Data Visualization Librarian

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
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Salary: $65,800 to $82,250
Created: October 19, 2022


Boston College Libraries seek a Data Visualization Librarian to join our Digital Scholarship Group (DSG). This position is primarily responsible for digital scholarship collaborations and services related to data visualization. Such activities include consulting on faculty and student data-visualization projects; providing data visualization skills training to faculty and staff; and providing data visualization instruction and curriculum consultations for undergraduate and graduate courses. This position, along with the other DSG librarians, also works closely with BC’s Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities program. We see this as a good opportunity for someone newer to the profession and encourage you to apply even if you feel you lack a few of the qualifications. Apply on BC's career site.

As a member of the DSG, the Data Visualization Librarian collaborates on providing current DS services, designing and implementing new ones, and is a valued voice in DSG strategic planning and goal setting as the group strives to expand its role in BC Libraries and the broader BC community. The collaborative nature of this position extends to working with staff across the Libraries (subject liaison librarians, in particular) and campus with units such as Research Services and the Center for Digital Innovation in Learning to meet faculty and student research and learning.


  • A Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science, or a closely related, data-intensive research field, plus 2-3 years of relevant experience;

  • Demonstrated experience in providing data curation, management, cleaning, and mining services; using data and related technologies to support teaching and research; working with numeric data in academic, scientific, or corporate environments; at least one data visualization tool (e.g., Tableau, D3.js, R, Python); transforming datasets into innovative and creative charts, graphs, infographics, dashboards, and interactive visualizations;

  • The ability to engage with research across a variety of disciplines and a range of audiences, from undergraduate and graduate students to faculty, instructors, and staff;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; 


  • Experience working in academic libraries;

  • Has accessibility for visual design knowledge; 

  • Experience providing data visualization creation and literacies workshops and classroom instruction;

  • Demonstrated experience with geospatial visualization and GIS software packages (e.g., ArcGIS and QGIS); network analysis and visualization tools (e.g., Gephi and Cytoscape)

  • Adobe Create Suite skills (e.g., the ability to use Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. to enhance visualizations)


Published: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 20:56 UTC

Last updated: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 20:56 UTC