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The Importance of Data Occupations in the U.S. Economy

The Importance of Data Occupations in the U.S. Economy

The Importance of Data Occupations in the U.S. Economy (PDF)

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce (Economics and Statistics Administration)

The growing importance of data in the economy is hard to dispute. But what does this mean for workers and jobs? A lot, as it turns out: higher paying (over $40/hour), faster growing jobs.

In this report we identify occupations where data analysis and processing are central to the work performed and measure the size of employment and earnings in these occupations, as well as in the industries that have the highest concentration of these data occupations.

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Code4Lib Journal – Call for Papers

Code4Lib Journal – Call for Papers

We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 29th issue. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences.  To be included in the 29th issue, which is scheduled for publication in mid July, 2015, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at or to  by Friday, April 10, 2015.  When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message.

C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical)
  • Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were done and challenges faced
  • Case studies
  • Best practices
  • Reviews
  • Comparisons of third party software or libraries
  • Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
  • Project management and communication within the library environment
  • Assessment and user studies


C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication.  While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure.  Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals.  Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code.  For more information, visit C4LJ’s Article Guidelines or browse articles from previous issues on our website:

Remember, for consideration for the 29th  issue, please send proposals, abstracts, or draft articles to no later than Friday, April 10, 2015.

Send in a submission.  Your peers would like to hear what you are doing.

Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee

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Job Search Workshop, Join in 3/21!

Job Search Workshop, Join in 3/21!

Organized by SLA Maryland Chapter 

Job Search Workshop:  Writing Job-Winning Resumes & Giving Great Interviews! 

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

On-site and Webinar Register here

Entering or re-entering the job market soon?  Looking for a new or better job?  The SLA Maryland Chapter is pleased to again be hosting its popular Job Search Workshop.  This year’s Workshop will be a back-to-basics review of employment fundamentals:  resume writing and interviewing!

It’s no secret that a well-written resume is essential for standing out from the pack – no matter if it is for your first foray into the job market or to land that dream job you’ve spent your professional career preparing for.  Whatever your situation, you’ve got to get your foot in the door first!  Getting the job comes next, after going through interviews and sometimes follow-up interviews.  As with every skill you’ve ever learned, you have to learn the interview technique and then practice, practice, practice.  During this half-day workshop seasoned information professionals will share winning strategies, provide individualized reviews of resumes and offer tips on how to perfect your interviewing technique.   Register today for this free Workshop so that you can be prepared, self-confident and in top shape to tackle today’s competitive work environment!  Register here

Participate Onsite, Online, or sign-up for a post-Workshop resume review!  

Register here to participate   *Note:  If you are an expert willing to help job seekers, please add your name to the list  to provide resume reviews that day or in the future.

10:00    Coffee & Register

10:30    Speakers

11:15    Resume Reviews

12:30    Networking & Lunch on the rooftop overlooking our Nation’s Capital!

Drexel University Washington DC Office

Lafayette Tower

801 17th Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 2006 

Questions?  Contact: Nancy Faget at:

Special thanks to these organizations helping to support the Workshop

  SLA DC Chapter, DCLA, Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics, ALA – Federal and Armed Forces Libraires Round Table


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Ohio State University Libraries Residency Program

“The Ohio State University Libraries is looking for recent library school graduates to join us in a unique two-year residency program. In 2015 – 2016, the program will place three residents in rich opportunities to advance innovative approaches, fill gaps, promote collaboration, and facilitate recruitment of under-represented backgrounds. Residents will gain practical work experience as an academic librarian with visiting faculty status and have the opportunity to make significant contributions to one of these dynamic, evolving opportunities:

  • Diversity Resident: Metadata Transformation
  • Diversity Resident: Digital Research Services for the Arts & Humanities
  • Diversity Resident: Latin American Studies

For more information visit:

Or if you are a graduate student or recent MLS-grad attending ALA Midwinter in Chicago, a former resident from Ohio State University Libraries will be available to answer questions at the ACRL Residency Interest Group Meeting Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 3-4PM McCormick Place West – W175c”

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Diversity Librarian Residency Program (University of Tennessee)

The University of Tennessee Libraries invites applications for a three-year Diversity Librarian Residency program. UT Libraries will select two librarians for a new cohort group in this successful career growth program.

The purpose of the residency is to attract recent library school graduates to a challenging and rewarding career in academic librarianship. Residents will work closely with colleagues to develop specialized expertise, build leadership experience, and foster collegial relationships within the university learning community. Residents will also provide meaningful contributions to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university, participate in library committees, and become involved with professional associations.

In the first year, the Residents will rotate through three functional areas to be determined mutually by the Residents and the Libraries. In the second year, the Residents will develop specialized expertise by focusing on one service area. Emphasis will also be placed on developing a research agenda and program of scholarship. The third year will be spent bringing research and creative projects to completion. Priority areas include:

Cataloging and Metadata
Collection Development and Resource Management
Digital Libraries Initiatives
Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives
Instructional Services and Student Engagement
Marketing and Communication
Research Assistance and Liaison & Scholars Services
Scholarly Communication
Special Collections and Archives

Following orientation, residents will participate in a formal mentoring program. Residents will receive guidance from their mentor and other UT Libraries faculty with the expectation of completing a specialized project or publication by the end of their residency.

