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Data Services Librarian

University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame, Indiana
Salary is nationally competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Posted Date
Jan 31, 2023

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The University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries seeks a Data Services Librarian to develop and provide services that support faculty, researchers, and students in the discovery, use, preservation, and visualization of data.

Through the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship, the Hesburgh Libraries are transforming scholarship at Notre Dame by empowering the ND community to critically engage with and utilize emerging digital technologies. To advance the Center’s mission to provide access to digital scholarship expertise and resources across all Notre Dame disciplines and audiences, the Data Services Librarian is responsible for coordinating and managing high-quality data literacy support and research data services throughout the research lifecycle. As part of a highly collaborative team in the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship, the Data Services Librarian provides instruction and outreach related to finding, accessing, creating, manipulating, managing, and visualizing quantitative/qualitative data to meet the diverse needs of the Notre Dame community. The position fosters relationships with departments, research institutes, and centers, and collaborates with a variety of partners in the Hesburgh Libraries, as well as experts and learners in a variety of fields across campus. This position is a key player in advancing the libraries’ efforts to become a leading campus resource for collaboration on grant-funded research projects.

The Data Services Librarian reports to the Director of the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship.

Data Services (50%)

  • Works in collaboration with the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship team and other libraries and campus colleagues to provide expert support for researchers at all levels in the management of data across the research lifecycle. Provides in-depth research consultations across an array of relevant topics (note–candidates are not expected to be experts at all of the topics in the following list; the person who is hired will be able to create a professional development plan to gain or grow skills/knowledge): locating existing datasets (both proprietary and freely available), creating original datasets (taking into account both technical considerations and ethical considerations), programming/coding with statistical software (e.g., R, Python), utilizing computer-assisted qualitative data analysis software (e.g., Atlas.ti), manipulating and analyzing existing datasets (both large and small), visualizing datasets, and managing/sharing/preserving research data. Develops and sustains appropriate internal data-related professional development programming activities to enable Libraries colleagues to enhance both their ability to work with patrons on consultations and projects in the context of audiences they serve, as well as to apply applicable skills in the context of their own internal work. Co-leads and shares in the work of the Research Data Services Team, including the review of data management plans, serving as Product Owner for DMPTool, and supporting development of grant proposals. Mentors NFCDS Pedagogy Fellows, Postdoctoral Research Associates, and other positions housed within the NFCDS as a part of the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship team. Stays abreast of trends related to research data, research data management, and data science support in academic libraries via professional development and research, and regularly incorporates this knowledge into planning and sharing of information with relevant Libraries/campus colleagues. Assumes other responsibilities as assigned, including the potential to serve in a subject liaison/selector/specialist role. 

Instruction & Outreach (30%)

  • Designs and instructs/co-instructs workshops and course-integrated data literacy sessions on topics related to data cleaning and preparation, data analysis, visualization, specialized software, research data management concepts, ethics, openness, and open government data that cater to the needs of diverse audiences and learning outcomes. Participates in outreach to promote Libraries and NFCDS resources and services. 

Institutional and Professional Involvement (20%)

  • Engages with and contributes to professional and/or campus conversations and communities relating to digital scholarship, data science, data librarianship, digital preservation, and research data management. As a member of the libraries’ faculty, participates in faculty and professional activities in the Hesburgh Libraries, the University of Notre Dame, and library or other relevant professional organizations. Serves on libraries and university committees, task forces, and teams. Engages in professional development, scholarship, and professional service. Develops interdisciplinary collaborations and research opportunities with faculty that align with the University's and the Libraries' strategic directions.

Salary and Benefits


Faculty appointment, salary, and rank are nationally competitive with peer Association of Research Libraries (ARL) members and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Per the University’s Academic Articles, librarians at Hesburgh Libraries qualify for non-tenure library faculty appointments.  Candidates may learn more about library faculty status through the University’s “Academic Articles” and the Hesburgh Libraries’ information circular “Criteria for Library Faculty Appointment and Promotion”. Both documents are available in the “Library Faculty Positions” section of Hesburgh Libraries’ Employment Opportunities web page, at


In addition, the University of Notre Dame offers an outstanding benefits package. Candidates can view summaries of benefits at Human Resources’ Benefits Summaries web page, at For this role, view the summary entitled “Regular Faculty {Full-Time}.”


Finally, the University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search. Candidates can view summaries of this program at Human Resources’ Dual Career Assistance Program web page, at




The University of Notre Dame is a highly selective global Catholic doctoral research university with very high research activity whose idyllic campus is located in northern Indiana’s Michiana region, and about 90 miles east from Chicago. For more information about the University of Notre Dame, please visit the University of Notre Dame homepage at 


The Hesburgh Libraries at the University of Notre Dame advances institutional priorities by utilizing a talent process that maximizes professional and personal potential, implementing innovative services that further intellectual inquiry, and facilitating access to knowledge across a wide range of scholarly resources in numerous disciplines and formats.


