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Online Doc Social Sciences Data Librarian job posting

by Elizabeth Berman on Tue, May 16, 2017 at 11:42 am

Social Sciences Data Librarian
http://jobs.hr.tufts.edu/  Job Number: 17001274
 

Social Sciences Data Librarian
http://jobs.hr.tufts.edu/  Job Number: 17001274
 
Tisch Library at Tufts University is seeking an innovative, knowledgeable, and collaborative Social Sciences Data Librarian. The Research & Instruction department consists of three disciplinary teams (Sciences & Engineering, SocialSciences, and Arts & Humanities) and the Digital Design Studio, and is responsible for working with students, faculty, and staff to incorporate information literacy into the curriculum; designing and delivering course-based and open workshops; providing research consultation services; and developing new services and programs to support teaching, learning, research, and scholarship at Tufts.
 
Reporting to the Social Sciences Team Lead, the Social Sciences Data Librarian leads the development and provision of library services in the discovery and use of locally and externally available datasets by researchers across departments and programs in the social sciences. Working with a broad range of researchers, this position will build relationships with faculty and students, increase the visibility of available data resources and services, and meet curricular needs in the use of data-related library resources and services by providing individual research support consultations, group instruction sessions, and other programming as required.Collaborating with the Research Data Librarian, this position will also support data management activities on campus.
 
The Social Sciences Data Librarian works closely with staff in the Data Lab, a campus space for methodological and technological services and support for data reference, analysis, and visualization; this work includes supervising graduate student data consultants and supporting open workshops on a range of data-related topics.
 
As a participant in the library liaison program, this position will provide liaison services for two or more departments in the social sciences, including outreach and collections work, as well as provide instruction for the First-Year Writing program and serve scheduled shifts at the Research Hub.
 
Tufts University is student-centered research university that cultivates an environment of curiosity, creativity, and engagement. The Tisch Library is on theMedford/Somerville campus, just outside Cambridge, MA, and with proximity to all that the Boston Metro area has to offer.
 

Qualifications
Basic Requirements

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or
  • equivalent
  • Experience with library research tools relevant to the social sciences.
  • Familiarity with data discovery, analytical techniques, and statistical methodologies applicable to the social sciences.
  • Experience building relationships in an academic setting, and/or working with/supporting students and faculty in academic departments via outreach,research assistance, or teaching.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to outstanding public service.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment as well as take initiative on independent projects.
  • Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse community.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in the social sciences or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of quantitative software packages utilized in the social
  • sciences, such as Stata, SPSS, SAS, or R.
  • Experience teaching in an academic setting.
  • Knowledge surrounding the application of Geographical Information Systems and related software.
  • Experience with project management, including planning, communication, and assessment.
  • Collection development experience.

Review of applications will begin May 31, 2017. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

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Online Doc NMRT selects Tkacik as 2014 Emerging Leader

by Kirby McCurtis on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 03:00 pm

NMRT is excited to announce Kate Tkacik as our 2014 sponsored Emerging Leader. Please see attached news release.

 

Kirby McCurtis,

NMRT Secretary

EL Class of 2010

Online Doc ELS on ALA ballots for 2011

by Lauren Pressley on Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 03:02 pm

Emerging Leaders Running for ALA & Related Offices
Updated 3/17/11

 

Eileen Bosch
EL 2010
Candidate: ALA Council

Keri Cascio
EL 2007
Candidate: ALCTS Member at Large

Amber Creger
EL 2008
Candidate: ALSC Newbery Commitee

Mara Degnan-Rojeski
EL 2010
Candidate: ACRL LPSS Member at Large

Emerging Leaders Running for ALA & Related Offices
Updated 3/17/11

 

Eileen Bosch
EL 2010
Candidate: ALA Council

Keri Cascio
EL 2007
Candidate: ALCTS Member at Large

Amber Creger
EL 2008
Candidate: ALSC Newbery Commitee

Mara Degnan-Rojeski
EL 2010
Candidate: ACRL LPSS Member at Large

Jenny Emanuel
EL 2007
Candidate: ALA Council

Angelica Guerrero Fortin
EL 2009
Candidate: ALA Council

Ed Garcia
EL 2010
Candidate: ALA Council

Wendy Girven
EL 2010
Candidate: ACRL ULS Secretary

Chris Harris
EL 2007
Candidate: AASL Treasurer

Arianne Hartsell-Gundy
EL 2010
Candidate: ACRL LES Vice Chair/Chair Elect

Megan Hodge
EL 2011
Candidate: NMRT Leadership Director

Tracey Hughes
EL 2007
Candidate: MAGERT Vice Chair/Chair Elect

Florante Peter Ibanez
EL 2007
Candidate: ALA Council

Susan Jennings
EL 2010
Candidate: ALA Council - NMRT Representative

Darcel Jones
EL 2010
Candidate: ALA Council

Robin Kear
EL 2008
Candidate: IRRT Member at Large

Lynda Kellam
EL 2010
Candidate: ACRL's Law and Political Science Section Secretary 

Kate Kosturski
EL 2011
Candidate: ALA Council

Portia Latalladi
EL 2009
Candidate: PLA Board of Director, Director at Large

Kirby McCurtis
EL 2010
Candidate: ALA Council

Elizabeth Moreau
EL 2010
Candidate: ALSC Newberry Committee

JP Porcaro
EL 2010
Candidate: ALA Council

Lauren Pressley
EL 2008
Candidate: LITA Board of Directors, Director at Large 

Jacquie Samples
EL 2008
Candidate: ALCTS CRS Vice Chair/Chair Elect

Wayne Sanders
EL 2008
Candidate: ACRL ANSS Vice Chair/Chair Elect

Wendy Stephens
EL 2008
Candidate: ALA Council

Holly Tomren
EL 2009
Candidate: ALA Council

Jennifer Wann Walker
EL 2010
Candidate: ALA Council
Candidate: SLAS Member at Large

