Technology, Analytics & Business Intelligence

Data Librarian

Experience Level: Junior

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Job Summary 

The Data Librarian is primarily responsible for building and maintaining a series of taxonomies and associated metadata. Changes to the taxonomy require interfacing with users to understanding their needs and analyzing data to understand usage patterns. Additionally, the Data Librarian will sit under the Data Operations team which is responsible for a broad set of structured data.  

Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Builds and maintains a series of taxonomies including crosswalks and associated metadata. 
  • Works closely with stakeholders in the business and engineering to understand their needs. Designs and implements changes to the taxonomies to satisfy stakeholder requirements. 
  • Analyzes relevant data as it pertains to usage of the taxonomies. Translates usage patterns into data solutions.  
  • Develops processes around various data cleaning and creation exercises. Creates training and monitors progress on data cleaning tasks completed by offshore resources.  

Qualifications and Skills 

  • At least two (2) year of experience defining, building, or maintaining taxonomies or ontologies.  
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master Preferred) in Library Science (MLS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program. 
  • Relevant work experience with data analysis, collection development, discovery services, electronic resources management, or technical services in an academic or public library. 
  • Ability to work effectively within teams and independently. 
  • Flexibility and willingness to expand or shift the range of responsibilities to meet evolving needs.
  • Experience pulling data using SQL is a plus.  
  • Experience with taxonomy tools like Synaptica, Smartlogic Semaphore or Pool Party also a plus.

 

 

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Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. (“GLG”) is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, race, religion, color, marital status, disability, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.