Advertised Employing Department: University Library
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Iowa State University Library is seeking a dynamic, team oriented librarian to work collaboratively with a highly talented group of library staff, and with students and faculty in the social sciences and humanities. Iowa State University is growing, with record enrollment and increasing faculty hires. As a result, there are exciting new positions available within the University Library. As Social Sciences and Humanities Librarian you will have the opportunity to work with various units across our beautiful campus. The University Library takes a student-centered, user-focused approach to our collections and services, and when you embark on a career at Iowa State University, you'll be surrounded by adventurous minds who are changing the world and shaping the future.
The successful candidate will provide subject-based reference and research assistance, instruction, collection development, and scholarly communications outreach, and have the opportunity to work with great librarians, like yourself, who care about delivering high quality in-depth programs, collections and services for faculty, students and staff. A unique aspect to Iowa State University Library is our required undergraduate information literacy course, which many of our librarians teach. You'll also get to take part in library committees and outreach activities, and will develop a professional reputation through service and/or scholarship.
Successful Iowa State librarians demonstrate effective job performance, development, and growth; show interest in and potential for institutional service; perform effective supervisory duties as assigned; and explore areas of potential research and/or participation in relevant external professional activities.
You must demonstrate collegiality and respect towards others, and develop and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships. You need to have the ability to communicate effectively and respond to requests in a timely manner. You must help accomplish library-wide projects and objectives, showing initiative and reliability. Let's face it, now-a-days you need to be innovative and able to provide vision by developing effective and creative solutions to problems because things change, and rapidly. We all must work together to strive to make positive changes to library services, the Iowa State University community, and librarianship, and you'll be working alongside us to achieve this goal. You'll need to set, execute and achieve goals so knowing how to plan and organize will be important attributes. Lastly, no big surprise here, you'll need to embrace the Library's core values and have strong commitment to public service and the land grant mission.
ISU students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives.
Required Education and Experience:
Master’s degree and related experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Additional advanced degree in a social science or humanities area.
Experience providing reference, research and instructional services in an academic or research library.
Experience with scholarly communications issues such as data management, copyright, authors' rights, and open access.
Experience with citation management tools such as EndNote.
Experience teaching or providing user education services.
Experience with public service, liaison activities and community outreach.
Collection development experience.
Demonstrated commitment to or leadership in diversity and inclusion.
This is a non-faculty, non-tenure track position.
Iowa State University is a premier land grant institution located in Ames in the heart of Iowa. Ames celebrates all four seasons and activities to accompany each of them. Ski venues, golf courses, aquatic centers and orchards are plentiful. Ames has over 30 parks (encompassing 750 acres), 13 park shelters, dog parks and miles of bicycle and walking trails. As of the 2010 Census, the Ames population was nearly 59,000, and in 2014, CNN Money placed Ames at no. 8 on the list of top 50 best small cities in the country. Ranked no. 4 on the list of 100 Smartest Cities in America Study, no surprise that Ames and surrounding school districts are recognized nationally for quality education, low teacher-student ratios, and reading and math proficiency.
Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation, ISU is one of three Iowa Regent's institutions. Over 16,000 employees serve a population of over 34,000 students. Iowa State is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the University Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA). Librarians teach the required-for-graduation Library 160 course, have subject responsibility in all college course areas and are readily available to assist students, faculty and staff with research pursuits.
The campus boasts amenities like Art on Campus, a collection of over 2,000 works of public art, including Grant Wood's largest murals located in Parks Library and many pieces by Sticks, Inc., founded by renowned artist and Ames native Sarah Grant. Collegerank.net lists the William Robert Parks and Ellen Sorge Parks Library at no. 16 on the list of the 50 Most Amazing College Libraries.
Visit the City of Ames, Iowa State University and the University Library for additional information.
Guaranteed Consideration Date: 05/07/2017
Posting Number: 70157P