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Federal Reserve Board
VA, United States
12 days ago
Federal Reserve Board
Virginia, United States
12 days ago

Description

The Knowledge Analyst participates in technical operations in the area of data and information acquisition, management, analysis or dissemination. The analyst provides analytical support to economists and other professionals at the Board and in the System. The support includes research and data services, information analysis, and contributions to the design and maintenance of metadata and knowledge management solutions.

Position Requirements

This librarian position (part of the Board’s “Knowledge Analyst” job family) will join an experienced, customer-focused team of five librarians on the Board Research Library’s Data and Subscriptions Team who acquire data and subscription services that fuel the economic research at the Federal Reserve Board, the nation’s central bank. This librarian position blends business reference skills needed to learn about economists’ data needs and acquisition skills to coordinate negotiations for new licenses and renewals of existing licenses. The Board Research Library has 18 staff supporting the research and policy work of more than 300 economists and hundreds of analysts. This position is particularly rewarding because the data and subscriptions we acquire are used immediately to brief Chair Powell, the Board of Governors, and Federal Reserve Bank presidents who chart the course of U.S. monetary policy.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate the research needs of economists and financial analysts to connect them to licensed economic and business data and research
  • Interview researchers to gather specifications used as the basis to negotiate new data and subscription services licenses
  • Coordinate the acquisition process with fellow professionals as the license moves through legal negotiation, procurement, billing, and data onboarding steps
  • Answer questions from data managers and researchers about licensed finance and economics data and subscriptions and connect them to data vendor subject matter experts
  • Verify data citations in externally released publications to ensure data used complies with our license agreements


Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of professional experience as a reference librarian or acquisitions librarian
  • Knowledge of the process of contracting for library electronic resources such as data sets, online news, e-journal aggregators, or e-books.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple project workflows simultaneously
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to build relationships with internal customers and external vendors
  • Impeccable attention to detail needed to document the acquisitions process

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience negotiating licenses for library electronic resources such as data sets, online news, e-journal aggregators, or e-books
  • Subject matter knowledge of business data resources (such as economics, finance, banking, or accounting subscription services) is preferred
  • Customer-facing or reference librarian experience assisting users with discovery and use of business or economics resources 
  • Basic knowledge of the federal government contracting process is helpful but not required

Other Requirements and Considerations:

  • Full vaccination for COVID-19 is required as a condition of employment, unless a legally required exception applies.
  • US Citizenship is required 
  • Location: This role requires relocation to the Washington, D.C. area after the Board ends its pandemic response. During normal business operations, and subject to management approval, alternative work arrangements such as part-time telework may be possible.
  • Salary: Grade FR24/25 Grade and salary offered is commensurate with experience

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59155835
  • Location:
    Virginia, United States
  • Company Name: Federal Reserve Board
  • Position Title: Librarian (Data and Subscriptions Licensing)
  • Industry: Government (Federal/State) Library
  • Job Function: Knowledge Management
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
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