Science Librarian

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  • Job Number:519556
  • Classification:Term Assistant Professor (F9)
  • Grade:UNAC Grade 30
  • Work type:Faculty Full-time, On Campus
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Rasmuson Library
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Education/Instructional, Library/Physical/Social Sciences

Position Summary:

The Elmer E. Rasmuson Library seeks a Science Librarian to work with our dynamic team at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. The candidate will serve as a liaison to science faculty and students on campus to ensure use of the library’s collections and to determine student and faculty information needs.

Duties:

1Collection 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
2Teaching 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
3Reference 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
5Service to library, university and library professional communities: Serve on standing and ad hoc library, university and professional committees.Essential

The candidate will collaborate with the Collections Development Librarian on acquisition and de-acquisition of materials and budget allocation for collections. The candidate will also serve as teaching faculty, developing curriculum for core LS101: Library Information and Research courses and specialized training sessions as needed.

Candidates will need to demonstrate outstanding communication skills to serve on library, university and professional committees; and to collaborate effectively with library staff and Faculty. This position calls for a professional, high-energy Science Librarian for the 21st century, to provide information resource support to an outstanding science research university.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

Required:

Science/teaching/outreach/MLIS
Demonstrated interests in the sciences.
2 plus years of library work experience
Experience in library outreach
Experience in teaching
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

Preferred:
Experience working in academic library
Experience with library collection development in an academic environment, particularly in the sciences
Outreach or instruction to library patrons using science resources.

TYPICAL EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of 2 years of academic library work experience.

REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING:

Required Experience and Qualifications:

Masters degree from an ALA accredited program in Library and Information Studies, or equivalent degree from a foreign institution.
Demonstrated interest in the sciences.
2 + years of library work experience
Experience in library outreach
Experience in teaching
Knowledge of contemporary theories and techniques in developing and analyzing academic library collections.
Ability to act as liaison for and to collaborate with university faculty.
Demonstrated knowledge of new trends in 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


Preferred:
Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field.
Experience working in academic library
Experience with library collection development in an academic environment, particularly in the sciences
Outreach or instruction to library patrons using science resources.

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.

Assignment Information:
Term-funded, Assistant Professor rank, Full-Time, 9 months per year (mid-August to mid-May) and full employee benefits package (https://www.alaska.edu/jobs/benefits/) Faculty salaries are subject to negotiations with the hiring supervisor (dean, director) and hiring authority (provost, chancellor), and based on the CIP/discipline as well as the current faculty salary market.

Please attach the following to complete your application:
Resume or Vita
Cover letter detailing qualifications for this position
3 professional employment references to include names, professional relationship, address and contact phone number. 

To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55pm Alaska Standard time on June 5, 2022.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

UAF COVID Requirements:

Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.

*Employees based on UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.

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: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

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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