Data Services Librarian

San José State University
San José, California
ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION AVAILABILITY
Subject to Budgetary Approval

Specialization: Data Services Librarian
Job Opening ID (JOID): 24082
Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian (Tenure-track)

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library seeks an innovative, knowledgeable, service-minded librarian to provide leadership in the area of data management and services. The Data Services Librarian develops and promotes Library services related to the discovery, analysis, manipulation and visualization of data. S/he will collaborate with faculty, library staff and campus stakeholders to develop and implement innovative services to support data-intensive research, including data management plans. The Data Services Librarian serves as a liaison librarian in areas determined by candidate’s educational and research background and library needs. As a library faculty member, the candidate engages in library and university governance and scholarship that includes research, scholarly and creative activities required for tenure and promotion.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science or equivalent (MSLS, MLIS, MALS etc.) from a library school program accredited by the American Library Association is required by start of appointment.
  • Demonstrated experience using quantitative and/or geospatial products and processes.
  • Ability to articulate a vision of the services, infrastructure, and skills required to support the data needs of researchers in an academic setting.
  • Knowledge of public and proprietary resources for national and international data sets, data management practices, data policies, sharing and reuse, and data citation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the trends in data management throughout the research lifecycle.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage projects and multiple tasks while meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with public and academic librarians and staff, teaching faculty, and students in a rapidly changing information environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, design and implement innovative projects or services.
  • Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication, open access, e-science, institutional repositories, and other trends in information science.
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree or equivalent training/work experience in science, social sciences, or engineering.
  • Knowledge of digital preservation and metadata considerations for data.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and promote Library services related to the discovery, analysis, manipulation and visualization of data.
  • Develop a service framework for working with researchers to manage their data throughout the research lifecycle.
  • Lead efforts to support data literacy skills across campus.
  • Select, acquire, manage and deliver licensed, free and researcher-generated data collections to support campus research and scholarship.
  • Work with liaison librarians to facilitate access to data resources and develop data management plans across the disciplines.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the trends and issues in higher education, scholarly communication and research practices.
  • Participates in the library liaison program providing services to one or more academic departments.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: Summer/fall 2017 (negotiable)

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedures: For full consideration upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and list of three professional references with contact information by May 31, 2017 to:

http://apptrkr.com/1004752

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

Please note: Original transcripts of terminal degree will be required for applicants invited to on-site interviews. Letters of recommendation must be received prior to applicant’s on-site interview date.

This position will remain open until filled.

Tracy Elliott, Dean, University Library, invites you to contact us with your questions at (408) 808-2080 or via email at library-jobs@sjsu.edu. Please visit our websites at http://www.sjsu.edu and library.sjsu.edu. For information on faculty retention, tenure and promotion, see the SJSU Academic Senate policies S15-7 & S15-8 at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/policies/pol_chron/

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library at San José State University is recognized as an innovative shared facility combining a large academic library (with a collection of over one million items) and a major downtown public library. This facility uses a merged service model to support the lifelong learning needs of academic and public library users. The Library’s strategic plan is to build a digital library which will “aggressively increase access, creation, and use of digital collections,” and “will creatively utilize innovative technologies to provide the University and the broader community with a 21st century library environment, both physical and digital.”

San José State University is California’s oldest public institution of higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high- technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are nearby. A member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of ethno-cultural minority groups. The Library – and the University of which it is a part – is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our community can benefit from multiple perspectives.

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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