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Job: Science and Social Science Research Data Librarian at Yale University

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**Science and Social Science Research Data Librarian**  
Center for Science and Social Science Information

Yale University Library

New Haven, Connecticut

  
Rank: Librarian I - III

  
**Departmental Focus**  
  
  
Reporting to the Director of the Science and Social Science Libraries,
provides support in the discovery, use and management of locally created and
externally available data; collaborates with subject librarians, GIS
specialists, and StatLab staff to develop scalable, sustainable, and domain-
appropriate data services in support of science and social science research at
Yale; and may represent YUL to state, national and international data
organizations. Located at a consultation space in the
Engineering classroom building and an office at The Center for Science and
Social Science Information, works collaboratively with another Science and
Social Science Data Librarian and is responsible for increasing visibility of
available data resources through research support consultations, and other
outreach efforts. Participates in research support and instruction program
planning and implementation in the science and social science libraries and
collaborates with other libraries and campus units.

  
  
  
**Departmental Responsibilities**  
  
1. Providing training and support in the discovery and
management of locally created and externally available data, including numeric
and geospatial data, and using associated software

  
2. Identifying and acquiring data resources in the sciences
and social sciences for use by the Yale community; reviewing licenses and
contracts for appropriate terms of agreement in cooperation with electronic
resources staff as needed

  
3. Promoting the data resources and services provided by the
Library through announcements, orientations and instruction, collaboration
with subject-specialist librarians and other research staff in support of
researchers

  
4. Collaborating with others to develop scalable,
sustainable, and domain-appropriate data services in support of science and
social science research at Yale

  
5. Advising Technical Services staff on receipt, processing
and cataloging requirements for datasets

  
6. Representing and acting as YUL's liaison to state,
national and international data organizations where appropriate

  
7. Collaborating with other libraries and campus units
including, Information Technology Services (ITS), Human Research Protection
Program, and faculty, to investigate, develop and sustain programs to:

7.1. make datasets created by Yale
faculty and students available

  
7.2. optimize functions for discovery
and preservation of data and its associated metadata in library catalogs, data
archives/repositories, cross-collection search engines, and similar systems

  
7.3. develop and refine policies,
guidelines, and/or best practices on data ownership, dataset version tracking,
documentation of datasets for publishing, and related matters

  
7.4. assist researchers writing grant-
required data management plans

  
8. Participating in research and instruction services in the
Center for Science and Social Science Information

  
9. Participating in library-wide committees as appropriate

  
10. Participating in the Center for Science and Social
Science Information and other science libraries' program planning and
implementation.

  
  
**Required Education and Experience**  
  
Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association
accredited Library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a
related discipline may be required or substituted for an MLS. Appointment to
Librarian I rank is limited to two years at which time it
is expected that the individual will develop necessary requirements to meet
expectations of performance at the Librarian 2 level.

  
  
  
**Required Skills and Abilities**  
  
1. Appointment at the rank of Librarian 2 requires a minimum
of three years, and Librarian 3 five years, of relevant professional library
experience and professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank.

  
2. Demonstrated knowledge of statistical and spatial software
for data analysis and with online and network based information systems.
Familiarity with common metadata standards, e.g., DDI. Familiarity with
principles of database design.

  
3. Knowledge of or experience with GIS
data and software, such as ArcGIS. Familiarity with MATLAB, LaTeX, BibTeX and
other specialized engineering related software. Familiarity with XML.
Familiarity with data archival procedures.

  
4. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing
them to a conclusion in a timely fashion; working collegially and
cooperatively within and across organizations; working independently with
varied user groups in a complex organization and collaborate in a rapidly
changing team environment.

  
5. Strong public service orientation. Excellent analytical,
organizational, management, oral and written communications, and interpersonal
skills required.

  
  
  
**Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills**  
  
1. Familiarity with data visualization techniques.

  
2. Experience providing public service and instruction in an
academic research library setting. Undergraduate and/or advanced degree in
engineering, math, science or social science.

  
3. Reading knowledge of one or more Western European
languages.

  
  
**SALARY AND BENEFITS**  
  
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of
a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale
University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and
true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide
variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and
educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational
facilities, and much more.

  
Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact
information of three professional references should be sent by creating an
account and applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs for immediate
consideration - the STARS req ID for this position is
17927BR. Please be sure to reference #17927BR in your cover
letter.

  
**BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS**  
  
All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment
background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and
credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All
offers are contingent on successful completion of the required background
check. Please visit
http://www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html
for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

  
  
Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

  
Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly
encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority
groups.



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