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Collections Analysis Librarian: University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 11:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Position Title: Collections Analysis Librarian

Department: The University of New Mexico (UNM) College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences (CULLS) 

Employment Type: Full-Time, 12-month tenure-track faculty position

Desired Start Date: 8/1/2022

Starting Salary: $62K

Best Consideration Date: 6/3/2022 

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POSITION SUMMARY

As part of a collaborative, cross-departmental collections team, you will play a key role in developing data-informed collection strategies. Your work will ensure that CULLS is able to nimbly adapt to new and emerging areas of focus and align library resources with the needs of a diverse campus community. Your analytical skills and creativity will enhance the team’s ability to: 

  • Identify collection gaps and improve collection representation and inclusivity of historically oppressed, marginalized, and underserved voices and populations. 
  • Implement the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials and extend culturally sensitive curation practices to other areas. 
  • Develop strategies for evaluating different types of collections (e.g., circulating, special, distinctive, electronic) across a range of disciplines. 

  • Evaluate electronic resources for licensing and subscription renewals. 
  • Provide data in support accreditation and related academic program assessments. 
  • Promote transparency of collection related processes and budgets. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

As the Collection Analysis Librarian, you will have freedom to experiment and the opportunity to develop this role based on your interests and the ongoing needs of the library and its users. The primary duties of the position are the following: 

  • Collect, analyze, and communicate data to inform planning, decision-making, and assessment of library collections and related services. 
  • Lead the collections team in developing, executing, and documenting an ongoing and sustainable collection assessment strategy. 
  • Develop workflows and templates to streamline the production of regular and routine reports. 
  • Work as part of a team to understand evolving collection challenges and proactively find solutions to support information users both within the library and more broadly. 

  • Contribute to CULLS initiatives that further UNM’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. 
  • Actively engage in anti-racist work to advance inclusive excellence. 
  • Participate in CULLS faculty governance and in library management as required. 
  • Meet librarianship and teaching, scholarship, and service requirements for promotion and tenure.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • An earned master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library/information sciences program or equivalent OR an earned doctorate by the start date. 

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Applicants with any combination of the following interests or desirable qualifications are encouraged to apply. In your cover letter, please provide examples or describe the areas where you have demonstrated interest or experience. 

  • Experience with one or more data analysis tools or approaches, such as  
    • using tools like Microsoft Excel, R, or Python for data analysis
    • coursework in accounting, qualitative analysis, statistics, assessment, or data visualization. 
  • Experience with one or more aspects of library collections, such as 
    • evaluating a collection, organizing collection data, selecting/deselecting resources, managing physical or digital collections, preparing/tracking budgets, participating in negotiations, or guiding open access/scholarly communication/digitization initiatives 
    • coursework in collection development/management or scholarly communication 
  • Knowledge of the role of assessment in collection processes and decision making. 
  • Experience selecting data sources relevant to collections analysis and evaluating their limitations. 
  • Experience managing data, including collecting, organizing, integrating, and appropriately sharing data sets. 
  • Experience preparing reports and data visualizations for a wide range of audiences. 
  • Ability to systematically approach complex or evolving challenges, and creatively seek user focused solutions. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with professional staff and faculty who bring different skills and expertise to problem solving. 
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Ability to prioritize and balance competing demands. 
  • Curiosity and ability to learn new skills and technologies. 
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish or an Indigenous language of the Southwestern U.S.  
  • Demonstrated commitment to accessibility in libraries.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success as well as working with broadly diverse communities. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.

Applicants with any combination of the following interests or desirable qualifications are encouraged to apply. In your cover letter, please provide examples or describe the areas where you have demonstrated interest or experience. 

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.


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