Job Posting: Data Services Librarian

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Created: February 9, 2007


THE UCSD LIBRARIES - University of California, San Diego

Data Services Librarian

Social Sciences & Humanities Library

Preferred appointment level: Assistant Librarian I -Librarian I with an approximate salary range of $40,008-$66,756

The Libraries of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) seek applications from innovative and user-oriented library professionals to join the enthusiastic staff of the Social Sciences and Humanities Library in the development of data services and collections. The UCSD Libraries are committed to making access to research information for faculty and students as efficient and convenient as technology, innovation, and resources will allow.

Responsibilities of the Position Reporting to the Head for Data, Government and Geographic Information Services, assumes a leadership role in planning and developing data services and collections at UCSD. Evaluates, selects, and acquires data products for the Social Science Data Collection (SSDC). Provides consultations and instruction on finding and using data. Works closely with faculty to determine data needs and discovery tools. Actively collaborates with library liaisons to academic departments to develop and provide coordinated services to meet the full range of social science data needs at UCSD. Plans and implements staff training programs related to data. Serves as the liaison to ICPSR and DDI initiatives. Provides general reference assistance at a combined social sciences/ humanities and government documents reference desk. Some evening and weekend reference hours required. Represent the UCSD Libraries at pertinent meetings and conferences. UCSD Librarians are ex! pected to participate in library-wide planning and professional activities appropriate to their position. Appointment at the Librarian rank requires substantial relevant experience and superior qualifications.

Required Qualifications Professional degree from a library school or other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields relevant to library services. Experience working with numeric data resources, including the ability to install and support relevant software applications. Ability to download and transform data files to meet the various needs of users. Proficient with social sciences statistical packages and software, such as SAS and SPSS. Experience working with users to provide data services support. Ability to develop effective relationships with the library and campus IT departments. Demonstrated knowledge of a wide range of print and electronic reference and bibliographic tools in the social sciences. Experience in collection development activities in an academic library. Experience using government information. Superior organizational, analytical, and communication skills. Candidate must have a strong commitment to excellence in service and be able to work both independently and collaboratively in a complex changing environment. Potential to excel in a dynamic, academically challenging environment.

UCSD librarians are expected to participate in library-wide and system-wide planning and governance, and to be professionally active.

Desirable Qualifications Undergraduate and/or graduate degree in the social sciences. Experience providing reference service in an academic or research library serving similar clientele. Experience with GIS data and applications

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Application consideration begins March 23, 2007 and will continue until the position is filled. Send application letter including a statement of qualifications, a full resume of education and relevant experience, and the names of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about your qualifications for this position to or to UCSD, Stacey McDermaid - Library Human Resources, 9500 Gilman Drive Dept. 0175-H, La Jolla, CA 92093-0175. Telephone: 858.534.1279; Confidential Fax: 858.534.8634. Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer


Published: Friday, February 9, 2007 07:24 UTC

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