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Library Assessment Strategist



Job Description

Reporting to the Head, Library Data Analytics and Assessment, the Library Assessment Strategist works in a collaborative library environment to plan, promote, and sustain a culture of assessment across the Libraries and helps to articulate the value of academic library services. Working alongside library units, this position supports shared documentation of quantitative and qualitative assessment data collected for the purpose of continuous improvement of library services, and ensures unit alignment with the university’s mission and planning. They may also lead or support targeted assessment activities that support internal or external needs, and will ensure that assessment activities align with library and university diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Overall, this position will be responsible for integrating assessment methodologies with planning and decision-making related to services, instruction, technology, collections, physical spaces, outreach, archives, and overall library initiatives.

Required Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with library or assessment work experience or Master’s degree in library or information science or assessment-related field (e.g., statistics, data science, analytics)
- Coursework or demonstrated experience using assessment and evaluation methodologies and tools
- Demonstrated experience in providing internal and/or external consult services
- Demonstrated expertise in using Excel for data analysis
- Demonstrated experience in working in a collaborative team-based environment

Preferred Qualifications

- Work-related, advanced coursework, and/or professional development activities related to assessment or evaluation models in academic libraries
- Experience using data visualization tools and techniques to communicate results
- Demonstrated experience with project management
- Familiarity with coding languages such as R, Python, SQL specifically for data analysis purposes
- Familiarity with data tools such as OpenRefine, Tableau, NVivo, etc.

Appointment Type

A/P faculty Lecturer, regular, full-time appointment

Salary Information

Minimum $58,000 dependent on qualifications and experience

Review Date

02/20/2024

Additional Information
  • The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.
  • The application package needs to include a resume, cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience with the responsibilities associated with the position, and the required and preferred qualifications, and the names of three(3) references and their contact information.
The University Libraries at Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse community and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. We are committed to mentoring and establishing safe spaces, both physical and virtual, where employees from current and historically minoritized groups can thrive.

The members of the University Libraries at Virginia Tech strive individually and collectively to create, sustain, and share inclusive ways of knowing in conscientious community with each other and all the people we serve in every space we shape. In keeping with our Aspirational Identity and the Virginia Tech Principles of Community , the University Libraries commits to build and maintain enduring climates of mutual care, respect, and responsibility.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Rebecca Osborne at rebeccaao@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: January 23, 2024
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