Science Liaison Librarian, Reference and Instructional Services, University of Delaware Library — Newark, DE

Science Liaison Librarian, Reference and Instructional Services
University of Delaware Library
Job ID: 104437

Deadline: To ensure consideration apply by April 7, 2017

Pay Grade: 29E – 30E

Description: The University of Delaware Library seeks a creative and dynamic individual for the position of Science Liaison Librarian to join a team of colleagues in the delivery of excellent and responsive research, information and instructional services. This position reports to the Head, Reference and Instructional Services Department.

The position serves as liaison to assigned communities, which will be drawn from Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and possibly other science subjects based on the successful candidatea��s qualifications and library needs. The Science Liaison Librarian has responsibility for provision of instruction, collection development and research support in the assigned subject areas. In collaboration with others, the Science Liaison Librarian also provides general reference services in person and online, including some evening and weekend hours, and provides instruction in the use and searching of electronic and traditional library resources. The position has a reporting responsibility to the Head, Collection Management and Licensed Electronic Content Department for collection-related activities. Essential responsibilities include: liaison to assigned communities with the ability to develop and sustain effective working relationships and foster collaborations and partnerships with faculty, students and administrators in assigned areas; provision of the entire range of in-person and online reference services; provision of instruction/information literacy services; building of collections that meet the research and curricular needs of undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in the sciences; development of content for assigned subject areas including course guides, subject guides and other instructional and outreach materials; and active engagement in professional development and other scholarly activities.

Qualifications: ALA accredited graduate library degree and an undergraduate degree involving biology or chemistry; or an advanced degree in chemistry with relevant work experience in an academic or research library. Appointment will be made at the Assistant Librarian level if the candidate has up to 3 years of professional experience, or at the Senior Assistant Librarian level if the candidate has 3-8 years of professional experience in an academic or research library. Knowledge of information sources related to biological sciences and chemistry research. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively. Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population. Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal communication and public presentation skills. Strong commitment to service excellence. Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work successfully in a complex, dynami c environment with competing demands. Ability to design and create web-based materials. Demonstrated knowledge of and enthusiasm for the integration of new technologies into the delivery of information services. Commitment to professional growth.

Preferred: Experience teaching and integrating information literacy skills and concepts into science classes using appropriate technologies. Collection development experience in an academic or research library. Knowledge of the unique information needs of scientists. Awareness of emerging trends in science librarianship. Knowledge of learning management systems and distance education.

General Information: The University of Delaware has a long tradition of excellence beginning in 1743 and extending to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. The University provides a broad range of academic programs at the undergraduate, master, and doctoral levels. There are over 1,100 full-time faculty and 4,000 staff serving a student body of over 21,000. The beautiful 970 acre main campus in Newark, Delaware, is centrally located within one hour of Philadelphia and two hours from New York and Washington, DC.

The University of Delaware Library is committed to student success, scholarly research and inclusive excellence. The Library is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. The Library collaborates with strategic campus partners to achieve these priorities, as well as with national professional organizations including the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, OCLC Research Partnership, SPARC, HathiTrust, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and the ACRL Diversity Alliance. More information about the Library is available at

Appointment: Appointment expected at the rank of Assistant Librarian, pay grade 29E (less than 3 years professional experience), or Senior Assistant Librarian, pay grade 30E (3-8 years professional experience). This position is part of the librarian career ladder governed by the University of Delaware Library Rank and Promotion System that guides professional development and advancement.

How To Apply
When applying please submit a one-page cover letter and your resume as one document. Also, please remember to provide names, addresses and telephone number of at least three references in the online application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

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