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Position Focus: Reporting to the Director of Research Support and Outreach Programs at the Center for Science and Social Science Information, this position facilitates access to the services and collections of a complex, multi-faceted research/academic library through direct contact with researchers and the development and promotion of services and collections. The Librarian for Environmental Studies is a member of the CSSSI team and participates in Yale University Library programs and committees.
The incumbent provides research support to graduate students and faculty in the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and to undergraduate students in the Environmental Studies major through research consultations, course-integrated instruction, and other modes. As the subject specialist for environmental studies, the librarian provides research support and instruction to Yale students and faculty across the campus and works closely with library colleagues to support interdisciplinary teaching, learning, and research related to environmental issues. Provides research consultations and instruction in the discovery, use, and management of text and data. Supports research and raises awareness of resources through outreach efforts such as department-based office hours, social media, and workshops. Creates and maintains research guides and other research support tools. Collaborates with librarians, archivists, GIS specialists, and Digital Scholarship specialists to support research and teaching.
Provides consultation and instruction in the discovery, use, and management of locally created and externally available environmental data. Collaborates with librarians, GIS and Digital Scholarship specialists, and other campus partners to develop scalable, sustainable, and domain-appropriate data and GIS services in support of environmental research at Yale.
Selects materials in all formats related to environmental studies, forestry, sustainability, and other topics relevant to teaching and research at Yale. Works closely with the CSSSI Director of Collection Management, Technical Services, and Access Services to review and acquire materials. Responsible for managing collections funds, evaluating approval plans, and maintaining collection development statements in assigned subject areas.
Participates in outreach and research/instruction program planning and implementation for the CSSSI. Participates in Yale Library planning, committees, and task forces, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale’s research support services and collections.
Required Education, Skills and Experience: 1. Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master’s degree in library science. 2. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability. 3. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. 4. Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations. 5. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.
Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Undergraduate and/or advanced degree in environmental studies or a science or social science discipline. Experience with collection development in an academic environment. Experience with data management and data archiving procedures. Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages.
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 supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.
The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI):
The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), located in the Kline Biology Tower, provides Yale faculty, students, and staff with state-of-the-art information services in a technology-rich environment. It is designed to provide easily accessible support for science, social science, and interdisciplinary researchers.
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.
How to Apply
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2I91xiF
Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Location/Region: New Haven