Agricultural Sciences and Digital Initiatives Librarian – University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

The Marston Science Library at the University of Florida seeks a creative and service-oriented liaison librarian for the agricultural sciences. The Agricultural Sciences and Digital Initiatives Librarian is a tenure track library faculty position. Responsibilities include providing reference assistance, instruction, outreach, and collection management to support programs dependent upon the agricultural sciences, as well as working closely with the Marston Science Library Chair to identify and manage digital preservation projects. A key element of the assignment is the identification of digitization initiatives related to the preservation of the agricultural record. This position is the departmental liaison for digitization and coordinates digitization projects working closely with the Digital Production Services department. The librarian works collaboratively in group efforts and maintains professional relationships with faculty, students and colleagues.

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Agricultural Sciences and Digital Initiatives Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Agricultural Sciences and Digital Initiatives Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities. The Agricultural Sciences and Digital Initiatives Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until June 2, 2014, and review of applications will begin on May 19 2014.  Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

 

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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