**Librarian for Assessment
Program Development & Research
Yale University Library
Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in
New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston
and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural
resources that include two major art museums, a critically acclaimed repertory
theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of
Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
**The University and the Library**
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries,
collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich
and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual
growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and
scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum
of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all
media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic
databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to
its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including
the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately
five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library
readers. For additional information on the Yale University
Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.
The Librarian for Assessment provides leadership and vision for assessment,
measurement, planning and analysis throughout the Yale University Library
(YUL) and strives to ensure that these activities are integral parts of the
Library's programs, services, and collections. The Librarian for Assessment
oversees and participates in assessment efforts throughout YUL; serves as an
internal consultant for data-gathering and assessment activities conducted by
other Library staff; works with Library colleagues to analyze and report
assessment data; represents the Library in campus, regional and national
assessment efforts; evaluates the effectiveness of Library assessment efforts
and how they support the mission and strategic goals of the Library and the
University; and recommends ways to strengthen the Library's assessment and
measurement programs. The successful applicant for this position must possess
strong analytical skills, a firm understanding of Library services and work
processes, and strong interpersonal and listening skills. This position
reports to the Associate University Librarian for Program Development and
1. Directs assessment efforts within the Yale University
Library. Initiates assessment activities and provides
consultation for assessment work done by other Library staff and
departments. Promotes awareness and communication of other
related assessment efforts within the Library, University, and externally.
2. Works with Library IT and other organizations within the
University and external to it to gather and create tools that enable managers
and staff to make data-driven decisions.
3. Works with the Director of Collection Development to
research, design, and test methodologies for collection assessment appropriate
to the needs of the Yale University Library.
4. Analyzes assessment-related data and communicates
assessment activities and results to appropriate individuals and groups,
including Library staff and the Yale campus community.
5. Develops and maintains expertise in assessment methods,
techniques and best practices.
6. Establishes training and documentation programs for
Library staff on use of appropriate assessment tools and methods.
7. Evaluates effectiveness of Library assessment activities
on a regular basis and makes recommendations on ways to strengthen assessment
work, including support needed. Develops and fosters a
culture of assessment within the Library.
8. Contributes to the profession and represents the Library
and the University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community.
Responds to, collaborates with and participates as appropriate in other
campus, regional and national assessment-related efforts.
**Required Education and Experience**
Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association
accredited Library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a
related discipline may be required or substituted for an MLS. Appointment to
this rank is limited to two years at which time it is expected that the
individual will develop necessary requirements to meet expectations of
performance at the Librarian 2 level.
**Required Skills and Abilities**
1. Appointment to Librarian 2 requires a
minimum of two years of professional library experience and professional
accomplishments. Appointment at Library 3 level requires a minimum of five
years professional experience and professional accomplishments appropriate to
2. Proven ability to use various database tools to provide
staff with reports and information as requested, including using queries and
scripting tools to display reports in web interfaces, with preference given to
those with experience in a research library.
3. Proven ability to perform high-level
business analytics, to interpret data, and to deliver quality analysis in a
fast-paced environment, preferably within a research library environment.
4. Strong customer service orientation; excellent analytical,
organizational, management, oral and written communication, and interpersonal
skills. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with varied groups in a
complex organization and to work collaboratively in a rapidly changing team
**Salary and Benefits**
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of
a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale
University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and
true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide
variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and
educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational
facilities, and much more.
Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact
information of three professional references should be sent by creating an
account and applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs for immediate
consideration - the STARS req ID for this position is
20111BR. Please be sure to reference #20111BR in your cover
**Background Check Requirements**
All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment
background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and
credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. Internal
candidates may be subject to a motor vehicle or credit check for this position
based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are
contingent on successful completion of the required background check. Please
visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional
information on the background check requirements and process.
Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and
students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of
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