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Data Services Librarian

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Library & IT

Library and Information Technology at Bucknell is a unified organization that has evolved dramatically in the past decade, shedding over time many of the distinctions that frequently separate university library and information technology departments. Since 2008, the organization, comprised of eighty-five staff members, has been led by Param Bedi, Vice-President for Library and Information Technology. Under his direction, Library and Information Technology's leadership team has helped usher in a new spirit - a paradigm shift that has moved the organization from transactional to transformational. The division cherishes and carefully maintains its highly interactive work environment, and as such anticipates hiring a Data Services Librarian who is committed to hard work, collegiality, and laughter as a member of a team-oriented group. In general, we seek colleagues who are naturally curious, exhibit an openness to our existing affinity for inclusion and diversity of all sorts, who possess a willingness to change, and who embrace all that is made possible through collaboration.

Reporting to and working closely with the Director of Research Services and Information Literacy, the Data Services Librarian provides comprehensive data services in support of the University’s teaching, learning, and research needs. In this newly created position, the Data Services Librarian will be responsible for designing services and programs to support research data management and data literacy, as well as developing policies and procedures for data curation, sharing, and reuse at Bucknell. As part of the Research Services team, this position will provide instructional and research support for students, faculty, and staff, working closely with data-intensive courses, assignments, and research projects across the disciplines. Additionally, this position will help support Library & IT’s robust programs in GIS and digital scholarship across the University. We seek candidates who embrace flexibility and a willingness to expand or shift their range of responsibilities to meet evolving campus needs.

This is a full time, 12-month, exempt, benefits eligible position.

Job Duties:

  • Partners with students, faculty, and academic staff to support data-intensive courses, assignments, and research projects across the university

  • Provides specialized research support to assist patrons in the discovery and use of data

  • Designs services and programs to support data literacy for undergraduate students

  • Designs services and programs to support research data management across disciplines

  • Consults with faculty and other campus partners on the development of data management plans for grant applications

  • Provides support for use of statistical software packages, such as: SPSS, Stata, R, SAS, Nvivo

  • Works with appropriate university constituents to develop policies and procedures for data curation, sharing, and reuse at Bucknell

  • Performs outreach to increase awareness of data services and resources provided by the library

  • Possibility of liaison duties with one or more academic departments, based on experience and institutional needs


Minimum Qualifications:

  • American Library Association (ALA) accredited master’s degree

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience

  • Understanding of trends in data management throughout the research lifecycle, including creation, analysis, preservation, access, and reuse of research data

  • Demonstrated experience with writing and implementing data management plans

  • Knowledge of federal, open, and proprietary data resources

  • Demonstrated experience with one or more statistical software packages, such as: SPSS, Stata, R, SAS, Nvivo

  • Ability to provide reference and instruction services across disciplines

  • Flexibility and willingness to expand or shift range of responsibilities to meet evolving campus needs

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other Library & IT staff, students, faculty, and staff

  • We seek a candidate whose experience and expertise will contribute to Bucknell’s commitment to diversity and inclusion


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in working with undergraduate students

  • Additional subject area master’s degree

 

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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