Data Services Librarian

at Georgia State University (view profile)
Location Atlanta, GA
Date Posted May 6, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Library Faculty Position, Atlanta Campus

Position and Responsibilities

Georgia State University, ranked in 2018 as the #2 Most Innovative University by U.S. News & World Report, has one of the fastest growing research profiles in the country and a proven commitment to the success of students from all backgrounds.

We welcome to our University Library team an intellectually curious and innovative colleague to explore emerging areas of data science and research data services with us. Our Data Services Librarian provides individual and small-group consultations, workshops, instruction in information and resource use, has a strong commitment to student learning and success, and collaborates closely with our team of subject librarians serving a variety of GSU colleges and programs.  Reporting to the Team Leader of Research Data Services, this position is part of a growing team of data librarians at our downtown Atlanta campus providing expertise and support in areas in the areas of data analysis tools & methods, mapping & data visualization, finding data & statistics, survey design, and data management. Details here:

We welcome a new type of information professional who works with students at all levels in learning the information tools and skills needed to succeed in college and career, and who is a partner in faculty research. This position focuses primarily on assisting the university community with finding, evaluating, and using quantitative data involving statistical analysis software. While we do not expect that our Data Services Librarian be an expert in statistics or statistical computing, we are seeking a self-motivated individual ready to dive-in and learn new skills and tools, including but not limited to R, RStudio, SAS, SPSS, and STATA.

The position will serve as library liaison to one or more academic departments, based on need and the individual’s educational background.

On-site training opportunities and funding for travel and professional development will be provided. The position serves as a member of the library faculty (12-month, non-tenure track), holds faculty rank, and is expected to participate in service and scholarly activities as outlined in the University Library’s faculty guidelines.


The University Library, Atlanta Campus, provides one of the most attractive, open, and inviting educational facilities in the Southeast. With over 1.5 million visitors in the past year, the Library is an integral part of the University community.  The Library is a valued partner within the campus community, offering a modern, inviting, and centralized facility supporting both teaching and research with extensive collections and outstanding assistance.  Its signature Link, a multilevel glass structure that overlooks downtown Atlanta, connects the Library’s two prominent buildings. CURVE (, located in Library South, and brings together students and expert researchers from all disciplines in a shared, hands-on, interactive space featuring cutting-edge hardware and software for data visualization and analysis. For additional information about the Georgia State University Library, visit

Georgia State University, an innovative urban public research university, is a national leader in graduating students from widely diverse backgrounds. Georgia State readies students for professional pursuits, educates future leaders and prepares citizens for lifelong learning. Enrolling one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation at its downtown research campus, at its vibrant branch campuses and online, the university provides educational opportunities for more than 50,000 students at the graduate, baccalaureate, associate and certificate levels. For additional information about Georgia State University, visit

Required qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field
  • Strong ability to work effectively with culturally diverse library users and colleagues
  • Excellent technical skills and ability and self-motivation to learn new ones
  • Familiarity with the methods and tools commonly used in quantitative research in any discipline
  • Background or experience that indicates an ability to become proficient in two or more of the following: R, SAS, SPSS, or STATA
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of the rapidly changing role of the academic library and librarian in higher education

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working in an academic or research library
  • Experience with R, SAS, SPSS, or STATA
  • Experience providing instruction

Condition of work and Benefits

Twelve-month assignment

Faculty rank and status

Non-tenure track

Support for research and professional activities


Salary and rank:

$50,000 minimum salary for 12 months. Salary commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience. Appointment at faculty rank (Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor) on a contract renewal basis. Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; resume; name, address and phone number of three references. Review of materials will begin May 31, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Send materials to:

Human Resources Officer
University Library
Georgia State University
100 Decatur Street, SE, Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
(404) 413-2700

All offers of employment at Georgia State University are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check.


Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.