Data Services Librarian

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Created: May 14, 2013


Reed College is one of the country’s leading private liberal arts colleges and provides one of the nation’s most intellectually rigorous undergraduate experiences, with a highly structured academic program balancing broad distribution requirements and in-depth study in a chosen academic discipline. Reed is highly selective and values intellectual achievement and has a strong tradition of alumni/ae involvement and support. We are seeking a Data Services Librarian to join our team.

Position Summary

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

This is a full-time exempt limited duration (2 years) position. Reed College offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes, medical, dental, 403 (b) retirement plan, use of on site sports center, access to bike co-op, free parking, discounted TriMet bus passes, paid holidays, paid vacation and retiree medical.

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.
Qualifications Required

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
Applicants should have experience with or knowledge of data management and curation, providing reference and instruction services in an academic library environment, and 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
Familiarity with quantitative methods and data management and curation, including preservation, metadata, and data retrieval

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

Ability to think creatively in developing and promoting the use of library resources and collections
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
TO APPLY:  Please submit a letter of introduction discussing your qualifications and interests, along with your resume, a completed Reed Application for Employment form (original or scanned), via email, mail or fax to:

Reed College
Attn:  Human Resources
3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97202
Fax:  503-777-7775

The Reed Application for Employment is located at:

Reed College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups

Classification: Librarian
Grade:             E-8
Minimum starting salary is $53,287.

Deadline: May 28, 2013

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