Science Research Librarian

Organization: 
Elon University
Location (City, State): 
Elon, NC
Description: 

Position Opening:
Carol Grotnes Belk Library at Elon University invites applications for the position of Science Research Librarian. We seek a librarian who is committed to cross-functional librarianship, interested in working in a creative and collaborative library environment, and eager to engage in the daily life of the university community. The Science Research Librarian will provide dynamic and proactive expertise and leadership in meeting the information literacy, research, and curricular needs of students and teaching faculty in the sciences through the development of engaged, innovative outreach initiatives and departmental support. Librarians of all experience levels with a demonstrated willingness to cultivate expertise and maintain knowledge of trends in science librarianship are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include:
• Serves as the liaison to the following science programs, including, but not limited to, the School of Health Sciences (Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant Studies), Public Health Studies, Exercise Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Studies
• Works collaboratively with faculty librarians and teaching faculty in the sciences to develop and deliver reference and research support that enhances student learning and faculty research excellence
• Promotes, teaches, and assesses information literacy initiatives to support the curricular needs of students and faculty in the sciences
• Cultivates new models of engagement with students and faculty in the sciences while marketing library services and resources, providing instruction, and assessing the needs of the science programs
• Develops and evaluates Belk Library’s collections and resources to support student and faculty curricular and research needs in the sciences
• Builds knowledge, and maintains currency, in current and emerging trends in science librarianship including data management requirements
• As a faculty librarian, serves as a member of a collaborative cross-functional library team, shares in evening and weekend reference responsibilities, contributes to library committees and activities, and participates in local, state, regional, and national professional organizations
Required Qualifications:
• A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library, and/or information science
• Demonstrated willingness to cultivate expertise in science librarianship, including data management requirements
• Enthusiasm and interest in engaged library instruction at all levels of the curriculum
• Demonstrated ability to work successfully with others as well as independently
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
• Commitment to professional development in the areas of librarianship, professional activity, and service
Preferred Qualifications:
• Subject background in the sciences or experience with science librarianship
• Willingness to cultivate expertise in scholarly communications including research impact metrics, open access, and open educational resources

This is a 12-month, non-tenured faculty position which reports directly to the Coordinator of Library Research and Scholarly Services.

Elon University:
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered liberal arts university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon's 6,700 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across the curriculum, and for experiential learning programs in study abroad, undergraduate research, leadership, interfaith dialogue, civic engagement and community service. Elon is ranked the nation's #1 master's-level university for study abroad and is a top-producer of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Elon more than any other university in the nation for academic programs that "Focus on Student Success."
More than 425 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law. Elon's four-year graduation rate of 78 percent ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. private universities. The student-faculty ratio is 12-1, and the average class size is 20. The university's 636-acre residential campus in the Town of Elon, N.C., is consistently recognized as one of the nation's finest environments for learning. The Elon Phoenix NCAA Division I athletic program is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.

How to Apply: 

How to apply:
A letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references must be submitted through the online application system by November 16th, 2018. https://elon.peopleadmin.com/postings/5751