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Type P
Entered 11/17/2017
Company University of Rochester - Rochester, NY
Position Science & Engineering Outreach Librarian
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URL https://www.higheredjobs.com/admin/details.cfm?JobCode=176610019&Title=Science%20%26%20Engineering%2
The River Campus Libraries (RCL) is seeking a creative, collaborative librarian to join the team in the Science and Engineering Libraries. This role supports the scholarly pursuits of the faculty and students in: Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Digital Media Studies. The work of these departments involves code, online technologies, physical computing (arduino, sensors, raspberry pi, etc.), high tech tools (3D printing, makerspace tools, etc.) and creative applications of new media of all varieties; a keen interest and aptitude in these areas is an asset. Key responsibilities include: building strong relationships with faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and with partners across the institution; collaborating with faculty in support of learning and research; providing face-to-face and virtual reference and research consultation; fostering a dynamic research environment that encourages inquiry, critical thinking, and creativity; and developing high quality collections.

Areas of Responsibility:

Support for Research and Scholarship: 35%

Provides expert research consultation and discovery services
Applies subject and disciplinary knowledge to foster relationships with students and faculty
Explores obstacles and gaps, and develops new initiatives in support of faculty research
Provides guidance on intellectual property and copyright matters

Support for Learning and Teaching: 35%

Works with faculty to develop timely, targeted, and curriculum-integrated library instruction and support
Designs, teaches, and assesses instruction sessions and learning tools
Discovers, shares, and creates open educational resources
Works with faculty to identify and integrate appropriate information resources in the curriculum
Assists students in locating appropriate scholarly resources related to course assignments and research

Scholarly Resources Management: 20%

Collaborates with Scholarly Resources Management staff and the Science and Engineering team to develop high quality digital and print collections to support program and research needs
Continually assesses journal database subscriptions; works closely with constituencies to ensure that library resources are meeting their needs
Participates in ongoing collection assessment and management activities
Monitors collection development funds in assigned areas
Collaborates with the Data and Research Impact Librarian to provide data management and research impact support

Miscellaneous Duties: 10%

Maintains currency with library functions, resources, practices and procedures, and technologies
Participates in and contributes towards River Campus Libraries and University committees, meetings, and events
Maintains professional collaborations with River Campus Libraries colleagues and other campus constituencies
Contributes to the profession through active participation in conferences, associations, research, writing, etc.
Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications & Competencies:

Specific to the position:
Post-graduate degree in library and information science from an A.L.A.-accredited institution
A strong, demonstrated service ethic and customer-centered thinking
Demonstrated ability to promote and deliver research and instruction services with creativity
Superior interpersonal skills and ability to form strong connections with faculty and students
Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills
Willingness to explore the use of new technology in support of effectively achieving goals with a high tolerance for risk and failure
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
Self-starter who is comfortable with ambiguity
Strong commitment to diversity

Preferred Qualification & Competencies:

Advanced degree or coursework in one or more fields related to this position
An interest in and aptitude for exploring new technologies, makerspace tools, and innovations in physical computing
Experience working in an academic library