Data Services Resident Librarian
University of Chicago
The University of Chicago Library is seeking applications for a two-year post-
graduate residency in Data Services with the foundational knowledge and
leadership skills to develop data services at the University of Chicago
Library. Depending on the candidate's background, the position will be
situated in the Joseph Regenstein Library, which houses the Library's
humanities and social sciences collections, or the John Crerar Library for
medicine, biological sciences and physical sciences.
The Data Services Resident Librarian will identify and implement strategies to
meet the growing need for assistance with statistical databases; specialized
software; GIS and data visualization; and qualitative data analysis, for
example records of interviews and ethnographic field notes; data manipulation
analysis and media coding tools. This position is contingent on the
availability of funding.
Working closely with subject librarians, technical staff, and reference and
instruction staff, the Data Services Resident Librarian will:
* Promote data resources and services.
* Provide instruction, training, consultation, and outreach in finding, manipulating, analyzing, and managing data for use in research and teaching.
* Participate in selection, acquisition, management, and delivery of data resources.
This is an exciting time to be providing leadership in Data Services at the
University of Chicago. The University of Chicago Library is partnering with
Information Technology Services and the Research Computing Center to develop
an institutional repository. Digital Humanities programs are expanding and
there is an increasing focus on computational science across disciplines: the
University will begin to offer a digital humanities sequence in the Master of
Arts Program in the Humanities next fall and is developing a computational
curriculum in the College across the divisions.
The Data Services Resident Librarian will have opportunities to learn and
develop professional skills and knowledge within the context of a highly
integrated, collaborative, and centralized major academic research library
through committees, professional development opportunities, and other
* Recent MLS or MLIS from an accredited school of library information science and an advanced subject degree in the social sciences, sciences, or other relevant field; or a recent PhD in a relevant discipline.
* Experience using quantitative, qualitative and/or geospatial data resources.
* Teaching experience in a library or academic setting.
* Knowledge of data management planning.
* Basic familiarity with software for statistical, geospatial, and/or qualitative analysis (e.g. ICPSR, SAS, SPSS, Stata, R, ArcGIS, Atlas.ti, NVivo).
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