Science Librarian-- Washington State University

Post date: May 08, 2019

The WSU Libraries invite applications for the full-time, 12-month, permanent, tenure-track position of Science Librarian.

Applications must be received by June 2, 2019. Online applications are required and will include a cover letter addressing the qualifications, curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for three current professional references. Finalists for this position will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment.

Questions may be sent to the search committee via email to Bonny Boyan, boyan@wsu.edu, or by calling 509-335-1535.

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Science Librarian

Position Details: Librarian 2, full-time, 12-month, permanent, tenure-track

Work Location: Pullman, Washington; Posting Close date: June 2, 2019

Position Summary:

This position will be primarily responsible for providing research, instruction, and outreach services to agricultural sciences and WSU’s statewide extension program. Successful candidates will have a broad understanding of scholarly information across STEM fields connecting researchers and learners with information and resources within and beyond the physical library. Additionally, the librarian will work collaboratively across the WSU community to support various initiatives including Open Access and Open Educational Resources. Reports to the Associate Dean of Libraries.

Compensation/Benefits:

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Washington State University has comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, in addition to excellent retirement programs and a generous leave program.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an ALA-Accredited Library and Information Studies program at date of hire; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently; and experience in reference and/or instruction.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in an academic library setting; knowledge of or experience with the sciences; experience with creating and providing liaison and outreach services; experience with classroom teaching inside or outside the library setting; experience with learning management systems; experience with distance learning; demonstrated ability to assess and improve services; demonstrated commitment to and experience with diverse populations; documented achievement in research and creative work and professional service.

The University:

Washington State University (www.wsu.edu), one of two research universities in the state, was founded in 1890 as the state’s land-grant institution and has a current enrollment of nearly 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 7,000 faculty and staff. The University strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. WSU students come together from diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds from around the nation and more than 90 countries. As a comprehensive, land-grant institution, Washington State University is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and outreach to all constituents.

The Libraries:

The WSU Libraries (libraries.wsu.edu), one of two Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in the state, houses over two million books and over 30,000 journal and magazine subscriptions. The Libraries are a part of the Orbis Cascade Alliance and are deeply invested, along with our partner libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, in the activities of the shared Library Resource Management System. As an active partner in the Orbis Cascade Alliance, the WSU Libraries both inform and reflect the guiding tenets of the alliance, which are: work smart, design for engagement, and innovate to transform.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Washington State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.