Liaison Librarian, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries (Multiple positions available)
Carnegie Mellon University Libraries seeks innovative and dynamic information specialists who wish to join the faculty as liaison librarians in the following disciplines:
Liaison Librarians form close and active partnerships with their clients to add information expertise to teaching, scholarship, and research in their chosen discipline. They provide and promote information literacy instruction and research information skills training, scholarly communication and research data management programs and initiatives, including bibliometrics and open access, and collection development.
Successful applicants will possess an up-to-date knowledge of current library practice, trends in scholarly communications and the research information lifecycle, and of the information landscape in their disciplinary field. As a member of the library faculty, Liaison Librarians must articulate a research agenda and demonstrate a commitment to meet the requirements for reappointment and promotion as set out in the University's Faculty Handbook and the associated Policy on Librarian and Archivist Appointments.
Carnegie Mellon is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service, and have a demonstrated record in working with international and under-represented minority students.
o MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or academic course work and significant related experience OR an advanced degree in a relevant discipline.
o Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an ambiguous and evolving environment.
o Excellent organizational, communication, and presentation skills
o Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively interact with diverse groups including colleagues, faculty, students, and administrators in collaborative team environments
o Demonstrated ability to work independently or as part of a team.
Education: A Ph.D. or a graduate degree in a relevant discipline.
Experience with research collaboration in an academic library setting, including participation on a research team.
Knowledge of the issues surrounding scholarly communications and data management planning.
o Experience with GIS, statistical software, or other specialized data processing and data production applications
Please include your resume/CV, a letter of interest, the contact information for three references, and a one page statement addressing how your experience and interests could further the strategic plan's recommendation for the libraries.
We anticipate reviewing applications on a rolling basis and continuing until positions are filled.