This position promotes a culture of assessment, shares assessment knowledge and expertise with staff and librarians. It also oversees and participates in assessment efforts throughout the Leatherby Libraries, collects, analyzes, and documents a wide range of data, and contributes to an evidence and data driven approach to achieving strategic objectives.
The Assessment Librarian supports data analysis and reporting needs across the Leatherby Libraries, and provides training and consultation on evaluation, data and reporting tools, and techniques.
The work of the Assessment Librarian and the engagement of library staff will both enable the Leatherby Libraries employees to document value, make evidence based decisions, and ensure that the most effective programs, services, and spaces are offered to library stakeholders.
The position reports to the Associate Dean, and participates in collection development, reference, liaison duties, and bibliographic instruction in appropriate subject areas(s) based on organizational needs. Other duties as assigned.
A.L.A. accredited M.L.S. degree in Library and Information Science.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact with diverse individuals at all organizational levels, both inside and outside the university.
Demonstrated commitment to customer service and working in a team environment.
Proven ability to exercise sound judgment and make appropriate decisions/recommendations.
Commitment to professional growth and development.
Demonstrated experience in reference services and library instruction preferably in an academic library or medium size or larger public library setting.
Demonstrated collection development experience and liaison work with faculty.
Ability to direct, supervise and evaluate the work of other employees or student employees.
Knowledge of current trends in statistical analysis, interpretation, and assessment tools used in academic libraries.
Demonstrated understanding of quantitative and qualitative assessment methodologies and their application in academic libraries.
Experience in conducting assessment projects and in documenting data, and providing recommendations for improvement.
A Master's/Ph.D. degree in social sciences, humanities, statistics, or a related discipline (for Associate level consideration).
Experience conducting data analysis and creating customized reports using statistical software applications (i.e., Excel, SPSS, R, etc.)
Experience working with library specific assessment tools (i.e., LibQUAL, SAILS, etc.).
Ability to offer instruction in a distributed environment.
Experience collaboratively designing, implementing, and assessing instruction material and learning activities in an academic library,
Knowledge of digital platforms and other technologies necessary to design, implement, and evaluate assessment activities.
Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.
The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.
Internal Number: 17112
About Chapman University
Chapman University is one of California's oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in the context of a liberal arts and sciences university. For more than 150 years, Chapman University has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence in the state of California. Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. Endowed by the Valencia orange magnate Charles Clarke Chapman, the institution changed its name to Chapman College in 1934, and by 1954 had moved to the former campus of Orange Union High School in Orange, California. The college again extended higher educational access when it began offering classes to military personnel at El Toro Marine Base.In 1965, Chapman took undergraduate education to the high seas when it began running World Campus Afloat, the program that would eventually become Semester at Sea, a tradition that continues at Chapman through our world-wide study abroad programs.Since our founding, Chapman has grown into a highly regarded university that at...tracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world.Our mission statement: To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.