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Data Services Librarian

  • Ohio University Libraries
  • Athens, OH
  • Entry-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

Ohio University Libraries seeks a creative, user-focused, and forward-thinking individual to serve in the position of data services librarian. As a member of the Research Services department, the data services librarian supports OHIO students and faculty in discovering, using, and managing quantitative data for their research. This position works collaboratively across library units and with external stakeholders on developing, implementing, delivering, and assessing research data life cycle services. The librarian also participates in divisional support for academic programs through instruction, consultation, and collection development.


Pay is commensurate with experience and credentials.

Required Qualifications

-Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA accredited school or from a master’s level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country. In lieu of an MLIS, substantial experience in academic libraries may be considered.
-Minimum of 1 year of library or related work experience.
-Experience using at least two of the following: SPSS, Excel, Python, R, Open Refine, SAS, JMP, Stata, MATLAB, and/or SQL for collection and analysis of quantitative data.
-Experience and/or coursework related to the research data lifecycle, research data collection, reproducibility, research data management, and sharing of research data.

Desired Qualifications

-Education and/or experience with trends in STEM teaching and research, including data literacy.
-Commitment to providing user-focused library services.
-Demonstrated success in a collaborative work environment, including effective communication skills.
-Demonstrated aptitude for developing knowledge of concepts, applications, and tools to gather, analyze, and store research data.
-Evidence of support for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace or academic environment.
-Ability to set goals and determine the best course of action with broad guidance from supervisor and shared team expectations.
-Experience and/or training in instruction/teaching.
-Experience in an academic or research library.

Employer Statement

Ohio University is proud of its rich history, diverse campuses, international communities, and beautiful Appalachian settings. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide and support a transformative learning experience, we affirm our commitment to fostering a welcoming, respectful, diverse, and inclusive workforce and community. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

How to Apply

Apply to this opportunity using the contact method(s) below

Additional Instructions:

We are seeking candidates with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty & staff from diverse backgrounds. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Apply online with requested documents (cover letter, CV/resume & list of references) by 5/28/2023, for full consideration.

OHIO proudly offers flextime in addition to flexplace in support of our employees and such arrangements will be negotiated at time of offer.

For references, please include names and contact information for three (3) professional references include information indicating their relationship to you. At least one reference should be a current or recent supervisor.

Posted On: May 3, 2023 / This posting expires: Jun 11, 2023