Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Sociology, Demography and Quantitative Research Librarian

Posted: 9/2/2018 (Employment)

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a collaborative and user-centered librarian to join a team of specialists supporting world-class research and teaching in the social sciences through active engagement with collection development, data and information literacy initiatives, coursebased instruction, individual research assistance, and outreach to students, faculty and the broader academic community. This position serves as subject librarian for Sociology and Demography, and takes a leadership role in providing support for quantitative research methods throughout the social sciences.

The Environment
The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation’s premier public universities. A highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 30,000 undergraduate students, over 11,000 graduate students, and 1,500 faculty. With a collection of more than 12 million volumes and a collections budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills. The Library’s mission and strategic plan can be viewed at:
http://stories.lib.berkeley.edu/strategicplan/.

The Library’s Social Sciences Division consists of four subject libraries – Anthropology, Business, Environmental Design, and Social Research – and the collections and services located in Doe Library/Gardner MAIN Stacks. Collectively, the staff – 12 librarians, 12 library staff, and over 50 student library employees – support the research, teaching, and study needs of students and faculty in twelve social science departments within the College of Letters & Science, six professional schools, three International and Area Studies programs, and an array of Organized Research Units.

Sociology is one of the largest and most diverse undergraduate majors at Berkeley, with a strong focus on research and a deep engagement with critical theory. Demography, one of the quintessential quantitative social sciences, is highly interdisciplinary with particularly strong connections to Sociology, Public Policy, Economics, Public Health and Data Sciences.

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Location: University of California, Berkeley