Science-Engineering Librarian — University of Arizona Library — Tucson, AZ

Oct 20, 2006 by

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The University of Arizona Library is seeking a Science-Engineering Librarian. Details posted below.

To apply, visit and complete an on-line faculty application for job #36324.

Be prepared to attach a resume, letter of interest and to include names and contact information for three professional references.

Position Information

Position Title
Assistant Librarian (Science-Engineering)

Job Number

1701-University Library

Posted Rate of Pay
$43,474 annually

Appointed: Professional

Job Open Date

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Review begins on
(Continues until position filled)

Benefits Eligible

Full Time/Part Time
Full Time

Limited to current UA employees only

Documents, in addition to application, which are required for a complete application
Letter of Interest

Additional Materials Required
(Include instructions for submission)

On the online faculty/appointed application, please include the names and contact information for three professional references.

Position Summary
All work that addresses customer needs will be performed. Individuals can expect that this work will include team-wide and Library-wide work (such as, process improvement teams, meetings, planning, Strategic Long Range Planning, etc.). As customers’ needs change, our work patterns may change. As a result, team and Library work is negotiated within the team, the end product being an agreement in writing which defines performance expectations. The incumbent in this position will be expected to participate in research, scholarship and service activities appropriate for a continuing eligible (or continued) librarian.

The incumbent performs the work appropriate for a Science-Engineering Librarian, as needed within the team, to meet the changing needs of the Library’s customers. As those needs change or disappear, it may be necessary to reassign staff to areas in greater need of support and to change work hours to accommodate our customers. Incumbent engages in Library and University governance and scholarship, including research and publication.

Duties and Responsibilities
Connection Development: Cultivates ongoing relationships with students, faculty, researchers and staff in assigned departments and related research units. May include developing and marketing programs, exhibits, and other outreach activities.

Needs Assessment: Assesses and evaluates information and service needs of customers, through application of appropriate needs assessment tools and methodologies.

Information Resources Management: Identifies, evaluates and selects information resources for purchase, access or deselection in assigned subject areas. Expends and manages information access funds in assigned subject areas and collaboratively at the team level.

Education: Develops, provides, and evaluates library education, course-related instruction and specialized educational tools for assigned customer groups.

Reference Service: Develops and maintains in-depth subject knowledge of information resources and provides in-depth reference and consultations in assigned disciplines.

Project Management: Manages projects for development of new information resources or Library services. Collaborates with faculty, researchers, students and/or library colleagues in the design, development and implementation of information resource development projects or Library services.

Training and Supervision: Develops and provides training sessions to other team members, staff from other teams, and students in any of the above areas of responsibility. May also supervise students in project work.

Undergraduate Services: May provide support for undergraduate services activities. These include reference desk service, e-mail reference, general library education, and the training of staff and students who provide reference services.

Each team member is responsible for:
* Understanding and communicating the vision, mission and strategic priorities of the Library and the team(s) in order to move the Library and the team(s) towards their goals.
* Committing to continuous learning and professional development.
* Challenging himself/herself and colleagues to think creatively and broadly.
* Participating in the planning and decision-making processes for customer services.
* Accepting change and exhibiting flexibility in working within teams and dealing with team and Library-wide issues and concerns.
* Attending and participating in Science-Engineering Team and Library-wide meetings and projects (as assigned) and facilitating and leading meetings as needed.
* Maintaining a customer service orientation.
* Managing individual and group projects.
* Exploring and experimenting with new technologies.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications
Not applicable for this position.

Additional Minimum Qualifications
* Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution.

Preferred Qualifications
* Strong background in a Life Sciences discipline or experience in a library serving users in Life Sciences disciplines.
* Ability to work in a diverse team-based environment.
* Ability to work with and serve a diverse population using effective communication and interpersonal skills.
* Ability to assess customer needs by using needs assessment tools and methodologies.
* Ability to rapidly learn and apply new skills and new technologies to Library services in a campus environment that emphasizes electronic information technologies.
* Commitment to the use and promotion of alternative as well as traditional means of access to information.
* Evidence of learner-centered teaching skills including the ability to develop effective instructional materials.
* Evidence of potential for earning continuing status as a library faculty member.

Standard Pre-Employment Screening
The University of Arizona conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and work history.

What kind of criminal background check is required for this position?
This position is non-security sensitive and requires a name-based criminal background check

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As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds.

The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA – M/W/D/V Employer.

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