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8 Dec 2022

Full-Time Science Librarian

University of North Texas Libraries – Posted by UNTLibrary Denton, Texas, United States

Job Description

A wide range of student and faculty-centered services are the cornerstone of the Libraries’ integral role in the University of North Texas community. As the most-used service on campus and an essential component of education and research at the University of North Texas, the Libraries offer access to an abundant collection of more than 6 million items (print and digital) along with expert personnel to assist patrons in achieving their academic and scholarly goals. We provide innovative and inclusive programs and support to enhance the intermingling of teaching, learning, and research at UNT.

The University of North Texas is a student-centered public research university with over 42,000 students. A Carnegie-ranked Tier One public research university and a member of the Association of Research Libraries, UNT is one of the nation’s most diverse universities. UNT has been designated as both a Minority Serving Institution and Hispanic Serving Institution and stands committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in its pursuit of academic excellence. We are big and bold.

With 7.5 million people and two international airports, DFW is the fourth-largest metro area in the United States. DFW is racially, ethnically, religiously, and culturally rich and maintains a long-standing commitment to the arts exemplified by local attractions such as the Dallas Arts District and the Fort Worth Cultural District. UNT’s proximity to these major metropolitan centers ensures that our new colleague will be able to access a wide range of activities and cultural experiences. The university also has a generous benefits, leave, and perks package. UNT is located in Denton, Texas, a growing city with a small-town feel and a thriving arts and music scene centered on its downtown Square and is connected by highways and light rail to the major transportation hubs and big-city attractions of Dallas and Fort Worth, about 40 miles away. Want to know more about why you should consider coming to Denton? Check out Discover Denton.

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

In the UNT Libraries, we define diversity in the broadest terms because we recognize that the best solutions come from a diverse mix of perspectives and backgrounds. We value the qualities, both visible and invisible, that our colleagues bring to their work every day and understand that our differences are our greatest strength.

We recognize our responsibility to foster an open, welcoming environment where students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds can collaboratively learn, work, and serve. We are dedicated to creating a climate that values and actively promotes an equitable and inclusive environment that removes barriers to full participation.

SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Science Librarian (12-month full-time appointment) has a strong commitment to service and learning for the students, faculty, and staff of the University. The librarian exercises broad, independent judgment and authority under the direction of the Research Support Services (LRSS) department head.

The librarian serves as subject librarian to the departments and programs within the College of Science. Liaison duties include providing instruction, research assistance, and collection development services, and the creation and maintenance of subject guides for these disciplines. The Science Librarian demonstrates a commitment to continual professional development through scholarly research including publications and presentations, and through participation and leadership in service to the library, university, and profession.

SPECIFIC POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
• Serves as library subject librarian to students and faculty of the Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics departments and to the Environmental Science, Forensic Science, and Teach North Texas programs.
• Provides specialized and individual reference consultations and services
• Provides library instruction.
• Develops web content and library instructional materials, including class pages, subject guides and print handouts.
• Provides communication and outreach to faculty and students.
• Facilitates collection development for subject areas.
• Provides training for staff on topics relating to subject librarian area resources.
• Participates in library-wide assessment activities.
• Participates in RSS department activities and projects as assigned
• Participates in strategic planning of RSS department.
• Stays current with developments in computer, library, and information science fields as appropriate.
• Maintains a collegial working relationship with other library departments and divisions.
• Works to meet the requirements for scholarly, creative, and professional activities.
• Works to meet the requirements for service to the libraries, university, and the community.
• Fosters positive relations with faculty, students, and staff and promotes the University’s and Library’s commitment to diversity.
Minimum qualifications for the position:
• Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or advanced degree in a science related field, conferred by the date of hire.
• Experience working (paid or unpaid) in a library or information environment
• Strong public service focus and a collegial style with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations
• Demonstrated ability to adjust priorities, set goals, manage time wisely, and make quick effective decisions in a fast-paced environment
• Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations

Preferred qualifications for the position:

• Strong experience using and teaching science and/or data resources
• Evidence of innovative thinking and problem-solving skills
• Familiarity with impact metrics for scholarship

We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleague develop these preferred skills. We strongly encourage those who are passionate about fostering diverse inclusive and equitable libraries to apply.

We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, including people of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans and LGBTQ+ individuals.

The University of North Texas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution committed to diversity in its employment and educational programs, thereby creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

How to Apply

To apply, please visit: https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/67199

Job Types: Full-Time.

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