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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Interdisciplinary Quant Research Librarian, Princeton U (NJ)

Interdisciplinary Quantitative Research LibrarianRequisition # 1500680

The Princeton University Library is one of the world’s leading research libraries, serving a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images. The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities.  More information:
The Princeton University Library seeks a talented, energetic, service-oriented professional to support the University’s increased focus on quantitative data research across areas including  politics, public policy, international studies, energy and environment, financial engineering, entrepreneurship, economics, sociology, population, public health, education, biology, psychology and the humanities.  This position provides specialized reference and research services in discovering and understanding quantitative and analytical sources. Actively participates in a team environment to develop and efficiently implement instructional, outreach, research and reference services to Princeton University students and faculty and works closely with subject librarians to support their liaison role to departments and programs offering courses which require quantitative research. Creates research guides to promote access to analytical and data sources. This librarian represents Princeton in the relevant regional, national, and international professional and scholarly organizations. This position is part of the Research and Instructional Services Department, reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services.
Required Qualifications:
·      An ALA-accredited Master's degree in library/information science by date of hire or equivalent combination of education & professional library experience in a quantitative social science or science such as politics, sociology, economics, business or environment.
·      Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully and collegially with a diverse group of scholars and colleagues.
Strongly Preferred:
·      Strong familiarity with academic research incorporating quantitative data; expertise with statistical databases.
·      Undergraduate or higher degree in a social science or science discipline.
·      Experience conducting instruction in an academic setting or experience with public outreach programs or equivalent experience with instruction, outreach, and assistance for individual researchers.
·      Ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing environment.
The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending upon qualifications and experience.
Nominations and Applications:
Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.  
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.