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Library Information Analyst (Extended Temporary)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Library Information Analyst (Extended Temporary)
Department Libraries - Delivery, Description & Acquisitions (1703)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The University of Arizona seeks a dynamic and proactive Information Access & Data Analyst; a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, service-oriented and data-driven environment, and who welcomes each new challenge as a new opportunity. The successful applicant will work as a member of a collaborative work group where innovative thinking and creative problem solving are highly valued.

Working under the auspices of the Collection Stewardship & Strategy Librarian and collaboratively with stakeholders from other units (DDA, Finance, R&L, UAHSL, etc.), the incumbent uses their expertise in data collection, analysis, and explication to support decision-making, strategy development, and process improvement related to the active management of the Libraries’ print and digital information resources and collections. This position works cross-functionally under limited supervision using their system-level knowledge of processes, data, and customer requirements to ensure the data necessary for decisions by stakeholders is valid, relevant, timely, and in the format/display required for optimal use and understanding.

Visit the University Libraries website to learn more about us.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

As a nationally recognized leader, the University of Arizona strives to look forward. Listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States, the University provides strategic programs to enhance the lifecycles of a multigenerational workforce.

This award-winning portfolio includes consecutive Seal of Distinction awards for its exemplary Work-Life practices from WorldatWork, along with the 2017 Gold Healthy Arizona Worksite award, presented by the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. For more information about the collaborative culture and innovative service offerings at the University of Arizona, visit Why UA.

This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position which funding has been secured for at least two years. For further details on this type of position at the University of Arizona, please click here.

The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity employer providing equal opportunity for women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Duties & Responsibilities

Use Data

  • Manages the process and maintains tools for the collection and analysis of bibliometric data, use data, and cost data from library systems and external suppliers.
  • Creates and manages assessment reports in ERM (Alma) to support the work of other departments and stakeholders. Assists in the training and support for these reports as needed.

Collection Data

  • Manages the process and maintains tools to develop data that assists stakeholders in actively managing the collection.
  • As the Libraries move into an environment of cooperative collection management and physical space needs, this position interfaces with departments on supporting and managing the tools and processes so this information is transparent and informs higher level stakeholders.
  • Work with stakeholders to provide data to external partners (i.e. West, HathiTrust, CRL-PAPR) on library holdings and other metadata as needed for cooperative management of collections.


  • Contributes to developing institutional strategies for measuring and demonstrating the impact of our information resources.
  • Gathers required data for external reports for entities such as UA Financial Services, University Analytics & Institutional Research, IPEDS, ARL, and others. This includes maintenance of records and procedures for assessment processes.


  • Actively participates in library-wide and department meetings, discussions, decision making, projects, and training sessions.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Ability in using software for word processing, spreadsheets, data management, graphics, and decision support.
  • Understanding of higher education policies and issues.
  • Ability to analyze implications of changes in methods, input data, policies, etc.
  • Results-oriented and able to work through projects independently.
  • Advanced knowledge level of Microsoft Excel to present, summarize, and manipulate data (including creating charts and graphs).
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative and inclusive environment, one that values and leverages the benefits of diverse perspectives.
  • Ability to identify opportunities and capitalize upon them. Ability to advocate, influence, and persuade others.
  • Excellent analytical, time management, organizational, and creative problem-solving skills. Ability to conceive of, plan, document, and complete projects or complex assignments.
  • Positive attitude and strong demonstration of Our Values: Collaboration, Continuous Learning, Diversity, Innovation, and Integrity.
Minimum Qualifications
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree AND five years related library experience; OR nine years related, progressively responsible library experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of or experience with integrated library systems, in particular Alma.
  • Knowledge of or experience with publishers’ use data reporting.
  • Familiarity with standard bibliographic formats.
  • Knowledge of or experience with normalizing data and moving data between systems.
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $33,639 - $51,299
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S23810
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Krissandra McNeill

Open Date 08/10/2017
Review Start Date 09/29/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have Bachelor's degree AND five years related library experience; OR nine years related, progressively responsible library experience; OR any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * In a short paragraph, please tell us what motivates you as a professional and also which one of our UA Library values most resonates with you and why? (see:

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents