Tuesday, September 15, 2015

San Jose State University - Engineering Librarian

San Jose State University: University Library

Engineering Librarian

Location: San Jose, CA

Specialization: Engineering Librarian

Job Opening ID (JOID): 23400

Rank:  Senior Assistant Librarian, Tenure-track

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library seeks an innovative and creative student-centered librarian to provide leadership in the area of Engineering Librarianship. The Engineering Librarian will collaborate with faculty, library staff, and campus staff, and on the development of innovative services and support for instruction and research.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent
  • Experience and/or coursework in collection development, reference service/research consultation and information literacy/instruction
  • Potential for scholarly research and/or professional achievement
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to the educational needs of diverse populations, as gained through cross-cultural study, training, teaching or other comparable experiences, for the provision of user-centered services, systems and programs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, design and implement innovative projects or services, including community outreach programs
  • Experience and/or coursework incorporating current and emerging technologies into instructional and informational services

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with public and academic librarians and staff, teaching faculty, and students in a rapidly changing information environment
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree or coursework in an engineering-related field or equivalent work experience
  • Familiarity with disciplinary electronic databases and major reference work

  • The Liaison Librarian is responsible for collection development, information literacy, reference service (to both university and public users) and research consultation in assigned subject areas. In addition to other duties as described below.

The Liaison Librarian:
  • Serves as outreach liaison to faculty and students in assigned disciplines, remaining conversant with curricular and program changes.
  • Provides specialized reference and research consultation in assigned subject areas in addition to providing reference services to campus and community library users.
  • Delivers information literacy instruction in the classroom, in online environments, and through faculty partnerships.
  • Ensures curriculum-aligned collection development, including selection, evaluation, and budget oversight for assigned subject areas.
  • Participates in library governance, professional development activities, and university service. This may also include serving on and representing the library on joint (San José Public Library and SJSU), campus and system-wide committees and/or task forces.
  • Builds a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement to fulfill the University requirement of retention, tenure and promotion

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: Negotiable, but January 2016 preferred.

Eligibility:       Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.                                                                                       


For full consideration upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of interests/philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by September 21, 2015.

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