Senior Associate, Electronic Resources Librarian, The Pew Charitable Trusts, DC
The Pew Charitable Trusts uses data to make a difference. For more than 70 years, we have focused on serving the public, invigorating civic life, conducting nonpartisan research, advancing effective public policies and practices, and achieving tangible results.
Library and Archives
Pew’s library and archives team is part of the evaluation and program learning unit within the strategy portfolio. The goal of this unit is to assess and improve program effectiveness, inform important decisions, and generate knowledge that is useful to the organization and Pew staff. The library and archives team supports learning by understanding and addressing the information needs of Pew.
Specifically, the role of library and archives (LA) is to connect Pew staff to information resources that will help them to work effectively to accomplish Pew’s mission. The team of five oversees Pew’s library and its archive of historical information, with staff skilled in library support based in both Philadelphia and Washington, DC. This team provides staff with access to Pew’s library and archives including internal historical records and external subscriptions to journals, newspapers, and other knowledge resources; and uses these resources to respond to information requests from staff across the organization including creating customized searches and information summaries, such as literature and media scans and legal research.
The senior associate, electronic resources librarian is a key position with responsibility for providing high-quality, robust systems that facilitate search, discovery, and delivery of library services and resources to the entire organization. The senior associate, electronic resources librarian is well-versed in library systems and works collaboratively with other departments to support the discoverability of library resources in both the physical and digital realms. This position contributes to the ongoing improvement, extension, and integration of the library’s various systems and increasingly sophisticated search tools, including the library system, knowledge repository, and other digital platforms in support of staff learning and to meet their information needs. This position is based in Washington, DC, and will report to the project director, library and archives.
(See Pew’s Career center for a complete job description - link below)
• MLS or MLIS is not required but preferred
• Position requires at least 4 years of work in the field