Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Librarian

 

Position Description

Position Description The University of the Pacific seeks a librarian with energy, initiative, and vision to provide effective leadership and direction in the provision of library resources and services in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The librarian’s role in the academy is changing, and that change is particularly apparent in the sciences. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Librarian takes a leadership role in the development of relationships between the University Library and faculty in Engineering, Computer Sciences, Data Analytics, Math, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. The STEM Librarian develops productive partnerships with library colleagues and faculty for the development of innovative programs, collections, and services in support of instruction and research.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Develop and deliver a range of innovative library services that facilitate the curricular and research needs of students and faculty in the STEM subjects, including engineering, computer science, data analytics, mathematics, natural sciences, and physical sciences;
• Provide reference assistance, instruction, and outreach services;
• Cultivate relationships with teaching faculty in relevant subject areas;
• Employ new technologies in pursuit of teaching and learning;
• Assist in achieving and assessing the library’s information competency goals;
• Select print and electronic resources in support of curriculum and research in relevant subject areas;
• Collaborate and actively participate in local, regional, or national organizations regarding related issues;
• Serve on/participate in University and Library committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate;
• Engage in scholarly/creative/professional activity as appropriate;
• Provide instruction to distance learners by travel to other campuses or via teleconferencing tools;
• Some evening and weekend work is required.

University of the Pacific is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression or mental or physical disability.

Basic Qualifications • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or international equivalent;
• Academic degree in engineering, computer science, natural sciences, or physical sciences, or the demonstrated equivalent gained through experience in an academic science or engineering library;
• Minimum of one year of experience delivering education, information, and research services in
an academic or research library, or during an internship;
• Passion for quality student-centered library service informed by collaborative faculty teaching partnerships;
• Commitment to providing high-quality public service within a flexible and continually evolving academic library environment;
• Ability to apply emerging technologies to library services;
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills;
• Demonstrated creative approaches to problem solving;
• Ability to work cooperatively and to foster teamwork;
• Proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.
Additional Qualifications Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate experience delivering services in one or more of the following professional areas: instructional design, change management, electronic resources management, digital initiatives, and scholarly communication.

Planning and prioritization capabilities necessary to initiate, evaluate, and sustain evolving programmatic library liaison initiatives. Self-assurance and flexibility to find one’s feet quickly and keep one’s balance
performing a wide range of activities. Candidates who are energetic and committed to improving services will do well in this position. Initiative and the desire to define their own role is encouraged, as well as the ability to view challenges as opportunities. A broad range of intellectual interests is helpful.

Physical Requirements Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking (or “•walking across campus,” if applicable), climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
Special Instructions Apply online by submitting application materials including letter of application, resume, and the name, address, and contact information of three current references online through People Admin(https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/6783). Anticipated starting date will be: 5/15/2016. Priority will be given to applications received by 3/21/2016. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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