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Friday, June 27, 2014

Industrial Relations/Labor Ec's Librarian, Princeton U (NJ)

Industrial Relations/Labor Economics Librarian, Princeton University

Position Summary
The Princeton University Library comprises a large central library and 12 specialized libraries that are heavily used by an academic community that includes 7,800 students and 1,100 faculty members. To support the diverse needs of its users, the Library holds over seven million printed volumes and provides access to many other records of human knowledge, such as databases, journals, and microdata. The Library employs more than 370 professional and support personnel, complemented by a large student workforce. Please consult the Library Web site at for more information.

The Industrial Relations/Labor Economics Librarian serves as Princeton University Library's primary subject specialist librarian to serve the library needs of the University's Industrial Relations Section. Founded in 1922, the Industrial Relations Section (which is part of the Economics Department) focuses on teaching and research in areas such as unemployment and racial discrimination, unionization, the economics of labor supply and retirement, education and school quality, the effects on minimum wages, and labor turnover and job duration. It also engages in the training of graduate students in data collection and analysis and in the supervision of Ph.D. dissertations in economics. For a fuller description of the IR Section, see:

Manage the Industrial Relations collections; provide specialized reference and research services for Industrial Relations Section faculty, students and affiliates; review published literature and databases in the field of industrial relations, labor economics, and human resources management and select materials for the library's collections in print and electronic formats, including "born digital". Oversee production of Selected References, a broadly distributed biennial bibliography focusing on contemporary labor. Supervise .5 FTE support staff. As a member of Firestone Library's Research and Instructional Services Department, actively participates in a teamwork environment to develop and efficiently implement the direct provision of instructional, research and reference services to Princeton University students and faculty. Engages in library planning, special projects, and professional activities, and represents the Library at relevant professional organizations such as the Community of Industrial Relations. Evening and weekend hours as required. The Industrial Relations/Labor Economics Librarian reports to Economics & Data Librarian.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.  

Essential Qualifications

MLS from ALA-accredited library/information science graduate program AND/OR advanced graduate degree in a quantitative social science such as economics or business program, with professional reference experience in an academic, corporate, or research library setting. Demonstrated ability and experience functioning successfully in a fast-paced environment with a strong public service orientation. Strong written and oral communication skills.  

Preferred Qualifications
Strong familiarity with the literature of the industrial relations/labor economics fields; expertise with bibliographic databases and with accessing economic, labor, and/or financial data.