Data Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 2016-01-25

Employer: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

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Serve as a member of the Research Library staff focused on Data Management. The individual in this role will play a vital role in establishing best practices for acquiring and managing data assets in the Bank.

Essential Accountabilities:

  • Provide research and reference services including responding to data requests, locating data and supporting documentation, performing in-depth bibliographic searching.

  • Share knowledge of existing data products in the market and understand the current state and trends in data services and analysis tools.

  • Negotiate data contracts with third parties and manage compliance with licensing requirements.

  • Create and maintain a process for data lifecycle management, including recording requests, disseminating contract terms to users, managing access to data, and archiving and preserving data.

  • Provide Library Reference customer service to Bank employees, Federal Reserve System contacts, and the public by responding to information requests.

  • Manage compliance of internally created and purchased data with Federal Reserve information security requirements.

  • Partner with local and national information technology staff to develop and implement approaches to making large data sets accessible to Cleveland Fed staff.

  • Develop expertise in data archiving options and assist users with data preservation activities including internally developed datasets and code.

  • Enhance accessibility of purchased and created datasets through the assignment of metadata. Test data quality through profiling activities.

  • Monitor accuracy, consistency, and usability of data to ensure Library users will find the information requested.

  • Participate in Federal Reserve System data committees and initiatives.

  • Remain current with emerging standards and professional best practices.

  • Adhere to the Bank’s attendance policies through regular and prompt attendance.

  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested

  • Master’s degree of Library Science, Library and Information Science or Economics.

  • 3+ years of related work experience required.

  • Experience/strong familiarity with economics, banking and finance-related datasets and other information.

  • Experience with data management tools and/or statistical software preferred.

  • Knowledge of major data providers and their products (e.g., S&P, Thomson Reuters)

  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and track workflow efficiently. Strong multi-tasker.

  • Excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team and independently.

Archived on: 2016-01-27