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Librarian, Political Science, Global Affairs and Government Information

Posted to IASSIST on: 
2016-12-23
Employer: 
Yale University
Employer URL: 
http://www.yale.edu/
Description: 

Reporting to the Director of Research Support and Outreach Programs at the Center for Science and Social Science Information, this position facilitates access to the services and collections of a complex, multifaceted research/academic library through direct contact with researchers and the development and promotion of services and collections. The Librarian for Political Science, Global Affairs, and Government Information is a member of the CSSSI team and participates in Yale University Library programs and committees.

The incumbent provides research support to students and faculty in the Political Science department and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs through research consultations, course-integrated instruction, and other modes. As the subject specialist for government information, provides research support and instruction to Yale students and faculty across the campus and works closely with library colleagues to support teaching, learning, and research using government information. Provides research consultations and instruction in the discovery, use, and management of text and data. Supports research and raises awareness of resources through outreach efforts such as department-based office hours, social media, and workshops. Creates and maintains research guides and other research support tools. Collaborates with librarians, archivists, GIS specialists, and StatLab specialists to support research and teaching.

Selects political science, public policy, global affairs, and government information materials in all formats. Works closely with the CSSSI Director of Collection Management, Technical Services, and Access Services to review and acquire materials that are relevant to research and teaching needs. Responsible for managing collections funds, evaluating approval plans, and maintaining collection development statements in assigned subject areas.

Manages the Yale Library’s participation in government documents depository programs (U.S. federal, Canada federal, United Nations, European Union, and Food & Agriculture Organization) and serves as liaison to the agencies that administer these programs. Develops depository collections to meet Yale research and teaching needs. Advises and informs Yale Library colleagues, including the Director of Collection Development, on trends and issues related to government information.

Participates in research and instruction program planning and implementation. Participates in service program development and outreach for the CSSSI. Participates in Yale Library planning, committees, and task forces, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale’s research support services and collections.

Essential Duties:

  1. Provides research support to students and faculty in academic departments, schools, and research centers through consultations, instruction sessions, and in-person and virtual reference services. Supports research and raises awareness of information resources through outreach efforts such as department-based office hours, blogs, RSS feeds, mailing list messages, and workshops.
  2. Creates and maintains online guides and other research support tools. Collaborates with librarians, GIS specialists, archivists and other providers of information resources to support research and teaching.
  3. Develops library collections in all formats. Works closely with the Director of Collection Development, collection, acquisitions and cataloging librarians, and staff on acquiring and receiving resources in all formats (print, databases, datasets, images, a/v, etc.) and preparing them for availability to users.
  4. Participates in departmental library research support and collections program planning.
  5. Participates in library system-wide planning, committees, and work groups, and engages in campus, regional and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale’s collections and research support services.
  6. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts.
  7. May perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: 

Required:

  1. Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master’s degree in library science.
  2. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  3. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
  4. Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
  5. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html
  6. A minimum of two years of professional experience.
  7. Demonstrated excellence in the provision of research support services, preferably in an academic setting.  Familiarity with social science issues and resources.
  8. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability. Demonstrated ability in working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
  9. Demonstrated ability in designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
  10. Demonstrated ability in working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and a rapidly changing team environment.

Desired:

  • Undergraduate and/or advanced degree in a social science.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of government information resources.
  • Experience with numeric and/or geospatial data to support teaching, learning, and research.
  • Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages.
  • Experience with collection development in an academic environment.
Application Procedure: 

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Archive Date: 
2016-12-23
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