Wesleyan University Library
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The Wesleyan University Library serves as an engaged partner in the academic life of the university and beyond, and a steward for its wide-ranging collections.
The dedicated staff of the Wesleyan University Library think expansively and work collaboratively to assess and transform services. Our collective goal is to establish a responsive, creative, and agile organization in service to a 21st-century liberal arts university.
Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Academic Services, the STEM and Data Education Librarian will provide leadership in establishing partnerships and services that facilitate meaningful user engagement.
The Librarian will provide education, support, and collection development for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) resources, data discovery, and management of data, including data management planning, data sharing, and long-term data stewardship.
The Librarian will support undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as high impact research initiatives in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Mathematics, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Physics, and the IDEAS program (Integrated Design, Engineering & Applied Sciences).
Establish individual connections with faculty and students in STEM departments and programs to provide collections, instruction, and research support that meets their evolving needs
Provide in-person and online library instruction, and offer general reference and research support
Provide campus-wide support, advisement, and instruction in research data management and open access best practices
Work in consultation with faculty and library collection development staff to evaluate and advise on STEM collection development
Collaborate with library and campus colleagues on initiatives that support the success of Wesleyan students and faculty
Maintain current knowledge of trends and changes in academic public services
Engage with professional organizations to learn and share knowledge
Contribute to the library’s initiatives towards diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice
Perform additional duties as assigned
This position is required to work on campus.
Graduate degree in a STEM discipline or library/information science, and at least 2 years’ experience working with science research data, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
Knowledge of information resources used in STEM, including databases and journals
Knowledge and understanding of the research life cycle, from data creation to organization, accessibility, distribution, and archiving
Demonstrated inquisitiveness and enthusiasm for science education and research
Excellent interpersonal and networking skills
Effective communications skills with the ability to present publicly
Strong user-service orientation and creativity within an academic environment
Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-based environment
Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact collegially with individuals of different backgrounds
Ability to work infrequent evenings and weekends
Advanced degree in a STEM field
Experience working in an academic library
Experience working in library public services, including general face-to-face and online reference and consultative work
Experience teaching library instruction using critical information literacy concepts
Demonstrated ability to establish services in partnership with academic and/or administrative departments
Knowledge and understanding of how pedagogical innovations, technology, and scholarly information are impacting library services, collections, and physical spaces
Demonstrated understanding of scholarly communication trends, funder requirements, open access, institutional repositories, and research impact measures
Special Instructions to Applicants
Application close date is February 19, 2023
All offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.
Wesleyan University requires proof of COVID-19vaccination and booster (if eligible under CDC guidelines) or an approved exemption prior to first day of employment.
Wesleyan offers a broad range of employee benefits and development opportunities, including comprehensive group insurance plans, wellness programs and incentives, generous paid time off and retirement plans. We also offer flexible work schedules, employee and dependent tuition programs, as well as access to Wesleyan’s BLS & GLS programs for those who qualify (tuition is waived for up to 2 courses a term; some fees and taxes may apply).
Detailed information on the benefits of working at Wesleyan is located at: https://wesleyan.edu/hr/careers/prospective-resources.html.
Quick Link https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/9392
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