Job ID: 3865
The Science Librarian serves as a part of a team of library subject specialists and liaisons to natural sciences departments in the College of Arts and Science (CAS), with primary responsibility for providing library services to the Departments of Biology, Microbiology, and the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability. Liaison duties for 1-2 additional departments at the university will also be assigned, depending on the incumbent’s experience and current library needs. The librarian will provide service from a base of operations in the Business, Engineering, Science, and Technology (B.E.S.T.) Library, and reports to the Head of Branch Libraries. The position requires a self-motivated, creative, client-centered librarian who is committed to providing excellent customer service and who remains knowledgeable of emerging trends in libraries, information technology, and needs of the subject areas served.
Responsible for reference and consultation, collection management, instructional services to, and library relationships with the Departments of Biology, Microbiology, Environmental Science and additional departments as assigned. Shares responsibility for customer assistance as needed with other disciplines served at B.E.S.T. Library and system-wide. The successful candidate will play a critical role in library initiatives, working individually and as part of a team, including possible roles in scholarly communication advocacy; emerging technologies including digital modeling and fabrication; statistics and data management consultation; campus and community outreach initiatives; developing and teaching credit/non-credit courses or workshops for the library system; developing and managing library services and products; and/or providing requested policy and practice recommendations for Libraries administration.
Graduate library degree from an ALA accredited institution; undergraduate or advanced degree in biology or other natural sciences or engineering discipline, or demonstrated equivalent work experience; teaching skills leading to proficient instruction in information fluency; strong commitment to high quality public service; good analytical skills to aid in navigation of information sources and in technology problem solving; personal computing fluency including use and applications of multimedia software; professional flexibility; ability to work in teams and independently with all levels of staff and diverse library customers; strong written and oral communication skills; initiative and ability to independently conceive and carry out projects; enthusiasm and capability to independently identify and develop skills in additional new technologies; ability to meet the Libraries’ promotion and continuing contract requirements http://www.lib.muohio.edu/about/larps.pdf.
Work experience in libraries or other public service, customer service, and teaching environments; facility with biological information databases and data sources; experience with geographic information systems (GIS) software; experience with statistical analysis software such as SPSS or R; experience with makerspaces, CAD modeling, 3D scanning and printing, and other rapid fabrication technologies.
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