Labor Economics Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 2019-12-11

Employer: Princeton University

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Princeton University Library (PUL) seeks an energetic, creative librarian to provide outstanding research assistance and collection development for faculty, students and researchers in labor economics and industrial relations, and to act as liaison to the Industrial Relations (IR) Section of the Economics Department.

Reporting to the Assistant University Librarian for Research Services, the Labor Economics (LE) Librarian is part of the social sciences team. This position supports faculty, visiting scholars, students and staff in economics, public policy, politics and related fields, providing consultations, workshops, course-based instruction, outreach and online guides. Core responsibilities include research consultation for undergraduates (particularly for independent research requirements in 3rd and 4th years) and for graduate students. Research methods may include use of terabyte-sized datasets and archival work in economic history. Collaboration with other librarians and specialists who serve the same group of researchers will be essential for success.

The LE Librarian builds collections in human resources management, labor economics and industrial relations and helps develop and interpret Princeton’s collections. The position manages large acquisitions funds and approval plans; advises on preservation, digitization and collection maintenance; curates exhibits in the IR Reading Room, and oversees the production of Selected References, an annual annotated bibliography produced by the IR Section. The position represents PUL in regional, national and international professional meetings and partnerships; and participates in inter-institutional initiatives for coordinated collection development, digitization and other projects.

PUL is one of the world’s leading research libraries with a dedicated, knowledgeable staff of 300 in a large central library, 9 specialized branches and 3 storage facilities. PUL supports a diverse community of 5,200 undergrads, 2,700 graduates, 1,200 faculty, and many visiting scholars.



  • An ALA-accredited MLS degree and work experience related to economics, economic history, labor history, industrial relations, human resource management, politics, business, public policy, or sociology OR an advanced degree in any of the above fields.
  • 2+ years work experience in a research library or comparable experience in an academic setting conducting instruction, research consultations and outreach.
  • Broad knowledge of labor economics, including scholarly resources and bibliographic tools, current trends in digital scholarship, print and digital publishing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, project management skills and the ability to work successfully and collegially with a diverse group of scholars and colleagues.


  • Work experience related to labor economics, industrial relations, human resource management or labor history.
  • An advanced degree in a field related to labor economics, industrial relations, human resources management or labor history.
  • 2+ years work experience in an academic setting conducting instruction, research consultations and outreach.
  • 2+ years of work experience with labor economics datasets or micro-data.
  • Work experience in an academic research library, especially with historical archives.
  • Experience with new technologies for discovery and learning in a rapidly changing environment.

Application review will begin January 15th.

The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending upon qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted only from the AHIRE system through the office of the Dean of the Faculty website: and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Requisition No: D-20-LIB-00003

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Archived on: 2020-05-13