Research Data Intern

US-NY-Manhattan
Job ID
2017-9724
# of Openings Remaining
1
Type
Intern
Department
GRD, General Research Division

Overview

The General Research Division serves as the central research hub in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. The division welcomes hundreds of visitors each day, including scholars, writers, graduate and undergraduate students, general readers, tourists, and those who might simply be looking for the answer to a nagging question. The division supports the library’s strategic priorities in ensuring that our researchers have access to our humanities collections in the library’s many reading rooms.

Principal Responsibilities

The research data intern will play a vital role in reviewing, transcribing, and analyzing researcher registration forms for the library’s special collections.  This data is important in providing a better picture of how the collections are being used, the impact of those collections, and who the researchers are who use the collections.

 

Supporting the Research Services team, the Research Data Intern will:

  • Collect paper registration forms from the research libraries
  • Transcribe anonymized researcher data by inputting the information into a spreadsheet
  • Merge previous data from last year’s spreadsheets into new spreadsheets
  • Review registration forms for gaps in data
  • Verify entered researcher data by reviewing, correcting, deleting, or reentering the information
  • Assist the Strategic Research and Analytics team in analyzing and summarizing the data
  • Perform related duties as required

Key Competencies

  • Accountability and Professionalism – Demonstrates enthusiasm for and commitment to the position and accepts responsibility for personal actions.
  • Customer Service – Commits to meeting the expectations of internal and external customers. Listens and responds effectively to customer questions; resolves customer problems to the customer’s satisfaction; respects all internal and external customers.
  • Collaboration and Teamwork – Supports a positive team environment in which members participate, respect and cooperate with each other to receive desired results.
  • Job-Specific Knowledge and Skills - Plans, prioritizes, and organizes work effectively to produce measurable results; keeps current with and effectively applies new work methods, skills and technologies to complete work.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Successful completion of a minimum of two years of college
  • Experience performing data entry and ability to analyze large data sets quickly and accurately
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Great attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
  • Experience managing time independently
  • Experience using a variety of office equipment to complete tasks
  • Demonstrated judgment and discretion while handling sensitive information
  • Fast typing skills
  • Strong technology/ computer skills and knowledge of spreadsheets
    • MS Office Word, Excel
    • Google Applications

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of NYPL resources and spreadsheets preferred

Work Environment

Library Setting

Starting Salary

USD $15.00/Hr.

Hours

19 hours per week for 19 weeks

Union / Non Union

Non Union

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