Data Literacy Specialist, UCLA Biomedical Library

By IS Lab May 26, 2021

Website UCLA Biomedical Library

The UCLA Biomedical Library is seeking a part-time, Data Literacy Specialist. The position is a 10 hour per week job and will initially be a remote position with an option for on-campus work.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist with and initiate data literacy educational initiatives, including but not limited to developing and teaching synchronous workshops and creating web-based learning objects such as self-paced online tutorials and digital handouts.
  • Develop fluency with data research ethics and best practices, current data literacy issues, user-centered design, and learner-centered pedagogical approaches.
  • Collaborate with other Library project teams to generate ideas and approaches for improving overall data and digital literacy initiatives.

Job Qualifications

  • Ability to initiate and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers and supervisors.
  • Ability to work independently while following established procedures and guidelines.
  • Effective communication skills, including clear and concise multimodal conveyance of information and active listening.
  • Fluency with remote work communication platforms such as Zoom, Slack, and Outlook.
  • Experience with providing virtual and face-to-face instructional services.
  • Interest in and/or experience with user-centered design.
  • Familiarity with asynchronous learning objects such as videos, infographics, and interactive web content.
  • Interest in and/or experience with critical pedagogy, constructivist learning theory, and other learner-focused educational approaches.
  • Familiarity with data analysis methods and tools.

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