The successful candidate will provide research and reference services to the staff of the IMF, using his/her knowledge of economic and financial data, news, and bibliographic resources. In keeping with the Library’s strategic planning initiatives, the Research Librarian will become a partner with specific client groups, carrying out in-depth information services. The position is part of the Library Client Services Team within the IMF Library. The team is responsible for client interactions, including answering research and reference questions, training, document delivery, interlibrary loan and managing the physical space.
Duties and responsibilities
- Provide state-of-the-art library research services to IMF staff by using a variety of print, electronic, and data resources including economic and financial databases, such as Moody’s, S&P, Fitch, Bloomberg, DataStream, Haver and Capital IQ. Proactively work with client groups to evaluate, develop, and implement research.
- Create information products to meet immediate and ongoing information needs of the staff. Examples are research guides, customized information packages, and quick reference tools.
- Work with client groups on the best ways of making library electronic resources available via their information and knowledge sharing systems (Intranet, SharePoint sites, mobile devices, etc.). Integrate library content into institutional websites.
- Increase the effectiveness of library services by training end users on databases and other library products.
- Manage the e-book collection.
- Education typically acquired by completing a relevant advanced university degree in library science or other relevant graduate degree, especially in economics or related areas. Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in library services is highly desirable.
- Deep understanding and engagement with the range of library operations, trends and practices.
- Proven ability to manage large amounts of data using Excel, Access, and other data management systems.
- Proficiency in searching a wide range of news, bibliographic, and statistical databases. Subject knowledge of economics and finance preferred.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a diverse environment, and to build effective working relationships with the Library’s client groups.
- Good written and communication skills.
- Training experience.
- In-depth knowledge of copyright compliance in a library setting would be an asset.