Data Services Librarian

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Data Services Librarian

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The George Washington University Libraries is seeking nominations and applications for a Data Services Librarian.


Reporting to the Coordinator of Research Services, this newly created position offers a leadership role in promoting and realizing the library’s role as a key partner for research data support and services at GW. A key challenge for the position is to develop sustainable data services and data management infrastructure and processes.  The Data Services Librarian will work closely with faculty and librarians in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, providing data and statistical support, individual consultations, instruction, and assistance in data collection development.   This position provides strong opportunities for professional development, initiating best practices in E-Research, and investigating and implementing new technologies and research tools in support of data services initiatives.



ALA-accredited MLS with a minimum of two years of library experience or an advanced degree in a data-intensive research field and 3 years of relevant experience in  an academic or research setting.

Experience in supporting university faculty with research that involves data services, grant proposal development and data management, or experience working with research data and researchers.

Familiarity with funding agency requirements for data management plans.

For full details and to apply, please visit Review of applications will begin on August 8, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.  The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law. 

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