Thursday, February 11, 2010

Reference Librarian (Science), East Carolina University

Known for its leadership in distance learning and its mission to serve, Joyner Library, East Carolina University (ECU) seeks an enthusiastic, flexible, energetic, service-oriented, and innovative individual for the position of Reference Librarian with emphasis on the sciences. The librarian provides face-to-face and online general reference, science reference, and instructional services for students and faculty; serves as liaison to one or more science departments and works closely with faculty within these departments to develop and assess the library's collections and services and to integrate library resources into teaching and learning; develops library-related instructional materials that support the curriculum; participates in scholarly communications initiatives. The librarian is a member of the Academic Library Services (ALS) Reference Dept., and reports to the Head of Reference. This is a twelve-month tenure-track faculty position. Scheduled hours at the reference desk, including some evening and weekend work are required.

Minimum Qualifications:
ALA-accredited master's degree or international equivalent in library or information science from an accredited institution. Strong commitment to public service in the academic library. Experience with science reference materials. Strong interest in collection development in the sciences. Demonstrated interest in scholarly communication initiatives. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Ability to work effectively with staff and users. Ability to achieve tenure through effective job performance, service and research.

Preferred Qualifications:
Degree or concentration in a science discipline including: life, earth, health or physical sciences, instructional experience, experience in library collection development tools, trends and practices, demonstrated knowledge of web and personal computer based software applications & familiarity with government documents.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names/addresses (postal & e-mail) of three current references online:

Finalists will be asked to make a brief presentation during the on-campus interview.

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