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Research Information Management Librarian (UL460)

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID353747

LocationTwin Cities

Job FamilyLibraries

Full/Part TimeFull-Time


Job Code9715

Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin

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The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for a Research Information Management (RIM) Librarian position in the Open Research & Publishing Area. We seek applicants who are innovative and flexible, offer expertise and technology skills, and possess an understanding of research impact processes to provide leadership and help shape the future of library services.

The Research Information Management Librarian will provide vision and direction in developing systematic and scalable approaches that support research impact within the research lifecycle. The successful candidate will collaborate across the libraries and the campus to advance the libraries' strategic priorities in supporting open science and scholarship, showcasing university research and scholarship, and engaging with the university's research enterprise.

The Research Information Management Librarian will contribute to the knowledge base of the profession through research, publication, and professional engagement, and they work towards continuous appointment status.


  • Develops and maintains an awareness of the trends and issues in university-level rankings and research impact; applies findings to research impact services.
  • Prioritizes, evaluates, negotiates, and manages requests for research information and bibliometric data and support.
  • Works with directors to scope and scale research impact services through liaison librarian contributions;
  • Serves as the Libraries' liaison to the local and national Research Information Management (RIM) community.
  • Develops programs and manages projects, usually involving multiple contributors, in consultation with sponsors, supervisors, and other stakeholders.
  • Contributes to the onboarding and training of librarians on core research impact service responsibilities.
  • Prepares analytics and customized reports, visualizations, and presentations for Libraries leadership and occasionally requests from Dean's.
  • Through individual and coordinated team-based contributions, provide consultation services to researchers on research metrics, use of various bibliometric and altmetric resources, and the use of researcher identification and profiling tools.
  • Designs and maintains effective content and training related to research information management and research impact.
  • Partners with other campus units to share service goals, expertise, and knowledge relative to research information management.
  • Partners with Libraries IT to manage RIM software on behalf of the campus (Experts@Minnesota).In addition to responsibilities specific to this role, this position includes areas of work related to overall organizational priorities that are evaluated as separate elements:Service to the Libraries, University, and/or the Community
    Establishes a record of visible active contribution to the Libraries, the institution, and/or the broader community that extends beyond assigned responsibilities.

    Professional Development and Contribution
    Contributes to the advancement of librarianship through visible professional activity, particularly as it contributes to the achievement of library and University objectives. Evidence of such contributions would typically include work in relevant professional or scholarly organizations, publications, and/or evidence of scholarly reflection and output.

    Salary & Benefits: This is a full-time, 12-month, continuous appointment track academic professional position with probationary appointment at the Assistant Librarian rank with the potential for appointment at the Associate Librarian rank. The salary minimum for this position is $58,500 depending on qualifications. The Libraries offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, substantial moving allowance, and possibility for flexible work location arrangements.


    Required Qualifications
    • MLIS from ALA Accredited Institution or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience.
    • Experience working with research metric data sources (e.g., Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar).
    • Experience working with research information management systems, such as Pure, VIVO, Esploro, or Profiles.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging trends in research impact and assessment.
    • Demonstrated experience administering and supporting library systems or tools.
    • Thorough understanding of university research environments and the ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment.
    • Demonstrate a commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce and work environmentPreferred Qualifications
      • Demonstrated involvement in professional activities, including evidence of ability to contribute to librarianship, research, and service as well as capacity for leadership within the profession.
      • Project management skills, including experience managing multiple projects with competing deadlines.
      • Experience working with business intelligence or reporting tools such as Tableau, Power BI, Crystal Reports, or others.
      • Demonstrated ability to lead change.
      • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with software developers and other technologists.


        Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
        • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
        • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
        • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
        • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
        • University HSA contributions
        • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
        • Employee wellbeing program
        • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
        • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
        • Financial counseling services
        • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

          How To Apply

          Position available immediately. Applications will be accepted until filled. Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.
          Please attach the following documents in Word or PDF Format: (DO NOT copy and paste.)
          • Resume.
          • Cover Letter (identify cover letter with UL460).
          • Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current references.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


            The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

            Employment Requirements

            Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

            Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit: https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax

            About the U of M

            The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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