Data Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 2019-02-25

Employer: University of Windsor

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The University of Windsor’s Leddy Library invites applications for a permanence-track Data Librarian position commencing July 1, 2019. Rank will be commensurate with experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Reporting to the Head of Information Services, the Data Librarian will be responsible for developing data collections relevant to the campus community. They will provide leadership in the development of data literacy programmes at the University of Windsor. This includes working with faculty to integrate data literacy into the curricula of relevant courses of study and developing data subsets and other teaching tools to facilitate the use of data for instructional purposes. The incumbent will also provide leadership in implementing programs for long-term data storage for local research data, through the implementation of appropriate software platforms, the promotion of good data collection and storage habits across campus, the preparation of local databases for long-term archiving, and the oversight of metadata standards development and metadata production. Throughout their career, Information Services librarians serve in a variety of roles within the department and the library.

The Leddy Library is an active partner in teaching and research at the University. Librarians engage in service to the University, service to the profession, and research/scholarship/creative activity in addition to their assigned responsibilities.

The successful candidate will have: an ALA-accredited MLS (or equivalent); data experience and some educational background in the use of data sets, applications and software, as well as experience using statistical and data software packages such as SPSS, NVivo, R and SAS; knowledge of Canadian statistical resources including the Census, and survey data, and some background in U.S. and international resources; a strong understanding of current and emerging trends in research data management, data services, resource delivery and software, including the role of the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI), ICPSR, the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI), and web-based data discovery and analysis tools; excellent teaching and communication skills; and must also exhibit resourcefulness, innovation, and flexibility in meeting user needs, be able to work independently and as part of a team, and have a comfort in and ability to adapt to a changing structure and environment. Demonstrated interest in creating and maintaining online resources and services for the discovery and delivery of data resources and information including the Academic Data Centre website is an asset, as is an understanding of geospatial data and GIS software applications.

Archived on: 2020-01-02