Strategic support for a range of data management needs has emerged as a campus-level priority at UVM, as at many other colleges and universities. In Spring 2017, the UVM Libraries reconfigured the vacant position of “Science Librarian” as “Science and Data Librarian” with new responsibilities for supporting data management. This presentation will describe a case study of how the UVM Libraries aligned these responsibilities with campus needs and initiatives; what we learned about data librarianship from the recruitment process; and the opportunities for an incoming librarian shaping the course of new library services.
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Sherriff, Graham; Silkotch, Christie; Kutner, Laurie; Pond, Fred C.; and Haines, Laura L., "How We Met Our Data Librarian: Designing, Recruiting, and Implementing a New Position" (2017). University Libraries Faculty and Staff Publications. 57.