Data Analytics Librarian

Library

Employer/Library: 
Schaumburg Township District Library
Library Type: 
Public Library
County: 
Cook

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
Hours: 
37.5 hours per week: Mon–Fri, flexible between 8:00am–6:00pm, with an evening every other week and 1 Saturday per month
Salary: 
Starting Range: $47,482-$53,379, based on experience

We are looking for someone who is passionate about turning data into information, information into insight and insight into Library decisions. The Data Analytics Librarian is responsible for general statistical analysis of the Library's collections and services; reporting on and making recommendations regarding the usage of the Library's collections and services; the interpretation and graphical presentation of the data; and working with subject specialists to increase the skills and knowledge of data resources and methods.

The successful candidate must demonstrate experience in collection analysis and preparing graphical presentations. Requirements for this job include and MLS from an ALA accredited school, excellent customer service and communications skills, and proficient knowledge of MARC metadata and controlled vocabularies.

Please see website for full job description and employment application: http://www.schaumburglibrary.org/about/employment

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Professional

Analyze and interpret library district demographic data, identify trends and translate data into meaningful and actionable recommendations.

Create ad hoc reports, with templates and selection criteria, and present findings in a manner that is end-user friendly.

Summarize and synthesize data and information for end-users, in verbal or written form or through graphical presentation.

Maintain data integrity by identifying and removing incomplete, incorrect, inaccurate or irrelevant data or parts of data.

Compile data needed for state and other annual reports.

Help train staff on data tools and evaluation.

Keep apprised of changes in technology and test new products and applications, as it applies to the Library.

Participate in department projects and initiatives, as needed.

Manage and complete special projects, as requested.

Collection:

Maintain working knowledge of the Library's reference tools and materials, the online catalog, and the Internet.

Maintain working knowledge of the Library's circulating collection.

Community:

Stay informed about the names of officials, organizations, clubs, businesses, schools, social agencies, etc. in the greater Schaumburg area.

Keep apprised of the offerings of neighboring public and special libraries.

Public Service

Instruct patrons on the use of the Library's reference tools and materials, the online catalog, and the Internet.

Assess patron's needs effectively and efficiently, either in person, over the telephone, or in writing.

Stay informed of current trends, emerging technologies, issues and research in librarianship and allied fields.

Provide public service assistance at the desk.

Answer patrons' general ready-reference inquires and directional questions about the Library, the Branches, and its services. Provide patrons with accurate information about the resources available at all Library locations.

Work with all age groups effectively.

Give information based on a primary source, from a reliable authority.

Serve as 'Person in Charge' of Library, in the absence of the Executive Director or Management Team members.

Other Duties

Maintain professional involvement in the library science industry.

Maintain an awareness of products, services, technology applications and trends by reading library and technology literature, news media and blogs; attending seminars, workshop and professional meetings; and proactively seeking out and recommending areas for improvement and innovation.

Assist with the weeding and collection development of the reference and non-circulating collections, as requested.

Treat all patrons and employees fairly and with an open mind; maintain patron and employee confidentiality.

Communicate problems that arise with the Executive Director or designee; address situations where patrons are not following the Patron Code of Conduct.

Communicate clearly in English, either in person, on the telephone and in writing; maintain the ability and patience to understand and be understood by non-English speaking patrons.

Keep apprised of Library programs, policies and procedures, and building layout to most effectively assist patrons.

Maintain working knowledge of computer systems and technology needed in the position or as an employee.

Abide by the Standards of Excellence for employees, and the employment policies and procedures of the Library.

Cope with the stress of the job and get along with coworkers.

Attend meetings and training as required or requested.

Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Information Management is preferred. Masters of Library Science (MLS Degree) from an ALA accredited university.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Ability to use workplace technology including email, internet, intranet, and Library database systems; along with industry technology including integrated library systems, research products, search technology; and position specific technology including collection development systems, such as SIRSI Symphony and Collection HQ; CSV and XML data; and data analytic tools, such as Analytics on Demand, Blue Cloud Analytics, and Excel formulas with V-lookup, or similar software. Ability to understand MARC metadata and controlled vocabularies proficiently.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions or complaints from managers, board of directors, business community members, and patrons.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry, fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define and solve practical problems, collect data, and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

No certificates, licenses, or registrations are required for this job.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and push up to 200 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Date below
Deadline Date: 
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Application Note: 

Please submit cover letter, resume and application to employment@stdl.org w/HR-Data Analytics Librarian in the subject line: or mail to HR-Data Analytics Librarian, 130 S. Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193. Online application and job posting can be found at http://www.schaumburglibrary.org/about/employment.

Application Contact: 
HR-Data Analytics Librarian
Apply To: 
Schaumburg Township District Library
130 S. Roselle Road
Schaumburg , IL 60193 42° 1' 32.0916" N, 88° 4' 59.5416" W
Illinois