DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES: The Rutgers University Libraries seek a
librarian skilled in teaching and instruction to fill the position of Data
Services Librarian in the John Cotton Dana Library on the Newark Campus of
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Reporting to the Assistant
Chancellor and Director of John Cotton Dana Library and under the direction of
the Head of Public Services for the Dana Library, the Data Services Librarian
position includes significant teaching and instruction activity as well as
faculty liaison responsibilities, particularly with disciplinary and
interdisciplinary research centers, for the analysis of large data sets and
the provision of support in the presentation of the results of research and
analysis. In support of the instructional mission, the Data Services Librarian
instructs faculty and students in the use of research data sets as well as use
of software for quantitative and qualitative analysis. The Data Services
Librarian also participates as a member of the Public Services team providing
research assistance to the library's diverse faculty and student users. This
is a tenure-track appointment and as a member of a university-wide faculty,
the Data Services Librarian is expected to routinely participate in system-
wide initiatives, committees, and task forces, and to actively pursue and
participate in research, publication, and in professional associations.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA-accredited master's degree in Library and
Information Science as well as an advanced degree in a social sciences
discipline; experience working with quantitative data and manipulation of
datasets and experience teaching the use of datasets and statistical software
to faculty, students and researchers; knowledge of statistical software such
as SAS, SPSS (PASW), Stata, or R; familiarity with major data resources
(ICPSR, Census, etc.); awareness of national issues and trends in academic
librarianship, and the ability and desire to meet tenure and promotion
requirements; and a demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity is
required. Candidates who have had successful experience in the design and
delivery of services for diverse populations will be given preference.
Desired: Experience with software for qualitative data analysis; experience
with relational databases; experience in a library environment, including
reference and public services ; and knowledge of XML and metadata standards
relevant to data. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the
United States.

SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

STATUS AND BENEFITS: Faculty status, calendar year appointment, retirement
plans, life and health insurance, prescription drug, dental and vision plans,
tuition remission, and 22 days annually.

LIBRARY PROFILE: The Rutgers University Libraries (RUL), comprising libraries
on the university's Camden, New Brunswick, and Newark campuses, all reporting
to the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian,
operate as a unified library system with coordinated public, technical
services, and collection development programs including digital initiatives
and a pioneering institutional repository. The libraries have highly valued
staff of about 300 who are committed to develop innovations in access
services, information literacy and digital initiatives. RUL operates with a
budget of $28 million and outstanding collections especially in jazz and New
Jerseyana. Rutgers University Libraries are a member of ARL, CRL, Lyrasis,
Metro, NERL, and VALE, and use Sirsi Dynix and OCLC as primary bibliographic
utilities and Fedora repository software. In concert with the integration of
the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey with Rutgers
University, the libraries connected with those schools in Newark and New
Brunswick will become part of the Rutgers University Libraries system as of
July 1, 2013. Rutgers University is a member of the Association of American
Universities. Rutgers is also a member of the Committee on Institutional
Cooperation (CIC), the nation's premier higher education consortium of top
tier research institutions which includes Big Ten Conference members and the
University of Chicago.

The Newark Campus of Rutgers University is a doctoral-degree granting research
institution that is a leading education and research center. Classified as a
Carnegie Research Intensive institution, Rutgers-Newark offers 14 doctoral
programs: American studies, applied physics, biology, chemistry, criminal
justice, global affairs, integrative neuroscience,management, mathematical
sciences, nursing, psychology, public administration, and urban systems. For
more information go to the RUL Web site: and to
learn about the Dana Library and Newark Campus go to: Rutgers is an ADVANCE Institution, committed to
increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in the STEM

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled. Submit resume, cover letter, names of three references,
and where you saw the position advertised to:

Lila Fredenburg (APP. 210)

Director of Administrative Services

Rutgers University Libraries

169 College Avenue

New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163

E-mail: [log in to unmask]

Fax: (732) 932-7637

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