Data Services Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 2007-10-16

Employer: Grinnell College Libraries

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The Data Services Librarian supports students and faculty in identifying, evaluating, managing, and using numeric and spatial data; organize access to datasets through web pages, cataloging, and other tools; serve as a Consulting Librarian for reference, information literacy instruction, and collection development for assigned departments in Social Studies and Sciences; oversee the Libraries' government documents collections; participate in general reference and instructional services, including evening and weekend reference desk coverage; and share overall planning and leadership responsibility for the Libraries with six other librarians and the Librarian of the College. Grinnell College librarians hold faculty status and rank, with renewable multi-year contracts; they are evaluated on job performance (including teaching), scholarship, and service.

Required Qualifications: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science; demonstrated active interest in a quantitative social science discipline and willingness to become familiar with the concepts, pedagogy, research, and scholarly communication trends relevant to assigned disciplines; demonstrated knowledge of numeric and spatial data resources, bibliographic and other information resources pertinent to the social sciences; evidence of commitment to innovative and effective user-centered services; excellent oral written and presentation skills; demonstrated initiative and ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative, rapidly changing environment; evidence of potential to meet requirements for service, research, and creative achievement for promotion and continuing appointment.

Preferred Qualifications: Academic background in a social science discipline; experience with GIS or statistical analysis software; evidence of familiarity with one or more metadata standards appropriate for datasets; pre- or post-MLS experience providing user services in an academic library.

Archived on: 2007-12-15