Friday, March 17, 2006

General Science Librarian

General Science Librarian - Kline Science Library, Yale University. Rank: LI. $23.95/hr. Work Schedule: 15 hours per week. The science libraries include the Kline Science Library, Sterling Chemistry Library, the Engineering and Applied Science Library, the Forestry and Environmental Sciences Library, the Geology Library, and the Mathematics Library. For additional information, you may view the Yale University Science Libraries web site: RESPONSIBILITIES: Serves as a member of an information services team providing information services in a distributed, innovative, and technologically sophisticated environment utilizing the Yale University Library Online Catalog, various local and remote information databases, and a superb historical paper-based collection. Provides reference desk and online reference assistance; in-depth research assistance; and library-based critical thinking instruction. Serves as the Science Libraries' instruction coordinator, as well as a member of the library-wide Instruction Group. Participates in special projects that may include: Collection management (i.e. e-journal analysis for migration to a more paperless environment, stacks analysis and planning for transfers to our off-site shelving facility, and coordinating our journal exchange titles); Preservation initiatives; and web maintenance (using Dreamweaver). QUALIFICATIONS: MLS from an ALA-accredited library school. Educational background in the chemical, physical, or life sciences. Experience with electronic information formats and familiarity with use and application of microcomputers. Excellent oral and written communication skills. The ability to work collegially in small group and team environments. Preferred: Minimum two years of relevant experience; educational background in the chemical or physical sciences; commitment to public service in a science library environment; an interest in keeping abreast of new developments in information technology and services for the sciences. Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references should be mailed to: Sharon Tarascio, Human Resources Coordinator; Yale University Library; P.O. Box 208240, New Haven, CT 06520; fax: (203) 432-1806. Submissions via email are also welcomed and can be sent as a Word attachment to Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.