Janel White
EL 2010
Candidate: NMRT Vice President/President Elect

Michael Witt
EL 2008
Candidate: LITA Director at Large


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Online Doc EL IG 2010 Salon Meeting Notes

by Jaime Hammond (non-member) on Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 04:01 pm

Emerging Leaders Summit
2010 ALA Annual Conference
Saturday, June 26 from 2-3:30 pm at WCC 201

 

Welcome and Introductions (Jenny)

  • EL Interest Group Introductions
  • Attendee Introductions

 

Promoting Your Emerging Leaders Project (discussion led by Miranda and Jaime)

Emerging Leaders Summit
2010 ALA Annual Conference
Saturday, June 26 from 2-3:30 pm at WCC 201

 

Welcome and Introductions (Jenny)

  • EL Interest Group Introductions
  • Attendee Introductions

 

Promoting Your Emerging Leaders Project (discussion led by Miranda and Jaime)

  • Noted a difference between promoting EL projects and promoting the work each person did on their respective EL projects
  • Suggestions for promoting EL Projects
    • Press Releases
    • Encourage members of sponsoring groups to participate/use EL products/resources
    • Present updates and final projects at sponsoring member group's meetings (both virtually and in-person)
  • Issues and challenges
    • Some EL projects don't have a real 'product' to promote
    • Institutional memory is challenging for EL groups (materials/resources/data lost between classes)
    • Not having an advocate within the sponsoring group to ensure recommendations are shared and considered
    • Smaller sponsoring groups provide little/no guidance; accountability
    • Projects that are continued by another class of Emerging Leaders easily lose continuity between groups
      • Possible Solution(s):
        • Identify a project group member from the previous EL Class to serve as a facilitator/liaison to new EL Class project group 
        • Sponsoring group responsible for continuation of work on EL projects
        • Contact member(s) of previous year's EL group regarding project continuation 
        • Include contact name(s) (mentors/EL alum) and recommendations for project continuation in final group reports
        • Better documention of group work (archive for future groups who continue on with respective EL projects)

 

Brainstorming Session on How to Form and Sustain an EL Networking Group  (discussion led by Jacquie)

  • Increase networking opportunities for EL cohorts and EL alumni
    • more social activities at national conferences
    • create social events at local/regional conferences
  • Working with Outside Organizations
    • Find ways to engage with outside organizations interested in working with EL and EL alumni
    • Create path for those groups to find/connect with EL
  • ALA Connect not an ideal networking platform; sense of community missing
  • Increase involvement and visibility of EL Facebook group
  • Form an EL Speakers Bureau
  • Create a variety of networking tools:
    • Badge ribbons for ALA conferences
    • EL Twitter hashtag
    • Web apps/badges for blogs, websites, social networks
    • Google map of EL alumni (include name, current employer and location)
    • Google Group (as a networking platform and to incorporate Google Map)
  • Market EL projects
  • Form an EL Roundtable; explore requirements
  • Identify ALA candidates that are current/former ELers; encourage ELers to run for council
  • Include statement/question on ALA volunteer forms: "Are you an Emerging Leader?"
  • Describing EL work on Resume:
    • include in Awards/Honors section
    • include as a 'Current Project"
    • include an expanded definition of EL projects

Attendees:

2007: Jenny Emmanuel

2008: Jacquie Samples, Rebecca Lubi, Patrick Sweeney

2009: Xan Arch, Tracy Stout, Audra Eagle, Michelle McKinney, Miranda Rodriguez, Jaime Hammond

2010: Darcel Jones, Justin Henke, Susan Jennings, Charlene Hsu Gross, Kristin Stout, Rachel Slough, Angela Nolet, Leigh Rifenburg, Ed Garcia

Other: Connie Paul, Peter Bromberg, Angie Oehrli (EL Class?), J. Drusilla Carter (EL Class?)

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Online Doc ELs on ALA Ballots

by Jennifer E. Taylor on Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 11:31 am

Council:

Xan Arch ('09)

Xima Avalos

Steven Bowers

Keri A. Cascio ('07)

Naphtali Faris

Eric Frierson ('09)

Diane Fulkerson ('10)

Sol Antonio Gomez

Jason Griffey (mentor '10)

Romina Gutierrez ('07)

Council:

Xan Arch ('09)

Xima Avalos

Steven Bowers

Keri A. Cascio ('07)

Naphtali Faris

Eric Frierson ('09)

Diane Fulkerson ('10)

Sol Antonio Gomez

Jason Griffey (mentor '10)

Romina Gutierrez ('07)

Florante Peter Ibanez ('07)

Susan Jennings ('10)

Carla Land

Lauren Marie Pressley ('07)

Jacquie Samples ('08)

Carol Smith ('09)P

Patrick Sweeney

Holly A. Tomren ('09)

Chellammal Vaidyanathan

 

AASL:

Region VIII Director-Elect: Dave Sonnen '(07)

 

ALSC:

Newbery:  Laura Amos ('10), April Roy ('07)

CALDECOTT: Emily Tichenor ('10)

 

NMRT:

VP/President-Elect: Linda Crook ('09)

Secretary: Janel White ('10)

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