| The Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics (PAM) Librarian will be responsible for collections and responsive services to research and teaching faculty, staff, and students in the Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics and Statistics departments, in addition to being a library liaison to the associated units: Center for Applied Mathematics, Applied & Engineering Physics and Operations Research & Information Engineering.|
The PAM Librarian will report to the Director of the Science and Technology Libraries on the vision, mission and responsibilities of the library, will work with the Science and Technology Libraries (STL) Administrative Manager on access services matters, and collaborate with the current Mathematics Librarian, Chemistry Librarian and the two Engineering Librarians on services and collections. Specific responsibilities will include:
- Cultivating and maintaining strong working relationships and partnerships with research and teaching faculty, staff and students as well as with Cornell, national and international stakeholders, and working collaboratively across the Sciences and Technology Libraries team
- Reference consultations, outreach, instruction, and departmental liaison activities
- Citation management, scholarly communications, and assessment of emerging data curation needs
- Developing the collection of journals, books, databases, and digital projects, and managing the associated budget
- Understanding pertinent literature and how it is used in the physics, astronomy, mathematics, statistics, applied and engineering physics, operations research and information engineering disciplines
- Providing expertise and support in the technical development and data management areas for the Science and Technology Libraries.
- Serving on appropriate Cornell University Library groups and committees, actively engaging in professional development endeavors including scholarly societies and conferences (both attending and presenting, as well as committee work).
- MLS or appropriate graduate degree
- Academic background in the sciences, mathematics, or engineering
- Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team-based environment
- Strong communication (oral and writing), interpersonal, and presentation skills
- Strong service orientation and interest in users' values and needs
- Self-motivation to use initiative and work creatively
- Aptitude for learning digital collection management and electronic resource management
- Demonstrated awareness of national and international issues and trends in sciences librarianship and information technology
- Academic degree/advanced degree in the sciences, mathematics, or engineering
- Prior work experience in an academic or special library
- Aptitude for learning data management and manipulation
- Grant writing and lecturing experience
Cornell University is an Ivy League comprehensive research university located in Ithaca in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The town and university offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes.
One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library is a highly valued partner in teaching, research and learning at the university. With an operating budget of over $58 million and a diverse and innovative staff of more than 400, the Library supports 2,700 faculty, 22,000 students and 94 PhD fields. Its world class collections, expert librarians, responsive services in physical and virtual library spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning.
The Science and Technology Libraries consist of the Engineering, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences libraries. With their physical collections stored offsite, the Engineering and Physical Sciences libraries emphasize building strong digital collections and providing outstanding liaison services to their respective communities and across the sciences. The Mathematics Library maintains a physical print collection and an access services desk.
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding available. More detailed information can be found here .
Application Procedure: The deadline for applications is February 28, 2017. When applying through our system, please attach a cover letter, resume and the names of three references (preferred as a combined PDF document) to your application materials. In the "Experience" section of your application, use the 'Drop Files Here' box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
University Job Title:Assistant Librarian
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Bonnie Bailey
Number of Openings:1
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