Data Services Specialist

at The Claremont Colleges Library (view profile)
Published January 11, 2024
Location Claremont, California
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements Some college-level coursework at an accredited institution. A bachelor’s degree is preferred
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $23.40 per hour
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $35.00 per hour
Hourly or Salary? Hourly


The Claremont Colleges Services seeks an innovative, proactive, and engaging professional for the position of Data Services Specialist for The Claremont Colleges Library.

This position at The Claremont Colleges Library (“Library”) will provide data services and support for research and instruction across disciplines and institutions at The Claremont Colleges, as well as provide in-house support for digital curation of cultural heritage materials. The Claremont Colleges are comprised of five undergraduate and two graduate institutions.

This library-based position will assist faculty and students as they use data and digital materials to develop and execute classroom assignments and research projects. This role provides this support through individual consultations, workshops, and program development for the Data and Digital Scholarship Services at the Library. As part of the division of Distinctive Collections and Digital Scholarship, this role will also contribute to such projects as online exhibits and data management workflows for campus researchers and librarians while keeping abreast of the latest technologies and approaches in this rapidly changing area. The Data Services Specialist will also be available to library staff colleagues for collaborations in support of subject-based research and teaching involving the use of data.


  • Promotes and facilitates innovation in pedagogical and research applications of data science and analytical approaches.
  • Provides appropriate programming and ongoing support to build relationships among faculty and staff collaborators across the seven institutions of the consortium.
  • Assists in the preparation and delivery of instruction and consultation for faculty, staff, and students on using appropriate information and technology resources in academic work.
  • Supports faculty on the design and execution of data-centered course assignments and research projects.
  • Provides administrative support for cloud-based digital platforms to the campus community.
  • Actively participates in campus, statewide, and national data science and digital scholarship events on behalf of the library and towards their own professional development.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.