Data Visualization Services Librarian
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
UNC Chapel Hill invites applications for the position of Data Visualization
Services Librarian in the Digital Research Services department. Based in the
Davis Library Research Hub, the Data Visualization Services Librarian is
responsible for expanding data analysis and visualization services in support
of teaching and research.
The Data Visualization Services Librarian:
• Advises, consults, instructs, and serves as technical lead on data
visualization projects with UNC students and faculty from all academic
• Identifies, evaluates and recommends new and emerging digital research tools
for the Libraries and UNC research community.
• Develops and supports visualization services in response to current trends,
campus needs and Libraries priorities.
• Shares ideas and concepts effectively across diverse interdisciplinary
audiences and serves as the point person for data visualization and analysis
efforts in the Libraries.
• Develops relationships with campus units supporting digital research,
including the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science.
The Data Visualization Services Librarian works with staff from the Digital
Research Services and Library Information & Technology departments to identify
hardware and software needs, and to develop scalable, sustainable practices
related to data visualization services. The librarian designs and delivers
workshops and training sessions on data visualization tools and methods, and
develops a range of instructional materials to support patrons with data
The Data Visualization Services Librarian may share some program coordination
responsibilities with other Research Hub staff and may supervise student
• ALA-accredited master's degree in Library or Information Science or advanced
degree in Geography, Sociology, Psychology, Design, Informatics, Statistics,
or a related field.
• Demonstrated experience with data visualization tools and programming
• Proficiency with at least one programming language (such as Python, Ruby,
• Ability to use a variety of tools to extract and manipulate data from
various sources (such as relational databases, XML, web services and APIs).
• Demonstrated technical expertise and experience using technology to support
research and teaching.
• Experience providing instruction or research consultations.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
• Strong commitment to public service.
• Experience working effectively with a team to plan and complete projects.
• Background working in a large academic library.
• Experience supporting data analysis and visualization in a research setting.
• Proficiency using tools and programming libraries to support text analysis.
• Familiarity with geospatial technology.
• Experience identifying and recommending new tools or technologies.
• Graphic design skills and proficiency using relevant software.
**The University and The Libraries**
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest state
university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000
students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69
doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, nursing,
dentistry, pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is part of the
University Libraries and is a recognized leader within the Association of
Academic Health Science Libraries. University Library
collections include over 7.5 million volumes. The Library is a member of the
Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries.
Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central
University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle
Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their
students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and
service missions of the universities.
The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a
diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in
North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural,
and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half
day's drive from Chapel Hill.
The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is
strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.
**Salary and Benefits**
This is twelve-month academic librarian appointment. Salary
is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of
annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan.
**Deadline for Application**
Review of applications will begin on February 11, 2016.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference
will be given to applications received by the begin review date.
Please visit [http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/90462](http://unc.peopleadmi
n.com/postings/90462) and complete the online application. Please include a
letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address,
and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a
current supervisor. **Additionally, please indicate in your
cover letter where you first learned of this position.**
**The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.**
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