Library Data Analyst

Posted to IASSIST on: 2016-06-29

Employer: University of Nevada Las Vegas

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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a Library Data Analyst, SN 16388

As a strong partner in student learning, University Libraries fosters critical thinking and lifelong learning with innovative services, entrepreneurial staff, outstanding digital collections, up-to-date technology and internationally renowned Special Collections, including two research centers: the Center for Gaming Research and the Oral History Research Center. University Libraries has over 120 experienced faculty librarians and staff and is comprised of Lied Library (a 302,000 square foot facility opened in 2001) and three branch libraries. We are a gateway to more than 20,000 electronic journals and 1.7 million books, including ebooks. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 120 experienced faculty librarians and staff members committed to a culture of continuous improvement as we contribute to the teaching, learning, research, and creative endeavors at one of the nation’s fastest growing universities.

This position is located within the Libraries Assessment Unit. The Assessment Unit’s function is to foster a culture of continuous improvement and evidence-based decision making. It collects, analyzes, and distributes data; identifies trends as shown through data; and works to demonstrate the value and impact of the library in a variety of ways, and in conjunction with all library departments. Tableau and Excel are the primary analysis tools utilized in the Assessment Unit, with dashboards shared throughout the Libraries in a Tableau Server environment.

ROLE of the POSITION Under the supervision of the Head of Planning and Assessment, the analyst performs regular tasks and special projects involving data collection, extraction, analysis, and reporting; database management; and administration of large-scale assessments. Duties include preparing statistical reports for various outside agencies, such as the Association of College and Research Libraries and the National Center for Educational Statistics/Department of Education, as well as for university administrators. With the Head of Planning and Assessment, this position collaborates with other library departments to collect data and analyze evidence in areas such as use of collections and services; user needs and expectations; facility use; and assessment of student learning outcomes. The primary purpose of this position is to distribute sound, accurate, timely, and complete data, with engaging visuals, to the library’s administrators or others for informed decision-making. Data collection and analysis are to be completed within the context of the Libraries’ evaluation framework and strategic plan with strong emphasis upon accuracy, evaluation, and dissemination of data through narrative and/or visual means.


  • A master’s degree in a relevant discipline; two or more years of related professional experience; advanced Microsoft Excel skills; ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously; ability to work in a collaborative environment; ability to balance technical knowledge with client input; excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to translate statistical concepts into layman’s terms; and willingness to continually learn and stay abreast of developments in assessment in libraries and more broadly in higher education.


  • Knowledge and experience with research design and qualitative/quantitative analysis techniques; experience with data collection techniques, such as focus groups and survey design; experience with Tableau or other data visualization software, experience with quantitative software (SPSS, R, or SAS) and/or qualitative analysis software.

Archived on: 2016-07-01