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Assessment & Analytics Librarian, Albert S. Cook Library (Towson University), Towson, MD


Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Assessment & Analytics Librarian. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available in Fall 2021.


Required: Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent; a background in statistics, analytics, research methods, or assessment; and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion are required. Current knowledge of assessment issues, trends, and methodologies for academic libraries and archives.  Knowledge of data analysis methodologies and the application of data to library assessment initiatives.  Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaboration working with diverse audiences and  colleagues throughout the Libraries and beyond.  Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects.  Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management and project management skills. Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and build partnerships in a culturally diverse community. Demonstrated ability to meet the University’s criteria for promotion and permanent status of library faculty.

Preferred: Experience working with library-specific assessment tools in an academic or research library. Experience designing surveys, analyzing data, and providing recommendations for service improvements. Experience with Tableau or other data visualization software. Experience with R-Studio, Advanced Excel or other data analytics tools. Ability to articulate the value of academic libraries through quantitative and/or qualitative assessment methodologies. Demonstrated skill in library instruction and information literacy. Experience with or course work related to information literacy instruction. Knowledge of and ability to apply learning theory, pedagogy and instructional technology to information literacy instruction. Demonstrated ability to provide traditional and virtual reference and research assistance in a variety of disciplines. Proficiency in the use of digital and print resources. Experience using web page authoring tools and social networking applications.
Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.


The Assessment and Analytics Librarian will foster a culture of assessment within the library and will lead the design and implementation of a successful, sustainable, comprehensive assessment program. Leads library-wide assessment initiatives including data gathering, analysis and reporting and supports data visualization projects. Coordinates library department and committee-based assessment projects and supports colleagues engaged in assessment work, ensuring shared actions and broad understanding toward assessment and assessment measures. Participates in the team supporting the library’s Data Studio. Contributes to integrating assessment with data-driven planning and decision-making related to collections, services, instruction, technology, physical spaces, outreach, archives, and overall library initiatives. Supports library and university diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas. This position is a 12-month faculty status position.  Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

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