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Data and Publications Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 
2015-12-14
Employer: 
Inter-American Development Bank
Employer URL: 
http://www.iadb.org
Description: 

The Felipe Herrera Library seeks a collaborative, energetic, innovative and service-oriented data and publications librarian to join its established team of information professionals. The successful candidate work on the following areas:

  1. Data management: Provide advanced technical knowledge in the design and execution of a Bank-wide data management program in support of sectoral data curation and accessibility. Duties include:

    1. In collaboration with sectoral departments and management, establishing and updating quality control procedures for sectoral data, based on ongoing research on data management trends as well as own knowledge of quantitative research methods

    2. Analyzing and continuously updating existing technologies for data storage, curation and dissemination, including metadata curation and data exchange practices

    3. Support the development of workflows and metadata required for quantitative data handling and dissemination

  2. Data visualization: Provide input into the development of innovative ways of visualizing quantitative data using storytelling and other tools for communication effectiveness

    1. Continuously research and provide solutions in relation to visualizing quantitative data effectively, both for specialized audiences and the layman

    2. Use innovative and traditional visualization techniques to analyze and communicate data in the context of the IDB’s strategic priorities for socio-economic development in the Region

  3. Publications management: Contribute to the development of state-of-the-art digital publishing approaches

    1. Conduct research and analysis on the design of effective strategies for visibility of publications in digital spaces (the web, mobile devices, etc)

    2. Collaborate with library colleagues in developing user-oriented and innovative publishing processes and solutions 

  4. Discovery and Dissemination: Support the discovery and dissemination of both data and publications generated by IDB sectoral experts, using best practices in the industry.

    1. Work as a team with sector and/or embedded librarians, and the dissemination and semantic ontology team, to identify, upload in platforms, and aggressively disseminate IDB’s sectoral data and publications to external audiences

    2. Coordinate the design and execution of metric evaluation systems (such as Google Scholar citations or Altmetric) in order to assess the impact of knowledge dissemination strategies 

  5. Specialized sectoral services: Provide subject librarian services for clients in the department of the Research (RES) and also for the Vice-Presidency of Countries (VPC) 

    1. Continuously engage RES and VPC clients in library products, making sure client needs as well as management expectations are met

    2. Disseminate cutting-edge external knowledge to RES and VPC sector specialists and economists using FHL information resources subscriptions and other library knowledge discovery tools 

    3. Provide customized training on the use of library tools and platforms, as well as awareness and compliance with IDB’s publications and data policies 

  6. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

 Education:

  • Master’s Degree in areas related to Information Sciences, Computer Sciences, Library Sciences, or similar.

  • A second degree in a data-oriented social science discipline (such as economics or statistics) is a definite asset, although equivalent years of work and/or comparable expertise will be considered. 

 Experience:

  • A minimum of four (4) years of data preservation, curation and dissemination, (including content description and representation, metadata standards and workflows) for both socio-economic indicators sets and other datasets, preferable in library, information centers or applied-research oriented settings.
  • Demonstrated subject knowledge in quantitative methods as employed in the social sciences and economic fields. Understanding of issues related to scholarly publishing.

Languages:

  • Fluent in English and Spanish.
  • Portuguese and French command is a plus.
Application Procedure: 

Apply online using the link below.

Salary: 
Not listed.
More Info URL: 
http://www.iadb.org/en/careers/career-opportunities,1821.html
Archive Date: 
2015-12-14
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