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Data Impact Librarian
How to Apply
https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/225047/data-impact-librarian-leo-glam
Your application must include a cover letter in order to be considered, and it should be submitted as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline your directly-related skills and experience, especially as they pertain to the listed required and desired qualifications.

Summary
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), a unit of the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan is seeking a Data Impact Librarian to join ICPSR’s Metadata and Preservation unit at the rank of Senior Associate Librarian.

ICPSR maintains a large archive of empirical social science data for research and instruction; its holdings encompass over 14,000 individual data collections (studies), covering a broad range of social science disciplines. These original research data were shared and archived at ICPSR by researchers and funding agencies so that other researchers may download and reuse the data.

To augment its data collections, ICPSR also maintains the ICPSR Bibliography of Data-related Literature, a continually growing, searchable database of over 104,000 curated publication citations that link ICPSR study data to the citing literature. Originally funded by the National Science Foundation, the ICPSR Bibliography is a unique, freely available resource for students, researchers, instructors, librarians, and others who want to find and read the literature in which research data were analyzed. The Data Impact Librarian will innovate to continue the  expansion of the ICPSR Bibliography and participate in the project’s future development.

This full-time, permanent faculty appointment is subject to the UM/LEO-GLAM collective bargaining agreement.

Responsibilities*
The Data Impact Librarian will report to a Lead Librarian and will focus on five areas:

Bibliographic Searching, Database Population, and Linking to ICPSR Studies (50%)
Use search strategies in scholarly sources to find data-related publications for selected portions of the ICPSR catalog of studies. Populate database according to collection criteria. Curate records to include accurate linkages to ICPSR studies.

Instructional Resource Creation and Community Outreach (20%)
Make use of the Bibliography’s large database of data-linked literature to create instructional and other resources for ICPSR’s site visitors. Contribute to the library or digital archiving professions, whether through committee work, research, writing, publishing, or other activity, to raise awareness of the ICPSR Bibliography or contribute to a scholarly community organized around directly related issues, e.g., data citation.

Query Alert Management and API Integration (10%)
Set and track email query alerts in bibliographic databases on publisher platforms. Use Jupyter Notebook to manage and modify existing publisher API queries and create new ones. Assist with integration of API results into Bibliography team workflow.

Project Management (10%)
Actively collaborate across units, including IT and UX, with Lead Librarian on Bibliography projects, in order to improve internal and external design and functionality of the Bibliography tools. Develop skills to have eventual oversight of the Bibliography project.

Staff Supervision (10%)
Assist with functional supervision of Bibliography staff work, including record editing and quality checking data linkages; train for eventual administrative oversight of Bibliography staff according to priorities that include diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Position: Data Impact Librarian
Organization: University of Michigan ICPSR
Location: Ann Arbor,  MI 
United States
Salary: $68,000--$78,000
Posting Start Date: 10/13/2022
Date Posted: 10/17/2022
Requirements Required Qualifications*
(Senior Associate Librarian rank)
  • ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science, or equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience.
  • 5 or more years of experience in an academic setting conducting bibliographic research in the social or behavioral health sciences, with demonstrated expertise in constructing queries in scholarly literature databases and in authoritative Internet sources.
  • 3 or more years of administrative and/or functional supervisory experience.
  • 3 or more years of experience managing complex, ongoing project(s) in which cross-unit coordination has taken place.
  • Excellent writing skills, especially in scholarly literature summarization or review.
  • Highly-focused, organized, and detail-oriented.
  • A strong understanding of the value of diversity and the importance of inclusion.
(Associate Librarian rank)
  • ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science, or equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience.
  • 3 or more years of experience in an academic setting conducting bibliographic research in the social or behavioral health sciences, with demonstrated expertise in constructing queries in scholarly literature databases and in authoritative Internet sources.
  • 2 or more years of administrative and/or functional supervisory experience.
  • 2 or more years of experience managing complex, ongoing project(s).
  • Excellent writing skills, especially in scholarly literature summarization or review.
  • Highly-focused, organized, and detail-oriented.
  • A strong understanding of the value of diversity and the importance of inclusion.
Desired Qualifications*
(Senior Associate Librarian rank)
  • A second advanced degree in one of the social or behavioral health sciences.
  • Experience using SQL and Python.
  • Experience using XML or JSON.
  • Experience interacting with one or more publisher platform's API web services.
  • Working knowledge of citation management software.
  • Working knowledge of Jupyter Notebook.
  • Working knowledge of Google Analytics (GA4).
 (Associate Librarian rank)
  • A second advanced degree in one of the social or behavioral health sciences.
  • Experience using SQL and Python.
  • Experience using XML or JSON.
  • Working knowledge of citation management software.
Finalist candidates may be asked to prepare a writing sample.
 
Status: This listing expires on: 1/15/2023
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Organization Information
Name:
University of Michigan ICPSR
Address:
1156 Perry
330 Packard
Ann Arbor,  MI 48104
United States
Email:
eammoss@umich.edu
Phone:
Fax:
Contact:
Elizabeth Moss