Reporting to the Director of Research Support and Outreach Programs at the Center for Science and Social Science Information, this position facilitates access to the services and collections of a complex, multi-faceted research/academic library through direct contact with researchers and the development and promotion of services and collections. The Social Science Research Support Librarian is a member of the CSSSI team and participates in Yale University Library programs and committees. The incumbent provides research support to students and faculty in the Anthropology and Sociology departments and the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program through research consultations, course-integrated instruction, and other modes. Provides research consultations and instruction in the discovery, use, and management of text and data. Supports research and raises awareness of resources through outreach efforts such as department-based office hours, blogs, RSS feeds, mailings lists, and workshops. Creates and maintains research guides and other research support tools. Collaborates with librarians, archivists, GIS specialists, and StatLab specialists to support research and teaching. Selects anthropology, sociology, and women's, gender and sexuality studies materials in all formats. Works closely with the CSSSI Director of Collection Management, Technical Services, and Access Services to review and acquire materials that are relevant to research and teaching needs. Responsible for managing collections funds, evaluating approval plans, and maintaining collection development statements in assigned subject areas. Participates in research and instruction program planning and implementation. Participates in service program development for the CSSSI. Participates in Yale Library planning, committees, and task forces, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's research support services and collections.
Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply.
Posting Position Title: Librarian, Research Support
University Job Title: Social Science Research Support Librarian
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Required Skill/ability 1: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school and a minimum of two years of professional experience are required.
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Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Undergraduate and/or advanced degree in a social science. Experience providing research assistance in an academic environment. Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages. Understanding of and experience with statistics, data, and/or GIS.
Required Licenses Or Certifications:
1. Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master's degree in library science. 2. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability. 3. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. 4. Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations. 5. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.