Research Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 2018-11-05

Employer: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

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**Position Summary ** An exciting opportunity exists at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland to serve as a member of the Research Library staff focused on Data Services and Scholarly Communication. The individual in this role will play a vital role in managing procured data assets and in supporting scholarly communication. Essential Accountabilities

  • Consult with researchers on resource needs for their projects through regular data reference.
  • Maintain and share knowledge of local and System data collections, and stay abreast of additional resources, both open and licensed, to determine solutions.
  • Provide data management services to researchers, including offering support for using and managing data in compliance with license terms, internal information security requirements, and data management policies and best practices.
  • Develop understanding of how local IT infrastructure and Bank and System policies impact access to data resources.
  • Represent researchers’ needs in negotiation of data contracts with third parties.
  • Create, monitor accuracy, consistency, and usability of metadata to ensure Library users will find information requested.
  • Work with Library and Research staff to develop and implement a program to keep FRBC research practices current on open access and scholarly communication issues in the digital environment.
  • Provide Library Reference customer service to Bank employees, Federal Reserve System contacts, and the public by responding to information requests.
  • Establish dynamic, collaborative networks and relationships with researchers and with staff in other Reserve Banks, participating in Federal Reserve System committees and initiatives.
  • Pursue professional development opportunities to increase personal knowledge and skills to improve services and reflect best practices.
  • Adhere to the Bank’s attendance policies through regular and prompt attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested. ** **

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Library/Information Science.
  • 3+ years of related work experience required.
  • Experience/strong familiarity with economics-, banking-, and finance-related concepts, datasets, and other information.
  • Knowledge of major data providers and their products (e.g., S&P, Thomson Reuters)
  • Experience with scripting languages and/or tools for data manipulation (e.g. Python, SQL, R, Stata, etc.) is preferred.
  • Familiarity with copyright and related issues as they support the creation and dissemination of scholarship, such as author’s rights, open access, archiving rights, institutional repositories, and scholarly publishing, is preferred.
  • Excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team and independently.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and track workflow efficiently. Strong multi-tasker.

Archived on: 2018-11-05