Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Science Librarian - Wesleyan University, Olin Library

Science Librarian - Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. Reporting to the University Librarian, this position is responsible for the provision of library services and resources to undergraduates, graduate students and faculty in the sciences, and for the management of the Science Library, a separate facility that operates independently from—but closely with—other libraries at Wesleyan. Responsibilities: Manages the Science Library, supervising one FTE bargaining unit staff person and working collaboratively with them to ensure that the library functions smoothly and effectively. Serves as liaison to faculty in mathematics and the sciences, working closely with them to improve library services for the sciences and encouraging input into library initiatives which will impact faculty and students. Provides reference service to users of the Science Library and, as a member of the regular Olin reference desk rotation, to general library users. Reference work may involve some weekend or evening hours. Provides group and individual instruction on library resources and services to undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and visiting researchers in the sciences. Manages science collections and information resources, selecting materials to be added to the Science collection and working with faculty to determine which materials might be withdrawn from the collection when necessary. Works closely with faculty, students, ITS Academic Computing Managers, and other campus constituencies to support research and other initiatives involving the sciences. Initiates, plans and implements renovation, stacks maintenance and other Science Library facilities projects. Participates in the management of the Wesleyan University Library via membership in standing library committees and other responsibilities. Serves on University committees and projects. Contributes to the profession by participation in regional and national library organizations. Minimum qualifications: MLS degree from an accredited library school and three to five years’ experience as a librarian providing reference service in the natural or physical sciences; strong service orientation; commitment to working in a diverse community; demonstrated ability to work in a team-based and collegial environment; and knowledge of scientific publishing practices and current trends in scholarly communication. Preferred qualifications: A masters’ degree or doctorate in mathematics or one of the natural or physical sciences strongly preferred. Significant experience providing individual and group instruction in the use of scientific and general library databases. Collection management experience in an academic library. For more information and to apply: