Friday, January 07, 2011

School of Management (SOM) Librarian: Yale University, New Haven, CT

School of Management (SOM) Librarian
Social Science Library
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Rank: I-III

Schedule: Full-time; Flexible Based on Departmental Needs

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.


One of the world's leading research libraries, Yale University Library is a full partner in teaching, research, and learning at Yale and is visited by scholars from around the world. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including approximately thirteen 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 twenty-two buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the new Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of nearly six hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. To learn more about Yale University Library and its collections and services, visit


Under the direction of the Director of the Social Science Libraries, the School of Management (SOM) Librarian serves as liaison to the more than 100 faculty members, approximately 500 graduate students, and administrators at the Yale School of Management, and provides business reference services for the entire Yale community. The SOM Librarian is a member of the Social Science Libraries Team and participates in Yale University Library programs and committees.


Provides research support for management and business to students and faculty via consultations and other reference service points. Creates and maintains research guides and other research support tools. Initiates outreach to the School of Management community. Selects management and business-related material in all formats. Identifies, tests, and negotiates agreements for business and finance databases and data. Manages a collection budget of over $500,000. Develops and maintains web site. Provides general reference service at the Social Science Library. Participates as a team member in service program development of the Social Science Libraries.

Participates in and contributes to library long-term planning and is professionally active in library, scholarly, and/or academic organizations. Participates in Library-wide committees as appropriate. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of the Yale business and management collection and research support services. Represents the Library and the University in the academic and professional community by serving on various committees and task forces. May be required to participate with disaster recovery efforts. May be assigned to work at West Campus location in West Haven, CT.


Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science required. Experience with electronic information resources, microcomputers, networks, and internet tools required. Appointment to the rank of Librarian II requires a minimum of two years of professional experience and demonstrated professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank. Appointment to the Librarian III rank requires at least five years of professional experience and demonstrated professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank.

Preferred: Undergraduate and/or advanced degree in business or finance and demonstrated knowledge of business and financial resources in all formats. Demonstrated knowledge of one or more Western European languages.


We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more. Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references should be sent by creating an account and applying online at for immediate consideration - the STARS req ID for this position is 10446BR. Please be sure to reference #10446BR in your cover letter.


All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of a background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.