Science Liaison Librarian

Job description

Position Number 999499

Functional Title Science Liaison Librarian

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary

The University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro seek an innovative, knowledgeable, service-oriented, and dynamic individual to serve as a science liaison librarian. The science liaison will work collaboratively with teaching and Libraries' faculty colleagues to develop and provide information resources, information literacy instruction, and research expertise to faculty and students in life and physical science departments. Some evening/weekend work is expected. This position reports to the Head of Research, Outreach, and Instruction and will join a highly collaborative department of nine librarians and three paraprofessionals. It is a twelve-month tenure-track faculty position. Demonstrated professional achievement, service, and scholarly/creative activity are required for reappointment and tenure.

-Serve as a liaison to specific science departments including, but not limited to, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physics and Astronomy, and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering.
-Develop outreach initiatives to support faculty, staff, students, and the community.
-Work collaboratively with science faculty to develop, deliver, and assess information literacy instruction, in person and online.
-Work with faculty and students to promote best practices in data management.
-Develop tutorials and online research guides.
-Educate faculty and graduate students on scholarly communication issues such as open-access initiatives, digital publishing and copyright.
-Provide general and subject-specific research service, including citation management software assistance.
-Develop and manage print and electronic collections and resources for the sciences, including numeric data sources.
-Contribute to outreach and other activities of the libraries' Science Liaison Librarian Team.

As a tenure-track faculty member, participate actively in professional organizations, conduct appropriate research/creative activities, and serve on committees within the Libraries and the university.

Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications

-ALA-accredited MLS
-Undergraduate degree in a science related field, or experience with science librarianship
-Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
-Demonstrated strong public service commitment
-Demonstrated knowledge of science resources
-Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially with librarians, faculty, staff and students
-Demonstrated ability to plan and deliver educational programming, which could include information literacy instruction, training, or workshop facilitation
-Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

-Two years of professional library experience or equivalent professional experience
-Experience in an academic or research library with reference, information literacy, collection management or outreach services
-Experience using tools for instructional design and online collaboration, such as Camtasia, LibGuides, WebEx, and learning management systems
-Knowledge of data management trends and sources of science data
-Knowledge of tools such as SciFinder Scholar, Scopus, Google Scholar, etc.
-Knowledge of publication trends and practices in the sciences
-Familiarity with citation management applications such as Zotero
-A second subject masters degree

Special Instructions to Applicants

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time, 12 month, tenure track position. The salary for the position is competitive and is contingent upon the qualifications and experience. Standard benefits include state or optional (including TIAA-CREF) retirement plans, state health plan and 24 vacation days per year.

Application Procedures

Upload an application letter addressing qualifications, along with a current curriculum vita and the names of three recent professional references.
Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number
    Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Preference will be given to applications received by July 9, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. The start date is negotiable.

UNCG has a strong commitment to serve its highly diverse community. As such, UNCG welcomes applications from women, underrepresented racial/ethnic minority group members, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who would enrich the University's mission. UNCG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Recruitment Range Salary commensurate with experience

Org #-Department University Libraries - 11601

Job Open Date 06/07/2018

For Best Consideration Date 07/09/2018

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment Permanent

FLSA Exempt

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

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    2. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

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    3. * Are you eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship?
      • Yes
      • No

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