Job: Research Services Librarian

6.22.16 – Research Services Librarian
General Library, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez (UPRM)

Sarah P’s comments:  This listing came via e-mail. Must be bilingual: English and Spanish. Deadline to apply is June 24th!

The Transformational Initiative for Graduate Education and Research (TIGER) at
the General Library of the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez (UPRM) seeks an
enthusiastic and creative Research Services Librarian to join our recently
created Graduate Research and Innovation Center (GRIC).

The Research Services Librarian works to advance the goals and objectives of
Center and leads the creation and successful organization of instructional
activities, collaborates to envision and implement scholarly communication
services and assists faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students
in managing the lifecycle of data resulting from all types of projects. This
initiative is funded by a five year grant awarded by the Promoting
Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans Program (PPOHA), Title
V, Part B, of the U.S. Department of Education.
The Research Services Librarian will build relationships and collaborate with
the GRIC personnel and library liaisons as well as with project students and
staff. This is a Librarian I position that will be renewed annually (based
upon performance evaluation) for the duration of the project with a
progressive institutionalization commitment starting on October 1st, 2016. .

The Mayaguez Campus of the University of Puerto Rico is located in the western
part of the island. Our library provides a broad array of services,
collections and resources for a community of approximately 12,100 students and
supports more than 95 academic programs. An overview of the library and the
university can be obtained through


• Master’s degree in library or information science (MLS, MIS, MLIS) from an
ALA (American Library Association)-accredited program
• Fully bilingual in English and Spanish
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well
with a diverse academic community
• Experience working in reference and instruction in an academic/research
library and strong assessment and user-centered service orientation
• Demonstrated experience working across organizational boundaries and
managing complex stakeholder groups to move projects forward
• Experience with training, scheduling and supervising at various settings
• Ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively on teams and on
independent assignments
• Experience with website creation and design in a CMS environment and
accessibility and compliance issues
• Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.


• Experience creating and maintaining web-based subject guides and tutorials
• Demonstrated ability to deliver in-person and online reference services
• Experience helping researchers with data management planning and
understanding of trends and issues related to the research lifecycle,
including creation, analysis, preservation, access, and reuse of research data
• Demonstrated a high degree of facility with technologies and systems germane
to the 21st century library, and be well versed in the issues surrounding
scholarly communications and compliance issues (e.g. author identifiers, data
sharing software, repositories, among others)
• Demonstrate awareness of emerging trends, best practices, and applicable
technologies in academic librarianship
• Demonstrated experience with one or more metadata and scripting languages
(e.g. Dublin Core, XSLT, Java, JavaScript, Python, or PHP)
• Academic or professional experience in the sciences or other fields
utilizing quantitative methodologies
• Experience conducting data-driven analysis of user needs or user testing.
• Second master’s degree, doctorate or formal courses leading to a doctorate
degree from an accredited university.


1. Manages daily operations, coordinates activities, and services related to
the GRIC and contributes to the continuing implementation of TIGER goals and
2. Works closely with liaison and teaching librarians to apply emerging
technologies in the design, delivery, and maintenance of high-quality subject
guides, digital collection, learning objects, online tutorials, workshops,
seminars, mobile and social media interfaces and applications.
3.  Provide support to faculty and graduate students through the integration
of digital collection, resources, technologies and analytical tools with
traditional resources and by offering user-centered consultation and
specialized services
4. Participates in the implementation, promotion, and assessment of the
institutional repository and e-science initiative related to data storage,
retrieval practices, processes, and data literacy/management.
5. Advises and educates campus community about author’s rights, Creative
Commons licenses, copyrighted materials, open access, publishing trends and
other scholarly communication issues.
6. Develops new services as new needs arise following trends in scholarly
communication e-humanities, and e-science.
7. Provides and develops awareness and knowledge related to digital
scholarship and research lifecycle for librarians and staff.
8. Actively disseminates project outcomes and participates in networking and
professional development activities to keep current with emerging practices,
technologies and trends.
9. Actively promote TIGER or GRIC related activities through social networks
and other platforms as needed.
10. Periodically collects, analyzes, and incorporates relevant statistical
data into progress reports as needed (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Springshare,
among others).
11. Actively collaborates with the TIGER Project Assessment Coordinator and
the Springshare Administrator to create reports and tools to collect data on
user needs.
12. Coordinates the transmission of online workshops through Google Hangouts
Air with the Agricultural Experiment Station Library staff.
13. Collaborates in the creation of grants and external funds proposals.
14. Availability and flexibility to work some weeknights and weekends.

SALARY: $ 45,720.00 yearly+ (12 month year).

BENEFITS: University health insurance, 30 days of annual leave, 18 days of
sick leave.

Interested candidates should send an application letter (both in Spanish and
English), current curriculum vitae, copy of graduated schools transcripts and
three (3) letters of recommendation, no later than June 24, 2016 to:

Personnel Committee
General Library
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
Call Box 9000, Mayagüez P.R.  00681-9000
(787) 265-3810 – Fax: (787) 265-5481

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