Education and Social Science Research Librarian
Working Title: Education and Social Science Research Librarian
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: University of Virginia Library
Posting Date: 06-13-2018
The University of Virginia Library seeks a dynamic, collegial, and highly skilled professional to serve as the Education and Social Science Research Librarian. As a member of the Research Data Services and Social, Natural and Engineering Science (RDS+SNE) team, the successful candidate will serve as the subject librarian to the Curry School of Education, and possibly to other departments or programs that align with the candidate's qualifications, and will be responsible for outreach, research support, and library instruction for those departments. The Education and Social Science Research Librarian is responsible for cultivating strong partnerships with researchers, instructors, students and staff to provide research assistance and promote library services that engage new methods of research and scholarship. They assess collection needs and work with the collections management team and other librarians to establish priorities, support interdisciplinary research, and promote newly acquired resources. The Education and Social Science Research Librarian will take an active role in online learning as the Curry School of Education has recently made significant investments and efforts to enhance online learning in all programs and courses. The University of Virginia Library embraces innovation and collaboration, encourages diversity and deliberation, and looks for staff who engage in a forward-looking perspective.
An ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science is required, as is a background in education or other social science field, an advanced degree in education, or other social science discipline. Experience teaching with a variety of constituents (undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and/or staff) or equivalent experience is necessary. The ability to demonstrate knowledge of the tools and techniques of library research, knowledge of the methods and practices of educational or social sciences research, and strong written and oral communication skills are required. Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population is essential.
Preference will be given to candidates that possess two or more years of relevant experience in an academic/research library, previous professional experience in a liaison or subject librarian role at a research library, and/or experience in education or social sciences research. An understanding of different pedagogies (online, hybrid, in-person) and their application to library services is preferred. Additional preference will be given to those with experience creating digital learning objects (such as videos, tutorials, games, visualizations) and the relevant software/tools for creating such objects, knowledge of social science data sources and data curation practices, a demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development, and the ability to work collaboratively as well as independently
Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at https://jobs.virginia.edu/. Search by posting number 0623485, complete the application, and attach a cover letter and resume with contact information for three professional references.
For assistance with this process contact Rhiannon O'Coin, Academic recruiter at [email protected]
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrable knowledge of the tools and techniques of library research.
Demonstrable knowledge of the methods and practices of educational or social sciences research.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
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