What is a Data Librarian?: A Content Analysis of Job Advertisements for Data Librarians in the United States Academic Libraries Metadata
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- Main Title What is a Data Librarian?: A Content Analysis of Job Advertisements for Data Librarians in the United States Academic Libraries
Author: Khan, HammadCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas
Author: Du, YunfeiCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas
Organizer of meeting: International Federation of Library Associations and InstitutionsContributor Type: Organization
- Creation: 2018-07-31
- Content Description: This paper attempts to understand what is required to be a data librarian by applying a content analysis approach to job advertisements by hiring professionals in academic libraries in the United States.
- Physical Description: 9 p.
- Keyword: data librarian
- Keyword: data services
- Keyword: big data
- Keyword: academic library
- Keyword: library and information science curriculum
- Conference: IFLA World Library and Information Congress, August 24-30, 2018. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Name: UNT Scholarly WorksCode: UNTSW
Name: UNT College of InformationCode: UNTCOI
- Rights Access: public
- Rights License: by
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1225772
- Academic Department: Information Science
- Display Note: Abstract: Society has begun to transition from the information age into the era of big data. The growth in the volume of data and statistics we have is larger than ever before. Researchers interest for big data and e-research has resulted in librarians taking on new job titles such as data librarian. Data librarian was once essentially a buzzword that has now become an actual job title and position in academic libraries, yet the American Library Association(ALA) has not developed a framework of core competencies for this emerging profession, neither has the Library and Information Science(LIS) curriculum begin to address a specialization for this rapidly growing and expanding field. This research attempts to understand what is required to be a data librarian from viewing job advertisements by hiring professionals in the United States academic libraries and applying a content analysis approach. This will allow us to understand the amplitude and meaning of what a data librarian is and how it is defined by the hiring managers through the description and qualifications they state and list in their job advertisements. By understanding what employers seek in data librarians, LIS curriculum developers can better implement coursework and pedagogy that will help address employer needs as well as developing successful candidates for these new job titles in academic libraries.