Library Data Analyst

Las Vegas
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Created: June 4, 2014


UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 28,000 students and 2,900 faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The university has internationally recognized programs in hotel administration and creative writing; professional degrees in law, architecture, and dental medicine; and leading programs in fine arts, sciences and education. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in dynamic Southern Nevada. In 2009 the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC established Brookings Mountain West on the UNLV campus to study the region. For more information, visit us on-line at:

This position is located within the Libraries Assessment Unit. The Assessment Unit's function is to foster a culture of continuous improvement and evidence-based decision making. It collects, analyzes, and distributes data; identifies trends as shown through data; and works to demonstrate the value and impact of the library in a variety of ways, and in conjunction with all library departments.

Under the supervision of the Head of Assessment, the analyst performs regular tasks and special projects involving data collection, extraction, analysis, and reporting; database management; and administration of large-scale assessments. Duties include preparing statistical reports for various outside agencies, such as the Association of College and Research Libraries and the National Center for Educational Statistics/Department of Education, as well as for university administrators. With the Head of Assessment, this position collaborates with other library departments to collect data and analyze evidence in areas such as use of collections and services; user needs and expectations; facility use; and assessment of student learning outcomes. The primary purpose of this position is to make available sound, accurate, timely, and complete data to the library's administrators or others for informed decision making. Data collection and analysis are to be completed within the context of the Libraries' evaluation framework and strategic plan with strong emphasis upon accuracy, evaluation, and dissemination of data through narrative and/or visual means.

Required: A master's degree in a relevant discipline; two or more years of related professional experience; advanced Microsoft Excel skills; ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously; ability to work in a collaborative environment; ability to balance technical knowledge with client input; excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to translate statistical concepts into layman's terms; and willingness to continually learn and stay abreast of developments in assessment in libraries and more broadly in higher education.

Preferred: Knowledge and experience with research design and qualitative/quantitative analysis techniques; experience with data collection techniques, such as focus groups and survey design; experience with SPSS and/or qualitative analysis software; knowledge of Tableau software or other data visualization software.

This is a full-time, 12-month, administrative faculty position at range 2. Salaries are competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. Position is contingent upon funding.

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the qualifications in this announcement, since this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on July 1, 2014 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Head of Library Data Analyst Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or


Published: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 10:53 UTC

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