The Social Sciences Librarian supports the research and teaching needs of faculty and students in Public Heath, Economics, and Government Documents and Analytics. The Social Sciences Librarian develops and maintains high quality outreach to the faculty and students in assigned departments; creates and delivers innovative and effective instructional resources (workshops, class sessions, course pages, research guides) to enhance learning and research skills; provides support for global research and government information in assigned subject areas; participates in general and specialized reference services (in-person consultations, phone, email, chat) including some weekend work; and collaborates with other librarians to support identification and use of secondary data sets.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Analyze trends in assigned departments’ teaching and research programs to stay abreast of scholarship and scholarly communications in the disciplines themselves, and use this knowledge to create and implement services to support these trends.
Collaborate and build partnerships with other liaisons to develop interdisciplinary solutions and create shared practices for integrating distinctive intellectual content and services into the academic environment.
Be knowledgeable about, and be able to speak to, a wide range of library issues, including scholarly communication, copyright issues, collection space allocation, digital scholarship, the development of new online tools, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum.
Apply pedagogical best practices, including the ACRL Framework, to provide research and information literacy support to students and faculty.
Support users of government analytics with knowledge and experience using official and commercial data sources. Help students develop foundational skills in identifying, navigating and extracting information from open-source and proprietary government data products.
Work with colleagues across the department to support students and faculty users conducting legislative, regulatory and legal research. Help acclimate students to library resource that focus on government analytics for public policy and data analysis.
Help students enhance their skills at understanding government data collection, and data mining techniques.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
MLIS or equivalent and coursework in one or more of the covered fields
Minimum of three years related experience
Solid command of the major trends in research and scholarly publishing in assigned areas, including digital scholarship and dissemination
Experience in an academic or research library
Experience in developing and delivering innovative instruction and research support services
Exemplary goal-orientation and self-management abilities
An attitude of energy, initiative, innovation, drive, and team-orientation
Advanced cultural competency that demonstrates an interest in participating in and leading discussions, initiatives, and collection development activities that reflect diversity and inclusion issues relevant to students, faculty, staff, and the community
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a technologically sophisticated and rapidly changing environment
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships
Outward-facing, user-centered service orientation
Advanced degree in a social science discipline.
Strong econometrics background or familiarity with economic and/or financial data.
Classified Title: Librarian III Working Title: Librarian III Social Science Librarian for Public Health, Economics, and Government Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range: $58,695 to $80,628 per year Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon- Fri, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10000071-Academic Liaison Personnel area: Libraries
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