Research Impact Librarian
Title: Research Impact Librarian
A/P faculty, rank: Lecturer
University Libraries, Research & Informatics Division
Research Collaboration and Engagement Department
Virginia Tech's University Libraries seeks creative and enthusiastic applicants for the position of Research Impact Librarian. This is an exciting time for research at VT with transdisciplinary initiatives taking shape towards the Beyond Boundaries vision. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape parts of this position based on his or her interests and skills, and based on VT community needs. The position supports the VT community in discovering, tracking, and communicating the impact of research, scholarly, educational, and creative works in increasingly open environments. This includes the use of citation metrics, altmetrics, and qualitative methods. Reporting to the Associate Director of Research Collaboration and Engagement (RCE), this position will work with library colleagues and university partner areas (e.g. Office of the Provost, Office of Research and Innovation) to develop and provide services related to the impact of works within and across disciplinary areas. This position investigates and provides specialized support for emerging applications of impact data. Participation in cross library initiatives, such as related systems integration, digital literacy programming, and training related to online identity management are part of this position as well. This position will be liaison librarian to two or more areas that match the successful candidate's background and interests. In collaboration with colleagues, this position supports consistent services across VT locations, including online.
Reporting to the Associate Director, Research Collaboration and Engagement (RCE) this position will:
Develop and coordinate Impact Services to support the VT community in discovering, tracking, and communicating the impact of a variety of works:
--Develop services and provide consultations, and training for best practices in tracking and communicating the impact of a variety of works, such as through a. developing and maintaining researcher / professional profiles (ORCID, VIVO-based profiles), b. using impact metrics tools (InCites, Altmetric Explorer for Institutions)
--Develop and implement a communications plan to promote impact services
--Contribute to systems integrations and support, such as for Altmetrics Explorer for Institutions
--Assess services and platforms for continuous improvement and for reporting
--Investigate and provide specialized support for analysis, use, and emerging applications of impact data
Cultivate partnerships with members of the Virginia Tech community as liaison librarian for two or more areas matching the successful candidate's background and interests.
--Reach out to and engage with faculty, staff, and students in liaison areas
--Provide customized consultations and services; develop and support partnerships for special projects
--Provide instruction (guest lectures, workshops, and/or course or subject guides)
--Assist with development, evaluation, maintenance, and promotion of collections; manage firm order funds
Support the University Libraries' Digital Research, Scholarship, and Literacy Initiatives:
--Promote and support methods, practices, and library services for making research results open, accessible, and reproducible
--Work with appropriate University Libraries Teaching and Learning Engagement department members to support initiatives, such as Digital Literacy
Uphold a breadth of professional responsibilities and initiatives:
--Maintain professional growth and keep abreast of emerging areas in research impact metrics, and in the library and information profession
--Serve on departmental, library, university-wide, and professional committees
--Provide quality services in a professional manner with a demonstrated commitment to team efforts, service excellence, and diversity and inclusion
Must have a criminal background check.
Administrative and Professional Faculty, Non-Continued Appointment Track. Lecturer rank
Regular, Full-time calendar year
$48,000 minimum, dependent on qualifications and experience
Work Location: Blacksburg
M-F 8am-5pm or as assigned
How to Apply for this Job:
Applications must be submitted online at www.jobs.vt.edu. The application package needs to include a resume, cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience with the responsibilities associated with the position, and the required and preferred qualifications, and names of three (3) references and their contact information.
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