Data Services Librarian

at Boston College (view profile)
Location Chestnut Hill, MA
Date Posted October 18, 2020
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Education Requirements Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science, or other closely related data-intensive research field, or foreign equivalent, plus three (3) years of experience in the Job Offered, or as a reference or research librarian in an academic or scientific environment. Experience, which may be gained concurrently, to include at least 6 months’ experience in the following: -providing data curation, management, cleaning and mining services; -using data and related technologies to support teaching or research; -using data repository platforms; and -working with numeric data in an academic, scientific or corporate environment
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency 62,650
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency 78,300
Hourly or Salary? Salary


Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,377 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 37 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Boston College seeks a Data Services Librarian at the O’Neill Library, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.

Position Responsibilities: Provide advice and support for projects related to data collection, cleaning, analysis, curation, documentation, and management and establish working relationships with stakeholders across the university research enterprise. Provide assistance and training sessions on all of these topics, including the use of software tools and testing new technologies, and present to groups across campus about the Libraries’ data services.  Be up-to-date on trends, sources, and issues in open and public scholarship, including open access, data, education, and open source tools.  Contribute to the design and implementation of a sustainable service model for data services and digital projects.