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The Washington University Libraries is comprised of 12 libraries on the university’s Danforth, West, and Medical School Campuses. Reporting to the Vice Provost and University Librarian and in association with 3 campus partners, the libraries’ operate as a collaborative system in support of the research, teaching, and learning mission of the university. The Libraries’ house more than 3.6 million books, journals, and other print materials; 2.5 million microforms; 50,000 AV titles; and have access to more than 65,000 electronic journals and more than 1.8 million e-books. The libraries' 135 dedicated professional and support staff serve an increasingly diverse community and exemplify the libraries' commitment to meet the needs of faculty, staff and students for the present - and for years to come.
The Social Science Data Curator and GIS Librarian serves as faculty liaison for social science data and spatial data in the University Libraries. This position is responsible for instructional programming, collection development, data management, outreach, and research assistance for faculty and student needs with social science data and spatial data, and works in collaboration with Data Services, Research and Liaison Services, and other relevant library units.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as faculty liaison and consultant for social sciences and spatial data. Collaborate with subject area librarians on strategies and services for instruction, collection management, research consultations, and scholarly services related to social sciences data and spatial data. Develops and implements programmatic services for instruction, collection management, outreach, individualized consultations, and research support to faculty, students and staff across disciplines utilizing social science data, spatial data, and related resources.
Work closely with relevant library programs and services on digital collection development, policies, and protocols related to data management, repository services, and other relevant initiatives to make social science data, GIS data, and resulting scholarly outputs discoverable and accessible to students, faculty and staff.
Collaborate closely with relevant library staff throughout the University Libraries on data curation policies, digital repository services, and faculty workflow practices.
Engage in ongoing training and professional development activities to facilitate skill building and keep current on relevant topics in the fields of social science data curation and GIS. Engage and contribute to library committees.� Perform other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or a related degree, or equivalent combination of education and work experience
Demonstrated project management experience
Demonstrated experience with the execution of sound data management practices, including organization, documentation, and preservation of research data
Knowledge of trends, issues, tools, and resources in social science research and GIS
Demonstrated experience with GIS software and use of spatial data
Experience in working with users (e.g., faculty, staff, and students) in reference and research consultations
This position wil require:
Ability to travel to off-campus events on an as-needed basis.
Ability to lift objects (computer/technology) up to 20lbs for short distances.
Advanced degree or coursework in the social sciences, GIS, informatics, or other relevant research-oriented discipline
Experience in delivery of research services for social sciences
Familiarity experience with data delivery services, discoverability solutions, and meeting federal grant requirements for data accessibility
Advanced knowledge of GIS software, related computational tools, and management of spatial data
Demonstrated familiarity with computational approaches and research software used in the social sciences, such as R, SPSS, SAS, Stata, and/or Excel
Familiarity with database design or digital repository structure and development
Experience with relevant metadata standards and schemas for describing digital objects and research data, such as DDI, geospatial metadata, or Dublin Core
Experience with development and implementation of data management services
Demonstrated ability to identify and vet resources and tools for data sharing, data analysis, and archiving
Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
Strong organizational skills
Ability to manage multiple projects at once, to set priorities, and meet deadlines
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
Ability to provide instruction and consultation on complex topics in data management and GIS to faculty, students and library staff
Demonstrated capability as a self-starter and ability to work independently
Ability to work and thrive within a rapidly changing professional environment
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Olin Library. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Applicant Special Instructions:
The hiring range for this position is $51,909 - $67,470 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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