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Job opportunity: Data & Visualization Librarian (NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC)

  • 1.  Job opportunity: Data & Visualization Librarian (NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC)

    Posted Mar 01, 2022 02:57 PM

    Hello, colleagues,

    We've excited to now be recruiting for a Data & Visualization Librarian at the NC State University Libraries! While this is one posting, given the rapid growth of our library and the university's data science initiatives, we're recruiting for two incumbents for this role. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!

    ~Tarida

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    Data & Visualization Librarian (NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC)

    The NC State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Data & Visualization Librarian. With the rapid growth of library and university Data Science initiatives, two positions are currently available, with opportunities for applicants who bring a variety of experience in these areas. The Data & Visualization Services department (6 librarians plus graduate student assistants) helps students and other researchers develop critical data science and visualization skills through expert consultation, workshops, and classroom instruction. The department provides support for a wide range of data lifecycle activities including data collection, discovery, access, evaluation, cleaning, management, modeling, analysis, geospatial techniques, and visualization. The department is the service owner for the Dataspace in the Hunt Library and the newly launched Data Experience Lab in the Hill Library, community-oriented spaces offering specialized computing, expert assistance, and programs and services supporting data science and visualization. Data & Visualization Services collaborates with other units in the Libraries to provide services to users, and with NC State's Data Science Academy (DSA), a university-wide effort to meet the university's growing needs for data science research, education, and expertise. The DSA is located in the Hill Library and works with library staff in the areas of data consultation, instruction, and programs to ensure that at NC State, "data science is for everyone."

    We strongly encourage those who will further advance the Libraries' commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community, including those from historically underrepresented groups, to apply for this position. We welcome applicants with a range of experiences, including those new to the profession.

    This position is based in North Carolina. This position is eligible for flexible hours with a hybrid work environment. This position will require frequent onsite work.

    Responsibilities:

    The Data & Visualization Librarian provides expert consultative support for students, faculty, and researchers in the areas of data science and visualization. They design, develop, and deliver workshops on data science and visualization topics, both as part of an open workshop series offered to the university community and in collaboration with faculty for course-integrated instruction sessions. The position coaches graduate student Data Science Consultants on advanced consultations in areas of expertise. They engage with faculty, campus groups, and external partners to support the university's data and visualization needs. They conduct relevant outreach and participate in sponsoring events. The incumbent collaborates with colleagues and faculty on data-related initiatives and projects, and they contribute to departmental projects and initiatives. The position participates in library planning and serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams. Librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. The position deeply considers how their approach to their daily work reflects and advances the Libraries' core values of equity, diversity, and inclusion, creating an environment and community that is welcoming for both patrons and colleagues alike. They integrate issues related to data ethics, justice, accessibility, and equity into the provision of data services. Librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. The position reports to the Department Head, Data & Visualization Services. 

    Minimum salary: $72,000 annually. Review of applications is underway; position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. The Libraries will be flexible during this time and will conduct most or all of this search remotely. 

    See vacancy announcement with application instructions at: https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/jobs/ehra/data-visualization-librarian-0 

    AA/OEO. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. For ADA accommodations, please call (919) 515-3148.

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    Tarida Anantachai (she/her), MS/LIS
    Director, Inclusion & Talent Management
    NC State University Libraries
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