Veterinary Medicine Librarian-- Oklahoma State University

Post date: Jan 30, 2020

The Oklahoma State University Library seeks a creative faculty member to lead the William E. Brock Memorial Library at the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). We desire someone with a passion for learning and teaching who is eager to collaborate with CVM colleagues, innovate, and take on challenges. The Veterinary Medicine 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. The College of Veterinary Medicine is active with both research and outreach, and this position offers many opportunities for a faculty member to be involved with the exciting work that the CVM is doing. For more details on recent innovations, breakthroughs, and community outreach, candidates can view the 2019 issue of Vet Cetera.

Responsibilities: As the Veterinary Medicine Librarian, you will provide administrative oversight of the CVM Library. In addition to undertaking traditional library responsibilities such as reference, instruction, resource selection, and orientation, we seek an individual who can work collaboratively with faculty and staff, support faculty in managing data and professional profiles using Symplectic Elements, and demonstrate the advantages of open access resources to members of the CVM community. The successful candidate 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 CVM 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 $60,000 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: http://www.library.okstate.edu/about/dean-of-libraries/.

Deadline: Application review begins on February 28, 2020, and continues until position is filled. For consideration of your application materials, you should apply through the University’s website at https://okstate.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=8&id=7835. Questions about the application process may be directed to Mary Larson, at mary.larson@okstate.edu or (405) 744-6588. Candidates will be asked to deliver a 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.