Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Science & Engineering Librarian

The University of Texas at Arlington
The Science and Engineering Librarian

Monthly salary: $ 3833 negotiable depending on qualifications.

Purpose of position: The Science/Engineering Librarian serves as liaison to assigned departments within the Colleges of Science and Engineering; contribute to and supports the Library's mission to foster and promote quality learning, teaching, and research.

Essential functions: Serves as subject liaison for promotion and outreach of library services and resources for the departments of biology, mathematics, computer science, materials science and electrical engineering. Provides general reference while maintaining a service desk area, also provides complex and/or consultative reference research assistance in assigned subject areas including virtual reference. Maintains collection development management of the reference collection of assigned subject areas in both print and digital formats including grant resources. Creates and delivers innovative instruction sessions using current and evolving technologies and active learning strategies that support classroom/online learning. Develops subject and topical web-based guides of general and specialized library resources, including course guides in collaboration with teaching faculty in assigned subject areas. Maintains knowledge of and engages in the efforts to promote scholarly communication, open access and digital repositories. Assists in coverage of the circulation desk due to a combined service point. Attends training/professional seminars at the local, regional, and national levels to maintain knowledge of current issues in academic librarianship.

Marginal/Incidental functions: Serves on departmental, library and university committees and task forces as appropriate. Other functions as assigned.

Required qualifications: Master's degree in library or information science from an American Library Association accredited program. Knowledge of technology in the design and delivery of research services and instruction. Current knowledge of print and electronic resources and collection management techniques. Knowledge of the research process and evolving models and practices of scholarly communication. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in teams and in a culturally diverse and changing environment. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated organizational and time management skills. Competency with MS Outlook; MS Office; Windows Operating System and file management.

Preferred qualifications: Public service experience in an academic library. Experience providing effective reference service and library instruction to a diverse community of users. Experience with collection management in one of the assigned subject areas. Creativity and experience designing instructional and informational materials, both in print and online. Experience with bibliographic management software, specifically Refworks. Experience with course management software such as WebCT or Blackboard. Knowledge of current trends and practices in GIS. Knowledge of circulation duties using an integrated library system. Additional degree in a relevant discipline.

Working conditions: May work around standard office conditions. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Lifting and moving. Security Sensitive; criminal background check conducted.

Applicants MUST apply online at www.uta.edu/jobs. For questions and assistance, call 817-272-3461. This job may close at any time. Please check www.uta.edu/jobs for a list of currently open positions. UTA is an EO/AA employer.

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