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Visiting Faculty Science Librarian

Company:
The College of Wooster
Job Location:
Wooster, Ohio
Category:
Library and Information Science

The Visiting Faculty Science Librarian serves as primary liaison for students and faculty in the sciences. This?term-limited?position?reports to the Librarian of the College?and?provides instruction and research consultations,?conducts collection development, and serves as liaison to multiple departments in support of our diverse community of learners. The position is?a contract position for?one?academic?year (August 2021 through May 2022).?This position?requires?flexible scheduling from week to week, depending upon when classes meet and students need research consultations, but?typical hours are?Monday through Friday between 8 am and 5 pm.??Candidates interested in less than full-time employment during this period will also be given consideration.

Essential responsibilities: 

  • Supports the Science Library Associate who oversees a student staff of approximately 4 FTE. 
  • Participates in the program of library instruction, including support for assigned First-Year Seminars, courses in liaison departments, workshops, and other classes as needed.
  • Provides reference and research consultation services in the sciences.
  • Develops electronic and print collections that meet the research needs of the College community.
  • Engages in timely and relevant communication regarding library matters with the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Environmental Studies, Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science, Neuroscience, Physics, Psychology, and Statistical and Data Sciences. 
Other responsibilities: 
  • Attends staff meetings and serves on library committees and planning groups as appropriate.
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in scientific publishing, emerging technologies, and trends in libraries and the academy.
  • Works collaboratively with the entire library staff to meet user needs in providing a library program that best supports the College community. 
Required Qualifications: 
  • MLS degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent. Will consider those whose degree will be completed no later than December 2021.
  • Experience delivering instruction (will consider internships, post-secondary experiences, coursework with practice in instruction, in addition to formal delivery of instruction in a classroom setting).
  • Knowledge to create virtual and physical learning materials.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills 
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • STEM background for subject liaison areas.
  • Experience creating learning materials and tools for a post-secondary learning environment.
  • Experience (employment and/or internship) or coursework specific to working in an academic library. 
  • Experience with diverse, inclusive, and/or international student populations. 
We are especially interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (22% domestic students of color and 16% international students); all applicants are expected to discuss their experience working with diverse student populations. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of unofficial graduate transcripts, a teaching statement, a diversity, inclusion, and equity (DEI) statement, and three reference letters through Interfolio. The DEI statement should detail how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the library and library instruction, as well as on campus and in the broader community. The teaching statement and DEI statement should be 100 to 300 words in length. Applications received by June 30, 2021 will receive full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions regarding Interfolio should be directed to Upikin Gunawan, Administrative Coordinator, Libraries at ugunawan@wooster.edu. Questions about the position should be directed to Zach Sharrow, Interim Librarian of The College at zsharrow@wooster.edu. 

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