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Discovery & Library Analytics Librarian
Duquesne University

  • Aug. 7, 2017
  • Open until filled
  • Available Immediately
  • Faculty Associate
  • Library Sciences (all categories)
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The Gumberg Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, service-oriented Discovery & Library Analytics Librarian to provide leadership and a strategic vision for making our extensive electronic resources collections discoverable to a diverse user population via the Library’s discovery system, link resolver, online catalog and website. The incumbent will also be responsible for reporting, manipulating and evaluating data related to library database and collections usage. Reporting to the Head of Collection Management, this non-tenure track faculty librarian position will play an integral role in the evolution, development and implementation of new strategies relating to discovery and the user experience. The incumbent will contribute to the development of a Data Management Team, serve on the Library Assessment Committee and contribute to the development of OER on campus. The Discovery & Library Analytics Librarian will also serve as a research consultant and liaison to faculty and students in the School of Business.

Develops and streamlines procedures and workflows for making the Library’s electronic collections discoverable and accessible, including online journals, electronic books, and databases.

Ensures that users have timely and accurate access to the Library’s electronic resources, and that information related to electronic resources within the Library’s discovery system, link resolver, and the library catalog are maintained according to industry standards.

Leads collection assessment activities, usage data compilation and all reporting regarding electronic resources to develop actionable data and support data driven collection decisions.

Develops a strategy for using library collections data analytics to shape collection management, database renewals and cancellations, and the implementation of open educational resources.

Works with vendors to troubleshoot access problems and maintain currency with vendors’ updated technologies and systems.
Identifies, evaluates and stays current with emerging trends, resources, practices and standards in electronic resource management, usage statistics, data management, OER, and discovery to enhance library services for the Duquesne user community.

Develops and maintains collegial relationships with key library departments, as well as with diverse faculty, staff and users.

Serves as liaison to the School of Business; provides instruction and research assistance; assists in selection of materials for the collection, reviews of library holdings, and assists in the writing of accreditation self-study documentation. Supports faculty with bibliometric analysis of scholarship and participation in systematic reviews.

Serves the library and university through participation in committees and task forces.

Meets the library’s requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to research, professional development and service.


Work requires a M.L.S. or M.L.I.S from an American Library Associate accredited institution and a MBA or other business-related graduate education with 2 – 3 years of experience working in an academic library setting, or any equivalent combination of experience or training to perform the essential job duties. Required skills include but are not limited to the following:

Working knowledge of integrated library system(s) (such as Innovative (III), link resolver software, electronic resource management systems and discovery interfaces (EDS);

Knowledge of standard statistical packages (SPSS, SAS) and proficiency with data manipulation and analysis, statistical methods, and assessment of collections;

Knowledge of cataloging standards (such as RDA, AACR2, LCSH, LC classification and MARC formats, metadata, BibFrame);

Ability to work in a technological and rapidly changing academic library environment;

Ability to adapt to change; to plan, implement and assess projects;

Ability to work collaboratively in a complex environment;

Strong customer service attitude, as well as a positive, proactive approach to problem solving;

Experience teaching library instruction.


Three years professional experience working in an academic library;

MBA or other business-related graduate education;

Working knowledge of digital tools, standards and initiatives, such as ONIX, SUSHI, OpenURL, and COUNTER;

Experience with library standard tools for data collection analysis such as LibInsight, GreenGlass, or ERM

Experience working with e-resources in a consortium or shared environment;

Experience teaching information literacy in both face-to-face and online instruction environments.


Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region’s HERC (

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty and staff job applications electronically. Please send a letter of application describing your experience and interest, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to

  • Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.

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Contact Information

  • Marla D. Bradford
    Office of Human Resources

    600 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15282
  • 412.396.1403
  • 412.396.2236


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