Assistant Librarian - STEM Librarian
Texas Tech University
Texas Tech University (www.ttu.edu) is a tier one research university with an enrollment of over 37,000. Texas Tech is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Greater Western Library Alliance, Texshare and is a founding member of Texas Digital Libraries. The University Library (http://library.ttu.edu/) has over 2.4 million volumes and is ranked 54th among ARL Libraries.
Lubbock has a metropolitan population of over 300,000 and is the regional center for education, agriculture, health care, banking, and business. It offers a wide range of academic programs in colleges and schools, including graduate, law, and medicine. Named the Friendliest City in America, Lubbock is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States.
The Texas Tech University Libraries has an opening for a proactive, creative, and inventive Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Librarian at our fast-paced, innovative campus. The primary assignment of this tenure track position is to provide reference, instruction, and collection development in these areas. Additionally, the STEM librarian will support data and technology initiatives of the University Libraries, work closely with colleagues and students and engage in research and collaborative opportunities. While this positionís focus will be to work with faculty across the STEM disciplines, including the Whitacre College of Engineering, the TTU National Wind Institute and so on, the candidate will be encouraged to seek interdisciplinary research opportunities and connections across campus and throughout the Tech System.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Actively participate in the libraryís instruction and outreach program with a heavy emphasis on promoting information literacy to STEM related disciplines. Provide reference services in creative and innovative ways including personal contact with departments and utilizing various technology tools. Develop and maintain STEM reference materials in both print and digital forms as well as making specific recommendations to purchase research materials germane to the STEM fields. Contribute to Ask A Librarian chat service and other virtual reference services as needed. Maintain as well as enhance web-based research guides pertinent to assigned STEM areas. Contribute substantially to the planning, development and assessment of departmental policies. Participate on library committees and cross functional teams as assigned. The incumbent is also expected to engage in scholarly pursuit and other professional activities in accordance with Texas Tech Libraryís standards for promotion and tenure. Librarian is expected to participate in library, college, and university governance. The STEM librarian is also expected to remain abreast of current developments in library and information sciences and devote time to research, scholarly activity, and service to the University, the public, and the profession. New faculty benefit from the strong mentoring program developed by the University Libraries to support new faculty in tenure-track appointments in fulfilling expectations in the areas of librarianship, research, and service. The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment.
QUALIFICATIONS: Masterís degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or international equivalent.
Preferred qualifications: Undergraduate or advanced degree in a STEM field. Experience or course work in the use of reference and research tools with special emphasis in STEM fields. Evidence of a strong customer service orientation coupled with an ability to interact positively and productively in a collegial academic environment. Excellent oral and written communication skills. A general knowledge of the information needs of STEM faculty, students and staff, as well as an understanding of current trends and issues in this area, including digitization, institutional repositories and open access textbooks. Experience working in a culturally diverse environment. Evidence of ability to meet Texas Tech Librariesí requirements for promotion and tenure.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: The position is a 12-month appointment with a nationally competitive salary. Librarians and archivists have academic status and are an integral part of the academic teaching and research mission of the University. Comprehensive benefits include choice of retirement programs, including TIAA-CREF; 12-17 state holidays; developmental leave opportunities; moving allowance; and no state or local income tax.
APPLICATION INFORMATION: To apply for this position, please visit the Texas Tech University Personnel site at: http://www.texastech.edu/careers/. Select Faculty and search for 15744BR. Please fill out the electronic application and attach a cover letter indicating qualifications and interest in the position, current vita, and names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.
Texas Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans, and we consider the needs of dual career couples. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University.
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