A graduate degree from an ALA accredited master’s program earned between May 2013 – June 2015; ability to work effectively in a team environment; a commitment to advancing the Libraries’ and University’s diversity goals as demonstrated by past experience or through leadership activities; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated interest in scholarship and professional growth; strong service orientation; knowledge of issues and trends in academic libraries. Must have authorization to work in the United States for duration of the program (3 years).

The UT Knoxville campus seeks candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University ( To find out more about the Libraries’ commitment to diversity, please visit

Expertise in one of the priority areas.

The University of Tennessee Libraries serves the flagship campus of the state university system. The UT Libraries supports the teaching, research, and service mission of the university and enhances the academic experience of each student at the Knoxville campus — through outstanding print and electronic collections, reference and instructional services, and top-notch facilities and technological resources.

The UT Libraries serves as an intellectual, cultural, and social center for the university and community. We are a national leader in the creation of regionally significant digital collections; in support of open access though our digital repository Trace; and through a rich history of designing innovative spaces and building key partnerships that enhance the teaching/learning enterprise.

The University of Tennessee Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, Lyrasis, and the Center for Research Libraries. The UT Libraries collaborates actively at the state level with the other UT System Libraries as well as the libraries in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.

The University of Tennessee is committed to creating a welcoming environment. More information about how we continually strive to put our principles of civility and community into action here in Knoxville is available at

Three-year appointment as non-tenure track Research Assistant Professor with the salary of $48,000. There is financial support for attending conferences, seminars, and workshops. Relocation assistance will be provided. Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days; choice of state retirement plan or ORP (Voya (ING), TIAA-CREF, and Valic) with nonrefundable contributions paid for the employee by the University; optional group health and life insurance plans. Tuition remission is available for all university employees and partial undergraduate tuition remission is available to dependent children and spouses of UT employees. Faculty rank and status; twelve-month, tenure-track appointment.

A background check and official transcripts are required prior to hiring. Send cover letter addressing the above qualifications, a current resume or CV, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent references to: Elizabeth Greene, Manager, Library Dean’s Office and Human Resources, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-1000.

Application materials may be sent via email attachment to Review of applications will begin February 23, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

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GlaxoSmithKline Library Fellowship

The North Carolina Museum of Art Reference Library invites applications for the GlaxoSmithKline Library Fellowship for the 2015­–16 academic year (nine months: September–May).

The library holds over 40,000 volumes, a substantial collection of artists’ files, auction catalogues, exhibition catalogues, and subscriptions to pertinent online databases. The Museum (see possesses an exceptional collection of art with particular strengths in European and American painting and sculpture and rapidly growing holdings in late modern and contemporary art. An active program of exhibitions supplements the collections.

The GlaxoSmithKline Library Fellow will be considered a professional member of the library’s staff and will work closely with the curatorial, education, conservation, and other Museum departments. The fellow will gain experience with all aspects of the operation of a museum library, learn more in-depth use of art reference resources to assist the staff and the general public with their inquiries, and learn to process material received in the library. The fellow will be responsible for projects relating to staff instruction, in person or online. The fellow will also be responsible for updating the internal library website. Using social media will be encouraged to promote the library’s resources internally and externally. Other projects may arise if time permits.

A stipend of $25,000 is offered. The GSK Library Fellow will be expected to work in the NCMA Library for an average of 25 hours per week.

Eligibility: Consideration will be given to candidates recently graduated with a master’s degree in information and library science who have an interest in art librarianship. Educational background in art, art history, or a related field preferred.

Application procedure:

Applications must include a resume and a cover letter with the names and contact information for three references. Mail applications to: Natalia Lonchyna, Librarian, North Carolina Museum of Art, 4630 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4630. As this is a temporary role, we are unable to provide sponsorship or benefits. The candidate chosen for this role must be able to pass a background screen before beginning the fellowship.

Applications must be received by February 20, 2015. A decision will be announced by March 27.

About the NCMA: The North Carolina Museum of Art is the State’s art museum, founded in 1947 when the North Carolina General Assembly appropriated $1 million for the purchase of works of art, making North Carolina the first state in the nation to acquire a public art collection. The Samuel H. Kress Foundation matched the State’s appropriation with a gift of 75 European paintings and sculptures in 1960. The NCMA first opened in 1956 and moved to its present 164-acre park in 1983.

The NCMA is best known for its outstanding survey of European art, including works by Giotto, Botticelli, Raphael, Van Dyck, Rubens, Jordaens, Lievens, Boucher, Canova, Carpeaux, and Monet. The premodern American galleries feature work by Copley, Stuart, Cole, Homer, Heade, Bierstadt, Eakins, Sargent, Chase, and Frieseke. The NCMA has the largest collection of Rodin sculptures in the Southeast. The modern galleries present major works by such American and European artists as Kirchner, Hartley, Feininger, Manship, O’Keeffe, A. Wyeth, Delvaux, Kline, Diebenkorn, Motherwell, Moore, Lawrence, E. Kelly, and F. Stella. More recent artists include Kiefer, Baselitz, Richter, Scully, Rothenberg, Shapiro, R. Paine, El Anatsui, Viola, and Plensa. There are also smaller, but active, collections of ancient Egyptian and Classical art, and the arts of Africa and the ancient Americas, as well as a gallery dedicated to Jewish ceremonial art.

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