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Creating Analyst Positions in an Academic Library: The UC-San Diego Example

  • Author(s): Goodson, Kymberly
  • Suchy, Dan
  • et al.
Creative Commons 'BY-NC' version 4.0 license
Abstract

Beginning in the Fall of 2007, the University of California, San Diego Libraries’ Associate University Librarian for User Services established the new position of User Services Decision Support Analyst, reporting directly to her.  Success with that endeavor led to the creation of the complementary position of User Services Technology Analyst.  Position descriptions for each role are outlined, along with examples of projects assigned to each.  Additionally, considerations are given for other institutions which might consider following UCSD’s lead to establish decision or technology support analyst positions.

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