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Social Science Librarian/Collection Analyst

Posted to IASSIST on: 
2016-12-21
Employer: 
University of Pennsylvania
Employer URL: 
http://www.upenn.edu/
Description: 

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries seeks a creative, enthusiastic librarian to serve as Social Science Librarian/Collection Analyst. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Collection Development and Analysis, the successful candidate will analyze and report on various data to support decision-making related to collections, and provide consultation, training, and documentation to support other library staff as they analyze data on library collections. Additionally, the incumbent will serve as the bibliographer and liaison for one or more social science subjects and academic departments, potentially including sociology, social work, political science, criminology, organizational dynamics, and/or psychology.

 Responsibilities:

  • Acquire, analyze, and report on quantitative and qualitative data about collections, gathered from various sources, including library systems, vendor statistics, observations, surveys, web analytics, interviews, and/or focus groups
  • Provide consultation, training, and documentation to support other library staff as they gather, process, analyze, manage, and report data related to library collections
  • Serve as liaison to designated University schools or departments in the social sciences, potentially including sociology, social work, political science, criminology, organizational dynamics, and/or psychology. Provide research assistance and library instruction; offer instructional and curricular support; prepare online guides and related informational materials; and seek to match departmental needs with available Library services
  • Develop and maintain collections in assigned social science subject areas, manage annual budget(s), steward endowments, and collaborate with the Coordinator for Social Sciences Collections and other colleagues in making major purchases and reviewing publishing trends
  • Participate with colleagues in library-wide projects and committees with the aim of enhancing existing or developing new programs and services
  • Engage in formal and informal professional development activities to enhance awareness of scholarly trends, promote collegial relationships with faculty, and learn new skills to support primary clientele
  • Participate in library-wide services such as general research assistance, orientations and tours, and library instruction outside of designated liaison areas
Qualifications: 

Required qualifications:

  • An accredited Master’s degree in library science or the equivalent in education and training
  • One to three years of relevant professional experience in an academic research library
  • Ability to work independently and collegially with professional colleagues and scholars at all levels

Preferred qualifications:

  • An additional graduate degree or coursework in a related social science field, including sociology, social work, political science, criminology, organizational dynamics, and/or psychology
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and data presentation skills
Application Procedure: 

To find more information on this position and submit your application, please visit http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/22397.

Salary: 
Not listed.
More Info URL: 
http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/22397
Archive Date: 
2016-12-23
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