Libraries are overlooked and underfunded organizations that play a critical role in today’s society by providing free programs, resources, and services to millions of adults, children, and youth everyday around the United States. But many libraries lack the resources and support to innovate and build upon the ways they can meet their communities’ needs.
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Librarians and information professionals have always worked with data in order to meet the information needs of their constituents, thus “Big Data” is not a new concept for them though it is spawning new approaches along with a language all its own.
In The Accidental Data Scientist, Amy Affelt shows information professionals how to leverage their skills and training to master emerging tools, techniques, and vocabulary; create mission-critical Big Data research deliverables; and discover rewarding new career opportunities by embracing their inner Data Scientist.
You can get your copy of The Accidental Data Scientist at the ITI bookstore for $35.55.
San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks applications and nominations of dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented candidates for the position of Data Analytics Librarian. This position is located within the SDSU Library’s Information & Digital Technologies Division and will be appointed at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank. The Data Analytics Librarian will develop and promote Library services related to the discovery, evaluation, and manipulation of data and the use of statistical or other analytical tools. The incumbent will lead workshops, programs and other projects to support analytical research, and collaborate with colleagues to build capacity for the use of data and analytical methods across disciplines. The Data Analytics Librarian also serves as a research consultant, liaison, and collaborator with faculty and students in business and social science programs.
This position will remain open until filled. Review will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by February 20, 2017. Applicants must apply via Interfolio. Anticipated start date is July 2017.
Submit applications at Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/40220 and submit the following documents: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) applicant statement outlining their commitment to diversity within the context of technical services, and 4) contact information for three professional references.
For more information, go to http://library.sdsu.edu/about-us/employment-opportunities