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Job No. 139522

  • Job Title:
  • Science Research Librarian
  • Employer:
  • Elon University
  • Location:
  • Elon , NC
  • Posting Date:
  • 11-Oct-2018
  • Description:
  • Summary of Position
    The Science Research Librarian will provide dynamic and proactive expertise and leadership in meeting the information literacy, research, and curricular needs of students and teaching faculty in the sciences through the development of engaged, innovative outreach initiatives and departmental support

    Special Skills or Experience
    Must demonstrate a willingness to cultivate expertise in science librarianship, including data management requirements.

    The librarian should have enthusiasm and interest in engaged library instruction at all levels of the curriculum.

    Demonstrated ability to work successfully with others as well as independently.

    Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

    Demonstrated commitment to professional development in the areas of librarianship, professional activity, and service.

    The successful candidate will be committed to cross-functional librarianship, interested in working in a collaborative library environment, and eager to participate in the daily life of a liberal arts university community.

    Preferred:
    Subject background in the sciences or experience with science librarianship.

    Willingness to cultivate expertise in scholarly communications including research impact metrics, open access, and open educational resources.

    General Purpose of Position
    Provide dynamic and proactive expertise and leadership in meeting the information literacy, research, and curricular needs of students and teaching faculty in the sciences through the development of engaged, innovative outreach initiatives and departmental support.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    Serves as the liaison to the following science programs, including, but not limited to, the School of Health Sciences (Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant Studies), Public Health Studies, Exercise Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Studies.

    Works collaboratively with faculty librarians and teaching faculty in the sciences to develop and deliver reference and research support that enhances student learning and faculty research excellence.

    Promotes, teaches, and assesses information literacy initiatives to support the curricular needs of students and faculty in the sciences.

    Cultivates new models of engagement with students and faculty in the sciences while marketing library services and resources, providing instruction, and assessing the needs of the science programs.

    Develops and evaluates Belk Library’s collections and resources to support student and faculty curricular and research needs in the sciences.

    Builds knowledge, and maintains currency, in current and emerging trends in science librarianship including data management requirements.

    As a faculty librarian, serves as a member of a collaborative cross-functional library team, shares in evening and weekend reference responsibilities, contributes to library committees and activities, and participates in local, state, regional, and national professional organizations.

    Education and Experience
    A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library, and/or information science is required.

    Other requirements include:
    Demonstrated willingness to cultivate expertise in science librarianship, including data management requirements.

    Enthusiasm and interest in engaged library instruction at all levels of the curriculum.

    Demonstrated ability to work successfully with others as well as independently.

    Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

    Commitment to professional development in the areas of librarianship, professional activity, and service.

    Preferred Qualifications include:
    Subject background in the sciences or experience with science librarianship.

    Willingness to cultivate expertise in scholarly communications including research impact metrics, open access, and open educational resources.



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