Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Position: Social Science Data Librarian (University of Southern California)

Social Science Data Librarian, University of Southern California
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Sunny, sunny California. Why are there just so many jobs to be had in California? California sure is the place where things happen first. Ideas, culture, bad weather... When we see something happening in California, the rest of the country says oh my goodness...look what's coming our way.

Anyway, this interesting position's main focus is on social science datasets, and a smaller focus on GIS. I believe this is more common than the reverse, which is my situation.

Here are some snippets:
  • "The University of Southern California (USC) is seeking an energetic, creative, and knowledgeable librarian to select, acquire, manage, and deliver statistical data in the social sciences."
  • "The data librarian also will serve as the libraries'’ liaison to USCA's Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Research Laboratory, based in the Department of Geography."
  • Preferred Qualifications: "Experience working in a statistical data lab; familiarity with codebooks; experience with analyzing and interpreting statistical data in the social sciences; knowledge of GIS"
Hiring range $50,000 to $75,000.

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