As the primary library system on Notre Dame's campus, Hesburgh Libraries is a dynamic organization that features the flagship Hesburgh Library. Hesburgh Library, along with the Main Building and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, is one of three iconic buildings that define the skyline of the Notre Dame campus. It also features the world-famous Word of Life mural (affectionately known as “Touchdown Jesus”).


The Hesburgh Library building houses the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship, the Medieval Institute Library, Rare Books & Special Collections, University Archives, and the Visual Resources Center. The Hesburgh Libraries organization also includes three specialty libraries located across the Notre Dame campus (Architecture Library, Business Library, and Music Library).


In 2022, the Hesburgh Libraries developed a new mission, vision, and strategic framework [pdf] designed to help advance Notre Dame's aspirations to become one of the world's leading research universities while prioritizing human and professional flourishing. Within this new framework, each member of the library community plays a key role in advancing strategic goals and objectives, sustaining critical operations, and defining shared values.


The Hesburgh Libraries organization employs nearly 200 people, including more than 50 library faculty members, and has been a longstanding member of several organizations, including Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), Northeast Research Libraries Consortium (NERL), HathiTrust, and the OCLC Research Library Partnership.


Additional information about Hesburgh Libraries can be found on the libraries’ website For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit



  • Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution (or international equivalent) or terminal degree in another relevant discipline and relevant experience by the time of appointment/position start. Demonstrated commitment to and support for a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Familiarity with research data management and preservation practices, trends, and issues in higher education. Demonstrated competence with one or more methods, tools, and data domains relevant to the position. Strong desire and demonstrated ability to learn new skills, tools, and technologies as may be necessary at position start as well as to adapt to future developments.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience providing instructional/outreach services in a research library context. Experience supporting researchers in an academic or similar advanced research environment. Knowledge of statistical/computational research approaches and methodologies. Awareness of ethical issues and desire to integrate such considerations into teaching/outreach/research/general position responsibilities (e.g., algorithmic bias, reparative research practices, and accessibility issues in tools/outputs/program/instructional design).

Diversity and Inclusion


We expect that the successful candidates will increase the diversity of voices within research libraries, higher education, and cultural heritage institutions. Through their materials, applicants should clearly demonstrate how they have embodied, fostered, or implemented an equitable culture that considers diversity to be a competitive advantage.


While the University of Notre Dame welcomes and actively seeks Catholic intellectuals, what the University asks of all its scholars and students is not a particular creedal affiliation, but a respect for the objectives of Notre Dame, and a willingness to enter into the conversation that gives it life and character. Therefore, the university insists upon academic freedom that makes open discussion and inquiry possible.


The University of Notre Dame is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).


Application Instructions


This position posting and application instructions can be found on the Interfolio website:

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the application period ends on March 20, 2023.


Interested candidates should assemble four (4) items, in the following sequential order, in a single, unlocked Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file:


(1) A formal letter of application (3 pages maximum), addressed to:


Michelle Savoie 
Personnel Specialist
Hesburgh Libraries
University of Notre Dame
284 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame, IN 46556


(2) A résumé or curriculum vitae (15 pages maximum);


(3) Final, accepted, or complete draft publication or comparable non-confidential writing sample (10 pages maximum); and


(4) The name, title, institution, and email address of five (3) professional references. At least one of these references must have been your direct supervisor within the past three years. (Hesburgh Libraries search representatives will begin contacting professional references once selected candidates accept an invitation for a campus visit.)


Please name the submitted Acrobat file as follows:


hesburghlibraries_DSLibrarian_lastnamefirstinitial (Example: hesburghlibrariesDSLibrarian_savoiem)


Failure to comply with these directions may disqualify your application from being considered or delay review of your materials.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff, and administration.  The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity.  Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).


Background Check 


This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.  Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges.  Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment.  Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position.  Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate.  The full procedure can be viewed at



he University of Notre Dame is a highly selective national Catholic teaching and research university in northern Indiana about ninety miles from Chicago. Approximately 8,200 undergraduates and 3,100 graduate students pursue a broad range of studies. For more information about the University of Notre Dame, please visit the University of Notre Dame homepage at The Hesburgh Libraries ( hold about 3.5 million volumes and provide access to more than 23,000 serials. The Libraries have 124 staff and 50 librarians. The Libraries are a member of the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI), ARL, NERL and other consortia. The University of Notre Dame is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer strongly committed to diversity. We value qualified candidates who can bring a variety of backgrounds to our community.

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