TITLE: Data Services Librarian (Grant Funded Position)
John Cotton Dana Library

DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES: The Rutgers University Libraries seek an  
experienced, innovative, and service-oriented librarian to fill the  
newly-created position of Data Services Librarian in the John Cotton  
Dana Library on the Newark Campus of Rutgers, The State University of  
New Jersey. A new unit within Dana Library will include data services,  
along with digital library, media, and library computing services, in  
support of individual faculty scholarship, all academic units and  
disciplines, as well as disciplinary and interdisciplinary research  
centers. Reporting to the Head of Media and Digital Library Services  
for the Dana Library and working closely with the Data Librarian on  
the New Brunswick campus, the Data Services Librarian position will  
include faculty liaison responsibilities, particularly with research  
centers, and responsibility for the management and analysis of large  
data sets. The Data Services Librarian will provide support to faculty  
and students in using research databases, such as the interactive  
Census, GIS and other software for quantitative and qualitative data  
analysis, and provide support for the presentation of the results of  
research and analysis. In support of the library's assessment  
function, the Data Services Librarian will play a key role in the  
comprehensive analysis of the documented needs and use of the data  
services resources and use of the data services for research support,  
by faculty, academic units, and research centers. The incumbent will  
participate as a member of the Public Services team, providing  
reference and research assistance and collection development  
responsibilities, including the selection of databases and other  
resources that support the provision of data services. As a member of  
a university-wide faculty, the Data Services Librarian may participate  
in system-wide initiatives, committees, and task forces, related to  
the areas of professional responsibility.

QUALIFICATIONS Required: Master's degree in Library and Information  
Science, or Master's degree in relevant science or social science  
discipline. Experience working with quantitative data and manipulation  
of datasets. Knowledge of statistical software such as SAS, SPSS  
(PASW), Stata, and/or R. Familiarity with major data resources (ICPSR,  
Census, etc.). Good communication and interpersonal skills. Skill in  
collaboration and teamwork in an academic environment. Strong service  
orientation and understanding of user needs. Desired: Experience with  
software for qualitative data analysis. Experience with relational  
databases. Experience in a library environment, including reference  
and public services. Knowledge of XML and metadata standards relevant  
to data. Familiarity with web design and scripting languages.

SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

FUNDING: The position is grant-funded, with an initial appointment of  
one year. The position may be continued, pending funding.

STATUS/BENEFITS: Faculty status, calendar year appointment, retirement  
plans, life/health insurance, prescription drug, dental and vision  
plans, tuition remission, one month vacation.

LIBRARY PROFILE: The Rutgers University Libraries (RUL), comprised of  
libraries on the University's Camden, New Brunswick, and Newark  
Campuses, all reporting to the Vice President for Information Services  
and University Librarian, operate as a unified library system with  
coordinated public services, technical services, and collection  
development. The Libraries have a staff of 304, a budget of $21  
million, and holdings numbering more than 3.6 million volumes. Rutgers  
University Libraries are a member of ARL, CRL, RLG, Lyrasis, Metro,  
NERL, and VALE, and use SirsiDynix and OCLC as their primary  
bibliographic utilities. Rutgers University is a member of the  
Association of American Universities. The Newark Campus of Rutgers  
University is a doctoral-degree granting research institution that is  
a leading education and research center. Classified as a Carnegie  
Research Intensive, Rutgers-Newark offers 14 doctoral programs:  
American studies, applied physics, biology, chemistry, criminal  
justice, global affairs, integrative neuroscience, management,  
mathematical sciences, nursing, psychology, public administration, and  
urban systems. For more information go to the RUL website: 
  and to learn about the Dana Library and Newark Campus go to:

OF THREE REFERENCES TO: Sandra Troy (APP. 186), University Libraries  
Human Resources Manager, Rutgers University Libraries, 169 College  
Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163, email: [log in to unmask],  
FAX: 732-932-7637

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an equal-opportunity,  
affirmative-action employer. The Libraries are strongly and actively  
committed to diversity, and seek candidates who will contribute  
creatively to the University's multicultural environment.
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Contact: 	Sandra Troy
University Libraries Human Resources
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Phone: 	732-932-7505
Fax: 	732-932-7637
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Aimee Babcock-Ellis
Graduate Assistant
Nonprint Media Services
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