The Data Librarian will join a well-established program of support for research and teaching with data, and will play a leadership role in providing and advancing the Yale University Library's data services. Reporting to the Director of Research Support and Outreach Programs at the Center for Science and Social Science Information, the Data Librarian is a member of the CSSSI team and participates in Yale University Library programs and committees. Yale's Data Librarian increases the visibility and usability of data resources through research consultations, workshops and course-integrated instruction, online research guides, and outreach efforts. This librarian coordinates and provides Yale Library services to support research data management and develops the data management education program. The incumbent assists researchers in data management planning and provides instruction in data management issues and best practices to diverse audiences, including researchers, University staff, and Library colleagues. The Data Librarian supports the discovery, use, and management of locally created and externally available data. The Data Librarian collaborates with subject librarians, GIS specialists, and staff from the StatLab, the Digital Humanities Lab, and the Yale Center for Research Computing to support the research data and data science needs of Yale researchers. This position advises on and implements scalable, sustainable, and domain-appropriate data services in support of research at Yale. The incumbent coordinates the Research Data Consultation Group which consists of other specialists from the Library and campus-wide key stakeholders. The Data Librarian collaborates with campus partners, including the Office of the Deputy Provost for Research, the Office of Research Administration, the Yale Center for Research Computing, and the Yale Institute for Network Science, concerning issues of managing, curating, sharing, and preserving research data. In consultation with subject librarians and the CSSSI Director of Collection Management, Technical Services, and Access Services, the Data Librarian assists in identifying and acquiring data resources relevant to research and teaching in the sciences, social sciences, and interdisciplinary fields. The incumbent advises library IT, electronic resources, cataloging, and preservation departments on receiving data resources and preparing them for discovery and availability to users. The Data Librarian collaborates with colleagues on metadata and preservation issues related to data. The Data Librarian participates in outreach, research support, and instruction program planning and implementation for the CSSSI. The incumbent participates in Yale Library planning, committees, and task forces, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities; participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's research support services and collections. The Data Librarian may represent Yale to state, national, and international data organizations.
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017.
Posting Position Title: Data Librarian
University Job Title: Data Librarian
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Required Skill/ability 1: A Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school is required for this position. Librarians new to the profession are encouraged to apply.
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated ability finding and/or using research data.
Required Skill/ability 3: Demonstrated ability with data management best practices and familiarity with requirements from funding agencies and scholarly publishers.
Required Skill/ability 4:
Required Skill/ability 5:
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Undergraduate or advanced degree in engineering, math, science, or social science. Familiarity with quantitative, qualitative, and geospatial data analysis applications. Knowledge of metadata standards for quantitative and qualitative data. Experience providing public service and instruction in an academic research library. Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages.
Required Licenses Or Certifications:
1. Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master's degree in library science. 2. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability. 3. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. 4. Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations. 5. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://guides.library.yale.edu/c.php?g=296164&p=1973882.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.