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ILR Research and Data Librarian, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Catherwood Library at Cornell University invites diverse applications for the position of ILR Research and Data Librarian. We are seeking a curious, proactive, and collaborative individual to join the Research and Learning Services department. Reporting to the Assistant Director, the ILR Research and Data Librarian will provide targeted research support and instruction to the ILR School and broader disciplinary communities in labor and employment relations, with a focus on social science data discovery, analysis, and management. The incumbent will work with a cohesive team of reference staff and collaborate with other data support stakeholders within CUL and across the university.

Catherwood Library particularly welcomes diverse, entry-level librarian applicants seeking to grow their data expertise, specialize in the study of work, and serve a close-knit and diverse School community.

Interested parties should submit a CV, cover letter, diversity statement and three references via the Cornell Careers site.


Required Qualifications:

  • MLS from ALA-accredited library/information science graduate program or equivalent graduate degree
  • Minimum of 2-3 years relevant library public service experience
  • Experience using statistical software for quantitative data analysis and visualization
  • Experience using and teaching others to use library resources, including bibliographic and full-text databases, web resources, etc
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated library research or teaching experience in the social sciences
  • Subject knowledge specific to an applied social science field
  • Subject knowledge in ILR or related fields, including academic coursework in appropriate fields (e.g.  Human resource studies, labor law, international labor, organizational behavior, labor economics, social statistics or labor history)

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.



One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library is a highly valued partner in teaching, research, and learning at the university. With an operating budget of over $58 million and a diverse and innovative staff of more than 400, the Library provides significant collaborative opportunities in support of 2,700 faculty, 22,000 students and 94 PhD fields. Its world class collections, expert librarians, and responsive services in physical and virtual library spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning.



Our comprehensive benefits package includes 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, university retirement contributions, childcare and adoption assistance, and child tuition reimbursement. Professional travel funding is available to support research. The anticipated academic rank for this position is Assistant Librarian, with a salary range of $52,500-$55,000.


How to Apply: 

The application deadline is June 17, 2019. All candidates must apply via the Cornell University Careers site at: . Please include one document that contains a cover letter, resume, diversity statement, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references (one pdf preferred). 

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