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Visualization Coordinator
The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Visualization
Coordinator in the Digital Library Initiatives (DLI) department. The NCSU Libraries is working
to make available advanced technologies and services that support university teaching and
research through the development of enhanced visualization spaces, services, and tools. At the
same time, the Libraries is developing services and building a community of support for universi-
ty-wide e-research needs related to data access, management, and visualization.
The Visualization Coordinator:
Provides leadership in developing and advancing the Libraries’ visualization services in
concert with university-wide needs and in collaboration with university partners.
Working in concert with library information technology staff, supports researchers in using
the Libraries’ high-technology spaces and compute infrastructure.
Leads workshops and training sessions on information visualization tools and strategies.
Maintains a current awareness of emerging trends in visualization.
Assesses software options and provides input on hardware and software specifications.
Participates in planning for existing visualization facilities in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library
and new visualization facilities in the D.H. Hill Library.
Implements tools such as dashboards to help enable and support continuous assessment
of library operations.
Participates in library planning, serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams
NCSU librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in
the field.
Reports to the Head of Digital Library Initiatives.
Required qualifications:
ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree in a relevant field in the area of infor-
mation visualization.
At least one year of experience working in the area of information visualization, or compa-
rable education and experience.
Experience with visualization tools and programming libraries.
Ability to extract and work with data from a variety of sources (e.g., XML, relational data-
bases, APIs, and web services).
Experience with one or more programming languages (e.g., Python, R, Java, Processing,
C, C++).
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and users in the provision
of visualization services.
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