San José State University
San José, California
ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION AVAILABILITY
Subject to budgetary approval
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Librarian
Job Opening ID (JOID): 22718
Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian (Tenure track)
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. University Library seeks an innovative and creative student centered librarian to provide leadership in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Librarianship. The STEM librarian will collaborate with faculty, library staff, and campus staff on the development of innovative services and support for instruction and research. With increased numbers of students enrolling in STEM classes, a top priority will be support for the College of Science and the College of Engineering.
• MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent.
• Coursework or library experience in any STEM area providing reference, information literacy, consultation, or liaison services
• Experience creating instructional and information materials such as online tutorials, surveys, and guides
• Potential for scholarly research leading to publication in peer-reviewed venues and/or other professional achievement
• Awareness of and sensitivity to the educational needs of a diverse population, gained through cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience and applied to ensuring user-centered services, systems, and programs
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with outside organizations, staff, teaching faculty, and students in a team-based organization and a rapidly changing information environment
• Experience with Learning Management Systems
• Experience providing instruction and applying information literacy concepts, such as developing learning outcomes and designing assessment techniques
• Knowledge of copyright and fair use principles as they relate to online and distance learning.
• Experience consulting with instructors and other academic support staff related to course and assignment design
• Demonstrated ability to effectively organize work assignments, set priorities and make decisions.
• Demonstrated competence and facility with instruction and information technologies
• Experience developing and managing STEM collections in all formats
• Support student learning across the various science/engineering/math disciplines by working with faculty to facilitate the effective use of curriculum-specific information resources and to embed information literacy into instruction
• Develop appropriate materials to support student success including digital learning objects for online learners
• Support faculty research and establish close relationships with department faculty members through active liaison work
• Promote interest and success in the STEM classes
• Develop and deliver digital learning objects to support curriculum and create tools, modules, and user guides for online learners
• Participate in multidisciplinary teams, library governance, professional development activities, and university service
• Identify and support the information needs and learning preferences of a diverse student population – including age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation
• Support and promote open access and the scholarly communication initiatives of the University
• Support and promote the University’s Affordable Learning Initiative which seeks to utilize freely available library and open resources as an alternative to expensive textbooks
• Build a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement to fulfill the University requirements for retention, tenure, and promotion
• Assist with development and implementation of assessment initiatives aimed at improving student learning, services, and collections
• Participate in and represent the library in outreach activities which include workshops, orientations, tours, and other events
• Provide reference and research services in a variety of formats
• Provide instruction and develop appropriate instructional materials for both in person and online classes
• Evaluate, deselect, and develop appropriate collections in the assigned areas
• Stay current and actively involved with developments in the library profession
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: Summer 2014; earlier start is possible.
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of interests/philosophy and research plans by November 1, 2013 to:
Ms. Lauren Andersen
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192 – 0085
Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence. Note that official transcripts of terminal degree and three recent, original letters of reference are required for appointment.
Ruth E. Kifer, Dean, University Library, invites you to contact us with your questions at (408) 808-2126 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit our websites at http://www.sjsu.edu and http://www.library.sjsu.edu. For information on faculty retention, tenure and promotion, see the SJSU Academic Senate policy S98-8 at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/s98-8.htm.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library at San José State University is recognized as an innovative shared facility combining a large academic library (with a collection of over one million items) and a major downtown public library. This facility uses a merged service model to support the lifelong learning needs of academic and public library users. The University Library’s strategic plan is to build a digital library which will “aggressively increase access, creation, and use of digital collections,” and “will creatively utilize innovative technologies to provide the University and the broader community with a 21st century library environment, both physical and digital.”
San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 945,942), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 29,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.
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