Yale University .
Original Posting Date 05-Oct-2017
Supervisory Organization Library - Center for Science & Social Science Info
STARS Requisition number 46163BR
University Job Title Data Librarian
Posting Position Title Data Librarian
Bargaining Unit None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
Time Type Full time
Duration Type Regular
Compensation Grade Library
Compensation Grade Profile Librarian (00)
Work Location University Library System
Worksite Address 219 Prospect Street New Haven, CT 06511
Work Week Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5
Position Focus: The Data Librarian will join a well-established program of support for research and teaching with data, and will play a leadership role in providing and advancing the Yale University Librarys data services. Reporting to the Director of Research Support and Outreach Programs at the Center for Science and Social Science Information, the Data Librarian is a member of the CSSSI team and participates in Yale University Library programs and committees.
Yales Data Librarian increases the visibility and usability of data resources through research consultations, workshops and course-integrated instruction, online research guides, and outreach efforts. This librarian coordinates and provides Yale Library services to support research data management and develops the data management education program. The incumbent assists researchers in data management planning and provides instruction in data management issues and best practices to diverse audiences, including researchers, University staff, and Library colleagues. The Data Librarian supports the discovery, use, and management of locally created and externally available data.
The Data Librarian collaborates with subject librarians, GIS specialists, and staff from the StatLab, the Digital Humanities Lab, and the Yale Center for Research Computing to support the research data and data science needs of Yale researchers. This position advises on and implements scalable, sustainable, and domain-appropriate data services in support of research at Yale.
The incumbent coordinates the Research Data Consultation Group which consists of other specialists from the Library and campus-wide key stakeholders. The Data Librarian collaborates with campus partners, including the Office of the Deputy Provost for Research, the Office of Research Administration, the Yale Center for Research Computing, and the Yale Institute for Network Science, concerning issues of managing, curating, sharing, and preserving research data.
In consultation with subject librarians and the CSSSI Director of Collection Management, Technical Services, and Access Services, the Data Librarian assists in identifying and acquiring data resources relevant to research and teaching in the sciences, social sciences, and interdisciplinary fields. The incumbent advises library IT, electronic resources, cataloging, and preservation departments on receiving data resources and preparing them for discovery and availability to users. The Data Librarian collaborates with colleagues on metadata and preservation issues related to data.
The Data Librarian participates in outreach, research support, and instruction program planning and implementation for the CSSSI. The incumbent participates in Yale Library planning, committees, and task forces, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities; participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yales research support services and collections. The Data Librarian may represent Yale to state, national, and international data organizations.
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017.
Essential Duties 1. Provides data acquisition and management support to students and faculty in academic departments, schools, and research centers through consultations, instruction sessions, and in-person and virtual reference services. 2. Supports research and raises awareness of data resources and management methods through outreach efforts such as blogs, RSS feeds, mailing list messages, and workshops. 3. Creates and maintains online guides and other research support tools. 4. Collaborates with librarians, GIS specialists, archivists and other providers of information resources to support research, teaching, and learning. 5. Develops library collections of data and data related materials. 6. Works closely with acquisitions and cataloging librarians and staff on acquiring and receiving data and data related resources and preparing them for availability to users. 7. Participates in departmental library research support and collections program planning. Participates in library system-wide planning, committees, and work groups, and engages in campus, regional and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yales collections and research support services. 8. May work in libraries across the Central, West, Medical, and Science campuses. 9. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts. 10. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience 1. Masters degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a masters degree in library science.
2. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
3. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
4. Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
5. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: ********************************************* & p=*******.
Required Skill/Ability 1: A Masters degree from an ALA-accredited library school is required for this position. Librarians new to the profession are encouraged to apply.
Required Skill/Ability 2: Demonstrated ability finding and/or using research data.
Required Skill/Ability 3: Demonstrated ability with data management best practices and familiarity with requirements from funding agencies and scholarly publishers.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Undergraduate or advanced degree in engineering, math, science, or social science. Familiarity with quantitative, qualitative, and geospatial data analysis applications. Knowledge of metadata standards for quantitative and qualitative data. Experience providing public service and instruction in an academic research library. Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages.
Drug Screen No
Health Screening No
Background Check Requirements All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit ************************************************* for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
Posting Disclaimer The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
Affirmative Action Statement: Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individuals sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the Universitys Title IX Coordinator, at ****************, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: ************, Fax: ************, TDD: ************, or Email: *****************.
Note Yale University is a tobacco-free campus
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