Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Subject & Instruction Librarian - Engineering

The Washington University Libraries in St. Louis are seeking an innovative and progressively minded individual with a strong emphasis in teaching and instruction to serve as the Subject & Instruction Librarian for the Washington University School of Engineering.  The Subject & Instruction Librarian for Engineering will develop, implement, and deliver a wide range of innovative programs for both undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Engineering.  Specific responsibilities include designing user education initiatives to assist Engineering students in further developing their information literacy skills;  integrating library resources into academic courses within the School of Engineering; creating and implementing a reference service model that meets the unique demands of  Engineering faculty and students; and  assisting the Engineering Librarian with collection development duties.  The Subject & Instruction Librarian for Engineering will cultivate and maintain strong relationships with Engineering faculty and students and will work collaboratively with other librarians on library-wide initiatives.  This position reports to Chemistry Librarian & Senior Engineering Librarian for Collections.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Required:  MLS from ALA accredited library school.  Preferred:  Undergraduate degree in one of two areas a) engineering, biological or physical sciences or b)  education or educational instructional technologies.  An undergraduate degree in another area may be considered with extensive equivalent experience serving a similar user population.  Sound understanding of major issues confronting research libraries including scholarly communication, open access, e-Reseach/e-Science to name a few.  Strong teaching, interpersonal, and communication skills.  Strong technology skills including web page development and Web 2.0 technologies.  Ability to utilize state-of-the-art technologies to enhance course instruction.  Strong commitment to proactive library services and instruction.  Ability to initiate, plan, and implement projects both independently and as a member of a team.  Ability to deal with a rapidly changing environment.  Ability to think ahead and anticipate problems before they arise. 

GENERAL INFORMATION: Washington University Libraries include the recently renovated John M. Olin Library and 12 school and departmental libraries and hold 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: http://www.wustl.edu and http://library.wustl.edu.

For information on how to apply, see: https://jobs.wustl.edu/.  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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