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Research and Instruction Librarian, Ginn Library at The Fletcher School, Tufts University

  • 1.  Research and Instruction Librarian, Ginn Library at The Fletcher School, Tufts University

    Posted 11-18-2019 15:25

    Research and Instruction Librarian, Ginn Library at The Fletcher School   Job Number: 19001972


    The Edwin Ginn Library seeks an individual with outstanding reference, research, and instruction skills to join our research team.  This position represents a unique opportunity for an individual looking to work in a challenging and fast-paced environment. 


    Ginn's research and instruction librarians work collaboratively to provide support to an active, international and culturally diverse student and faculty population engaged in international relations research across a wide variety of subjects including: diplomacy, international law and organizations, international business and finance, human rights, economics and economic development, history and political science, international energy resources and environmental policy, international security and peacekeeping, humanitarian assistance and migration, gender analysis in international studies, and conflict negotiation/resolution.


    As a member of the research and instruction team, collaboratively provide reference and instruction in the areas of social science, international relations, international law, and international business and finance.  Develop strategies and materials to support these functions, in print and electronic forms, using various mediums.  Participate in collection development in all formats, and provide library outreach to the Fletcher Community.  Work to identify ways to use new technology to enhance research, teaching and learning through library resources and learning management system within the Fletcher community.  Provide complementary support and instruction on statistical analysis methodology and software packages (e.g. Tableau, Stata, etc.)


    About Ginn Library:

    The Edwin Ginn Library provides collections, services and technology that anticipate and meet the research and instructional needs of The Fletcher School.  The Library maintains a research and study environment conducive to exploration, discovery and knowledge creation.


    About the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy:

    The Fletcher School at Tufts University is the United States' first professional graduate school of international affairs.  Since 1933 Fletcher's multi-disciplinary education in international relations, law, and business, has prepared the world's leaders to become innovative problem-solvers in government, private sector, and non-governmental organizations.  The Fletcher School seeks to fulfill its mission in the most environmentally sensible way possible.  We are also committed to increasing the diversity of our staff.  Members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


    Tufts University is a student-centered research university that cultivates an environment of curiosity, creativity, and engagement. The Edwin Ginn Library is on the Medford/Somerville campus, just outside Cambridge, MA, and with proximity to all that the Boston Metro area has to offer.


    Required Qualifications:

    • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program or equivalent.
    • Familiarity with data discovery, analytical techniques, and statistical methodologies with economics or social sciences data sources and information. 
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a classroom setting and prepare instructional materials.
    • 3-5 years public service in an academic library setting.
    • Knowledge of current technologies and services supporting social science.
    • Experience building relationships and partnerships with faculty, academic program staff, and other librarians.
    • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
    • Strong commitment to providing outstanding public service in an international and culturally diverse community.
    • Demonstrated initiative, creativity and flexibility.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated knowledge of quantitative software, such as STATA, SPSS, SAS, or Tableau.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication and publishing issues.
    • Experience with citation management tools like Zotero, EndNote, RefWorks, and Mendeley.
    • Experience with project management, including planning, communication and assessment.
    • Collection development experience.


    Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.





    Ann Cullen, MLS, PhD

    International Business Librarian

    Edwin Ginn Library, Fletcher School, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155  | 617-627-3023