Numeric and Spatial Data Services Librarian

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Created: March 22, 2012


University Libraries: Assistant Librarian, Numeric and Spatial Data Services Librarian to provide leadership in developing and evolving data visualization services in concert with student, faculty and the Libraries’ needs;  provide outreach, support and training to faculty, students and interdisciplinary groups from all academic disciplines and other units in the use and visualization of numeric, spatial, and GIS data collaboratively with the electronic information services/data specialist librarian; provide visualization and mapping strategies for complex, often large sets of data; participate in locating and acquiring digital numeric, spatial and GIS data sets and associated software; provide course-related and library instruction on data related topics; support data management and translation as well as a variety of spatial and statistical software; support the quantitative literacy curriculum; work closely with the electronic information services/data specialist librarian, the Business, Engineering, Science, and Technology Library and the Center for Digital Scholarship; represent the Libraries in the data visualization communities on and off campus; provide leadership developing data curation services; participate in reference services including nights and weekends.

Require:  Graduate library degree from an ALA accredited institution; one year of work experience in the area of data or information visualization or comparable education and experience; demonstrated ability to provide successful consultation and instruction about data visualization, use of statistical software and GIS related software; demonstrated experience with data management (data transformation and coding skills); experience with one programming language; experience with data visualization tools and software and/or programming tools for libraries; ability to create, manipulate and utilize databases; excellent interpersonal and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work well independently and as a member of a team; demonstrated initiative and ability to conceive and carry out projects; flexibility to work in an environment of continual change including change of duties as library needs evolve; ability to meet the Libraries’ requirements for promotion and continuing contract -

Desire:  Previous experience supporting data information visualization; experience working with geospatial/geo-referenced data collections; experience with additional programming languages; second advanced degree in a related field.

Submit letter of application, resume, and name, telephone number and email address of three professional references to:

Judith A. Sessions, Dean and University Librarian
King Library, Miami University
Oxford, OH  45056

Review of applications begins May 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

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