Title: Research and Knowledge Management Librarian
Location: New York, New York
Salary: Based upon education and experience
CFR's Library and Research Services department seeks a versatile and creative
information professional to join us as we begin to integrate the library's
digital research collections with the institution's strategic enterprise
content management (ECM) plan. The institution is moving to a SharePoint
environment, conducting content audits, reviewing information architecture,
and creating taxonomies that will underpin administrative and research
processes. The Library is redesigning its presentation and institutional
integration of core research sources to support information discovery and
maximize effective use of resources. We are looking for a librarian who brings
experience in social science reference services and innovative ideas in
instruction, experience with taxonomy and metadata for research sources and
enterprise content management, and indexing skills. The major responsibilities
of this position will include (but are not limited to):
Provides general and in-depth reference services and consultation on CFR
Works with colleagues to develop Library's research web sites and design
information delivery programs that support CFR projects and administrative
Collaborates with other departments to identify, implement, and assess
effectiveness of various technology solutions in delivering reference and
Works with fellow librarians to create and deliver innovative instructional
resources (orientations, workshops, etc.).
Assesses effectiveness of training in furthering CFR missions through follow-
up interviews, web based assessments, usability studies, and regular audits of
information preferences of institutional researchers and administrators.
Assumes responsibility for cataloging and classification of CFR publications
and a small collection of library materials, including revision of copy
cataloging and creates indexes for access to information on CFR history.
Contributes to selection, acquisition and organization of books and materials
in anticipation of changing institutional research priorities.
Participates in establishing and continuous improvement of taxonomy structures
for CFR enterprise content management systems and licensed research sources.
Participates in departmental strategic planning and the evaluation of the
Library's contribution to institutional missions and goals.
Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited
3-4 years of professional library experience designing and delivering
reference and instructional services in a complex academic, non-profit, or
Ability to implement technological innovations to facilitate and improve
analysis of research needs and to assess research services.
Demonstrated familiarity with databases, publications, informal networks, and
data sources that support international affairs and geoeconomic research.
Working knowledge of information management principles, techniques, and
technology for classification, preservation, search and records management in
both print and digital formats.
Demonstrated skill in building taxonomies, controlled vocabulary and creating
Ability to approach projects in a practical and entrepreneurial manner, with
strong creative, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
Readily able to manage capacity and workload with flexibility and
A collegial style suited to work in a small office setting where teamwork is
Exceptional communication skills and the ability to convey complex processes
in clear and simple terms.
Proficient in the use of technology in all facets of work including standard
office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
Experience with information/knowledge management projects that developed
robust research and information delivery systems and experience with
integrating library and research services into a Sharepoint environment, a
CFR is a leading independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank,
and publisher. Founded in 1921, CFR is dedicated to being a resource for its
members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and
students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens to better
understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States
and other countries. CFR, with headquarters located in New York City and an
office in Washington, DC, conducts outreach programs to target constituencies
nationwide. The organization's 4,500+ members are leaders in global issues and
include representatives from a broad range of fields. CFR also publishes
Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal on international affairs. CFR provides
commentary and analysis about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-
winning website, CFR.org, on ForeignAffairs.com, and through social media
channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to
the Human Resources department at the above address. PLEASE INCLUDE THE
POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations
is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse
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