Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Assessment & Analytics Librarian. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available in Fall 2021.
Required: Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent; a background in statistics, analytics, research methods, or assessment; and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion are required. Current knowledge of assessment issues, trends, and methodologies for academic libraries and archives. Knowledge of data analysis methodologies and the application of data to library assessment initiatives. Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaboration working with diverse audiences and colleagues throughout the Libraries and beyond. Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects. Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management and project management skills. Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and build partnerships in a culturally diverse community. Demonstrated ability to meet the University’s criteria for promotion and permanent status of library faculty.
Preferred: Experience working with library-specific assessment tools in an academic or research library. Experience designing surveys, analyzing data, and providing recommendations for service improvements. Experience with Tableau or other data visualization software. Experience with R-Studio, Advanced Excel or other data analytics tools. Ability to articulate the value of academic libraries through quantitative and/or qualitative assessment methodologies. Demonstrated skill in library instruction and information literacy. Experience with or course work related to information literacy instruction. Knowledge of and ability to apply learning theory, pedagogy and instructional technology to information literacy instruction. Demonstrated ability to provide traditional and virtual reference and research assistance in a variety of disciplines. Proficiency in the use of digital and print resources. Experience using web page authoring tools and social networking applications.
Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.
The Assessment and Analytics Librarian will foster a culture of assessment within the library and will lead the design and implementation of a successful, sustainable, comprehensive assessment program. Leads library-wide assessment initiatives including data gathering, analysis and reporting and supports data visualization projects. Coordinates library department and committee-based assessment projects and supports colleagues engaged in assessment work, ensuring shared actions and broad understanding toward assessment and assessment measures. Participates in the team supporting the library’s Data Studio. Contributes to integrating assessment with data-driven planning and decision-making related to collections, services, instruction, technology, physical spaces, outreach, archives, and overall library initiatives. Supports library and university diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas. This position is a 12-month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.
Albert S. Cook Library:
Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.
Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.
Applicant should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names and contact information of three relevant references. Cover letters should detail how the applicant’s teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Towson University’s commitment to diversity.
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Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong
institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans
are encouraged to apply.
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