Data Curation Librarian

Burns & McDonnell


Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


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Kansas City, MO




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Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience

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Supervisory Experience

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Type of Library


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Job Description


The Data Curation Librarian will build and maintain digital data repositories in collaboration with our designers, scientists, and various support departments. This newly created position, reporting to the Corporate Librarian, will actively support our day to day operations by applying a solid understanding of data curation theory to complete complex projects.

Core responsibilities include developing and maintaining a central repository (20,000-30,000 ever-changing records) which can be accessed from division or project manuals using SharePoint or OneNote. Click-through, full-text access will be provided where feasible. Knowledge of DOIs and copyright law are essential to success. Knowledge of design standards, engineering, or construction projects and/or scientific or technical background is a plus. Library technical services or similar background a definite plus.

The successful candidate will:

Be detail-oriented

Have excellent concentration and time-management skills

Work well with minimal supervision

Be able to take large amounts of information and refine, organize and abstract it as needed

Have strong written and oral communication skills

Be comfortable working in a digital environment.

Job Description

70% -- Central Standards Manual

15% -- Short-Term Data Curation Projects

10% -- Reference Duties (Technical and scientific questions)

5% -- Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Successful experience completing knowledge management, data curation, or similar digital projects
  • Ability to perform complex research for scientific and technical requests that are often confidential and time sensitive           

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional experience in a scientific, technical, corporate, or academic library

The Community

Burns & McDonnell, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., is a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm. Our multidisciplined staff of more than 4,500 employee-owners includes engineers, architects, construction professionals, planners, estimators, economists, technicians and scientists, representing virtually all design disciplines. We plan, design, permit, construct and manage facilities all over the world, with one mission in mind: Make our clients successful. - See more at:

HR Info

Apply at using the Req ID number 140867. This is a new position.

Posted Jul 8, 2014