Librarian for Finance, Accounting, & Business Data
March 10, 2018
New Haven, Connecticut
The Librarian for Finance, Accounting, and Business Data provides research support related to finance and accounting for the Yale community and is one of two liaison librarians to the Yale School of Management. Reporting to the Director of Research Support and Outreach Programs at the Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), 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 Finance, Accounting, and Business Data is a member of the CSSSI team and participates in Yale University Library programs and committees.
The incumbent provides research support, instruction, and outreach to the following groups:
The Masters of Advanced Management, Systemic Risk, and Global Business & Society programs at the School of Management and selected joint degree programs with other professional schools.
SOM faculty and PhD students, as well as other Yale researchers, in the areas of finance and accounting.
Selected SOM administrators, staff, and offices, including the SOM Information Technology Group.
Campus entrepreneurship and innovation centers and programs, in collaboration with the Librarian for Business, Management, and Marketing.
This librarian conducts research consultations; offers course-integrated instruction and workshops; supports the discovery, use, and management of text and data; raises awareness of resources and services through outreach efforts such as department-based office hours and social media; and creates and maintains research guides and other research support tools. Key collaborators for this position include the Data Librarian and other CSSSI and YUL librarians, as well as digital scholarship specialists.
Working closely with the CSSSI Director of Collection Management, Technical Services, and Access Services, this position selects and acquires materials in all formats related to finance and accounting. The incumbent is responsible for managing collections funds, evaluating approval plans, and maintaining collection development statements in assigned subject areas.
This position reviews and acquires business and financial datasets at the request of Yale researchers, and provides consultation and instruction in the discovery, use, and management of locally created and externally available data. In collaboration with the Data Librarian and other library and campus partners, the Librarian for Finance, Accounting, and Business Data advises on scalable, sustainable, and domain-appropriate data services in support of research and teaching at Yale.
The Librarian for Finance, Accounting, and Business Data 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 organizations and collaborative activities. This individual is expected to participate in professional activities outside of Yale and to monitor developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's research support services and collections.
Posting Position Title: Librarian, Research Support
University Job Title: Librarian for Finance, Accounting, & Business Data
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Required Skill/ability 1: A Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school is required for this position. Librarians new to the profession are encouraged to apply.
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated ability to provide high quality, user-centered services, preferably in an academic library setting.
Required Skill/ability 3: Demonstrated ability to identify, search, and instruct researchers in the use of electronic resources.
Required Skill/ability 4: Demonstrated ability to find and use economic, financial, or other numeric data.
Required Skill/ability 5:
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Undergraduate and/or advanced degree in economics, finance, business, or a related subject. Demonstrated experience with finance and business resources in all formats. Experience with data management and data archiving procedures. Experience with collection development in an academic environment. Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages.
Required Licenses Or Certifications:
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.html
Internal Number: 48220BR
About Yale University
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.
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