ICPSR seeks an Information Resources Technical Specialist to search for evidence of ICPSR data use in the scholarly literature. In this position, a Specialist is assigned a portfolio of studies for which to conduct literature searches. The portfolio could include studies pertaining to criminal justice, aging, behavioral and mental health, and a variety of demographic and sociological research conducted in the United States and internationally.
This position reports to a librarian, and it focuses on bibliographic research. See below for additional details:
Conduct searches in a variety of online bibliographic databases and other scholarly resources. Browse relevant professional journals and bibliographic sites for both peer-reviewed and grey literature. Includes recognizing incomplete references to specific data collections, since research data are not often formally cited in the references.
Track and enter notes for all searches performed. Create and set alerts in journal databases when appropriate. Review the collection of data-related citations for studies in assigned portfolio, and identify gaps in coverage to inform an overall search strategy to find more data-related citations.
Enter citations found in searches into a bibliographic database. Includes determining which ICPSR study accession numbers to use when populating citation records. Includes reading descriptive study metadata. Includes entering existing lists of known data-related citations into the bibliographic database, first verifying their accuracy and relevance by finding and reading the full text.
Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences, information/library science, or the humanities.
Two years’ or more experience constructing queries in scholarly literature databases and in authoritative Internet sources.
Experience skimming peer-reviewed literature for specific information.
Familiarity with the terminology associated with methodologies and practices in the social sciences.
Experience performing accurate data entry.
Demonstrated experience using word processing and spreadsheet software to prepare documentation files.
Demonstrated ability to work independently.
Highly-focused, organized, and detail-oriented.
Master’s degree in a social science, information/library science, or relevant field.
Working knowledge of Zotero or other citation management software.
Salary Range is $43-$48,000/year, commensurate with experience.
This position is a regular, full-time appointment. As part of the total compensation package, you will be eligible for the University of Michigan’s Benefits Program, which includes medical and dental insurance coverage, disability insurance, life insurance, reimbursement accounts, paid sick, holiday, and vacation time, tuition support, a fully-vested retirement program, and other benefits as outlined on the University’s website at: http;//www.umich.edu/~benefits/.
ICPSR is an international consortium of nearly 800 academic institutions and research organizations. ICPSR’s mission includes maintaining the world’s largest social science data archive, acting as a global leader in data stewardship and data science, and carrying out a range of educational activities.
The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to ground our research in varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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