The Research Librarian for the Life Sciences provides research support and reference service for the NCSU Libraries’ clientele. He or she works closely with faculty and students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to determine and meet service and information needs. This librarian designs and conducts classes, seminars, and tutorials in research methods, with an emphasis on web-based interaction. He or she collaborates with other science librarians and collection managers on projects and collection-building efforts that support the science and technology programs of the university. The position participates in departmental and library planning; and serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams. NCSU Librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Reports to the Associate Head, Research and Information Services.
Required: ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree in library or information science. The successful candidate will have academic preparation in the life sciences and at least three years relevant professional experience. Candidates should have demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging technologies as they contribute to meeting the needs of researchers in the sciences. The ability to plan, design, and implement new services, projects, and procedures is expected. Outstanding written and oral communications and interpersonal skills are essential, as is the ability to work both independently and in a team environment. Candidates should present a record of professional development and contribution. Preferred: Additional advanced degree in a relevant academic discipline.
Application process and schedule
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable. Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=85619. Search by position number 01595, complete application, and attach cover letter and résumé, with contact information for four current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact NCSU Libraries Personnel Services Office (919) 515-3522.