Four Positions: Maryland, Washington, DC & Virginia

Position: Data Scientist
Location: LAC Group, Beltsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:
LAC Group is seeking two qualified Data Scientists for a full-time and part-time opportunity with a major Federal Agency in Beltsville, MD. The Data Scientist will assist the agency in providing data management services for a broad cross-section of the agency’s research portfolio and increasingly to other agricultural researchers. Background in data science, data analytics, and repositories particularly in the agricultural and ecological sciences is a plus. We have 2 positions available for this one year contract. One full time (40 hours a week; Monday-Friday) benefited position and one part-time positions (20-30 hours a week) with no benefits.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and get approval for a detailed planning document for several specific data analytics projects through consultation with Subject Matter Experts such as librarians, scientists, and administrators.
  • Conduct each analysis project as planned.
  • Attend regular Ag Data Commons and Data Science team meetings in order to gain
    appropriate context for analyses, gain feedback on approaches, and provide feedback to other team members.
  • Recommend data management system and curation process improvements so that KSD can better support data science activities in the future, such as improvements to application programming interfaces, data descriptions, and data quality.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field (Information, Data Science, Computer Science, Biology)
  • Coursework or one year of work experience indicating technical proficiency in basic data science skills. This includes knowledge and experience in some or all of the following: Unix/Linux shell command line, Jupyter notebooks, various data structures and common methods in data transformation; programming, markup, and query languages such as R and Python, HTML and XML, SQL and databases; tools such as Open Refine; and use of Application Programming Interfaces.
  • Coursework or one year of work experience with data analytics, natural language processing, machine learning, network analysis, or reasoning technologies to discover hidden relationships and to generate insights that support informed decision-making and scientific research. Includes experience with analytics and visualization tools (possible examples are Tableau, PowerBI, ArcGIS Story Maps, and D3).
  • Coursework or one year of work experience indicating knowledge of statistical concepts and their application to deriving insights from data. Knowledge of research catalogs, repositories, and applications such as Geonetwork, DKAN, PubAg, and VIVO.
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team including domain scientists, data specialists, and/or IT specialists to develop plans and communicate findings through written and oral reports, abstracts, summaries, charts, graphs, and other products.

Position: Library Technician (Rare Books)
Location: LAC Group, Washington, D.C.

Full vacancy announcement is available on CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:
LAC Group is seeking a Library Technician, Rare Books for a project with a major Federal library in Washington DC. The library technicians will work in a high-volume production environment working with catalog records. The candidates must have strong computer skills and familiarity with library cataloging standards and procedures. Candidates must be able to follow detailed, complex instructions for processing a wide variety of material. This is a full-time opportunity with benefits.

Qualifications:

  • Broad subject knowledge and experience with bibliographic catalog records
  • Experience with Integrated library Systems (especially Voyager) in creating, editing, and search bibliographic records
  • Experience searching library catalog databases such as OCLC or Voyager
  • Familiarity with LC Classification, AACR2, and MARC as well as familiarity with RDA and DCRM(B)
  • Familiarity or knowledge of one or more Romance and other European languages is a plus

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc., Fort Belvoir, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

• Perform original research and reference service for faculty, staff, students, and external customers.
• Perform reference interviews and follow-up via various format deliveries (e.g., in person, email, phone, video, teleconferencing)
• Provide expertise and service within available library resources – licensed/public domain.
• Prepare research and information literacy instructional lessons. Teaching sessions may be recorded and broadcast on the internet, via live video teleconferencing or other electronic media
• Collocate, organize, and classify licensed/public domain resource content within specific subject areas in support of library tasking.
• Assist faculty with special projects involving library resources.
• Research and remain current on new resources, services, and tools and apply innovative skills in recommending those that may optimize the library’s mission and performance.
• Compose content relevant to organization mission.Market library resources and services.
• Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively in multiple formats, including but not limited to prose, verbal presentations, and multiple existing electronic formats (social media).
• Identify needed updates to content on the library’s intranet and other websites.
• Compile and report on the metrics/statistics for the library’s research and reference services.
• Must be comfortable working multiple simultaneous assignments managing personal time to achieve completion as required and be able to consistently deliver high quality products in an environment of dynamic change.
• Create and maintain documentation related to all duties. Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:
The candidate must have the following experience:

• 3 years experience performing providing library reference support.
• Demonstrated experience using electronic library resources (EBSCOHost, OCLC, ProQuest, SirsiDynix Symphony)
• Understanding of and adherence to current copyright laws. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.
• Demonstrated experience in developing content on Springshare LibGuides.

DESIRED SKILLS:
Ability to integrate knowledge gained from a Master’s in Library Science from ALA-accredited institution. Reference/research work experience in military libraries.

EDUCATION:
Master’s in Library Science Required

Position: Digital Scholarship Consultant
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

George Mason University Libraries is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented individual to collaborate with colleagues on digital scholarship efforts, methods, and tools for the University Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC).

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The George Mason University Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC) supports the interdisciplinary teaching and learning needs in digital scholarship for students, staff and faculty, by providing digital research support in the areas of: creating, finding, and using data; data management, curation, and archiving; geographical information systems (GIS); digital scholarship methods and applications (humanities, social sciences, and sciences); digital projects planning and management; and related scholarly communication issues.

Reporting to the director of the Digital Scholarship Center, the Digital Scholarship Consultant will:

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with DiSC and University Libraries’ faculty and staff to provide digital scholarship services and to further digital scholarship and scholarly engagement;
  • Conduct research consultations and lead instruction for individuals, groups, and course-related, using digital tools and techniques supported by DiSC;
  • Provide expertise on digital humanities projects, methods, and tools;
  • Keep current on trends, tools, issues and needs in digital scholarship;
  • Partner with university faculty, staff, and relevant stakeholders to manage digital scholarship projects;
  • Promote DiSC to faculty, staff, and students through outreach and marketing;
  • Plan, facilitate, and participate in DiSC events and workshops;
  • Work either independently or as part of a team, to innovatively and effectively support digital scholarship initiatives;
  • Stays abreast of digital scholarship developments and trends in order to deepen expertise and respond to student and faculty needs.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent, and/or related graduate degree;
  • Knowledge of research tools and methodologies in digital scholarship such as text mining and analysis, data visualization, social network analysis, GIS & mapping, etc;
  • Understanding of research trends and applications in digital humanities or digital scholarship;
  • Experience with teaching to individuals and groups;
  • Demonstrated public presentation as well as oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse academic groups;
  • Ability to build and sustain key relationships with faculty, students and professional colleagues;
  • Strong understanding of trends affecting academic librarianship including scholarly communication issues;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders in order to manage digital scholarship projects;
  • Contribute to the goals and strategic initiatives of the Libraries through leadership of and/or active participation in committees.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree, or significant coursework in a humanities discipline;
  • Demonstrated ability with Omeka Classic or Omeka-S;
  • Facility with or ability to master scripting languages utilized in digital scholarship, such as Python or R.

Appointment/Benefits: 
12-month professional faculty appointment with or without rank; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAACREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self.

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