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Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

O'Neill Library is seeking an innovative and collaborative individual focused on data and visualization services to contribute to a growing digital initiatives team. Working with Assessment
and as part of a Digital Scholarship team in support of digital teaching and research, the Data and Visualization Librarian will play a central role in the development and provision of Library services for manipulation, visualization and management of qualitative and quantitative datasets. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in emerging trends, tools, technologies, and practices supporting data and visualization in research and will have hands-on experience with key tools in the field. 

Schedule is Monday - Friday 9-5



Requirements

Minimum
Qualifications:

Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or a related field.

Relevant and demonstrable academic, research, or professional experience with data cleaning and related tools, such as OpenRefine.

Demonstrable academic or professional experience with creating visualizations, including experience with data visualization tools, software and libraries, such as Tableau and/or D3.js.

Knowledge of best practices for data and visualization topics.

Preferred Qualifications:

Basic knowledge of geospatial data and technologies, including web mapping and Geographic Information Systems.Experience with data mining and/or text mining. 
        
Experience with a programming language such a Python. Experience with statistical packages such as R, STATA, SPSS, or SAS.
      
Experience with SQL.
        
Advanced degree in a data intensive research field, such a statistics or informatics, or certification in a data science related field.
        
Experience working in an academic library setting.





Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
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