Data Acquisitions Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 2015-03-13

Employer: The Federal Reserve Board

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The librarian will work closely with three colleagues to manage the Board’s portfolio of data resources.  For a portfolio of specific data resources and subject areas, the librarian will conduct reference interviews to learn about new data needs, maintain relationships with content vendors, negotiate both renewal of existing licenses and new licenses, arrange training, work with technical services and data analysts to ensure cataloging and access to date, and assist managers with budget projections.  The Data Acquisitions Librarian reports to the Chief Librarian; the position is non-supervisory.

The successful applicant will have a masters degree in library or information science, or other relevant specialty and 2 or more years of experience in acquiring and managing data and electronic resources, and in negotiating, and reviewing agreements. The position requires impeccable attention to detail and the ability to manage competing projects.  Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are essential. Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills, sound judgment, and initiative are required. The librarian should enjoy working collaboratively as part of a team while at the same time be able to work efficiently and effectively as an individual.

Highly desirable:   Knowledge of economics, banking, finance, or business topics demonstrated through college coursework or work experiences.   Experience and understanding of data and its use in research.

Archived on: 2015-03-13