| Cornell University's Mann Library seeks an energetic, creative, and highly collaborative individual for the position of Applied Social Sciences Librarian. Under the direction of the Head of Research Services and Scholarly Engagement, the Applied Social Sciences Librarian will develop and lead innovative information services for the social science and policy-related research and learning communities in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and College of Human Ecology (CHE), acquire and maintain expertise in information trends in the applied social sciences and policy disciplines, and participate in library and campus research support service initiatives related to research data curation, scholarly communication and research networking, systematic reviews, social science data services, and others as appropriate.|
The successful candidate will explore and develop partnerships with other Cornell University Library staff supporting the social sciences and other units such as the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER), as well as serving as library liaison to the Departments of Policy Analysis and Management (PAM) and Development Sociology.
The Applied Social Sciences Librarian will also have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to the overall public services program at Mann Library, collaborate with faculty and the Mann instruction team to support the undergraduate information literacy program, particularly for students in applied social sciences and policy related fields, and deliver public services to the Cornell community--including reference services, consulting services, instruction and social science data reference.
- MLS from ALA accredited school or equivalent professional degree
- Subject background in the social sciences or equivalent experience as a social sciences librarian
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and service orientation
- Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, and ability to work independently and collaboratively
- Experience with technologies for information management and collaboration
- Commitment to professional development
- Work experience in an academic library
- Experience providing library services including accessing and using science/social science data
- Experience with systematic reviews
Albert R. Mann Library has a long commitment to providing innovative information services. The Library's collection of life sciences, agricultural and related social sciences materials serves the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Human Ecology, and the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. Mann Library is an integral part of the Cornell University Library. The recently renovated building is the vibrant hub for our primary Colleges. We provide leadership in the library community through projects such as VIVO (http://vivo.cornell.edu), the USDA Economics, Statistics, and Market Information System (http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu), the Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository (http://cugir.mannlib.cornell.edu), and the TEEAL (http://www.teeal.org/) and Research4Life (http://www.research4life.org/) programs which provide developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content.
Cornell University is an Ivy League comprehensive research university located in Ithaca in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The town and university offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes. The university comprises 14 schools with over 2,700 faculty members and nearly 21,600 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. The Cornell University Library is a vigorous professional organization with a strong track record in innovation and service quality. It contains nearly 8 million printed volumes, 99,000 current serials in print or online, over 650,000 additional networked electronic resources, and rich materials in other formats. The Library was a recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries' Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in 2002.
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding available.
Application Procedure: Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (preferred as one PDF document).. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2017. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable pool of finalists has been identified.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
University Job Title:Assistant Librarian
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Bonnie Bailey
Number of Openings:1
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