Data Library Manager

Posted to IASSIST on: 2007-12-04

Employer: London School of Economics and Political Science


The Library is at the heart of LSE, one of the world’s greatest social science universities, and serves a vibrant community of students and staff in the centre of London. The Library has a high reputation both nationally and internationally for its extensive print collections, its involvement in innovative projects and its high quality services. An exciting opportunity has arisen to manage and develop data services for the LSE research and teaching community, in liaison with colleagues in the Information Services Division which offers a wide range of services.

In this post you will be responsible for managing the Data Library’s collection of electronic datasets as well as providing site support for usage of national data centres. You will provide a data advisory service consisting of training programmes and individual dataset surgeries and will manage the datasets budget. You will also be involved in research and development work on the use of digital repositories for storage and sharing of datasets.

You will be educated to at least degree level or equivalent with a high level of numeracy and a demonstrated ability to handle numerical datasets. You be an excellent communicator with a proven ability to relate to a wide range of users. You will be able to work under pressure and on your own initiative as well as being an effective teamworker. Experience in the use of electronic information and in the handling of datasets in a variety of application packages is essential.

We offer a final salary pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent development and training opportunities.

Archived on: 2007-12-18