Monday, October 5, 2015

Claremont University Consortium - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Team Librarian

Position Title: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Team Librarian

Position Number: S255

Department: The Claremont Colleges Library

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full-Time, Part-Time: Full Time (Non-Tenured)

Months per year: 12

Physical Class: Twenty pounds or less

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Job Purpose

The STEM Team Librarian is responsible for campus liaison and subject specialist services, information literacy instruction, research data management education and consultations, research and reference services, and information resource services specifically related STEM fields. This position reports to the STEM Team Leader, who is part of the Research, Teaching, and Learning Services (RTLS) division of the Claremont Colleges Library.

Essential Functions

Campus Liaison and Subject Specialist Services
-Develops collaborative ongoing relationships with faculty, students and staff to support research, teaching, and learning with STEM communities across the Claremont Colleges.
-Works actively with on-campus user communities as a conduit for information needs of all kinds, including content, tools, research support, and data literacy/management.
-Serves as a liaison to one or more of the colleges, develops ongoing relationships to continuously improve service provision.
-Designs and implements specific projects and programs that cater to the needs of STEM communities across the seven Claremont Colleges.

Information Literacy Instruction Services (ILIS)
-Works to better understand STEM programs and curricula and to appropriately integrate ILIS across the curriculum.
-Provides ILIS and assignment design consultations at a variety of levels, as well as drop-in workshops in the “(Love Your) Library” workshop series.

Research Data Management Education (RDME) and Consultation Services
-In collaboration with the STEM Team Leader and Scholarly Communication librarians, works to better understand STEM programs and curricula and to develop a program to appropriately integrate
RDME instruction across the curriculum.
-Provides RDME instruction and assignment design consultations at a variety of levels.
-Collaborates with Scholarly Communication librarians to provide data management consultations for the research data lifecycle. Maintains awareness of data and metadata best practices and standards for various funding agencies and identifies discipline-specific data repositories.

Research & Reference Services 
-Provides virtual and in-person research and reference assistance with an emphasis on specialized services to faculty and students in STEM fields.

Information Resource Services
Helps to develop STEM electronic and print collections that reflect the short and long-term research, teaching, and learning needs of the Claremont Colleges science community.
Engages in physical and digital collection management activities across the library through the assessment, selection, preservation, and de-selection of collections, including an emphasis on print-to electronic transference projects, such as ongoing transference of the Claremont Colleges Library’s print journal archive.

Service & Professional Engagement
-Participates in library-wide planning and projects through service on teams, committees, task forces, and special projects as assigned.
-Actively participates in networking and professional development through national, regional, and local professional organizations via office-holding, presentations, and publications.


Required Education Summary
MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field.

Preferred Education
Bachelors or graduate level degree or research experience in a STEM field, preferably in the life sciences.


Required Experience Summary
At least two years’ professional experience working in public services in an academic library.

Preferred Experience Summary
Professional experience working in a midsize or large academic library.

Knowledge and Critical Skills

Required Knowledge and Critical Skills
-Demonstrated commitment to academic librarianship; strong commitment to public service provision.
-Outward-facing, assessment-minded, user-centered service orientation; demonstrated awareness of emerging trends, best practices, and applicable technologies in academic librarianship.
-Capacity to thrive in a technological and rapidly-changing environment.
-An attitude of energy, initiative, drive, and team-orientation.
-Knowledge of all discovery and access tools currently used in academic libraries (e.g. OpenURL resolvers, metasearch engines, OPACs, digital libraries).
-Excellent oral and written communication skills.
-Effective planning, time management, and organizational skills.

Preferred Knowledge and Critical Skills
Demonstrated understanding of the research data lifecycle, including science data management, curation, and access with regard to the support needs of faculty, students, and staff.

Work Schedule

The regular hours for this full time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday. Holiday, weekend and evening work hours may be required. Regular hours may vary due to needs of the organization or business unit.

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