The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Data Services Librarian for its Knowledge Services Group (KSG). The selectee will develop data-related services for CRS analysts, attorneys and information professionals. The selectee will advance efforts in data management, acquire and curate data sets, manage data collections and facilitate the discovery of data sets.Learn more about this agency
The selectee will also participate in the development of data repositories and consults with stakeholders to identify and evaluate systems, tools and services used in data operations.
The data librarian performs duties related to data acquisition, data curation and data management. This includes identifying and locating authoritative data sets used across CRS, recommending appropriate metadata schemas and workflows to describe, document, annotate and catalog data sets to enable discovery and re-use. The data librarian participates in the development of data repositories and data catalogs to store and archive data sets for long term access, and develops and maintains best practices and procedures.
The data librarian consults with stakeholders to identify and extract data, leads and coordinates instructional programming on data-related topics and tools and provides guidance and support on data preparation. He/she conducts outreach activities to foster collaboration and use of statistical, quantitative analysis and/or data visualization tools. The data librarian coordinates the development and implementation of data projects that support the mission of CRS, and serves as a liaison for collaboration between the Knowledge Services Group and other CRS divisions/offices as well as service units and offices within the Library of Congress.
Candidates with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree or experience; knowledge of current and emerging practices of librarianship or other fields and disciplines related to data management are encouraged to apply.
CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.
CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.
Data Librarian duties include:
Applies specialized knowledge of qualitative and quantitative data to identify software and tools and promote services supporting the discovery and management of data sets used across CRS.
Consults with stakeholders to identify and extract public/open data on a recurring basis using complex processes and automated tools where appropriate, and/or merge or compile data from multiple sources.
Plans, organizes, and/or coordinates the development and implementation of data projects of critical significance that support the mission of CRS and /or one or more of its divisions or offices.
Serves as a liaison for collaboration between the Knowledge Services Group, other CRS divisions and offices, and other Library of Congress service units and offices.
The position description number for this position is 382234.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The tour of duty for this position is full-time.
The incumbent of this position may elect to work a flexitime or compflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
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