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ILR Research and Data Librarian, Cornell University Library

  • Post Date:May 20, 2019
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Job Description

Catherwood Library at Cornell University invites diverse applications for the position of ILR Research and Data Librarian. We are seeking a curious, proactive, and collaborative individual to join the Research and Learning Services department. Reporting to the Assistant Director, the ILR Research and Data Librarian will provide targeted research support and instruction to the ILR School and broader disciplinary communities in labor and employment relations, with a focus on social science data discovery, analysis, and management. The incumbent will work with a cohesive team of reference staff and collaborate with other data support stakeholders within CUL and across the university.

Catherwood Library particularly welcomes diverse, entry-level librarian applicants seeking to grow their data expertise, specialize in the study of work, and serve a close-knit and diverse School community.

Interested parties should submit a CV, cover letter, diversity statement and three references via the Cornell Careers site.

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS from ALA-accredited library/information science graduate program or equivalent graduate degree
  • Minimum of 2-3 years relevant library public service experience
  • Experience using statistical software for quantitative data analysis and visualization
  • Experience using and teaching others to use library resources, including bibliographic and full-text databases, web resources, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated library research or teaching experience in the social sciences
  • Subject knowledge specific to an applied social science field
  • Subject knowledge in ILR or related fields, including academic coursework in appropriate fields (e.g.  Human resource studies, labor law, international labor, organizational behavior, labor economics, social statistics or labor history)

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. 

Environment:  One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library is a highly valued partner in teaching, research, and learning at the university. With an operating budget of over $58 million and a diverse and innovative staff of more than 400, the Library provides significant collaborative opportunities in support of 2,700 faculty, 22,000 students and 94 PhD fields. Its world class collections, expert librarians, and responsive services in physical and virtual library spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning. 

Benefits:  Our comprehensive benefits package includes 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, university retirement contributions, childcare and adoption assistance, and child tuition reimbursement. Professional travel funding is available to support research. The anticipated academic rank for this position is Assistant Librarian, with a salary range of $52,500-$55,000. 

How to Apply:  The application deadline is June 17, 2019. All candidates must apply via the Cornell University Careers site at:—Cornell-University-Library_WDR-00019064 .  Please include one document that contains a cover letter, resume, diversity statement, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references (one pdf preferred).


Employment Assistance: If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University’s Office of Workforce Policy and Labor Relations at voice (607) 254-7232, fax (607) 255-0298, or email at [email protected]. 

Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application. 

EEO Statement: Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement. 

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell’s far-flung global presence includes the medical college’s campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City. 

We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave and flexible work options.