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Data Services Librarian

Company: University of California, Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

The University of California, Santa Barbara, is one of ten campuses that comprise the University of California system and is a member of the Association of American Universities. The University Library at UC Santa Barbara is a member of the Association of Research Libraries. The UC Santa Barbara Library undertakes new initiatives and collaborations stemming from UCSB researcher needs. The Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory - the UCSB Library's digital scholarship and data support center, together with the other departments in the Digital Strategies Division (Information Technology and Library Systems, Research Data Services, and Digital Library Development) - plays a leading role in the Library's engagement with campus priorities, such as the current Data Science Initiative. The Library is actively involved in digital scholarship collaborations with faculty and the other UC campuses around designing and delivering services that support scholarly research. The Collaboratory seeks a collaborative, dynamic, service-oriented Data Services Librarian to support the Library's data services and teaching program. The successful candidate will support Library users with their data- and computation-intensive research, and will serve as the Library's expert on the lifecycle of social media data and as a leader of the campus Carpentry community. The Library is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. Reporting to the Director of the Collaboratory, the Data Services Librarian works individually and as part of the Collaboratory team of 3 FTE plus students to develop and deliver innovative services and programming that support data-centric research across the disciplines. Participates in an active instruction program, which includes leading Carpentry and other types of workshops, developing online learning objects, and conducting course-connected instruction. Provides consultation services for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in all Collaboratory areas, including but not limited to demographic, economic, and social media data. Supports extended project work with faculty researchers. Consults on scholarly communication issues, particularly with regard to appropriate use and stewardship of research data. Maintains active Software/Data Carpentry instructor certification (https://carpentries.org/). Creates and maintains online guides to specialized Library resources, including but not limited to Twitter data acquisition and analytics platforms, R, and Python data analytics. The Data Services Librarian assists end-users with accessing and using the Library's data collections. Collection responsibilities include designing access protocols that conform to vendor requirements; assessment; and lifecycle management of data resources that support UCSB scholarship and teaching. Recognizing the unique strength of interdisciplinary scholarship on the UC Santa Barbara campus, the Data Services Librarian works collaboratively with librarians across the Library to develop scholarly collections and provide access to resources that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries and support new fields of inquiry. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary information can be found at https://ap.ucsb.edu/compensation.and.benefits/ucsb.salary.scales/26B.pdf. Librarians at the University of California, Santa Barbara are professional academic appointees who accrue vacation at the rate of two days per month and sick leave at the rate of one day per month. The University has excellent retirement plans and a selection of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans. Benefits information can be found at https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html. The incumbent will be a member of the LX Collective Bargaining Unit represented by the American Federation of Teachers. Additional information can be found at https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/lx/index.html. Appointment or continued employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.

Keywords: University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara , Data Services Librarian, Other , Santa Barbara, California

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