Posted to IASSIST on: 2016-01-06

Employer: Georgia State University Library

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Georgia State University Library seeks an innovative, collegial and forward-thinking manager and data professional to lead the newly-created Research Data Services Team. As part of the Research and Engagement Department, the Team Leader helps define new services and develop programs for the evolving area of data services within an agile and collaborative research library environment, and is the direct supervisor for 4-6 library faculty and content specialists, serving as their primary mentor and advocate.

The Team Leader facilitates library support of interdisciplinary data services and projects involving quantitative, qualitative, business and spatial/GIS data in collaboration with faculty, staff and students from across the university. The Team Leader encourages greater library collaborations with and advises campus researchers across the entire research lifecycle, including identifying, acquiring, and using unique data sets, using data analysis software (SPSS, NVivo, etc.), data management, data storage, and the publication, sharing, and reuse of research data.

Big data analytics has been identified as major focus at Georgia State (e.g., Institute for Insight), and increased use of data visualization software and GIS are transforming multiple disciplines, especially in understanding the complex challenges of cities. The successful candidate will be able to work successfully with campus partners across multiple colleges to further research and student learning in these key areas. The Team Leader may also serve as the subject liaison for one or more academic departments. The successful candidate will serve as member of the library faculty, hold faculty rank, and be expected to engage in service and scholarly activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with faculty and other data experts
  • Experience building successful relationships across disciplines
  • Experience leading successful workshops and training for an academic audience
  • Thorough understanding of current issues, trends, and technologies impacting higher education and academic libraries
  • Thorough understanding of the software tools used in analyzing quantitative, qualitative, business, and spatial/GIS data
  • Thorough understanding of the research data lifecycle, from identifying to creating, processing, analyzing, preserving, providing access to and ensuring reuse of data
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Minimum 3 years relevant professional experience
  • ALA-accredited Master’s in Library and/or Information Science or relevant graduate degree in a related field
  • Ability to pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Supervisory experience in an academic library
  • Demonstrated expertise in two or more quantitative, qualitative, business, and spatial data software packages
  • Grant writing experience
  • Second advanced degree

Archived on: 2016-01-08