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Data Services Librarian, GW Libraries & Academic Innovation

  • 18 Jan 2023 11:45 AM
    Message # 13062357

    Position Title:

    Data Services Librarian, George Washington University Libraries & Academic Innovation

    Position Description:

    GWLAI seeks nominations and applications for a collaborative and service-oriented Data Services Librarian. GWLAI invites interested information professionals of all backgrounds and depths of experience who have an interest in being part of a vibrant, collaborative, mission-driven academic service organization to apply to work with us. A virtual information session for interested candidates will be offered in the coming weeks. Please visit for details.

    Primary Job Responsibilities:

    • Collaborate with campus units including the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR), GW Information Technology (GWIT), Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library and more in order to support research data management at GW; help researchers address relevant management issues related to the research data lifecycle, including advising on: the creation of data management plans, the development of preservation and storage plans for research data, selecting and using data repositories for archiving and sharing, and on meeting funding requirements for data integrity and access.

    • Develop and provide services to support researchers in the discovery, access, analysis, management, preservation, and publication of data; help meet the needs of data-intensive research and teaching in a wide range of disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, and sciences; help GWLAI meet curricular needs by increasing the visibility of available data-related resources and services.

    • Help to create and cultivate an institutional culture that values openness across the university by understanding and communicating about issues related to scientific research and scholarly publishing, including workflows, transparency, and reproducibility.

    • Deepen our data-related workshop offerings while contributing to a robust curriculum that currently includes topics such as programming in a number of languages and packages; working with data markup and encoding; using APIs and other techniques to retrieve data from online data sources and websites; and data cleaning and manipulation.

    • Provide leadership among GWLAI staff to ensure that colleagues are aware of current research about data trends and activities, including available research tools and resources.

    • Sustain and expand intellectual partnerships with faculty and students across the university.

    • Conduct library instruction for undergraduate and graduate level courses across a range of academic disciplines, including partnering with GW’s first-year University Writing Program.

    • Help LAI grow its support of computational literacy and thinking and contribute to a portfolio of research and data consultations.

    • Participate in collaborative collection development, building relationships and supporting faculty and departments through active engagement.

    • Demonstrate a desire and ability to learn new skills as well as the potential to work with researchers, librarians, and campus partners to support increased visibility into GW scholarship.

    • Contribute to the broader professional community by sharing knowledge in scholarly/professional venues and through service to the University and the profession.

    Application Process:

    To be considered, please complete the online application at and upload a CV and a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on February 8th and will continue until the position is filled. When applying for the position, please highlight the experiences you have that address the job responsibilities and demonstrate your ability to thrive in this position and within the broader GWLAI and university communities.



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