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Job Purpose The Social Sciences and Data Librarian provides leadership in the planning, implementation, and assessment of data discovery and related services in support of the social sciences. Works with faculty and students across social sciences departments on the discovery, analysis, and presentation of data using relevant technology. Develops liaison partnerships with faculty, students, and staff to support teaching, learning, and research in assigned social science departments including Economics, International Affairs, and Political Science. Assists students and faculty with research, teaches course integrated information literacy instruction, meets students and faculty for in depth research consultations, and develops library collection in a variety of formats.
Closing date for all applications is Sunday, November 11, 2018.
What You'll Do
Research Librarian Services:
Serve as a liaison to faculty, students and staff in Economics, International Affairs, Political Science, and possibly other social sciences departments to support teaching, learning, and research. Provide services including reference, research consultations, library instruction and collection development in a variety of formats
Through the delivery of classroom instruction, individual consultations, and other methods, facilicate data discovery and application across social sciences disciplines. Plan, design, develop and deliver instruction on using statistical and geographic information system software to analyze data and present research findings. Curricular Support:
Lead library support for quantitative literacy in the curriculum, including library support for the freshman "numbers" course to be implemented in the revised CAS General Education model. Research Projects:
Collaborate on special projects with Data Services and Digital Initiatives, especially those involving research data management and digital scholarship in the social sciences. Continuing Education:
Monitor developments and trends in library research and data services and participate in professional organizations, conferences, and continuing education.
Must Haves Master's degree in Library and Information Sciences or related field One year of work experience in an academic library including experience providing direct service to students and faculty (can be met with part-time work, internships, fellowships, etc.) Significant experience using GIS applications and statistical software (R, etc.) to work with data sets.
Nice to Haves A second Master's Degree in social sciences field of study Academic library public services experience Experience as a library liaison to social science disciplines Experience supporting students in data discovery Extensive experience with GIS applications and statistical software including experience instructing others in the use of these applications.
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About Lewis & Clark College
Lewis and Clark is a private institution with a public conscience, a residential campus with global reach. Students and faculty throughout all three of Lewis & Clark’s schools—the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and the Law School—pursue new ways of knowing by combining classic liberal learning with pioneering collaboration. Located in Portland, Oregon, the student experience is enhanced by the inspiring beauty of the college's natural setting on 137 wooded acres in Portland’s southwest hills.