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Data Services and Digital Scholarship Librarian

Company: UC Santa Barbara Library
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: June 9, 2019

Job Description:

DATA SERVICES AND DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP LIBRARIAN (ASSISTANT,ASSOCIATE, OR FULL) The University of California, Santa Barbara, is one of tencampuses that comprise the University of California system and is amember of the exclusive Association of American Universities. TheUniversity Library at UC Santa Barbara is a member of theprestigious Association of Research Libraries. The UC Santa Barbara Library undertakes new initiatives andcollaborations stemming from UCSB researcher needs. TheInterdisciplinary Research Collaboratory ? the UCSB Library's newdigital scholarship and data support center, together with theother departments in the division (e.g. Information Technology andLibrary Systems, Data Curation, and Digital Library Development),plays a leading role in the Library's engagement with campuspriorities, such as the current data science initiative. TheLibrary is actively involved in digital scholarship collaborationswith faculty and the other UC campuses around designing anddelivering services that support scholarly research. The Collaboratory seeks a collaborative, dynamic,service-oriented librarian to foster excellence in digitalscholarship and teaching through the delivery of innovativeservices to the campus community in the areas of social media, andtextual, numeric, and demographic data. The successful candidatewill support data- and computation-intensive research in theCollaboratory, and serve as the Library's expert on the lifecycleof social media data. The expected effective date of the positionis August 15, 2019 or later. RESPONSIBILITIES Reporting to the Director of the Collaboratory, the DataServices and Digital Scholarship Librarian develops and implementsprogramming that supports data-centric research across thedisciplines, including workshops, online learning objects, andcourse-connected instruction; provides consultation services forfaculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in all Collaboratoryareas, including but not limited to social science, spatial, andsocial media data; engages in extended project work with facultyresearchers; consults on scholarly communication issues,particularly in regards to appropriate use and stewardship ofresearch data; and maintains active Software/Data Carpentryinstructor certification (). The Data Services and Digital Scholarship Librarian worksindividually and as part of the Collaboratory team to contribute tocreative and innovative approaches to advancing and promoting theCollaboratory's services; participates in an active instructionalprogram, including developing and delivering presentations tospecialized undergraduate and graduate courses; creates andmaintains online guides to specialized Library resources, includingbut not limited to Twitter data acquisition and analyticsplatforms, R, and Python data analytics; and designs workshopcurriculum and learning objects for Software, Data, Library, andAuthor Carpentry. The Data Services and Digital Scholarship Librarian will assistthe Collaboratory Director with collection management anddevelopment for the Library's data collections. Collectiondevelopment and management responsibilities include but are notlimited to selection, assessment, and lifecycle management of dataresources that support scholarship and teaching. These dataresources may be created, harvested, purchased, or licensed by theLibrary or our partners. Recognizing the unique strength ofinterdisciplinary scholarship on the UC Santa Barbara campus, theData Services and Digital Scholarship Librarian workscollaboratively with librarians in other units to develop scholarlycollections and provide access to resources that cross traditionaldisciplinary boundaries and support new fields of inquiry. QUALIFICATIONS Basic:At time of application, ALA-accredited Master's degree in Libraryor Information Science, OR graduate-level degree in adata-intensive discipline with at least one year's professionalexperience. Additional:Academic background or knowledge of the current data sciencemethodologies demonstrated through undergraduate or advanced degreecoursework, or work experience;At least one year's experience in contemporary digital scholarshipor data services practices and techniques, including but notlimited to web scraping, data visualization, text analysis, andquantitative data analysis in a scripting environment such as R orPython;Familiarity with current and emerging trends in data- andcomputationally-intense academic research demonstrated throughundergraduate or advanced degree coursework, or workexperience;Demonstrated commitment to achieving equity, diversity andinclusion in the workplace and the community. Preferred:At least two years' work experience in an academic library;Demonstrated user focus and the ability to work effectively in arapidly changing, technical, collaborative, and culturally diverseenvironment;Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communicationskills;Demonstrated experience with instructional design concepts,practices, and tools in an academic library setting;Software or Data Carpentry trainer certification. SALARY AND BENEFITS Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.Librarians at the University of California, Santa Barbara areprofessional academic appointees who accrue vacation at the rate oftwo days per month and sick leave at the rate of one day per month.The University has excellent retirement plans and a selection ofgroup health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans. Benefitsinformation can be found at The incumbent will be a member of the LX Collective BargainingUnit represented by the American Federation of Teachers. TO APPLY:Apply by June 2, 2019 for primary consideration, thereafter thisposition will remain open until filled. Only completedapplications, including a CV, a cover letter, names and contactinformation for two references, and an optional but encouragedstatement of contributions to diversity, will be considered.Applications will be accepted online through UC Recruit:Help for UC Recruit is available atFor additional assistance, contact Ryan George in Library HumanResources at or Appointment and continued employment is contingent on successfulcompletion of a background check. The Library is especially interested in candidates who cancontribute to the diversity and excellence of the academiccommunity through research, teaching, and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction Employer and all qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationalorigin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any othercharacteristic protected by law. Category: Education , Keywords: Librarian

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