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State of South Carolina State Data Coordinator


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The South Carolina State Library serves the people of South Carolina by supporting state government and libraries to provide opportunities for learning in a changing environment. Headquartered in Columbia, SC, the State Library develops, supports, and sustains a thriving statewide community of learners committed to making South Carolina stronger. The South Carolina State Library is the primary administrator of federal and state support for the state’s libraries.

The South Carolina State Library seeks a creative, detail-oriented person to join our library development team as the State Data Coordinator. The State Data Coordinator leads and coordinates data collection compilation, performs analysis, monitors trends, develops survey design, and creates data visualization products using library data. The State Data Coordinator uses quantitative and qualitative data to determine the impact of programs and services.


  • State lead for the annual survey of South Carolina public libraries in cooperation with the processes and procedures issued by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the national Public Library Survey.

  • Serve the agency as State Data Coordinator responsible for the collection, communication, instruction, and implementation of the biennial State Agency survey (SLAA) to IMLS.

  • Create and maintains files, documents, and reports based on library statistics.

  • Analyze ongoing public library statistical collection procedures, implement necessary modification, and disseminates collected data and marketing materials associated with the data.

  • Evaluates data analysis collection tools.

  • Evaluate and verify data, identify trends and relationships in data, and interpret data for stakeholders in both written and oral form.

  • Work with public libraries to develop an understanding of the importance of gathering and analyzing various data related to functions and responsibilities.

  • Provide training and assistance to public libraries on the effective use of data gathering and analysis.

  • Advise agency leadership on creating performance measures and determining return on investment related to projects and services provided.

  • Track agency projects from conception through review.

  • Represent the agency at meetings, conferences, coalitions, panels, and committees.



  • Three (3) years of professional experience involving the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of quantified data.

  • Knowledge of methods of research design, data collection, data manipulation, data analysis, and presentation of information.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret data using various statistical and mathematical techniques.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately about surveys and data elements.

  • Ability to plan and provide training to large and small groups.

  • Strong oral and written presentation skills

  • Ability to assist users with survey completion, data gathering and data analysis.

  • Attention to detail with the ability to discover and correct errors in large volumes of data.

  • Familiarity with public library audiences, services, facilities, general trends, and current issues.

  • Ability to make field visits, talk to library staff, pursue partnerships, and other cooperative arrangements outside the agency.

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.

  • Ability to use data visualization and data analysis tools.


  • 5 November 2020
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