Economics and Data Librarian

at University of Notre Dame (view profile)
Location Notre Dame, IN
Date Posted May 22, 2020
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Education Requirements MLIS or equivalent
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency 54,000
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Twitter Handle @NDLibraries



The University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries seek an Economics and Data Librarian in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (NFCDS). Launched in 2013, the NFCDS provides digital scholarship expertise to faculty and students across disciplines via outreach, instruction, consultation, and research collaboration. Endowed with a $10 million gift by the Marilyn & Rudolph M. Navari Charitable Foundation, the Navari Family CDS occupies an 8000 square foot facility within the flagship library of the University of Notre Dame. Its faculty publish major scholarly research, and have embedded themselves in undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, and teach their own credit-bearing seminars. To support these activities, the NFCDS offers specialized technologies and technology-enriched spaces, including a legacy technology collection, computer stations with specialized software, a makerspace, and a visualization studio. The Center’s current personnel includes eleven faculty and staff.  With established partnerships campus-wide, the Navari Family CDS serves as a hub that enhances the teaching, learning, and research processes across academic disciplines. The successful Economics and Data Librarian will be responsible for quantitative data analysis, consultation, and teaching through the NFCDS. They will also serve as the primary representative of the library to the Department of Economics.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert, in-depth reference, consultation, and information services to the University of Notre Dame community, in particular to the Department of Economics, and in multiple virtual spaces in which graduate students, undergraduates, and faculty engage.
  • Teach workshops on data use and analysis as well as specialized software applications.
  • Provide in-depth research consultations on programming/coding with statistical software (R, Stata, and/or Python), manipulating and analyzing existing large datasets, locating existing datasets (both proprietary and freely available), and creating original datasets.
  • Assist and instruct users in a wide array of electronic and print social science-related resources through both in-person and online collaborations. These resources may include datasets, databases, and statistical software packages. Respond to in-person and electronic inquiries.
  • Work with the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship team on consultations related to data science and visualization. In particular, work with GIS Librarian to develop support and instruction capabilities for data visualization.
  • Support the Libraries’ efforts to become a leading campus resource for collaboration on data science and grant-funded research projects.

Subject Liaison/Selector Duties

  • This position will entail subject selector/liaison duties to the field of Economics. As a subject selector, the librarian acquires materials to be added to the collection in liaison subject area(s), manages existing subscriptions and collections, and manages the materials budget for each subject.
  • As a liaison, provides a variety of instructional and research services for assigned subject areas. Cultivates and maintains close working relationships with the members of the affiliated departments and with disciplinary peers.
  • As a member of the Library Faculty, participates in faculty and professional activities in the Hesburgh Libraries, the University of Notre Dame and library or other professional organizations; serves on Library and University committees, task forces, and teams; and engages in professional development, scholarship, and professional service.

Developing and Fostering Relationships and Collaborations

  • Develop and foster relationships with faculty, students, staff, and other members of the Notre Dame community who seek assistance with data science research and other quantitative analysis.
  • As a member of the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship, grow and expand relationships with other University programs and units (e.g. the Center for Social Science Research, the Center for Research Computing, Lucy Institute for Data and Society, Technology Ethics Center).
  • Develop interdisciplinary collaborations and research opportunities with faculty that align with the University's and the Libraries' strategic directions.


Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • A Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school, equivalent degree or other advanced academic degree
  • Proven expertise in quantitative data analysis and visualization with a background in one relevant coding language (R or Python preferred)
  • Ability to work collaboratively and network with a diverse population, across disciplines and campuses
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Experience teaching workshops and/or formal classes


  • Ph.D. in economics or other relevant discipline
  • Experience with Stata
  • Teaching experience in an academic library or academic department

Application Instructions

Salary and Benefits:

Appointment salary and rank are competitive, commensurate with experience and qualifications.  The Economics and Data Librarian is a non-tenure track member of the Library Faculty. The University offers an excellent benefits and annual vacation package.

Review of applications will begin immediately and the application deadline is July 6, 2020.