YALE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
Librarian for Assessment
Librarian for Assessment
Program Development & Research
Yale University Library
Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.
Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut
with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically acclaimed repertory theater, state-
of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes,
preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and
creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale
University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources,
including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early
printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to
its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library,
the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse
staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For
additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at
The Librarian for Assessment provides leadership and vision for assessment, measurement,
planning and analysis throughout the Yale University Library (YUL) and strives to ensure that
these activities are integral parts of the Library’s programs, services, and collections. The
Librarian for Assessment oversees and participates in assessment efforts throughout YUL; serves
as an internal consultant for data-gathering and assessment activities conducted by other Library
staff; works with Library colleagues to analyze and report assessment data; represents the
Library in campus, regional and national assessment efforts; evaluates the effectiveness of
Library assessment efforts and how they support the mission and strategic goals of the Library
and the University; and recommends ways to strengthen the Library’s assessment and
measurement programs. The successful applicant for this position must possess strong analytical
skills, a firm understanding of Library services and work processes, and strong interpersonal and
listening skills. This position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Program
Development and Research.
1. Directs assessment efforts within the Yale University Library. Initiates assessment activities and
provides consultation for assessment work done by other Library staff and departments.
Promotes awareness and communication of other related assessment efforts within the Library,
University, and externally.
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