Data Services Librarian (1 yr Term)

Created: August 13, 2020


Key Responsibilities of this position include:
 Collaborating with other units on campus to coordinate data services, advance research data
management, and develop an Institutional Strategy for Research Data Management;
 Providing training to researchers on DMP Assistant and Dataverse;
 Together with Office of Research Services, serving as contact for external data organizations and
data repositories; and
 Conducting and applying research and best practices in the areas of academic library data services,
statistical data analysis, GIS, data visualization, research data management, and digital scholarship.
Additional Responsibilities Include:
 Actively participating in the provision of reference services (face-to-face and virtual), both locally and
provincially via AskAway;
 Fulfilling a liaison librarian role in designated disciplines through the support of teaching, research,
collection development, graduate library research, and the provision of information literacy sessions;
 Providing in-person and online training sessions;
 Supporting liaison librarians and library staff with data reference and research consultations in your
assigned subject areas;
 Conducting advanced reference and research consultations with students and faculty;
 Developing and managing collections in assigned subject areas;
 Engaging in scholarship, research, creative or equivalent professional activities;
 Working collaboratively with Library colleagues on committees and working groups that advance all
aspects of library planning, policy formulation and service delivery;
 Advancing the values and goals outlined in the Library's and University's strategic plans; and
 Serving on Library and university-wide committees.
Required Qualifications
 A graduate degree from an ALA-accredited program in librarian and information science or
equivalent accreditation;
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
 Experience in, or demonstrated potential for, supporting researchers with data services, including
data discovery, statistical and geospatial data analysis and visualization, and research data
 Understanding of the regional and national research data management landscape in Canada,
including relevant policies, repositories, and tools;
 Strong organizational and time management skills;
 Experience in, or knowledge of, providing information literacy instruction and training; and
 Commitment to scholarship, professional development, and service.
Additional consideration will be given to those who have:
 Experience with scripting languages and relational databases;
 Research experience or additional advanced degree; and
 Project management skills.
Appropriate combinations of Required and Additional qualifications will be considered.


Published: Thursday, August 13, 2020 23:57 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, August 13, 2020 23:57 UTC