Veterinary Health Sciences Librarian-- Oklahoma State University

Post date: Aug 20, 2019

The Oklahoma State University Library seeks a creative faculty member to lead the College of Veterinary Health Sciences (CVHS) Library. We are looking for someone with a passion for learning and teaching who is eager to drive their own projects, innovate, and take on challenges. The Veterinary Health Sciences Librarian is a member of the OSU Library faculty reporting to the Associate Dean for Special Collections. This is a tenure-track position with anticipated initial appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

Responsibilities: As the Veterinary Health Sciences Librarian, you will provide administrative oversight of the CVHS Library. In addition to undertaking traditional library responsibilities such as reference, instruction, resource selection, and orientation, we are seeking an individual who can support faculty in managing data and professional profiles and demonstrate the advantages of open access resources to members of the CVHS community. You will also develop creative projects and services that reflect priorities adopted by the OSU Libraries and its three professional campus branch libraries; supervise one full-time staff and student assistants; and develop and administer the CVHS Library budget.

Required Qualifications include: a masters or doctorate in library or information science or other relevant disciplines; a minimum of three years relevant professional library experience; a demonstrated commitment to public and reference service; exceptional core competencies including leadership, communication, and organization; a record of research, publications, presentations, or service to the profession; and strong reference and analytical skills.

You will be offered a competitive salary (minimum $55,000 annually) for this 12-month position and a benefits package, including a generous holiday schedule and leave accrual. You will be offered start-up funding for research and/or travel and have access to a full communication team to help develop and deliver your message, as well as the Library’s grant development team.

To help candidates determine whether the culture at the Oklahoma State University Library is a good fit, Dean Sheila Johnson has posted her expectations for OSU Library leaders on her website:

Deadline: Application review begins on September 13, 2019, and continues until position is filled. For consideration of your application materials, you should apply through the University’s website at Questions about the application process may be directed to Mary Larson, at or (405) 744-6588. Candidates will be asked to a deliver presentation to library faculty and staff. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check.

OSU is an AA/EEO/E-Verify Employer. Hiring contingent upon available funding.