STEM Research and Learning Librarian

Job ID: 41933

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 08/09/2017


The Florida State University (FSU) Libraries seek a STEM Research and Learning Librarian to join a team of science librarians in transforming library support of STEM research and scholarship on FSU’s main campus, at the College of Engineering, and in research facilities that include the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, a world-class research facility of more than 700 employees and $30 million in annual grant funding.


The STEM Research and Learning Librarian will develop new models of support for STEM research and learning at FSU, working with colleagues in the Libraries and the University. Responsibilities also include developing instructional, assessment and research services for STEM faculty and students. This position is an integral member of the Science Commons team and the broader FSU Libraries Research and Learning Services division.
This position is ideal for a collaborative and forward-thinking team player looking to take initiative in shaping the future of STEM research and instructional support. The STEM Research and Learning Librarian will be based in the Dirac Science Library and will report to the Director of STEM Libraries.
Works with the Director of STEM Libraries and the Dirac Science Library team to develop and provide new services and initiatives to support FSU’s STEM population.
Provides a leadership role in supporting student and faculty research, identifying emerging information technologies and trends and their application in the STEM disciplines.
Assesses and evaluates the research, instructional, and programming needs and preferences of STEM students and faculty.
Provides the full range of subject-specific library services to assigned departments, including: collection development, research consultations, subject-specific library instruction, assessment of Dirac Library services in line with the FSU Libraries strategic plan, and in-person and virtual reference to students and faculty in the STEM disciplines.
Assists STEM faculty in grant-related activities, identifying grant opportunities, and providing services to fulfill grant requirements.
Collaborates with the Libraries’ Technology and Digital Scholarship Division as well as FSU’s Office of Research and other university departments in developing strategies to support data management in the sciences.
Keeps abreast with scholarly communication concepts and incorporates them into outreach and instructional services.
Serves on Library and University committees, contributes to library initiatives, and provides leadership for specific projects.
Contributes to state, regional, and national committees. Participates in research, publication, and other professional and scholarly activities. Flexibility to work some evening and weekend hours may be required.


MLS from an ALA-accredited program or an equivalent combination of relevant advanced degree and experience.
Ability to provide research support to STEM disciplines; assess curricular and research needs of assigned departments; and develop programs and services to meet those needs.
Knowledge of information literacy, library instruction, reference services, and research resources.
Interest in data literacy, open access, and scholarly communication.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work creatively, independently and collaboratively with faculty, students, library staff and with people of diverse backgrounds.
Flexibility in adapting to evolving departmental and organizational priorities and technological environments.


MLS from an ALA-accredited program.
Degree in a science discipline or significant library experience supporting STEM areas.
Experience in delivering library instruction, reference services, and knowledge of research resources in the sciences.
Experience working with scientific data.
Experience with digital scholarship, data management, and scholarly communications.
Record of scholarly publications and/or presentations.
Grant writing experience.
Experience in supporting sponsored research.


In one attachment, please include a cover letter with a complete statement of qualifications, a full resume of education and relevant experience, and the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about your qualifications for this position.

Contact Info

Susannah C. Miller, Administrative Services
Florida State University Libraries
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2047
Phone: (850) 645-8404
Fax: (850) 644-5016

University Information

Located in beautiful Tallahassee, Florida's capital city, a growing community with a population of more than 357,000, the Florida State University, part of the 13-member State University System of Florida, enrolls over 40,000 students. The Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries. FSU's 13 individual libraries have combined holdings of over 4 million volumes. For more information about the Florida State University Libraries, see our home page at:

Anticipated Salary Range

$50,000; negotiable depending upon qualifications.

Pay Plan

This is a Faculty position.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.

Faculty Information

This is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenured faculty appointment. Anticipated hiring at the assistant or associate librarian level. Benefits include 22 vacation days, 13 days of sick leave, group medical, dental, and life insurance, an optional retirement program or state retirement, and no state or local income tax. With supervisor's approval, may qualify for University tuition scholarship for up to six credit hours each semester. A full listing of benefits can be found at

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