e.g. DC, MODS, EAD, METS, TEI, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience cross-walking, normalizing and transforming XML using XSL
  • Ability to develop and manage workflows for carrying out digital library initiatives
  • Demonstrated understanding of web applications and the software used to develop web apps
  • Demonstrated understanding of developments and trends in data services and tools
  • Familiarity with relational database design theory and SQL query languages
  • Familiarity with emerging technologies, standards, and trends in digital scholarship (e.g., electronic publishing, data mining, digital preservation)
  • Strong organizational skills, flexibility, and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information to a generalist audience
  • Demonstrated interest in professional development and contribution
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community


  • Strong service orientation and interest in information users’ values and needs
  • Familiarity with the market for digital resources and knowledge of scholarly communication patterns in the humanities.

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