Chalmers Library, part of Library and Information Services (LBIS), a division of Kenyon College seeks a creative and innovative individual to serve in the position of Data Services Librarian.
The Data Services Librarian will have an integral role in the Research and Instruction department of the Library, collaborating with the other instruction librarians on information literacy, data literacy, and digital humanities in regard to curricular and research needs. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to improve the library’s services by assisting those working with qualitative and quantitative data.
This position will support academic departments in primarily the social sciences, mathematics & statistics, and a new interdisciplinary computer studies program. Kenyon College recently opened a new library that provides expanded opportunities for our research and instruction services. The library has experimental classrooms, exhibit space, and digitization and a/v facilities. Kenyon is creating a place that focuses on student success by incorporating several campus partners with the LBIS team: Career Development Office, Academic Advising, Writing Center, Student Accessibility, and Support Services. LBIS is a merged library, institutional research, and IT division.
Kenyon College’s Library and Information Services Division is committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion within our community, which includes fostering an inclusive, welcoming, and positive work environment where all students, faculty, and staff thrive and succeed.
Primary responsibilities for this position include:
- Provide academic department liaison support for departments in the social sciences, math and statistics, and interdisciplinary computing.
- Partner with faculty and librarians to plan and deliver curriculum-integrated data and information literacy instruction, digital scholarship, and assess student learning.
- Serve as a resource for students, faculty, and librarians seeking and working with traditional data resources and software.
- Engage and support the campus with emerging digital scholarship trends and technologies; as they relate to data literacy, data copyright, data visualization, and data repositories.
- Plan and design curriculum for teaching a for-credit data literacy course and campus workshops.
Other responsibilities include:
- Promote and support library services and key resources with a focus on data and statistics.
- Partner with other librarians or faculty to assist with classes with data and statistics needs.
- Collaborate to develop, prepare, and deliver outreach programs and workshops
- Participate in divisional, college, and consortial initiatives and committees
- Continue to expand professional and technical knowledge by participating in professional development opportunities; which may include membership in professional societies, training, and workshops.
We invite all interested applicants to apply. We understand that not everyone will have all of the listed qualifications. We are an institution committed to helping our colleagues develop the necessary skills to be successful in their position, which includes training, professional development, or other education opportunities and experiences. Applicants are encouraged to communicate how their education, work, and experiences may be transferable to this role in ways that may not be obvious.
Education, skills, and abilities
- Master’s degree in Library or Information Science for an ALA-accredited program, or relevant degree with teaching or library instruction experience.
- Advanced knowledge of data and statistical resources.
- Advanced knowledge of the scholarly research process and bibliographic databases.
- Effective teaching and presentation skills, with demonstrated knowledge of information literacy pedagogy from the ACRL Framework on Information Literacy.
- Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative analysis, and data visualization tools.
- Familiarity with digital scholarship trends and technologies.
- Knowledge of emerging technologies in higher education teaching, learning, and research.
- Commitment to user-focused services.
- Demonstrate support for diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Kenyon is an institution dedicated and focused on a commitment to anti-racism.
- Ability to be flexible, work independently, and collaborate.
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills.
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and a resume or CV. The cover letter should include your thoughts on diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as the role of teaching in the academic library.
Minimum starting salary: $60,000. Will be commensurate based on experience.
Applications received by June 3, 2022 will receive priority consideration.
Anticipated Start Date: August 2022
Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.
Compensation and Benefits
Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation’s finest liberal arts colleges.
We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Staff Handbook.
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Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. It is the College’s policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon website.