Data Services Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 2017-07-06

Employer: University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

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The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) Libraries invites applications from collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Data Services Librarian, a tenure-stream position in the University Libraries’ Department of Open and Digital Scholarship Services. The Data Services Librarian provides leadership and support for a range of services related to accessing, using, manipulating, and managing quantitative data. With a focus on science and engineering faculty and students, this position partners with users and producers of quantitative data and helps to identify, develop, implement, and assess services to meet the data needs of the CU Boulder community. The Data Services Librarian provides outreach, consultation, and instruction on such topics as finding and accessing particular types of data, using statistical software and tools (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R), and preparing data for analysis. Working closely with subject librarians, this position helps to acquire and promote access to data of value to CU Boulder research and instruction. The Data Services Librarian fosters relationships with departments, research institutes/centers, and laboratories in order to maximize support across campus. As part of a highly collaborative team in the newly formed Open and Digital Scholarship Services Department within the Libraries, the Data Services Librarian actively contributes to the continued development of policies, procedures, and best practices for data acquisition, access, management, and curation.

Required Qualifications:

Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials:

  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and advocate for an environment of diversity and inclusion.
  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited library program.
  • Experience and/or coursework involving use and analysis of quantitative data.
  • Demonstrated commitment to a user-centered approach to data services. 
  • Familiarity with one or more statistical packages (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R).
  • Knowledge of key sources of quantitative data in at least one scientific or engineering discipline.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility to carry out project-based work, both independently and collaboratively.
  • Potential for research, scholarly work, and professional service.

Desirable Qualifications:

Evidence of any of the following will enhance a candidacy:

  • One year or more of relevant experience in an academic or research library.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and/or implementing policies, procedures, or best practices for data acquisition, access, management, or curation.
  • Experience providing outreach, consultation, and instruction at the university level.
  • Commitment to the value of open and sustainable access to research and scholarship.
  • Experience working with science and engineering faculty and students.

Archived on: 2017-07-10