Economics and Data Librarian. University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries

Position Summary:
The University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries is currently seeking a reference librarian with the education and experience to work with the Universitya��s Department of Economics as a member of the Rush Rhees Library Reference department.

Reporting to the Head of the Reference Department, the person in this position will serve as the library liaison to the Economics Department, providing research services to students, faculty, and staff, as well as library education and course-related instruction.

The Economics and Data Librarian will work collaboratively on a team of social sciences and humanities librarians and staff to provide service at the reference desk and through chat, email, and in-person research consultations. Additionally, the successful candidate will serve as a resource for the library, department, and campus on issues related to numeric and social sciences data, including but not limited to: representing the Libraries as the Official Representative to the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR); identifying and purchasing data resources for the library collection; advising on locating, using, and managing data resources; collaborating with the Librariesa�� Data Management working group; and assisting with the collection and analysis of in-house departmental data for planning and decision-making.

A� Serve as a liaison to faculty and students in the Department of Economics
A� Develops and manages the librarya��s collection of materials for the study of economics
A� Coordinates the selection of social science data resources for the library collection
A� Works collaboratively within the department to provide general and specialized reference services, including rotating evening and weekend hours
A� Develops instructional materials, subject guides, and provides course-integrated bibliographic instruction
A� Provides guidance and assistance to staff, students, and faculty on issues related to locating, acquiring, managing, and analyzing social sciences and numeric data
A� Serves as the Official Representative to the ICPSR

A� ALA-accredited MLS or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent
A� Undergraduate or graduate degree in Economics, or related applied social or management science discipline
A� Public service experience in an academic library, including reference, instruction, or collection development
A� Demonstrated experience working with statistical datasets, and the ability to effectively communicate with faculty, students, and staff about textual, numeric, and spatial data resources.
A� Excellent analytical, organizational, oral and written communications, and interpersonal skills, as well as an ability to work collaboratively and independently.
A� Excellent technical aptitude with computer applications such as MS Excel and MS Access.

A� Advanced degree in Economics
A� Familiarity with scholarly communications issues (e.g. publishing, copyright, repositories, data management)
A� Experience with one or more of the following quantitative or qualitative software packages for statistical analysis: Stata, SPSS, SAS, NVivo, ATLAS.ti, or ArcGIS.

The Rush Rhees Reference Department

The Rush Rhees Reference Department serves the information needs of faculty and students in the departments of Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Modern Languages and Cultures, History, Dance, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology, Religion and Classics, Philosophy, the Warner School of Education, the Simon School of Business, and programs in public health, African-American, and womena��s studies

The University and the Library

The University of Rochester Libraries belongs to the Association of Research Libraries and has collections of more than three million volumes and more than 44,000 active serial titles. The River Campus Libraries, the largest of three library systems at the University of Rochester, is a leader in user-centered design research, institutional repositories, and web-based services. Recent projects include a multi-year ethnographic study of undergraduates, two IMLS-funded projects to study how faculty and graduate students conduct research and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grants to design and develop open source discovery tools. The Libraries are currently refreshing its study of how undergraduates accomplish their academic work. For more information on the University and the Libraries, please consult our website:

The University of Rochester is the sixth largest private employer in New York State and one of the nation’s leading private universities with just over 5,600 undergraduate and over 4,600 full and part-time graduate students on the River Campus. Located in Rochester, New York, the University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum.

Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled. Please send cover letter, resume, and the names, address and phone numbers of three references to E-mail address:
Attn: Kelley Kitrinos, HR Administrator
Rush Rhees Library
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627

Reference Job Opening ID 175812

Salary and Benefits:
Rank and salary are commensurate with education and experience. The University of Rochester offers comprehensive benefits; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF. Twenty-five days paid vacation and seven calendar holidays, and tuition benefits.

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