Thursday, February 7, 2008

Subject & Instruction Librarian – Engineering

The Washington University Libraries in St. Louis are seeking an innovative and progressively minded individual with a strong aptitude for teaching and instruction to serve as the Subject & Instruction Librarian for the Washington University School of Engineering. The individual in this position will play a critical role in creating and implementing a reference service model that meets the unique demands of Engineering faculty and students. This will include integrating library resources into academic courses within the School of Engineering and designing initiatives to assist Engineering students in further developing their information discovery and analysis skills. The Subject & Instruction Librarian for Engineering will cultivate and maintain strong relationships with Engineering faculty and students and work collaboratively with colleagues on library-wide initiatives. This position reports to the Chemistry & Engineering Librarian.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: MLS from an ALA accredited institution, coursework or a degree in one of several areas (engineering, biological, physical sciences, education or instructional technologies), or an undergraduate degree in another discipline with demonstrated experience serving a similar user population. The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to proactive library services, instruction and outreach; an ability to initiate, plan, and implement projects both independently and as a member of a team; and an ability to embrace change and tolerate ambiguity. Strong teaching, interpersonal communication and outreach skills are essential. Highly Desired: Technology skills including web page development and use of Web 2.0 technologies, especially as they relate to enhanced course instruction. This position is considered entry-level; recent MLS graduates or MLS students having completed a substantial portion of their MLS curriculum are encouraged to apply.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Washington University Libraries include the recently renovated John M. Olin Library and 12 school and departmental libraries, holding over 3.6 million volumes and extensive electronic and unique collections. The Libraries are members of the Association of Research Libraries, the MOBIUS consortium, and the Greater Western Library Alliance. The University is in a desirable neighborhood in the St. Louis metropolitan area, with convenient transportation, affordable housing, and numerous cultural venues nearby. For more information about the University and its libraries see: and
To apply visit Attach a letter of application, resume, and the names of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire. Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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