Analytics and Assessment Librarian/Specialist (Assistant or Associate)

Posted on5/10/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toAssociate Dean, University of Arizona Libraries
Reports in officeUniversity of Arizona Libraries
Application due dateJune 1, 2018
Job start dateNegotiable
CityTucson
State/ProvinceArizona
InstitutionUniversity of Arizona
Institution descriptionThe University of Arizona is the state's land-grant institution and enrolls about 44,000 students. It is a research-intensive institution, with research and development expenditures of $600 million each year.
The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs.
Job dutiesCollaborates with our leadership teams (Deans Working Group and Cabinet) to align assessment and analytics efforts with UAL strategic planning;
Represents UAL to the UA Assessment Leadership Team; works in close partnership with other campus groups engaged in assessment and analytics work, including but not limited to University of Arizona University Analytics and Institutional Research (UAIR), Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, and Academic initiatives and Student Success (SAEM/AISS), and the Office of Instruction and Assessment;
Synthesizes the results of data collection and assessment efforts, often with campus partners such as UAIRS and SAEM/AISS, to convey and illustrate, in compelling fashion, the impact of library services and resources on constituencies and in advancement of UA priorities;
In partnership with leaders throughout UAL (deans, department heads, managers), collects the necessary evidence to help leadership make informed decisions related to the deployment and allocation of resources, including personnel capacity;
Convenes expertise within UAL and, as needed, with campus partners to consider the contexts, conditions and means by which library generated data will be used for assessment and analytical purposes;
Presents and visualizes quantitative data in a way that is meaningful to stakeholders; uses qualitative data to foster empathy for our users and to tell the library’s story;
Leads the implementation and evaluates the use of both internal and externally-sourced surveys and related macro-level assessment instruments (NSSE, IPEDS, LibQual, MINES for Libraries, ClimateQual, etc.);
Designs, plans for, and implements outcomes and impact-oriented assessment and analytics strategies (e.g. data mining and analysis, focus groups, surveys, contextual inquiry, transactional data gathering);
Promotes and shares expertise in assessment and data analysis with library staff in an ongoing program to encourage a culture of assessment, empathy, and data-informed decision making throughout UAL;
Proactively seeks out and implements new methods of assessment to better guide strategic planning and decision making;
Coordinates internal communication regarding assessment and analytics efforts;
Provides consultations and support for library staff engaged in assessment and analytics work (e.g. identifying and clarifying assessment priorities, goals and objectives, and methodologies; strategies for data collection, management, analysis and preservation);
Conducts training and creates learning opportunities for library staff in the gathering, use and dissemination of assessment data and related information;
Establishes ethical practices regarding gathering and storing of personal data related to assessment and analytics; oversees the gathering, deposition and preservation of data in standardized formats and their uploading to and maintenance in preservations systems;
Represents UAL to tri-university assessment efforts (Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University); and,
Develops and maintains Libraries dashboards, including data and graphical interfaces.
The UAL supports the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The candidate is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the department and college.
Other duties as assigned.
QualificationsMinimum
Master’s in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or relevant advanced degree.
Knowledge of and experience providing assessment and analytics services.
Demonstrated experience with data analysis and organization.
Certification and/or academic coursework in research design and methodology.
Evidence of the ability to achieve continuing status (equivalent to tenure), including contributing to the information/library profession or other relevant professional discipline, and to fulfilling the responsibilities of a continuing-eligible faculty member through service and scholarship.

Preferred
Successful leadership of a library data analytics program and/or assessment program or equivalent in another academic field, with commensurate experience.
Experience with national library and/or higher education assessment programs (LibQual, ClimateQual, IPEDS, NSSE, etc.).
Experience with both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and approaches to assessment (statistical analysis, ethnography, survey design, evaluation design, etc.).
Demonstrated success in coordinating and leading project management efforts in a frequently changing environment.
Demonstrated proficiency in ACRL Proficiencies for Assessment Librarians and Coordinators.
Experience in training, facilitation, and collaborative decision making.
Salary range$60,000 - $80,000
Salary benefitsOutstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
Application procedureGo to our website and click on Apply for This Job. Submit a CV and cover letter. In your letter of interest, please describe how your qualifications and experience are fitting for this position.