Data Services Librarian

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Created: July 23, 2015


Reed College, founded in 1908 is one of the country’s leading liberal arts and sciences colleges, providing an intellectually rigorous undergraduate experience. Reed College is devoted to the intrinsic value of intellectual pursuit and is governed by the highest standards of scholarly practice, critical thought, and creativity. The goal of the Reed education is that students learn and demonstrate rigor and independence in their habits of thought, inquiry and expression. Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence. In support of this endeavor, we are seeking a Data Services Librarian to join our staff.

The Data Services Librarian provides leadership, instruction, and support in the discovery, use, and management of locally and externally available data. This position will collaborate with librarians, instructional technologists, and other staff to develop scalable and sustainable data services to support student and faculty research at Reed. We seek enthusiastic candidates who welcome the opportunity to play a leadership role in providing library services in an intensely academic community.

This is a full-time, 12-month exempt position with a starting salary of $56,000-$59,000. Reed College offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), retiree medical plan, college tuition assistance for employees’ children, paid holidays, paid vacation and many other campus amenities, such as library privileges, access to the campus fitness center for employee and spouse, and discounted TriMet bus passes.

Essential Functions

  • Develops best practices to collect, preserve, and provide access to research data.
  • Serves as a resource to students, faculty, and staff on issues of data curation and management, including data management plan development.
  • Performs outreach to increase awareness of data services and resources provided by the library, including promotion of data repositories, web-based tools, and statistical sources.
  • Participates in the full range of research services, including reference, instruction, and the development and management of library collections.
  • Serves as a liaison to academic departments.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to think creatively in developing and promoting the use of library resources and services.
  • Background or experience in supporting diverse populations of faculty and students.
  • A strong commitment to public service and basic knowledge of reference sources and tools.


  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science and minimum of one year of professional library experience or any combination of education and experience that provides the desired knowledge, abilities, and skills required to perform the job.
  • Experience with or knowledge of data management and curation.
  • Ability to provide reference and instruction services in an academic library environment.
  • A strong interest in undergraduate liberal arts education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Competence with tools and methodologies for quantitative, data-driven research.
  • Familiarity with major national funding agencies data management protocol requirements and data archival procedures.
  • Knowledge of quantitative methods and data management and curation, including preservation, metadata, and data retrieval.


Published: Thursday, July 23, 2015 13:49 UTC

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