Sci. Librarian 12 Month

Tallahassee, Leon County
May 02, 2014

Job ID: 37181

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 05/30/2014

The Florida State University Libraries seeks an innovative, energetic Science Librarian to work as part of a team to transform library support of the sciences at FSU.

The Science Librarian has responsibility for supporting research, enabling access to resources and services, as well as providing other services that support Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, and similar fields. The Science Librarian will be based in the Dirac Science Library and will report to the Head of Dirac.

This position is ideal for someone looking to take initiative in a dynamic environment to shape the future of science librarianship. The Dirac Science Library and this position offers support to FSU's academic departments, and also serves as the primary library support to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, a world-class research facility. This dual support role presents the science librarian position with abundant collaboration and growth opportunities.

Anticipated Salary Range
Minimum $42,000. Offer commensurate with education and qualification

MLS from an ALA-accredited program.
Degree in a science discipline or significant library experience supporting STEM areas.
Ability to provide advanced research assistance in assigned areas.
Expertise in assigned subjects sufficient to assess the curricular and research needs of the University in those areas and expertise to provide access to meet those needs.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and to collaborate effectively with faculty, students, library staff and with people of diverse backgrounds.
Flexibility in adapting to evolving departmental and organizational priorities and technological environments.

Advanced degree in a science discipline.
Knowledge of or experience with e-science, data management, and scholarly communications.
Record of scholarly publications and/or presentations

Contact Info
Ericka Jones
Staff Services Specialist
Florida State University Libraries
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2047
Phone: (850) 644-5870
Fax: (850) 644-1659

Works with the Head of Dirac to develop innovative new services and initiatives to support the STEM population.
Focuses on providing access to resources and services that meet evidence-based STEM faculty and student needs.
Works as part of a team providing services at the Dirac Science Library.
Anticipates and facilitates changes in and new uses of resources as scholarly communication evolves.
Collaborates with Technology and Digital Scholarship, the Office of Research, and other parts of the university in developing strategies to support data management in the sciences.
Incorporates emerging information technologies and trends in scholarly communication into outreach efforts.
Provides the full range of subject-specific library services to assigned academic department(s), including collection management, consultation, instruction, assessment, and reference.
Collaborates with science faculty in grant related activities.
Serves on Library and/or University committees, contributes to library initiatives, and provides leadership for specific projects.
Contributes to state, regional, and national committees and participates in research, publication, and other professional and scholarly activities.
Flexibility to work some evening and weekend hours may be required.

Faculty Information
This is a full-time, 12-month non-tenured faculty appointment. Benefits include 22 days vacation, 13 days 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

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, a public, coeducational institution of the 11-member State University System of Florida, has an enrollment of over 40,000 students. The Library system includes ten libraries. Campus libraries have combined volume holdings totaling over 3 million volumes. The Library is a member of ARL, ASERL, CRL, OCLC, and Lyrasis. For more information about the Florida State University Libraries, see our home page at:

How To Apply
If qualified and interested in a specific vacancy as advertised, apply to Florida State University at

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity
An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:

Tobacco Free Campus
Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.PI76713762