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General Purpose: Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Science, Social Science and Medicine, the Director of Research Support and Outreach Programs for the Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI) provides leadership for and is responsible for research support and outreach planning, communications, administration, and development of Yale’s CSSSI and its constituent units (the Map Collection and the Geology and Math Libraries). The Director manages all aspects of CSSSI research support and outreach programs, relevant program budget administration, supervision of liaison librarians, academic department relationships, assessment, and marketing. The Director actively collaborates with colleagues from other Yale University Library (YUL) units to develop and maintain research support and outreach programs and services, and serves as the CSSSI’s representative to the Council of Research Services and Collections.
Directs and advises liaison librarians and works collaboratively with the CSSSI Director of Collection Management, Technical Services and Access Services and the Director of StatLab and Technology Programs. The Director advises and works closely with the Chairs of the science and social science departments, the Deans of the Schools of Engineering, Forestry and Environmental Studies, and Management on library matters and is responsible for building strong partnerships with faculty, students, librarians, the heads of other Yale University Library departments, the YUL Director of Communications, and the YUL Director of Development. The Director evaluates the research support and outreach services, policies, and facilities of the CSSSI and establishes and implements plans for continued development and improvement while coordinating these programs with those of other libraries on campus. In collaboration with the Director of Collection Management, Technical Services and Access S ervices and the Director of the StatLab and Technology Services, the incumbent contributes to iDesk service program planning and relevant staff training. Participates in various committee assignments and is expected to demonstrate professional leadership and commitment in appropriate regional, national and international professional organizations. The Director must demonstrate a strong commitment to agile, responsive, innovative public service programs in support of teaching and research in the sciences and social sciences.
Required Education and Experience: Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library school and a minimum of 8 years of related professional experience. Strong commitment to responsive, innovative research support and outreach service programs. Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment. Demonstrated experience designing and coordinating projects and bringing them to a timely conclusion. Demonstrated experience in academic library service programs.
• Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications and analytical ability.
• Demonstrated problem solving skills.
• Demonstrated excellent customer service skill; agility and a strong commitment to innovation, creativity and excellence.
• Preferred: Experience working with academic research level research services and collections. Knowledge and experience with technology for research and teaching. An undergraduate or graduate degree in the sciences or social sciences.
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 Center for Science and Social Science Information, 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 a dditional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library’s web site at www.library.yale.edu.
The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI)
The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), located in the Kline Biology Tower, provides Yale faculty, students, and staff with state-of-the-art information services in a technology-rich environment. It is designed to provide easily accessible support for science, social science, and interdisciplinary researchers.
Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at www.yale.edu/jobs – the STARS req ID for this position is 36079BR. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.
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