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Title: Professional Librarian
Dept: University Libraries
Position Number: 999499
This Position Was Last Updated: 5/27/2013

Science Liaison Librarian
University Libraries

The University Libraries seek an innovative, knowledgeable, and dynamic individual to serve as a Science Liaison Librarian. The Science Liaison will work collaboratively with teaching and library faculty colleagues to develop and provide information resources, information literacy, and research expertise to faculty and students in specific science departments. This position reports to the Head of Reference and Instructional Services and will join a department of nine librarians and four paraprofessionals. It is a twelve-month tenure track faculty position. Demonstrated professional achievement, service, and scholarly/creative activity are required for reappointment and tenure.

The Science Liaison will;

*Serve as a liaison to specific science departments including, but not limited to, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physics and Astronomy, and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering.

*Work collaboratively with science faculty to develop, deliver and assess information literacy for science students in a variety of formats and platforms.

*Work with science faculty and students to develop data management and data curation plans for their research.

*Develop multimedia tutorials and online research guides.

*Educate and inform faculty and graduate students on scholarly communication issues such as open-access initiatives, digital publishing and copyright.

*Develop print and electronic collections in liaison areas.

*Provide general and subject specific reference and research assistance service.

*Develop and manage print and electronic resources for the sciences.

*Be able to work with culturally diverse populations.

Master's degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program is required. An undergraduate degree in a science related field or experience with science librarianship. Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills, strong public service commitment, knowledge of science resources and ability to work collaboratively and collegially with librarians, faculty, staff and students.


Two years of professional library experience or equivalent professional experience.

Experience in an academic, special or research library with reference, information literacy, collection management, or outreach services.

Experience using tools for instructional design, social computing, and online collaboration.

Knowledge of data management trends and practices.

Graduate degree in a relevant field.

Record of scholarly, professional and research activity.

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2013 and will remain open until the candidate is selected.

Applicants should submit their vita with a letter explaining their interest in the position, background and qualifications for this position and the names and contact information for three professional references.
Application packages should be sent by email to: akbradsh@uncg.edu OR by mail to:
Attn: Kathy Bradshaw
Human Resources Librarian
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to equality of employment opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or creed. Moreover, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to recruitment of and advancement of women and minorities at all faculty/staff levels.

Commensurate with experience.

Effective Date:
July 1, 2013