Job: Director, Academic Health Data Library Programs

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Director, Academic Health Data Library Programs

Number position available:

$65-75,000 commensurate with education and experience

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Position DOES NOT require a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.


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The Florida State University (FSU) Libraries seek a director, academic health data library programs to establish a suite of library services as part of FSU’s Health Big Data (HBD) initiative (

This new position offers an exciting opportunity to support an innovative and groundbreaking initiative in the health sciences field, which is to support large scale data intensive research projects in the health sciences. This position will represent the libraries and participate in a wide range of services and professional responsibilities in a dynamic academic environment with a wide range of stakeholders. Directing the work of the Academic Health Data (AHD) librarian and the (AHD) technologist, the director will work closely with data librarians, colleagues in the College of Medicine, the HBD steering committee, the university’s Information Technology Services group, and faculty and staff across campus. 

Bringing a passion for data and a deep understanding of the research data lifecycle to this position will help you establish and coordinate the libraries’ efforts in developing, providing, and assessing services and programs in support of the HBD project goals. As a relationship builder you will have working relationships with the IRB office, FSU Information Privacy and Security Office, General Counsel, and Office of Research to develop procedures and best practices involving management, security, and storage of clinical, behavioral, and life sciences data. 

The HBD project requires dedicated support by the libraries to advance the projects proposed in relation to this broader initiative. Working with the larger HBD team you will develop opportunities to promote library data consulting and instruction services and develop new library services for HBD communities of interest. 

Reporting through the Research and Learning Services division of the libraries, this new position is a great opportunity to work with a dedicated and academic health data focused team to set up new services, push boundaries, and expand the data capabilities and data literacy of FSU’s research community.


Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or a graduate degree in a related field such as health informatics, data science, health sciences, or statistics. 

Experience with research-related data responsibilities in an academic or research environment. 

Experience with funders’ or publishers’ requirements for research data management and sharing. 

Knowledge of current trends in data services, including the discovery and use of open data sets. 

Demonstrated ability to establish strong rapport with multiple constituencies in order to effectively collaborate and build partnerships inside and outside of the library and university. 

Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability. Demonstrated record of designing projects, working in teams, and bringing them to conclusion.


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  • Academic Libraries

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Job Place:
Florida State University

Job Location:
Northwest Florida

116 Honors Way




Institution Information
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Florida State University

116 Honors Way




Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Sarah Miller

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