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Position Opening - Science Liaison Librarian (PT), Drexel University

Job Title:  Science Liaison Librarian (part-time)

Division:  Drexel University Libraries

Date: October 25, 2017

 

Summary

Drexel University Libraries seeks an innovative and entrepreneurial librarian with demonstrated knowledge of the sciences to serve as liaison librarian to three departments in the College of Arts & Sciences:  BEES (Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science), Mathematics, and Physics.  This position provides an exciting opportunity to build partnerships and collaborations with teaching and research faculty as well as with undergraduate and graduate students.  This is a 25-hour per week, limited term position.  

The Science Liaison Librarian will join the Liaison Librarian team, a group of 12 subject specialist librarians who work across Drexel University partnering with faculty and administrators to develop, implement, and assess instruction, consultation, and research support programs that advance the mission of the Drexel University.  

Reporting to the Director of Library Academic Partnerships, the position will be based at W.W. Hagerty Library on Drexel’s University City campus.  Regular reporting of activities and appropriate statistics is required.  Occasional evening work may be required. 

Key Responsibilities

Collaborate with faculty and staff to integrate research and information-seeking instruction into appropriate courses and curriculum to advance information and data literacy skills

  • Actively build partnerships with constituents and Libraries’ colleagues to develop programs and tools that enrich teaching, research, and scholarship in constituent disciplines.
  • Create and maintain web-based research guides, instructional objects and materials to guide students and faculty in information search and research. 
  • Provide general as well as specialized reference consultation in person, phone, email and chat
  • Participate in collaborative collection development for the University Libraries 

Required Qualifications

  • ·        ALA accredited MLS or equivalent graduate degree
  • ·        Knowledge of sciences through academic work or work experience
  • ·        Minimum one year work experience in an academic setting
  • ·        Demonstrated knowledge of science information resources and tools
  • ·        Demonstrated knowledge of pedagogy and current instructional techniques
  • ·        Demonstrated experience working in digital service environments
  • ·        Excellent communication skills 

Preferred Qualifications

  • ·        Undergraduate degree and/or graduate coursework in the sciences
  • ·        Experience working in an academic library
  • ·        Demonstrated knowledge of research trends in sciences
  • ·        Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in higher education; particularly digital scholarship and scholarly communication
  • ·        Demonstrated evidence of professional development
  • ·        Demonstrated success working in a changing organization

This part-time temporary position is available immediately; hourly salary dependent upon qualifications. To be considered, please submit a letter of application and resume to libraryjobs@drexel.edu. 

Supplemental Posting Information:

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic.  

For more information about Drexel University, please visit www.drexel.edu.