Posted to IASSIST on: 2016-10-05
Employer: Florida State University
Employer URL: http://www.fsu.edu/
Florida State University Libraries seeks a collaborative, creative, and service-oriented Social Sciences Research & Data Librarian to participate in a wide range of services and professional responsibilities in a dynamic academic environment. The Social Sciences Research & Data Librarian will be responsible for advancing research and scholarship at FSU by providing consultative, instructional, and outreach services to faculty and students in the social sciences; evaluating, selecting, and reviewing information resources to support curricula and research needs; supporting faculty scholarship and publication; and providing leadership in the discovery and use of research data in the social sciences. This position is based in the Scholars Commons, a department that works closely with faculty and graduate students, and is a part of the Libraries' Research and Learning Services Division.
- Serve as a liaison to the Economics and Geography Departments and to selected interdisciplinary programs in the social sciences.
- Provide specialized consultations, instruction, and outreach in liaison areas and in partnership with other subject librarians.
- Develop, manage, and revise collection development policy statements and approval plan profiles for assigned subjects.
- Develop collection of social sciences resources, including datasets, to support the University’s research and teaching missions.
- Create LibGuides, web pages, or other materials to provide information about research resources and data sources.
- Serve as a functional specialist working, advising, and consulting on the identification and use of data in the social sciences.
- Provide data management plan consultations and contribute to the development of research data management services in the social sciences.
- Work collaboratively with the STEM Data & Research Librarian, and Technology and Digital Scholarship staff to develop a complementary suite of data services, a data information literacy program, and an internal professional development program on data for subject librarians.
- Represent FSU as the designated representative for ICPSR.
- Actively support and participate in the Libraries' scholarly communication activities.
- Participate in the Libraries' virtual reference service.
- Serve on University Libraries and/or University-wide committees.
- Contribute to state, regional, and national professional organizations and participate in research, publication, and other professional and scholarly activities.
- This position will require some weekend and evening hours
- Master’s degree in library and information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association or other relevant master’s degree.
- Ability to assess curricular and research needs in assigned subjects sufficient to select materials and build library services to meet those needs.
- Demonstrated subject knowledge and experience in social sciences, including understanding of issues related to social sciences research, scholarly publishing, and research data.
- Familiarity with social sciences data sources, such as ICPSR, Social Explorer, and open government data sources.
- Strong grasp of current issues, trends, and technologies impacting higher education and academic libraries.
- Ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective programs, complex projects, and services.
- Creative and analytical thinking skills and good problem solving ability.
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and to collaborate effectively with staff at all levels and with people of diverse backgrounds.
- Flexibility in adapting to changing organizational priorities and technological environments.
- Ability to meet the library’s requirement for scholarship, service, and leadership.
- High level of professionalism and commitment to the organization and its mission
- Minimum of two years professional experience in an academic or research library.
- A degree in geography, economics, or another data-related social sciences field.
- Basic working knowledge of statistical software, such as SPSS, Stata, or SAS.
- Familiarity with GIS tools and services.
- Experience with data management plans to support public access mandates Demonstrated experience in supervising staff and coordinating workflows .
- Experience writing, obtaining, and managing grants
Archived on: 2016-10-14