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Position Opening - Science Librarian, Downtown Campus Library, West Virginia University 

West Virginia University Libraries seek applications and nominations for a Science Librarian to join the research services team in the Downtown Campus Library.

We are looking for an energetic, innovative, and adaptable librarian to actively engage with faculty, students and staff in disciplines in the sciences, including chemistry, physics, biology, forensic sciences, geology/geography, and mathematics. The librarian will develop strong collaborative relationships and serve as an authoritative resource for research and teaching support.  They will design and deliver creative and responsive library services and programs in their assigned disciplines, and they will collaborate with colleagues within the libraries and with campus partners to plan and implement library initiatives that advance the goals of the WVU campus community.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited Master’s degree
  • Knowledge of emerging research service trends
  • Strong commitment to user services
  • Ability to support research and information needs in collaboration with faculty, staff, and students
  • Excellent presentation and technology skills for effective teaching
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Degree or experience in a field appropriate to the position
  • Experience with cutting-edge technologies and their applications in libraries and higher education

We welcome beginning or early career librarians and will fill this position at the rank of Staff Librarian or Assistant University Librarian. Rank and salary are dependent upon post-MLS experience and credentials. Librarians at WVU hold non-tenured faculty appointments, and a record of job performance, professional development/research, and service is required for reappointment and promotion in rank. All librarians are members of the Library Faculty Assembly and participate in the professional life of this organization.

Application Instructions:
Please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of 3 professional references. Review of applications will begin October 21, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

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As an integral part of a land-grant institution, West Virginia University Libraries serve the university community, with an enrollment of approximately 30,000 students, and state residents. The library system is composed of the Downtown Campus Library, Charles C. Wise Jr. Library, Evansdale Library, Health Sciences Library, West Virginia and Regional History Center, and libraries at Potomac State College and West Virginia Institute of Technology. Onsite collections include more than 2.5 million books, 740K+ eBooks, and over 90,000 online journals. WVU Libraries belong to the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI) and the Greater Western Library Association (GWLA).
Read more at: http://library.wvu.edu

Located in the scenic rolling hills of Morgantown, WV, West Virginia University is a land-grant institution and the state’s flagship university. It is ranked as an R1 Research University (Highest Research Activity) in the 2018 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is also among the top public universities in U.S. News and World Reports Best Colleges. It is a vibrant campus of 14 colleges and schools offering 350+ bachelors, masters, doctoral, and professional degree programs.

Meeting the needs of today's professional couples is a critical factor in WVU's success in recruiting and retaining new faculty and senior staff. Our Dual Career Program assists couples in your employment search. WVU belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Please visit https://careers.wvu.edu/career-opportunities/dual-career-program and https://www.hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-ohio/ for more information and job postings. Reimbursement for moving expensesis available.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.