Librarian for Political Science, International Affairs, Public Policy and Government Information
Social Science Library
New Haven, CT
Rank: Librarian I – III
Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
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 is a highly valued partner in the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including more than 12.5 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information. Housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and twenty school and departmental libraries, it employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of over 500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees, and are involved in other areas of staff development. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at http://www.library.yale.edu/.
Reporting to the Director of the Social Science Library, the Librarian for Political Science, International Affairs, Public Policy and Government Information is the liaison to the Political Science Department and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs; provides research support to the Yale community in political science, international affairs, and government information; develops political science, international affairs, and government information collections to meet Yale University teaching and research needs.Responsibilities
Serves as liaison to and initiates outreach to the Political Science Department and the Jackson Institute, which includes degree programs in Global Affairs and International Relations. Provides research and instruction support, via consultation, course-integrated presentations, e-mail, and other modes, to the Yale community in political science, international affairs, public policy and government information. May provide instruction in other areas working collaboratively with librarians responsible for other disciplines.
Develops and maintains web research guides and other online research support tools.
Manages the library’s participation in government documents depository programs (U.S. federal, Canadian federal, United Nations, European Union, and Food & Agriculture Organization). Serves as liaison to the agencies that administer those programs. Develops depository collections to meet Yale research and teaching needs. Selects non-depository materials in all formats to complement the depository collections. Maintains the Library’s electronic government documents collections. Develops political science, international affairs, and public policy collections to meet Yale teaching and research needs.
Works collaboratively with the Head of Collection Management following acquisitions and cataloging policies and procedures, to ensure that funds are properly managed, to document collection development policies and to prepare budget proposals. Collaborates with colleagues with responsibility for other subject areas in the Center for Science and Social Science Information, humanities and area collections, Law Library, and elsewhere in the Yale Library system to develop collections and provide research services. Participates as a team member in service program development of the Social Science Libraries and the future Center for Science and Social Science Information. Participates in library planning, committees, and task forces, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Expected to be professionally active and represents the Library and the University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale’s political science, international affairs, and government information collections and research support services.
May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts. May be assigned to work at West Campus location in West Haven, CT.Qualifications
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science. Appointment to the rank of Librarian II requires a minimum of two years of professional experience and demonstrated professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank. Appointment to the Librarian III rank requires at least five years of professional experience and demonstrated professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank.
Experience with online information resources and information management tools. Experience creating and maintaining web pages for library users. Demonstrated excellence in public service provision, preferably in an academic setting. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with others in a team environment. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent analytical skills.
Undergraduate and/or advanced degree in political science, international affairs, or closely related discipline. Demonstrated knowledge of political science, international affairs, and/or government information resources in all formats. Experience with numeric data and geographic information system (GIS) resources. Experience in collection development, reference and instruction in an academic or research library. Demonstrated knowledge of one or more Western European languages.
Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be sent by creating an account and applying onlineat http://www.yale.edu/jobs for immediate consideration - the STARS req ID for this position is 14103BR. Please be sure to reference # 14103BR in your cover letter.
Background Check Requirements
All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. Internal candidates may be subject to a motor vehicle or credit check for this position based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of the required background check.
Please visit http://www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.