Sr. Assistant Data Librarian
This position is the Roper Center Data Librarian and will play a critical role
within the senior leadership team of the Roper Center. The incumbent will
manage, develop and lead the collection of public opinion survey/research
archives, including assuring that data accepted into the Roper Center Archive
are maintained using the best practices in archival methods and data curation,
and are offered in current formats so as to permit both long term preservation
and dissemination. The Data Librarian develops and adopts archival standards
for the Roper Center's collections; manages and coordinates various workflows
within the archive collections in accordance with expanding data curation and
online accessibility requirements; supports Roper Center's member clients in
the use of data files for secondary analysis, and coordinates day-to-day
operations that ensure the quality, timeliness, and comprehensiveness of the
Roper archive holdings. This individual also plans, implements and directs
data quality review and metadata production workflows, as well as researches,
proposes and implements policies for long-term preservation and accessibility
of Roper Center polling and survey data.
The Data Librarian also identifies and pursues opportunities to promote the
quality of the Roper Center's Archive through meeting accreditation processes
and maintaining these accreditations, such as Data Seal of Approval and
AAPOR's Transparency Initiative. The incumbent will also work with data
donors, providers and innovators/developers to develop collections with the
potential to enhance the Roper Center's Archive and related services as a
resource for the Center's existing and future members, and respond to user
inquiries in regard to finding, accessing and using Roper Center data files
for secondary analysis. The position is also responsible for maintaining
knowledge of emerging trends within public opinion research data, including
the interface between business and academic data and trends in tools and
provision in other domains. The Data Librarian supervises archive staff
including the Data Manager and student interns.
The Data Librarian maintains and expands outreach and professional engagement,
including promoting the resources and services of the Archive through
presentations, webinars, and publications; participating in writing proposals
to funding agencies and execution of accepted proposals; and establishing and
maintaining professional relationships with organizations and individuals
engaged in similar or complementary goals, such as IASSIST and Data-PASS.
The successful applicant will be an adaptive problem-solver familiar with
social science research methodologies and the use of quantitative data,
particularly public opinion. A key facet to this position will be working
closely and productively with other data and information services
professionals at Cornell and beyond as well as with various IT staff members.
MLS from an ALA accredited school or Master's Degree in a quantitatively-
oriented social science field. Minimum of three to five years' experience in
digital archiving or data management. Demonstrated knowledge of archives and
records management theory and practice, including experience processing
Knowledge of data preservation theory and practice, as well as strategies and
technologies utilized by the archival community for managing data.
Knowledge of relevant standards for archival data description, including DDI,
and familiarity with other metadata standards such as METS and PREMIS.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to plan, coordinate, and implement
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a variety of staff
in a rapidly changing environment.
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Please attach cover letter and resume with application.
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