Assistant Economics, Finance and Data Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 2007-09-17

Employer: Princeton University Library

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Description: We seek an energetic and innovative librarian to join the Research and Instructional Services Department’s Social Science Reference Center (SSRC) team. The Center has a staff of 10 professional librarian, technical and administrative staff; and 4.5 support staff. The Center supports reference, research, and statistical and data analysis in economics, finance, financial engineering, industrial relations, law, politics, and sociology. In addition, the Center houses a data and statistical services unit and four document depository collections – United States, United Nations, New Jersey, and the European Union. All of the Center’s professional staff actively engage in library instruction and outreach and provide individual reference assistance in effective use of print, electronic, and data sources. This librarian will be a member of the Center’s Pliny Fisk Library of Economics and Finance, one of the nation’s premier economics and finance collections with holdings that include WRDS databases, Datastream, Bloomberg, Thomson One Banker, Global Financial Data, Global Insight, ICPSR, Sociometrics, Roper, and thousands of other data sources. Under the direction of the Economics, Finance and Data Services Librarian, this librarian will support collection development, quantitative research, and library research instruction in economics, finance, and a wide range of social science data. Will assist Princeton students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars in identifying the Library’s holdings and then providing intensive, individualized assistance in a fast-paced setting. Will solve complex reference problems or refer, as appropriate, to other units and specialists within the Library system, and will assist in the organizing of data resources. Weekend reference is shared on a rotational basis among librarians at a centralized service desk. Compensation and Benefits: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Twenty-four (24) vacation days a year, plus eleven (11) paid holidays. Annuity program (TIAA/CREF), group life insurance, health coverage insurance, disability insurance, and other benefits are available.

Required: An ALA accredited Master’s degree in library science or equivalent combination of education and professional experience, and a subject background in the social sciences. Some reference experience in an academic or research library, with strong preference given to candidates with an educational background or work experience in an economic/ business/ data reference setting. Preferred: demonstrated facility searching economic, financial, and social science bibliographic and data sources; a strong familiarity with research strategies in economics, finance, and data; familiarity with standard statistical packages, current library digital projects, and trends in scholarly communication. Well honed skill sets in Web site creation.

Archived on: 2007-10-30