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Science Librarian

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Interested and qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest in the position, a resume, and a list of three professional references. These documents can be uploaded in the “Applicant Documents” section of your application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successful completion of a background (including criminal records) check.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Science Librarian
FLSA Exempt
Primary Responsibilities

St. Lawrence University seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented colleague as our next Science Librarian. Part of the Libraries and Information Technology division and reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Science Librarian oversees the Launders Science Library. The Science Librarian has principal responsibility for outreach to science departments regarding resources, services, and spaces. As a member of the St. Lawrence community dedicated to the promotion of the liberal arts, this individual will work closely with students and faculty in innovative ways that will have an ongoing impact on advancing scientific knowledge across the curriculum.

The successful candidate for this 12-month position will supervise the Science Library staff, manage the collections, and provide instruction, reference, and research consultation services for students and faculty in the sciences. To do so s/he must be able to work well in a collegial and team environment and will possess strong communication, interpersonal and teaching skills. While the primary area of focus is in support of the sciences, the Science Librarian is also part of a multi-disciplinary team of colleagues which engages in the development of policies, goals and procedures and serves as a resource to the campus on evolving patterns of scholarly publishing, including open access initiatives and the management of scientific data.

The University Libraries support physical and virtual presences, strive to maintain a high level of resourcefulness, responsiveness, and reliability with regard to the academic needs of students and faculty, and proactively seek to engage with students and faculty on existing and emerging technologies, programs, and initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications

• Have an ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent.
• Familiarity with the scientific literature and ability to help others understand trends is required.
• Interest and desire to successfully use and support science resources.

Preferred Qualifications

• Knowledge of trends in scholarly communication.
• Degree in the sciences or related research experience.
• Previous academic library experience.

Status (FT, PT, Seasonal, Temp) Full-time (12 months)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number ST00276
Desired Start Date
Open Date (to accept applications)
Close Date (date applications will not be considered)
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

Interested and qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest in the position, a resume, and a list of three professional references. These documents can be uploaded in the “Applicant Documents” section of your application.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successful completion of a background (including criminal records) check.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. References
Optional Documents