Librarian for Assessment

New Haven
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Created: March 14, 2013


The Librarian for Assessment provides leadership and vision for assessment, measurement, planning and analysis throughout the Yale University Library (YUL) and strives to ensure that these activities are integral parts of the Library’s programs, services, and collections. Oversees and participates in assessment efforts throughout YUL; serves as an internal consultant for data-gathering and assessment activities conducted by other Library staff;  works with Library colleagues to analyze and report assessment data;  represents the Library in campus, regional and national assessment efforts;  evaluates the effectiveness of Library assessment efforts and how they support the mission and strategic goals of the Library and the University;  and recommends ways to strengthen the Library’s assessment and measurement programs.  This position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Program Development and Research.

Required Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited Library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for an MLS. Appointment to this rank is limited to two years at which time it is expected that the individual will develop necessary requirements to meet expectations of performance at the Librarian 2 level.

Required Skills and Abilities:

Appointment to the Librarian 2 level requires a minimum of two years of professional library experience and professional accomplishments. Appointment at the Librarian 3 level requires a minimum of five years professional experience and professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank.
Proven ability to use various database tools to provide staff with reports and information as requested, including using queries and scripting tools to display reports in web interfaces.
Proven ability to perform high-level business analytics, to interpret data, and to deliver quality analysis in a fast-paced environment.
Strong customer service orientation.  Excellent analytical skills.  Strong interpersonal and listening skills.  Excellent organizational, management, and oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with varied groups in a complex organization and to work collaboratively in a rapidly changing team environment.  A firm understanding of Library services and work process.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Experience in a research library.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at - the STARS req ID for this position is 20111BR. Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references.   Please be sure to reference this web site and #20111BR in your cover letter when applying for this position.

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.


Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 21:19 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:45 UTC