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ARL Seeks Director of Research and Analytics—Apply by April 16

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The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is seeking an experienced professional to lead the Association’s institutional and organizational effectiveness program to meet the needs and interests of ARL members through the evaluation of existing programs, and the design, development, and application of new research practices, tools, and infrastructures. The director of Research and Analytics will lead all necessary functions related to programmatic research activities and the collection, analysis, and reporting of institutional data from member institutions, including the collective impact of ARL members on higher education and society. As a national leader, ARL seeks opportunities to advance the field of library analytics and assessment, and to strategically engage and support this community of practice.

ARL’s Strategic Framework 2015+ calls for emphasis on assessment that aligns libraries with research, teaching, and learning outcomes in universities and other research institutions as well as supports data-driven analytics, evidence-based decision-making, and evaluation of the effectiveness of the Association’s work.

The qualified applicant will have a master’s degree or higher—a PhD is preferred—in a relevant field and substantial engagement with the current research landscape. Experience is desired in assessment and analyses, quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and their design, measurement, information management, and statistics research and analysis as applied in the scholarly research environment.

For more details about the position and qualifications, see the full position announcement

Screening of applications will begin immediately. Applications will continue to be accepted until Monday, April 16, 2018. The qualified applicant should submit a letter outlining interest and relevant experience, a résumé, and a list of three references using the online application form.

With questions about the position, contact:

Sue Baughman 
Deputy Executive Director
Association of Research Libraries

ARL is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the professional workplace.

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.