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Instruction and Research Librarian, STEM

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Position Details

Position Title Instruction and Research Librarian, STEM
Position Status Full-Time

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The Instruction and Research Librarian, STEM, is responsible for providing specialized information, research resources and instruction to all students (on-campus and online) with a major focus on those involved in the STEM studies and the College of Nursing by incorporating information literacy concepts, creating authentic library learning experiences (physical and online), and working with the university’s faculty and staff to articulate the Library’s impact on student success.

Responsibilities

Responsible to model the University Mission through dedicated job performance, service excellence to constituencies, respectful collaboration, and active support of the University’s Mission and Catholic and Lasallian higher education.

-Support and promote the Library Vision, offering diverse and dynamic resources and collections to its learning community in the spirit of academic inquiry and civic engagement.
-Act as liaison for the STEM related fields of study, the College of Nursing and specific academic departments including (but not limited to) Biological and Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Technology, health sciences and other departments as assigned.
-Provide and promote specialized library instruction services to the students and faculty in areas connected to STEM studies, the College of Nursing and other departments as assigned.
-Provide research services (responding to in-person, telephone, virtual and electronic inquiries) to all University Community members, with specialized research consultations for STEM studies, the College of Nursing and other departments as assigned.
-Under the direction of the Head of Library Instruction and Research Services and the Library Director, and in conjunction with library staff, and the staff of other university units, assist in long-range planning of library services.
-Under the direction of the Head of Library Instruction and Research Services and the Library Director, assist in the creation and implementation of library policies, procedures and workflow documentation.

Assist in special projects and/or activities. In the continued effort to provide uniform services to all members of the Lewis University Community, Librarian positions will require some, or all of the following job duties (as assigned by the Library Administration):
-Fulfills all liaison responsibilities established by Library Administration and as assigned by the Director.
-Night and/or weekend shifts (including overnight hours during “Super Study” programming).
-Facilitation of Library Instruction for on-campus and on-line courses
-Support of the Library and University’s online space (course management system, mobile Library application, online research guides, online presence for specific courses, library digitization initiatives, etc).
-Professional Development activities, including participation in state, regional and/or country-wide professional library associations
-Library marketing and campus outreach including liaison duties with academic departments and/or colleges, and/or programs
-Experience with library assessment in an academic environment
-Travel to all Lewis University satellite campuses; to provide seamless library resources for all University members

-Other duties as assigned by the Library Director and/or Head of Library Instruction and Research Services.

Minimum Qualifications

One to three years of academic library experience. Recent graduates with an MLS/MLIS from ALA-accredited institution will also be considered. Intimate knowledge of existing resources and current trends in programs involving STEM (Biological and Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Technology) and health sciences areas of study. Strong interest in working with students, faculty and staff. Commitment to creating and providing user-centered library services, specifically regarding library instruction services. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality and inclusiveness in support of the Lewis University Mission. Ability to demonstrate flexibility to adapt to new technologies and change. Computer application knowledge and experience, a demonstrated high level of proficiency in various computer operating systems, the MSOffice Suite, assessment tools, etc. Demonstrated ability to lead complex projects

Preferred Qualifications

Second language. Second Master’s degree in any of the following fields: STEM (Biological and Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Technology, etc.) or health sciences areas of study. Experience with library assessment in an academic environment. Demonstrated ability to multitask, prioritize, and work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced work environment. Able to research emerging technologies for deployment of library services. Must be able to take initiative and see projects through independently. Ability to demonstrate flexibility to adapt to new technologies and change.

Essential Duties
Work hours

Full-time

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S00083
Posting Date 08/12/2016
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents