This position contributes to and builds an integrated program of services, teaching, and outreach to STEM fields. The librarian works to deepen the Libraries' connections and collaborations with faculty and students in ways that speak to disciplinary needs. He/she serves as liaison to selected departments in the Whiting School of Engineering and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. This position collaborates with a cohort of science, engineering, social science, and data librarians to support research and teaching in the natural sciences and engineering; advances and promotes existing services to enhance research across the lifecycle and across all levels of research expertise; identifies emerging needs in these fields and envisions new services in response; and establishes effective communication channels to strengthen relationships between the library, faculty, and students, and other centers on campus, positioning the library as a key partner.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Research and Scholarship: Proactively reach out to faculty, students, and staff in assigned departments to determine appropriate support across all phases of the research lifecycle. Collaboratively build and assess collections to ensure acquisition of and access to appropriate resources and materials; and collaborate with other liaisons to support interdisciplinary research, scholarship, and collections.
Outreach and Engagement: Educate faculty, students, and staff in assigned departments about a range of library services, including scholarly communication and publishing, digital initiatives, and data services. Maintain awareness of changes and trends within relevant disciplines and propose and promote library services to engage new models of research within the sciences and engineering.
Teaching and Learning: Engage with faculty and instructors to integrate scientific and engineering information literacy concepts and skills into the curriculum. Develop and offer library-sponsored classes, both on-line and in-person, and educational resources to support information literacy across the university, and partner with colleagues on the Teaching and Learning Team to create novel and improved approaches.
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
MLIS in library or information science with evidence of a strong background in science and engineering, or an advanced degree in a science or engineering discipline with evidence of experience in information or knowledge management and services.
Three years professional library experience required.
Experience in scientific research and workflows through coursework or research sufficient to demonstrate knowledge of the scientific method and research practices.
Teaching experience and competence in translating technical knowledge and discipline-based research methodologies to undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty and staff.
Strong analytical, written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of current relevant library and scholarly information trends and practices
Demonstrated creativity in identifying and solving problems within a collegial and collaborative environment.
Familiarity with information and data sources for the sciences and engineering, data wrangling and visualization tools and processes, and data analytic tools and methods.
Experience with sponsored research, including outreach and education for broader impact.
Knowledge of tools and technologies common in the sciences, for example programming languages, database management systems, and high-performance computing environments.
The Sheridan Libraries and University Museums are strongly committed to diversity. A strategic goal of the Libraries and Museums is to work toward achieving diversity when recruiting new staff and promoting existing staff. The Libraries and Museums prize initiative, creativity, professionalism, and teamwork. For information on the Sheridan Libraries, visit www.library.jhu.edu.For information on Evergreen Museum and Library and Homewood Museum, visit www.museums.jhu.edu.
Classified title: Librarian III
Starting Salary Range: $57,544 - $65,000
Employee group: Full Time, Two-year position funded through 2020
Employee subgroup: Salaried, Exempt
Location: Baltimore, MD
Schedule: Mon – Fri, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Personnel area: Libraries
Department name: Academic Liaison
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