Assistant/Associate Librarian (Information Services, STEM Librarian)
Job no: 500942
Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions
Division: Academic Affairs
Working Job Title: Information Services, STEM Librarian
Department: Library Service/Information Services
Bargaining Unit Status: AFT
EEO Status: 34
Job Code: 2430
FLSA Status: Exempt
MINIMUM STARTING SALARY:
Minimum Salary for Assistant Librarian: $63,863
Minimum Salary for Associate Librarian: $74,789
Reports to: Works with a team of Information Services librarians under the direct supervision of the Division Head of Library Information Services.
Supervises: May supervise professional, classified, and student personnel as assigned.
SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: The STEM Librarian serves as liaison for the departments of biology, chemistry, and mathematics; the College of Engineering; and the School for Marine Science & Technology. As a member of the Information Services team, the STEM Librarian provides reference and instructional services to the university community. All librarians have leadership responsibilities and contribute to the goals and strategic direction of the library and university through active participation on committees, task forces, and working groups.
Examples of Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Serves as the liaison and primary point of contact for students and faculty of the departments of biology, chemistry, and mathematics; the College of Engineering; and the School for Marine Science & Technology; additional areas may be assigned as appropriate
- Establishes relationships with faculty and students in liaison areas through active engagement, outreach, research support, and advocacy for departmental needs
- Initiates and conducts course-integrated information literacy instruction for undergraduate and graduate students in liaison areas
- Provides user-centered general and in-depth subject reference services including virtual reference, consultation, and service at the reference desk (may include evening, weekend, or holiday hours)
- Provides curricular support and customized instructional services for faculty in assigned departments.
- Participates in instruction for the First-Year English program
- Develops and maintains instructional materials in various formats, such as LibGuides, video tutorials, and content for the university’s Learning Management System
- Builds, evaluates, and promotes collections that meet the university’s research and curricular needs
- Demonstrates sustained commitment to professional development, professional activities, and productive service in professional associations
- Maintains awareness of current trends and innovations in librarianship
- Participates in professional service at the departmental, library, and university level
- Performs other duties as assigned
Education: Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited degree program or equivalent; degree must be completed by start date
Experience: Professional experience as an academic or special librarian serving students, faculty, or researchers in one or more of the assigned liaison areas; or strong subject background in the sciences, engineering, or a related field as demonstrated by significant coursework, undergraduate minor, undergraduate or graduate degree.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
- Evidence of a strong service orientation coupled with an ability to interact positively and productively in a collegial environment
- Experience providing research assistance, customer support, or similar front-line services, preferably in a library or academic environment
- Commitment to high-quality, student-centered library services and student success
- Knowledge of effective reference techniques
- Knowledge of information literacy principles and practices
- Aptitude for using databases and other research resources
- Capacity and commitment to engage in continuous learning and self-improvement
- Excellent communication skills, including speaking, writing, and listening
- Ability to engage enthusiastically and effectively with a wide range of users
- Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and a desire to work in a collaborative, respectful environment
- Undergraduate or graduate degree in a discipline related to liaison areas
- Experience in preparing and presenting undergraduate or graduate student information literacy sessions in a dynamic, engaging, and organized way
- Experience providing academic library reference and/or research consultation services
- Experience providing research support to faculty in academic settings
- In-depth understanding of the current research, information sources, and scholarly trends in one or more of the assigned liaison areas
- Experience developing LibGuides, video tutorials, or other instructional materials
- Interest in contributing to the field of librarianship through publication, presentation, research, or other professional activities
Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.
To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.
The review of applications will begin November 18, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
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