Provo, UT United States

Economics, Finance, and Social Sciences Data Librarian

Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library

Job Title: Economics, Finance, and Social Sciences Data Librarian
Job Location: Provo , UT
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Library administration, librarian
Date Posted: 2021-02-03
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Desired start date:†


Posting close date:



  • Meet and communicate regularly with teaching faculty in assigned academic departments.
  • Develop collections and manage content in the assigned areas,
  • Promote and provide Instruction in information literacy,
  • Provide reference/research support,
  • Develop innovative services and resources to support data literacy and management, including the discovery, mining, analysis, visualization, curation, preservation, ethical use, and sharing of data, especially in the assigned subject areas and other social sciences.
  • Work closely with stakeholders in the library and across campus to cultivate data literacy, acquire and provide access to large data sets, and design and implement sustainable service models for data services and curation.

Job Requirements

Required Degree:††

Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an ALA-accredited institution

PLUS either

(1) a bachelorís degree in economics, finance, data science, or a related social science field, or

(2) five years of associated academic library experience;


If the applicant does not have an MLS, a masterís or doctoral degree in economics, finance, data science, or a related social science field is required.

Individuals hired without an MLS must complete the MLS degree within a specific period of time. They will be provided a minimum of 36 months from date of hire.


  • Demonstrated understanding of research processes in a range of social sciences, and experience working with large data sets and repositories, including relevant tools and methodologies, and knowledge of research data lifecycles, including acquisition, curation and management, analysis and presentation, sharing, and preservation.
  • Ability to provide advanced research assistance and to participate in outreach programs such as course-integrated instruction, exhibits, and presentations in assigned subject areas and in aspects of data literacy including the discovery, cleaning, management, ethical use, preservation, and sharing of data.
  • Subject expertise in assigned areas at sufficient levels to assess the curricular and research needs of the university, and to build collections to meet those needs.

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