Reporting to the Head of Scholarly Communication, the librarian in this position reports on, interprets, and visualizes data about library collections and their use in support of library strategic initiatives, including shared print preservation programs; diversifying library collections; the impact of textbook affordability and open access programs; and demand-driven, evidence-based, and/or other dynamic collections models. This librarian will also fulfill collection development, liaison, and outreach duties in order to enhance student learning, faculty research excellence, and scholarly communication practices in the assigned subject areas. The Collection Strategist and Assessment librarian participates in professional development and appropriate service on library, university, and professional committees.
Specifically, this librarian will:
● Report on, interpret, and visualize library collections data
● Support sustainable publishing and other library scholarly communication initiatives
● Collaborate with library colleagues to gather collections data for analysis
● Share findings within the library and with campus and external groups, as needed.
● Engage with faculty and students in assigned areas in order to facilitate use of library collections and services, and to advocate for their information needs
● Keep current with general trends in scholarly communication, monitor subject-specific trends, and provide program-specific support for library initiatives such as sustainable publishing, open access, and open educational resources
● Develop and assess information resources that support research and teaching in assigned areas
● In conjunction with other library colleagues, provide in-depth research assistance, online guides, and library instruction in assigned areas
This is a 12 month, fixed-term permanent position. Finalists will be asked to make a brief presentation during the interview.
● Graduate degree in Library and Information Studies from an ALA-accredited program or international equivalent. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire.
● Demonstrated competence with data manipulation and quantitative analysis techniques
● Demonstrated understanding of trends in library collection management
● Knowledge of scholarly communication trends
We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our preferred qualifications.
● Expertise with one or more tools used for data manipulation, analysis, and visualization
● Work experience in an academic library
● Excellent oral and written communication skills
● Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace
● Graduate education in additional field
● Collection development experience
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