The Librarian II – Reference (business title: Reference and Instruction Librarian) is part of a team of librarians that provides high-quality reference, instruction, collection development, and outreach services to the LMU community. This Reference and Instruction Librarian also assists in coordinating the library instruction program. This Reference and Instruction Librarian will be the library liaison to selected departments in the School of Science and Engineering, providing information literacy instruction and collection development. This position reports to the Head of Reference & Instructional Services.
Position Specific Responsibilities:
- Serve as lead provider of library instruction to undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Science and Engineering. Consult with faculty to plan instruction sessions, which will include evening classes.
- Support the Reference and Instruction Department by providing library instruction sessions for other academic departments, including the Rhetorical Arts program.
- Help coordinate and assess the library instruction program with library staff and maintain the collection of instructional aids (e.g., lesson plans and LibGuides).
- Provide reference and technology support in person and via chat, phone, and online (e.g., Zoom). Includes some evening and weekend hours.
- Create web-based materials in support of library instruction and reference such as tutorials or subject specific research guides in the area of science and engineering or related subjects.
- Actively participate in departmental and Library decision making and the realization of departmental and Library strategic goals and objectives.
- Serve as library liaison to selected academic departments in the College of Science and Engineering and related campus departments.
- Work with the Head of Collection Development to evaluate collections and make purchase decisions for books, journals, and electronic resources in science and engineering.
- Perform other duties as assigned or requested.
Librarians are expected to engage in professional development and in service to the library, the university, and the profession. Professional development includes both continuing education and scholarly contributions to the profession through publications and presentations. Job performance, professional development, and service are evaluated through the annual review process.
- Minimum of two years of professional library experience in an academic library.
- Demonstrated knowledge in the area of library instruction and information literacy including the ACRL Framework.
- Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of basic reference sources and reference practices.
- Demonstrated knowledge in science and engineering library instruction.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience with science or engineering resources, including tools such as ScienceDirect, PubMed, SciFinder Scholar, IEEE Xplore, Engineering Village
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a culturally diverse environment.
- Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral).
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
- Demonstrated interest in the area of building, managing, and assessing science (or engineering) collections.
- Demonstrated knowledge of content management systems including LibGuides.
- Experience with data visualization and/or data literacy.
- A Master’s Degree in Library/Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited program, or related field or equivalent experience. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of changes related to Science librarianship.
- Undergraduate major or minor; graduate degree; certificate in science, engineering, or a related field. Work experience in science, engineering, or a related field may substitute for academic background.
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