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Data Visualization Librarian, Boston College (Boston)

Boston College Libraries seek a Data Visualization Librarian to join our Digital Scholarship Group (DSG). This position is primarily responsible for digital scholarship collaborations and services related to data visualization. Such activities include consulting on faculty and student data-visualization projects; providing data visualization skills training to faculty and staff; and providing data visualization instruction and curriculum consultations for undergraduate and graduate courses. This position, along with the other DSG librarians, also works closely with BC’s Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities program.

As a member of the DSG, the Data Visualization Librarian collaborates on providing current DS services, designing and implementing new ones, and is a valued voice in DSG strategic planning and goal setting as the group strives to expand its role in BC Libraries and the broader BC community. The collaborative nature of this position extends to working with staff across the Libraries (subject liaison librarians, in particular) and campus with units such as Research Services and the Center for Digital Innovation in Learning to meet faculty and student research and learning.

Boston College Libraries operate in accordance with our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion values statement (, which is central to our mission. We acknowledge historical, structural, and systemic injustices and are actively working to build a culture that recognizes, values, and empowers all people and provides space for discourse and growth. We expect applicants for this position to demonstrate a commitment to sustaining a respectful, accountable, and intentionally inclusive culture.



A Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science, or a closely related, data-intensive research field, plus 2-3 years of relevant experience;
Demonstrated experience in providing data curation, management, cleaning, and mining services; using data and related technologies to support teaching and research; working with numeric data in academic, scientific, or corporate environments; at least one data visualization tool (e.g., Tableau, D3.js, R, Python); transforming datasets into innovative and creative charts, graphs, infographics, dashboards, and interactive visualizations;
The ability to engage with research across a variety of disciplines and a range of audiences, from undergraduate and graduate students to faculty, instructors, and staff;
Excellent written and oral communication skills; 


Experience working in academic libraries;
Has accessibility for visual design knowledge; 
Experience providing data visualization creation and literacies workshops and classroom instruction;
Demonstrated experience with geospatial visualization and GIS software packages (e.g., ArcGIS and QGIS); network analysis and visualization tools (e.g., Gephi and Cytoscape)
Adobe Create Suite skills (e.g., the ability to use Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. to enhance visualizations)

Research indicates that applicants with marginalized identities are hesitant to apply for positions if they do not meet all of the required and preferred qualifications. We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleagues develop skills that will enable them to succeed in their roles and advance our mission.

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$65,800.00 - $82,250.00  / year

Salary Notes

Salary to be determined based on experience

Closing Date

How to Apply

Please submit BOTH a cover letter and resume and apply on


2022-10-20 |  Quick link to this job