Business/ Social Sciences Data Librarian, University at Buffalo Libraries

The University at Buffalo Libraries seek a creative, energetic and service-oriented Business/ Social Sciences Data Librarian to provide research and teaching support to the faculty, students and researchers in the School of Management and the broader academic community. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), UB’s School of Management (SOM) is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. This is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian in an academic research-oriented environment with expectations for research, publication and participation in professional associations.

The Business/Social Sciences Data Librarian provides general and specialized information and data literacy instruction and reference services to faculty and students in support of the SOM’s teaching and research activities, including support of the school’s continuing and distance education programs. The incumbent collaborates with SOM faculty on curricular and research needs and recommends appropriate library resources and information technology to integrate into the curriculum. S/he develops, evaluates, and manages electronic and print collections, including data sets, that support the teaching and research needs of the SOM and social sciences researchers. The Business/Social Sciences Data Librarian collaborates with the Head of Government Information Services, the Map Librarian, social science librarians and law librarians to help develop, coordinate and provide access to a suite of social science data collections and services that meet campus needs. The incumb ent will demonstrate an understanding of evolving issues in higher education, librarianship; business and management; digital scholarship; social science data; and government information and have the ability to engage the campus in meaningful discussion of these issues. In addition, the Business/Social Sciences Data Librarian educates SOM faculty, staff and students on scholarly communications issues. Active participation in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences team and on other library and university-wide committees, task forces, special projects and initiatives is expected. Some evening and weekend hours are part of the regular work schedule.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution;
• Two years of relevant experience as a librarian;
• Experience or course work in business or social sciences data;
• An understanding and knowledge of current and emerging trends in business, social sciences data and government data;
• Evidence of professional scholarly interest and the ability to meet the University at Buffalo’s promotion and tenure standards in librarianship, research, service and outreach;
• Consultative communication style reflecting excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment;
• Ability to work effectively with students and faculty from diverse cultural backgrounds within a complex academic environment;
• Demonstrated commitment to working cooperatively and collaboratively with staff at all levels;
• Strong public service focus and a collegial leadership style.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Business or management degree, or graduate-level coursework in a business or management academic program, or experience in a business-related field;
• Excellent technological skills, especially in managing and manipulating quantitative and qualitative data;
• Experience using and applying GIS software to build library services;
• Experience with statistical software/tools related to research, including but not limited to SPSS, SAS, and STATA;
• Experience with statistics and statistical methods;
• Experience with data visualization tools, software and concepts;
• Demonstrated skills and experience teaching library instruction classes in an academic environment;
• Experience using mobile devices, social networking and other forms of technology to deliver information services to library constituents;
• Experience with bibliographic management software;
• Demonstrated creativity in planning and implementing innovative services;
• Experience in establishing partnerships or alliances within the business community;
• Knowledge of scholarly communication and open access initiatives;
• Effective project management experience.

Salary Range: $48,000 minimum, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package including health care, prescription coverage, vision and dental, paid time off and choice of retirement plan.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

All applicants must apply using the UBJobs website. Refer to posting number 1600082.

• Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience in their cover letter with specific reference to the minimum qualifications of the position.
• Include contact information for three professional references (names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses) at the end of your cover letter.
• Provide a brief paragraph describing your research and service interests and attach it to your application in UBJobs as Other Document 1.
• Candidates invited to interview for the position will be expected to give a short presentation to faculty and staff from the University Libraries and the School of Management.

Review of applicants is currently underway. We anticipate that the position will be filled by June 30, 2016.

The University at Buffalo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic University community committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment.

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