Hi Everyone,

Purdue University Libraries is seeking a Research Impact Librarian to develop, advance, and support services around scholarly output, research impact and bibliometrics for the university. 

See the description below for more information and please share with others who might be interested.

I'll be glad to answer any questions about the position and working at Purdue.


- Reid  


Reid Boehm, PhD  (she/they) 

Research Data Systems Manager 

Purdue University Research Repository (PURR) 

Purdue University Libraries 

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Research Impact Librarian

Job Summary

The Research Impact Librarian is accountable for developing, advancing, implementing and supporting a range of services around scholarly output, research impact and bibliometrics for Purdue University. The incumbent works in close collaboration with the Office of Research, colleagues within the Libraries, and other campus collaborators to develop and support services around measurement of research impact for the campus, with a focus on bibliometrics. The librarian works with multiple stakeholders, including senior leadership, to establish and negotiate work priorities and deadlines based on institutional priorities.

To be considered for this position you must submit a cover letter with your resume.

About Us:

Purdue University Libraries is looking for a collegial and creative librarian to join a collaborative and dynamic team of information professionals as the Research Impact Librarian. Libraries support for research impact and bibliometrics analysis is a growing area of library service. Not just in the provisions of services to researchers, but for the institutions, which increasingly need to quantify research impact for a spectrum of internally and externally motivated purposes. 

The University Libraries provide funding for and support employees in dedicating time to ongoing professional development, research, scholarship, and engagement with professional and public communities.

What We're Looking For:

Education and Experience:

  • A Masterís of Library and/or Information Science or closely related field 
  • Academic library experience preferred
  • Experience: 
    • Demonstrated experience with different bibliometric data sources having citation tracking capabilities (e.g. InCites, SciVal, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar etc.) 
    • Demonstrated experience with data analysis methods associated with bibliometrics, including data management, manipulation, interpretation and analysis skills 
    • Experience working with time-sensitive deadlines 
    • Experience with data analysis on large data sets


Skills Needed:

  •  Excellent communication and diplomacy skills 
  • Strong written and verbal skills for teaching, troubleshooting, procedural documentation and report writing 
  • Knowledge:
    • of and/or experience with bibliometric software (e.g. InCites, SciVal etc.) 
    • of basic and derivative bibliometrics (publication counts, citation counts, h-index, journal or discipline normalized metrics, other index metrics) 
    • of issues related to researcher identification and experience using researcher profiling systems (e.g. ORCID, Researcher ID, etc.)
  • Strong data literacy 
  • Understanding of the issues related to responsible research evaluation via bibliometric data; conversant with issues related to the quantification of research impact


Additional Information:

  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days.

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