Data Services Coordinator, Social Sciences Libraries Division (repost)

Posted to IASSIST on: 2012-06-14

Employer: Columbia University Libraries

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The Columbia University Libraries invites nominations and applications for the position of Data Services Coordinator, Social Sciences Libraries division.  The Data Services Coordinator will coordinate the development and delivery of data-intensive services to faculty and students from the social science disciplines.  As a member of the team providing high-end data support in the Digital Social Sciences Center, the Data Services Coordinator will help users find, manipulate and analyze numeric data and assist in the use of statistical software.  The Data Services Coordinator will provide support for qualitative data analysis tools and will help develop a coordinated approach to data services programming across the organization.  The Data Services Coordinator will work with colleagues to identify data-intensive research initiatives within the social sciences research community and engage opportunities for collaboration.  The Data Services Coordinator will engage technologies emerging as critical to research and teaching in the social sciences, including those supporting data-intensive research, data visualization, etc.  The Data Services Coordinator will also support the evolution and enhancement of innovative services and technology initiatives in virtual environments and on mobile web and social computing platforms. This position will report to the Director of the Social Sciences Libraries Division.

The successful candidate will have:  

  • A Masters or PhD in a social science discipline such as statistics, economics, library science, etc., or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated experience manipulating and analyzing numeric data
  • demonstrated experience using quantitative research tools such as SPSS, Stata, R. etc.
  • demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
  • ability to work independently with varied user groups in a complex organization and function collaboratively in a rapidly changing team environment.
  • strong public service orientation.
  • excellent analytical, organizational, oral and written communications, and interpersonal skills.


Also highly desirable:

  • experience providing research support in an academic library setting
  • demonstrated experience using spatial data and GIS tools such as ArcGIS
  • demonstrated experience using qualitative research tools such as NVivio or Atlas.ti
  • familiarity with visualization technologies
  • demonstrated record of success designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.

Archived on: 2012-07-31