Science Librarian

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Classification:Term Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 30
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Rasmuson Library
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Education/Instructional, Library/Physical/Social Sciences

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Fairbanks, Rasmuson Library seeks a Science Librarian. This position serves the leading research university in Alaska, and requires an independent, out-going self-starter who is attentive to detail, and who is dedicated to meeting the science information needs of UAF science faculty, staff and students.


15Reference and Research: Provide reference and research services both in-person and online as required. Actively collaborate with other library reference personnel to ensure high quality reference and research support services, through participating in and providing professional development opportunities.Essential
30Teaching and Bibliographic Instruction: Teach two or more sections of the university's Library Science 101 core course each year, including on-going, collaborative curriculum development. Teach course-integrated instruction sessions upon request of faculty members. Collaborating with other library faculty and staff, provide specialized instruction sessions to promote library resources and services, and create library awareness among university community members. Instruction may require online, synchronous or asynchronous, or in-person teaching, as needed.Essential
5Service to library, university and library professional communities: Serve on standing and ad hoc library, university and professional committees.Essential
50Collection Development and Liaison Responsibilities: As the university's Science Librarian, represent the Rasmuson Library to UAF's faculty, staff and students, providing instruction, outreach, and collection management services related to science information resources. Work collaboratively with members of other library units (for example: acquisitions, circulation, library systems, Interlibrary Loan and special collections) to acquire and make available both print and online library information resources in the sciences. Work with Collection Development and Engagement Librarian to assess collections, allocate budget and promote library resources and services.Essential


Experience with library collection development in an academic environment.
Knowledge of contemporary theories and techniques in developing and analyzing academic library collections.
Knowledge of the scholarly communication process.
Demonstrated knowledge of new and emerging library information technologies.
Demonstrated knowledge of integrated library systems and information databases.
Evidence of ability to work independently and collaboratively as both a team member and a team leader.
Evidence of excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Evidence of ability to use information technologies for effective communication and work productivity.
Experience in teaching.
Interest in the sciences.

Experience in library collection development in the sciences.
Outreach or instruction to library patrons using science resources.


Minimum of 2 years of academic library work experience.


Required: MLS or MLIS from ALA-accredited program, or equivalent degree from a foreign institution.

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field.

Required Application Materials:

Cover Letter, resume and three Professional References.  

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the close date of November 15, 2021 11:55pm Alaska Standard Time as well as the required application Materials.  


Union Representation:

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

Term Position: This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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