Labor Economics Librarian

Princeton University Library
Princeton, New Jersey
Mar 20, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Economics
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Labor Economics Librarian

Princeton University Library

Princeton, New Jersey

Requisition D-17-LIB-00005

The Library seeks an accomplished, energetic, and service-oriented professional to work as the primary subject specialist and research support for faculty, students and researchers in labor economics and industrial relations. This position is also the Library’s liaison to The Industrial Relations Section (part of the Economics Department) which focuses on teaching and research in labor economics, education economics, unemployment and racial discrimination, and unionization.

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This position provides specialized and individualized reference and research consultation for undergraduate students particularly as they complete their thesis requirements in 3rd and 4th years and for the Industrial Relations Section faculty, students and affiliates. Serves as the primary contact for labor economics research. Selects and manages the Library’s collections in labor economics, industrial relations, and human resources management. Oversees the production of Selected References, an annual bibliography produced by the Industrial Relations Section focusing on contemporary labor.  Works closely with other subject specialists on collection development and instructional and research services and represents Princeton in relevant regional, national and international professional and scholarly organizations.

Princeton University Library is one of the world’s leading research libraries. It employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities. The Library supports a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 10 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images.  

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Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library/information science OR equivalent combination of education and professional experience in a related field such as economics or labor studies.
  • Familiarity with labor economics research and literature.
  • Academic degree in a quantitative social science such as economics or business.
  • Professional experience relevant to reference or research services in an academic or corporate setting.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully and collegially with a diverse group of scholars and colleagues.

Strongly Preferred:

  • Expertise with labor economics data
  • Experience conducting research consultations in an academic setting.
  • Ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing environment

The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending upon qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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