Empirical Services and Assessment Librarian @ Yale Law Library

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Empirical Services and Assessment Librarian

Lillian Goldman Law Library


As a member of the Law Library’s Research Services team and reporting to the Associate Law Librarian for Research Services, the Empirical Services and Assessment Librarian consults with Yale Law School faculty, students, and staff, on research projects and issues requiring significant statistical or data research. Identifies, locates, and obtains statistical resources and data resources to meet the needs of our researchers. Provides consultation on study design and development and basic data manipulation. Coordinates with other library and university departments to ensure that the data collected by the library and faculty are appropriately archived and described. Collaborates with librarians throughout the university to develop scalable, sustainable, and domain-appropriate data services. Coordinates outreach to law faculty, students, and staff via the library website, office hours, workshops, guest lectures, and other efforts. 

Provides general research and reference support to law school faculty, students, and staff, and to other members of the university community. Serves as a liaison to members of the faculty especially those interested in data/empirical research as well as other members of the faculty as assigned. May teach legal research classes within the department’s for-credit and not-for-credit instructional program. 

Provides leadership and vision for assessment, measurement, planning and analysis in the law library and strives to ensure that these activities are integral parts of the Library’s programs, services, and collections. Oversees and participates in assessment efforts throughout the law library. Serves as an internal consultant for data-gathering and assessment activities conducted by other law library staff. Works with colleagues to analyze and report assessment data. Represents the law library in campus, regional, and national assessment efforts. Evaluates the effectiveness of law library assessment efforts and how they support the mission and strategic goals of the library and the Yale Law School. Recommends ways to strengthen the law library’s assessment and measurement programs.  

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