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Data Services Librarian

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Reed College
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Reed College, founded in 1908 is one of the country’s leading liberal arts and sciences colleges, providing an intellectually rigorous undergraduate experience. Reed College is devoted to the intrinsic value of intellectual pursuit and is governed by the highest standards of scholarly practice, critical thought, and creativity. The goal of the Reed education is that students learn and demonstrate rigor and independence in their habits of thought, inquiry and expression. Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence. In support of this endeavor, we are seeking a Data Services Librarian to join our staff.

The Data Services Librarian provides leadership, instruction, and support in the discovery, use, and management of locally and externally available data. This position will collaborate with librarians, instructional technologists, and other staff to develop scalable and sustainable data services to support student and faculty research at Reed. We seek enthusiastic candidates who welcome the opportunity to play a leadership role in providing library services in an intensely academic community.



  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science and minimum of one year of professional library experience or any combination of education and experience that provides the desired knowledge, abilities, and skills required to perform the job.
  • Experience with or knowledge of data management and curation.
  • Ability to provide reference and instruction services in an academic library environment.
  • A strong interest in undergraduate liberal arts education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Competence with tools and methodologies for quantitative, data-driven research.
  • Familiarity with major national funding agencies data management protocol requirements and data archival procedures.
  • Knowledge of quantitative methods and data management and curation, including preservation, metadata, and data retrieval.
Application Procedure: 

Please email a letter of introduction discussing your qualifications and interests, along with your resume, and a completed Reed Application for Employment form, to Review of applications will begin on August 3, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. In your letter, please address the following:

  • How would this position at Reed College contribute to achievement of your long-term professional goals?
  • Of which accomplishment in your recent professional experience are you most proud?
  • As all members of Reed’s community are expected to contribute to a diverse and inclusive campus, describe how you might use your background, education or experience to contribute to diversity at Reed.
This is a full-time, 12-month exempt position with a starting salary of $56,000-$59,000. Reed College offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), retiree medical plan, college tuition assistance for employees’ children, paid holidays, paid vacation and many other campus amenities, such as library privileges, access to the campus fitness center for employee and spouse, and discounted TriMet bus passes.
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