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Wednesday, November 6 • 5:30pm - 6:10pm
S1-16 Services Analyst and Collection Data Analyst: Adding Value to the Acquisitions Operation

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What does a business or data analyst do?  How does adding an analyst to your team support your acquisitions librarian who is expected to introduce innovation, master emerging acquisitions strategies and methodologies, and maintain ongoing business and services?

This poster session will share the circumstances that prompted these questions at the Hesburgh Libraries of the University of Notre Dame, where two analysts were hired in the past year in the Resource Acquisitions & Discovery (RAD) program. The position descriptions for the RAD Services Analyst and Collection Data Analyst reflect skills drawn from non-library service and data industries, such as business, information technology, construction, and supply chain management. 

The session will offer tips for selling the idea of allocating limited staffing dollars to analyst positions dedicated to full time deep thinking, data analysis and support for a "business case through project management" workflow.  Recruiting approaches and interview techniques will be outlined and draft job descriptions will be made available. Finally, the benefits and challenges experienced by those who hold the positions will be shared, stressing how their skill set and viewpoint have resulted in successful project articulation, improved transactional workflow and service integration.

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Laura Sill

Director, Resource Acquisitions & Discovery, University of Notre Dame

Wednesday November 6, 2019 5:30pm - 6:10pm EST
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel