Science Librarian

Position Information

Position Information

Present Position Number FP172W
Role Code Title Prof/Lecturer/11-12Mth
Position Title Science Librarian
Position Summary

William & Mary Libraries is seeking a creative, collaborative, and proactive Science Librarian. The Science Librarian is a member of the Research Department at Earl Gregg Swem Library, and will cultivate partnerships that help the library understand and respond to student and faculty informational needs. The position serves as liaison to the sciences including chemistry, biology, physics, geology, and applied sciences.

A critical aspect of this position requires that the librarian be a strong presence in the campus science community, building and maintaining close relationships with faculty and students in order to meet their teaching, learning, research, and publication needs. The science librarian will provide direct support for teaching and learning by providing instruction sessions, workshops, web-based guides and tutorials, and targeted research services, through individual and group consultations. S/he will also participate in collection development with responsibility for building and maintaining strong collections that reflect research and curricular needs.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to build expertise as part of William & Mary Libraries’ effort to advance scholarly communication and data management services; therefore, the successful candidate should have an interest in the extensive scholarly communications landscape including digital publishing, open access platforms, open educational resources, open data, copyright, and related intellectual property issues.

Librarians play a key role in the educational mission of William & Mary by establishing strong relationships with faculty and students, and connecting them to the services, content, and tools that meet their research, teaching, and learning needs. They participate in Library-wide committees and in professional activities outside of W&M, and monitor developments and best practices in academic librarianship.

This position is suited for a beginning or early career librarian, and will be supported and encouraged to participate in relevant professional development opportunities related to science librarianship.

Required Qualifications

•ALA accredited master’s degree in library and information science (conferred prior to appointment)
•Experience offering public services in a library
•Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

•Academic degree in a Science discipline.
•Experience delivering Instruction and research services in the sciences
•Knowledge of scholarly communication issues;
•Evidence of faculty collaboration.

Advertised Pay Range Up to $51,700, commensurate with experience
Department Swem Library Operating - 361000
Location William & Mary
University Salary Range

U10
Job Open Date 08/24/2017
Review Begin Date 09/07/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Employment Category Professional FT
Position Term 12-Month
Special Application Instructions
Conditions of Employment:

This is an exempt position. This position may require additional hours beyond the typical work week, to include occasional overnight and weekend work as needed to meet the business needs of the operation.

EEO Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Background Check Statement

The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * In one paragraph please answer how you would promote and enhance diversity & inclusion as part of W&M Libraries.

    (Open Ended Question)

Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc
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