The George Washington University Libraries and Academic Innovation (GWLAI) is seeking applications for a Data Services Librarian to specialize in data visualization or geospatial data competencies (GIS). The successful candidate will join a growing team that is leading the development and provision of services to support researchers in the discovery, access, analysis, management, preservation, and publication of data. The Data Services Librarian will support researchers across the full data lifecycle, helping meet the needs of data-intensive research and teaching in a wide range of disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, and sciences. In collaboration with others, they will help LAI grow its support of computational literacy and thinking and contribute to a portfolio of research and data consultations and classroom instruction. The Librarian will help deepen our workshop offerings in data visualization, data analysis, and/or GIS while contributing to a robust curriculum that currently includes topics such as programming in a number of languages and packages; working with data markup and encoding; using APIs and other techniques to retrieve data from online data sources and websites; and data cleaning and manipulation. In addition to helping GWLAI meet curricular needs by increasing the visibility of available data-related resources and services, the Data Services Librarian will be a teaching partner in GW's first year writing and research instruction program.
The George Washington University is the largest research university in the nation's capital, located blocks from the White House, the State Department, the Federal Reserve, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. GW currently enrolls approximately 25,000 students, including 10,000 undergraduates, in ten colleges and schools at three campuses in the District of Columbia and Virginia. Over the past twenty years, the university has made remarkable strides, including consolidation of the main campus at Foggy Bottom; the establishment of a wide variety of new degree programs, both on-campus and off; the construction of a Northern Virginia campus devoted to graduate study and research in science and technology; and the acquisition of the beautiful Mount Vernon Campus in Georgetown with a focus on specialized undergraduate programs. Thanks to these developments, GW has attracted an increasingly high caliber of faculty and students. With faculty at the top of their fields, and partnerships with organizations locally and around the globe, GW remains a first-choice among students of political science, public policy, international relations, public health, and other disciplines. In recent years, the university has magnified its support for science and engineering, including the construction of a new research facility and the recruitment of nationally recognized research faculty.
As the largest research university in the District of Columbia and a rising institution of higher education in this country, GWU has two obligations: to collect and create knowledge and make it available to the world, and to produce a steady stream of critical thinkers who know how to utilize knowledge to become leaders in whatever field they enter. These two obligations merge in the GW Libraries & Academic Innovation.
GW Libraries & Academic Innovation (GWLAI) enriches the academic experience of scholars and students and spurs innovation at GW. Our resources and services advance research and teaching through access to the latest scholarship as well as rich archival sources; tailored support for researchers at all levels; guidance for faculty who want to explore new methods and technologies in the classroom; and robust support for online education. GWLAI fosters deeper collaboration between previously separate areas to forward the strategic goal of generating, making accessible, and preserving new knowledge.
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ALA-accredited MLS in library or information science or other advanced degree with relevant experience.
Experience with GIS tools and formats AND/OR experience with data visualization approaches.
Familiarity with data discovery, analytical techniques, and statistical methodologies.
Familiarity with disciplinary and discipline agnostic data repositories and data management plans.
Demonstrated understanding of scholarly communication trends, funder requirements, open access, repositories, and research impact measures.
Special Instructions to Applicants::
To be considered, please complete an online application and upload a CV and a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications. Review of applications will begin April 21, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.
Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status.
Internal Number: 65984
About George Washington University
GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. The university has more than 20,000 students from all 50 states, the District and more than 130 countries studying a rich range of disciplines: from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy.