Research Librarian (Data Services)

Posted to IASSIST on: 2008-06-19

Employer: Li Ka Shing Library, Singapore Management University

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This is a new position to create, develop and implement programs and services for on-site and electronic access to data services primarily for post graduate and honors undergraduate students that will be integrated in the Digital Library with traditional library content.


  1. Design and implement a Data Services Centre

  2. Coordinate, purchase, organize and make accessible data materials

  3. Provide relevant research and reference services to graduate students and other students and faculty as needed

  4. Develop and present orientation and training programs in the use databases and tools

  5. Interact with faculty, students, staff and the community

  6. Create and maintain an interactive web page for the access and sharing of data that will become part of the Digital Library

  7. Market all Library Services

  8. Liaison with other academic units such as Centre for Academic Computing and Centre for Teaching and Learning

  9. Serve as SMU’s representative with ICPSR

  10. Integrate electronic data services into the Digital Library Initiative

  11. Masters level degree which includes research methodology, ABD or PhD preferably in one of the subject areas supporting the SMU schools or Masters in Library or Information Studies

  12. Experience in a research setting

  13. Demonstrated ability to develop and present instructional programs

  14. Ability to use statistical packages (preferably SPSS, SAS/STAT)

  15. Demonstrated ability to acquire, analyze and present data sets

  16. Excellent customer service skills

  17. Demonstrated ability to effectively search the internet and commercial databases

  18. Strong customer service orientation

  19. Knowledge of some web-authoring tool

  20. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  21. Ability to work positively, productively with diverse departments in an environment of rapid change

  22. Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relations with faculty and staff

  23. Personal strengths which should include creativity, interest in innovation, flexibility with ability to work with minimum supervision

  24. Ability to work in a growing team environment

  25. Some programming preferred but not required

  26. Knowledge of and experience with current practices and trends in public service in an academic research library or academic data center

  27. Ability to analysis and resolve problems

  28. Flexibility to work with multiple assignments and priorities

  29. Knowledge of social science commercial and governmental databases; Preferably also knowledge of high end business databases

  30. Proven Project management skills

Archived on: 2008-08-01