|Back to Jobs Page|
|Company||Holy Names University - Oakland, CA|
|Position||Librarian for Research and Instruction (Math & Science)|
|Holy Names University is seeking an experienced academic librarian to undertake a variety of responsibilities including instruction, reference, outreach, and technology services as a full-time member of our team.
The Librarian for Research and Instruction will serve as a liaison to the Math & Sciences Division, as well as the graduate Nursing Department, cultivating strong collaborative relationships with teaching faculty; maintaining an understanding of the university's research and teaching programs; promoting library activities within the HNU community; and collaborating on campus-centered and university-wide cooperative initiatives to deliver timely and effective services.
The right candidate will be energetic and enthusiastic, passionate about student learning, and ready to be an integral part of our diverse and unique academic community.
Who we are:
HNU is a progressive, inclusive, and rigorous academic community offering a liberal arts and professional education in Oakland, California, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States.
We prepare students to think critically and imaginatively, to understand and employ various modes of knowledge, to communicate clearly and persuasively, and to promote the common good. Paul J. Cushing Library serves an essential role on campus, providing information literacy instruction and research resources to students, faculty, and staff.
What will you do at Holy Names University?
Your role will vary as you work alongside the other members of the library team, partner with various academic departments, and support the University's mission.
Once you're here, you will:
Lead classes and workshops for students and faculty on information and how it is used;
Help coordinate and implement a programmatic instruction strategy for achieving the University's information literacy learning outcomes;
Consult with students on their research projects and teach them how to navigate information resources;
Teach students how to critically evaluate the world of information around them;
Serve as the subject liaison to faculty and students in the Math & Sciences Division, as well as the Nursing Department, providing expertise in the development and assessment of library services.
Lead development on behalf of the Math & Sciences Division, as well as the Nursing Department, to enhance the library's collection of print and electronic materials;
Engage outreach initiatives that further information literacy integration into an undergraduate life sciences curriculum;
Promote the library as a creative and productive space for students on campus and online;
Work side-by-side with faculty to better understand their curriculum and to support their needs;
Track the use of library resources to shed light on emerging patterns and trends in information use.
Represent the library at a variety of committee meetings, campus events and student orientations;
Collaborate with peers at the regional, state, and national level
We are looking for candidates who have:
Provided reference and instruction services in an academic library setting;
Experience developing and assessing learning outcomes for information literacy instruction;
Demonstrated familiarity with current life sciences information resources in an academic or research library.
Experience using and managing electronic resources, such as LibGuides, scholarly article databases, and integrated library systems;
Experience working with qualitative and/or quantitative data sets
Strong time management and project management skills;
A willingness to take on different responsibilities and roles as circumstances require;
A strong sense of camaraderie and an excitement to work in partnership with colleagues, faculty, and students.
Ability to work Saturdays
Experience and Education Required:
Holy Names University is interested in candidates with at least two years of academic library experience, particularly in reference and instruction. Instruction experience should include designing, implementing, and assessing information literacy instruction at the college level.
Candidates are required to have a master's degree in library and information sciences (MLIS) or equivalent. An undergraduate or higher degree in the life sciences OR two years working experience as a life sciences librarian in an academic or research library is preferred.
To Apply – Please submit a resume, cover letter and Holy Names University staff employment application to email@example.com