Colleges of the Fenway Position Opening at Colleges of the Fenway in Boston, Massachusetts

Emmanuel College is a co-educational, residential institution with a 17-acre campus in the heart of Boston's educational, scientific, cultural and medical communities. Enrolling more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students, the College provides boundless opportunities for students to expand their worldview through rigorous coursework, significant internship and career opportunities throughout the Boston area and beyond, collaborations with distinguished and dedicated faculty, and participation in a dynamic campus community. Emmanuel's more than 50 programs in the sciences, liberal arts, business, nursing, and education foster spirited discourse and substantive learning experiences that honor the College's Catholic educational mission to cultivate the whole person and prepare students for effective and ethical leadership in the 21st century. For more information, visit

Reporting to the Associate Librarian for Collection Strategies and Curriculum Integration, the Assessment and Special Projects Librarian works to collect, manage and analyze data in order to recommend strategies for optimal access to the scholarly materials needed to support the College's curriculum and faculty and student research. The incumbent will also be responsible for leading special projects as needed, typically to assess existing or proposed library services. Opportunities to participate in research and instructional services and/or materials selection may be available depending on qualifications and interest. May supervise one or more student assistants.

As a member of a friendly, vibrant college community, committed to excellence in the liberal arts and sciences, the Assessment and Special Projects Librarian will operate within a newly reorganized Learning Commons structure designed to support student learning and success through collections, services and educational programming.

The Assessment and Special Projects Librarian's primary focus is on collecting and thoroughly analyzing qualitative and quantitative data to advise the Library's senior leadership on evidence-based content acquisition, including ? Liaising with publishers and vendor representatives, as well as fellow library staff, to assure access to needed data; ? Collecting user data using a variety of tools and methods; ?Designing assessment strategies and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data to inform the strategic allocation of the Library's collections budget; ? Deploying data visualization tools to provide Library senior leaders with ready access to current data; ? Working closely with the Associate Librarian to evaluate the Library's consortia resource selection and other efforts to acquire shared content; ? Working closely with the Head of Access Services to assess and optimize services that complement the local collection, including interlibrary loan/document delivery, reserves, and cooperative library relationships; ? Preparing reports analyzing collection and acquisitions strategies; ? Researching and recommending models and decision processes that promote and sustain cost-effective access to scholarly material; ? Monitoring key indicators such as return on investment and usage trends; ? Working with reference and instructional librarians to assess impacts of instruction on use of library collections and services; ? Researching emerging trends in publishing and library services.

Special projects would focus on areas such as: ? Research to inform policy development; ? Assessment of existing collections - including special collections; ? Evaluating the efficacy of specific library processes and procedures; ? Researching demand for, and feasibility of, proposed changes to Library programs or services; ?Working with other unit leaders to plan and implement new services or processes; ? Working with stakeholders outside the Library on joint projects to support the curriculum.

Our ideal candidates will demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the College's mission and the value of Catholic higher education. A Master's degree in library or information sciences from an American Library Association accredited institution, or a combination of substantial progress toward that degree and substantial academic library experience is required. Candidates should possess at least one year of relevant library experience and knowledge of current, evolving, and innovative models of collection development and scholarly communication. Other desired skills are strong data analysis skills, proficiency with Excel, Qualtrics and other software applications used to collect, manage and present data, and experience managing complex projects.

Emmanuel College seeks to create a working and learning environment that reflect the society and community in which we are located, and we actively encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

After submitting your resume with this application form, you will be prompted to complete an Applicant Profile where you will be able to upload your cover letter and list of references.

In order to be considered for this position, you need to submit all three documents: a resume, cover letter and a list of three references with phone numbers.

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Date Posted: 7/19/2018