Tenure-Track Engineering Librarian, The Martin Luther King Jr. Library, San Jose State University, California

Job Opening ID (JOID): 23604

Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian, Tenure-track

The Martin Luther King Jr. Library seeks an innovative and creative student-centered librarian to provide leadership in the area of Engineering Librarianship. The Engineering Librarian will collaborate with faculty, library staff, and campus staff, and on the development of innovative services and support for instruction and research.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent
Experience and/or coursework in collection development, reference service/research consultation and information literacy/instruction
Potential for scholarly research and/or professional achievement
Awareness of and sensitivity to the educational needs of diverse populations, as gained through cross-cultural study, training, teaching or other comparable experiences, for the provision of user-centered services, systems and programs
Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to plan, design and implement innovative projects or services, including community outreach programs
Experience and/or coursework incorporating current and emerging technologies into instructional and informational services
Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with public and academic librarians and staff, teaching faculty, and students in a rapidly changing information environment
Undergraduate or graduate degree or coursework in an engineering-related field or equivalent work experience
Familiarity with disciplinary electronic databases and major reference works

The Liaison Librarian is responsible for collection development, information literacy, reference service (to both university and public users) and research consultation in assigned subject areas. In addition to other duties as described below.

The Liaison Librarian:

Serves as outreach liaison to faculty and students in assigned disciplines, remaining conversant with curricular and program changes.
Provides specialized reference and research consultation in assigned subject areas in addition to providing reference services to campus and community library users.
Delivers information literacy instruction in the classroom, in online environments, and through faculty partnerships.
Ensures curriculum-aligned collection development, including selection, evaluation, and budget oversight for assigned subject areas.
Participates in library governance, professional development activities, and university service. This may also include serving on and representing the library on joint (San José Public Library and SJSU), campus and system-wide committees and/or task forces.
Builds a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement to fulfill the University requirement of retention, tenure and promotion.
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: Negotiable, but July 2016 preferred.

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedures: For full consideration upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by March 25, 2016.

The position will remain open until filled.

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

Ruth E. Kifer, Dean, University Library, invites you to contact us with your questions at (408) 808-2080 or via email at library-jobs@sjsu.edu. Please visit our websites at http://www.sjsu.edu and library.sjsu.edu. For information on faculty retention, tenure and promotion, see the SJSU Academic Senate policies S15-7 & S15-8 at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/policies/pol_chron/.

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The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library at San José State University is recognized as an innovative shared facility combining a large academic library (with a collection of over one million items) and a major downtown public library. This facility uses a merged service model to support the lifelong learning needs of academic and public library users. The University Library’s strategic plan is to build a digital library which will “aggressively increase access, creation, and use of digital collections,” and “will creatively utilize innovative technologies to provide the University and the broader community with a 21st century library environment, both physical and digital.”

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are nearby. A member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of ethno-cultural minority groups. The Library – and the University of which it is a part – is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our community can benefit from multiple perspectives.

About John Pell

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

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