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Data Analytics and Visualization Assistant

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The Research Informatics and Publishing at Penn State University Libraries is seeking a part-time data analyst assistant for the University Park campus. The successful applicant will support the data analytics and visualization service portfolio within the department. This position additionally provides an opportunity to learn advanced data analytics and visualization knowledge and skills.

Job duties include:

  • Assisting with data analytics and visualization consultations
  • Conducting workshops
  • Creating LibGuides (an easy-to-use content management system used in libraries to curate knowledge and share information, organize the class and subject-specific resources, and to create and manage websites.) or other educational materials
  • Related activities as assigned that support the university research community

Preference will be given to those who have general knowledge and skills in data analytics and visualization tools (for example, Power BI and Tableau) as well as the ability to learn new skills both independently and through instruction quickly; and who possess sufficient written and verbal communication skills. A strong work ethic, positive attitude, and the ability to work well within a team are required. Hours and wages for these positions will vary and will not exceed 20 hours per workweek. This position can be fully remote and is not eligible for work authorization sponsorship.

We promote a culture that is welcoming and inclusive among diverse team members. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the name and contact information for one reference for full consideration.

The Research Informatics and Publishing Department (RePub) is a new, collaborative, and innovative unit within the Penn State University Libraries. RePub enhances the technology-driven teaching and research capacity of the Penn State community. The Penn State University Libraries are a strategic asset to Penn State University, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University’s strategic goals in teaching, research, service, and outreach. The University Libraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides service at University Park and 22 other campus locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online.

The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. The University Libraries Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Commitment Statement can be found at Additionally, more information about DEIA efforts at the University Libraries can be found at Further, Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting


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University Park, PA

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