Librarian for Finance, Accounting, & Business Data

at Yale University (view profile)
Location New Haven, UT
Date Posted April 11, 2018
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.


Position Focus: The Librarian for Finance, Accounting, and Business Data provides research support related to finance and accounting for the Yale community and is one of two liaison librarians to the Yale School of Management. Reporting to the Director of Research Support and Outreach Programs at the Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), this position facilitates access to the services and collections of a complex, multi-faceted research/academic library through direct contact with researchers and the development and promotion of services and collections. The Librarian for Finance, Accounting, and Business Data is a member of the CSSSI team and participates in Yale University Library programs and committees.


The incumbent provides research support, instruction, and outreach to the following groups:

  • The Masters of Advanced Management, Systemic Risk, and Global Business & Society programs at the School of Management and selected joint degree programs with other professional schools.
  • SOM faculty and PhD students, as well as other Yale researchers, in the areas of finance and accounting.
  • Selected SOM administrators, staff, and offices, including the SOM Information Technology Group.
  • Campus entrepreneurship and innovation centers and programs, in collaboration with the Librarian for Business, Management, and Marketing.


This librarian conducts research consultations; offers course-integrated instruction and workshops; supports the discovery, use, and management of text and data; raises awareness of resources and services through outreach efforts such as department-based office hours and social media; and creates and maintains research guides and other research support tools. Key collaborators for this position include the Data Librarian and other CSSSI and YUL librarians, as well as digital scholarship specialists.


Working closely with the CSSSI Director of Collection Management, Technical Services, and Access Services, this position selects and acquires materials in all formats related to finance and accounting. The incumbent is responsible for managing collections funds, evaluating approval plans, and maintaining collection development statements in assigned subject areas.


This position reviews and acquires business and financial datasets at the request of Yale researchers, and provides consultation and instruction in the discovery, use, and management of locally created and externally available data. In collaboration with the Data Librarian and other library and campus partners, the Librarian for Finance, Accounting, and Business Data advises on scalable, sustainable, and domain-appropriate data services in support of research and teaching at Yale.


The Librarian for Finance, Accounting, and Business Data participates in outreach and research/instruction program planning and implementation for the CSSSI; participates in Yale Library planning, committees, and task forces; and engages in campus, regional, and national organizations and collaborative activities. This individual is expected to participate in professional activities outside of Yale and to monitor developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale’s research support services and collections.


Required Education, Skills and Experience: 1. Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master’s degree in library science. 2. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability. 3. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. 4. Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations. 5. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at:


Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at:


The University and the Library

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at


The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI):

The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), located in the Kline Biology Tower, provides Yale faculty, students, and staff with state-of-the-art information services in a technology-rich environment. It is designed to provide easily accessible support for science, social science, and interdisciplinary researchers.


Salary and Benefits

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.


How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at


Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.