Data Services Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 2007-02-15

Employer: Western Illinois University

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RESPONSIBILITIES: As part of WIU Libraries. transformation into a digital information commons the Data Services Librarian plans, develops, and delivers spatial and numeric data resources and services across the university. The Data Services Librarian is responsible for the continued development of the Library GIS/map services. Working closely with library colleagues the Data Services Librarian participates in the selection, organization, and delivery of data collections and supports the development of undergraduate and graduate statistical literacy skills through reference and instruction. Other responsibilities include: serves as liaison to academic departments and extension services such as the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs and Kibbe Life Science Station; works collaboratively with the Government Documents Librarian to assure access to state, federal, and international government information data resources; participates in departmental and library planning; and serves on library-wide and University committees, task forces, and teams.

RANK & SALARY: 12 month, tenure-track position, with a minimum annual salary of $ 62,338 as an assistant professor. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package that includes domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit WIU Faculty are members of an AFT-affiliated collective bargaining campus.

QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited master.s degree. A sixth-year specialist degree in librarianship or an advanced/professional degree must be completed within one year of initial appointment. Public service experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated experience with using spatial and numeric data sets and with analytical data and software packages, such as GIS, SAS and/or SPSS. Demonstrated experience providing reference and bibliographic instruction in an academic library and with appropriate technologies to provide interdisciplinary data information support.

Archived on: 2007-04-02