Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Science Collections Librarian - Tisch Library, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Science Collections Librarian - Tisch Library, Tufts University, Medford, MA. Description: Tisch Library supports Tufts School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering, providing the services and resources to assist members of the Tufts community in their teaching, learning and research. Tisch Library provides collections, expertise, and technology-rich environments to support the creation and dissemination of scholarship. The Collections department is responsible for building collections in all formats to meet the teaching and research needs of the schools. The department also provides leadership regarding the changing scholarly communications landscape and educates the community on intellectual property issues. Responsible for collection development and management for science departments: Selects materials in all formats, except videos; Monitors science account funds and creates annual budget allocations; Monitors science approval plans; Monitors serials holdings, both print and electronic; Conducts faculty outreach to science departments, working with research & instruction librarian colleagues; Collaborates with the librarian for engineering and the medical and veterinary libraries on joint purchases to support STEM; Selects science print materials for digitization; Develops and maintains science web pages; Analyses usage statistics for science resources; Processes sciences gifts; Reviews science materials in need of binding. Scholarly Communications Coordinator: Designs and leads workshops on scholarly communications topics for staff, faculty and students across A,S&E, including intellectual property (authors rights, copyright/fair use) and current and emerging publishing trends; Provides training and current awareness service on scholarly communications topics for Tisch Library staff, including intellectual property issues related to open data, open educational materials, and digitization efforts; Acts as the point person for staff, faculty and student queries regarding intellectual property (authors rights, copyright/fair use); Serves on the ULC Scholarly Communications Team. Gifts Coordinator: Coordinates gift processing with other Collections Librarians and the Manager of Acquisitions; Special projects and other duties as assigned, including service on appropriate Tisch, ULC and BLC teams; Serve 2 hours a week on the Reference Desk. Qualifications: Minimum Required Experience, Education, Background, and Certifications/Licenses; MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution OR demonstrated equivalent through significant advanced degree, e.g., PhD, and library experience in collections; 1-3 years collection development experience in an academic library; A deep understanding of the research, literature and information sources in the sciences; Experience with developing collections budgets and budget projections; Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly publishing and their ramifications on collections business models and licenses; Course work or 1-3 years experience with scholarly communication topics; Demonstrated collaboration skills and ability to work across organizational boundaries; Additional Preferred Experience, Education, etc.; Graduate course work or an additional degree in the sciences. "An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer." Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement. Tufts University non-discrimination statement. Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville. Schedule: Full-time. Apply Here: