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Vacancy Announcement

Data Services Librarian

About the University and the Libraries:

The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position
of Data Services Librarian. The Libraries’ innovative spatial and
numeric data services program provides access to data resources and
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and training. The program
serves faculty, students, and staff across the university. These
services are based in the Research and Information Services Department
(14 librarians, 4 support staff, and graduate assistants) and involve
collaboration with others throughout the Libraries. Collaboration also
takes place with Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) colleagues,
faculty-led research groups, University Extension, and digital library
colleagues across the country and internationally. The Libraries is a
selective Federal documents depository and a member of the
InterUniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).


Develops and delivers spatial and numeric data resources and services,
including GIS, that support teaching, research, and extension at the
university. Consults with faculty and students to analyze data needs and
to locate and deliver data in appropriate formats. Working closely with
library colleagues, participates in the selection, organization,
delivery, updating, and archiving of data collections. Collects and
develops metadata and maintains awareness of metadata standards and
trends. Provides instructional sessions and develops Web-based
tutorials, data documentation, and research resources. Educates library
staff in the use of data resources to cultivate excellent reference
service. Participates in outreach and collaboration with state and local
government agencies. Participates in departmental and library planning;
serves on library-wide and University committees, task forces, and
teams. NCSU Librarians are expected to be active professionally and to
contribute to developments in the field. Reports to the Head, Government
Information Services.


The successful candidate will have experience with spatial and numeric
data resources and familiarity with current issues, technologies, and
software applications related to those resources. Ability to identify,
retrieve, and use data resources. Familiarity with statistical software
packages such as SAS or SPSS. Experience using electronic government
resources that provide statistics and data. Understanding of the
educational mission of a research university and a demonstrated service
orientation. Outstanding written and oral communications and
interpersonal skills are essential. Evidence of ability for ongoing
professional development and contribution. An ALA-accredited MLS or
relevant advanced degree such as in Information Science or Geography is
required, with the ALA-accredited MLS preferred. Two or more years’
relevant experience preferred.

Salary and Benefits

The Libraries offers highly competitive salaries in recognition of
applicable education and experience, not less than $43,000 for
candidates with all qualifications. Relocation allowance provided.
Librarians have non-tenure track faculty status (without levels of
rank). Benefits include: 24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of
NC comprehensive major medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other
retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability,
deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver
program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is
available. More benefits information is available at

Recruiting Schedule

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until
the position is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as
possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may
invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. To apply,
send cover letter (including title of position), resume, and the names,
addresses, and telephone numbers of four current, professional
references to: Chair of the Nomination Committee, Data Services
Librarian, c/o Sophia Stone; Academic Personnel Librarian; NCSU
Libraries, Box 7111, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
27695-7111 or [log in to unmask]

North Carolina State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer

Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application
process should contact Laura Blessing, NCSU Libraries Personnel Services
Office, at (919) 513-3251 or [log in to unmask]

Amanda L. French, Ph.D.
CLIR Post-Doctoral Fellow
Digital Library Initiatives
NCSU Libraries, Box 7111
Raleigh, NC 27695-7111
Tel: 919-513-0211
Fax: 919-515-3031
Mob: 720-530-7515