Yale Director of Soc Sci Li

Judy Spak (Judy_Spak@QUICKMAIL.YALE.EDU)
Wed, 23 Feb 1994 11:46:20 -0500

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Director, Social Science Library and
Information Services
Yale University

The Yale Library seeks a creative leader in a newly
conceived position to help transform the organization
and delivery of information resources and services to
Yale's social science and management school

RESPONSIBILITIES: At a time when new
information technologies and services are changing
the nature of teaching and research in the social
sciences, the Director of Social Science Library and
Information Services must have the vision and ability
to aggressively plan and implement innovative and
responsive services for the use of textual, numeric,
geographic and other kinds of social science
information and recorded knowledge in print, digital
and other forms located at Yale and elsewhere. The
successful candidate will have administrative
responsibility for the staff and resources of Yale's
Social Science Library and its affiliated units,
including the Government Documents Center. The
Director will have opportunities to build, coordinate
and improve access to Yale's rich and varied social
science collections in print and electronic form; to
guide the growth and development of local networks
of CD-ROM databases; to participate in a campus-
wide effort to organize and enhance Yale facilities for
navigating networked information; and to cultivate
the strong alliance among the Library and various
campus computing organizations, particularly Yale's
Statistical Laboratory, for the purpose of enhancing
the use and usability of social science information.

QUALIFICATIONS: An advanced degree in the
social sciences, an MLS from an ALA-accredited
library school with graduate work in the social
sciences, or equivalent combination of relevant
experience and training. Eight years of professional
experience with demonstrated administrative
achievement. Creative and dynamic leadership
abilities. Strong service orientation. Excellent grasp
of information needs of social scientists and of the
application of information technologies, including an
awareness of current developments and trends.
Excellent analytical and organization skills. Excellent
oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated
ability to work well independently and with others in
a rapidly changing and demanding environment.

RANK AND SALARY: Rank based upon the
successful candidate's qualifications and experience.
Salary from a minimum of $43,600. Full benefits
package including 22 vacation days; 17 holiday,
recess and personal days; comprehensive health care;
TIAA/CREF or Yale retirement plan; and relocation

APPLICATION: Applications received by
February 28, 1994 will be given first consideration;
applications will be accepted until the position is
filled. Please submit a letter of application, resume
and the names of three references to Diane Y.
Turner, Director, Library Personnel Services, P.O.
Box 208240, New Haven, CT 06520-8240. Yale
University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action