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Data Services Librarian; Assistant or Associate Librarian

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Job no: 499981
Department: King Library
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Library
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:

Data Services Librarian; Assistant or Associate Librarian

Job Summary:

Data Services Librarian/Assistant or Associate Librarian to lead the public services role in developing the Libraries’ data services, including data analysis, curation, management, and visualization. The position provides outreach, support, and training for students and researchers across academic units in support of research programs and the university’s quantitative and data literacy curriculum. The position will additionally have responsibility for subject specialist and liaison services to data-intensive academic departments, programs, and campus offices. As part of a team-based approach in the Advise & Instruct department, the librarian provides research assistance and teaching of data, library, and information skills for the university community. We encourage applications from newly graduated and early career librarians, and from members of underrepresented populations. The University Libraries are engaged in a continuing strategic planning process ( attendant to the university’s strategic plan (

Duties/Physical Demands:

The Data Services Librarian/Assistant or Associate Librarian will identify existing and emerging data analysis and management needs on campus; consult with faculty, students, and staff on projects involving data analysis, data visualization, software use, programming needs, and research data management; in cooperation with other instruction librarians, develop and deliver educational support systems for data services, including instruction on data curation, management, analysis, and visualization methods, and related software and programming languages; develop and deliver resources and guidelines for data management practices, tools, and repositories; guide faculty, students, and staff with data analysis software; statistical and qualitative data analysis techniques; and data collection, management, and visualization. Contribute to decision-making on Libraries data platform and software support priorities; conceptualize, develop, deploy, and assess data support services; serve as library subject specialist and liaison to undergraduate, graduate, and research programs in the academic departments of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Information Systems and Analytics, Mathematics, and Statistics, and data-centric campus offices including the Center for Analytics and Data Science; and Office of Research & Innovation; establish and maintain positive relationships and awareness with faculty and students in liaison areas; provide specialized information consultation in assigned subject areas and general reference services, supporting the Libraries' physical and online public service points; provide engaged library teaching using multiple modes and technologies (in-person, online, and asynchronous) as warranted to support curricula and research in assigned areas; inform and support collection development and management in assigned areas including data sets; provide excellent and collegial customer service; monitor changing needs and trends in areas of responsibility; cooperate with colleagues to support and assist in library services across the university.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program or equivalent by date of appointment; experience or coursework in quantitative data analysis and use of datasets, or in supporting researchers engaged in quantitative data work; general familiarity with data handling and analysis software, programming languages; and visualization tools; ability to work both independently and in teams, with all levels of staff and diverse library customers; ability to meet the Libraries’ promotion and continuing contract requirements (see Appointment as Associate Librarian requires an established record of service and scholarship as described in these requirements.

Position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications:

Considerations may be given to applicants with a prior degree, advanced coursework, or work experience in a quantitative data or statistics-intensive field; strong written and oral communication skills; one year prior experience in data librarianship or other work experience in an academic or special library; one year teaching experience, especially at the college level; experience in data management and analysis, digital scholarship, emerging technologies, or scholarly communications issues; experience with data handling and analysis software tools (such as SPSS, Matlab, JMP); programming languages (such as SQL, Python, and R); and visualization tools (such as Tableau, Google Charts, ArcGIS); analytical skills to aid in use of library information resources, technology problem solving, and decision-making.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter and curriculum vitae. Inquiries may be directed to Kevin Messner at 

Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin March 28, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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