The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is part of the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan. The consortium maintains the world’s largest archive of downloadable and reusable digitized social and behavioral health research data, relating to education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and more. A global leader in data science, ICPSR also supports continuing education in research design, statistics, and data analysis. ICPSR employs 20 research faculty, 150 professional staff, and has an annual operating revenue of more than $15 million.
ICPSR also maintains the ICPSR Bibliography of Data-related Literature, a unique, curated database of over 100,000 citations to publications that use the data in ICPSR’s holdings. The Bibliography links the citations to the underlying data, providing a freely available resource for students, researchers, instructors, librarians, and others who want to find and read the literature in which research data were analyzed.
ICPSR’s Metadata and Preservation unit is seeking an Associate Librarian to join the team that continues to build the ICPSR Bibliography. You must thrive working independently as a detective in the scholarly literature, scrutinizing publications for data use. You will search for publications to link to a portfolio of studies representing a broad range of social, political, demographic, and behavioral research conducted in the United States and internationally. You not only will populate the ICPSR Bibliography’s citations database by curating and linking each citation you add, you will make use of that database to create instructional and other resources to highlight research data and its impact on scholarship.
Beyond your skills in bibliographic searching and resource creation, this position requires experience with database population and manipulation, as well as independent project management. The Associate Librarian is a non-tenured faculty postion, reporting to the Librarian who manages the ICPSR Bibliography.
To learn more about the above position, please visit https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/211911/associate-librarian. Applications should be received by March 18, 2022 for full consideration.
Last updated: Friday, March 4, 2022 17:40 UTC