Research and Instruction Librarian - International Business and Data Specialist

Edwin Ginn Library at Tufts University
  • Location
    Somerville, Massachusetts
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 19

Position description

The Edwin Ginn Library at Tufts University is seeking a dynamic and collaborative librarian to join our team in providing research and instructional services for the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Reporting to the Associate Director for Library Services, the person in this role will provide research support services to graduate students and faculty across a wide variety of subjects including studies in diplomacy, history, and politics, international law and organizations, economics and international business.

The International Business and Data Specialist contributes to the learning environment at Fletcher by designing and delivering instructional workshops; providing consultation services; and developing new services and programs to support teaching, research, and scholarship. Additionally, this position serves as a liaison to the Masters in International Business (MIB) program and assists students and faculty with the discovery and use of business, economic, financial, and market research data. 

About Ginn Library:
The Edwin Ginn Library provides collections, services and technology that anticipate and meet the research and instructional needs of The Fletcher School. The Library maintains a graduate-level research and study environment conducive to exploration, discovery and knowledge creation.

About the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy:
The Fletcher School is the United States’ first professional graduate school of international affairs. Since 1933 Fletcher’s multi-disciplinary education in international relations, law, and business, has prepared the world’s leaders to become innovative problem-solvers in government, private sector, and non-governmental organizations. .

Tufts University is a student-centered research university that cultivates an environment of curiosity, creativity, and engagement. The Edwin Ginn Library is on the Medford/Somerville campus, just outside Cambridge, MA, and with proximity to all that the Boston Metro area has to offer. 

Review of applications will begin August 10, 2017. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.


Basic Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program or equivalent.
  • Experience with library research tools relevant to business and data analysis. 
  • Familiarity with data discovery, analytical techniques, and statistical methodologies with business, economics or social sciences data sources and information. 
  • Experience with business research and resources, including Bloomberg, Euromonitor, OneSource, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a classroom setting and prepare instructional materials.
  • 3-5 years public service in an academic library setting.
  • Demonstrated understanding of current and emerging trends in business research and scholarship.
  • Knowledge of current technologies and services supporting business and social science.
  • Experience building relationships and partnerships with faculty, academic program staff, and other librarians. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to providing outstanding public service in an international and culturally diverse community.
  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity and flexibility.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of quantitative software, such as STATA, SPSS, SAS, or Tableau. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication and publishing issues.
  • Experience with citation management tools like Zotero, EndNote, RefWorks, and Mendeley.
  • Experience with project management, including planning, communication and assessment.
  • Collection development experience.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

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