Science Librarian

Company Name: 
Clemson University Libraries
R.M. Cooper Library - Clemson University, SC
Job Description: 

Clemson University Libraries seek a service-focused, science-loving, collaborative librarian to serve as a Science Librarian. As a liaison to select departments in the sciences, the Science Librarian will provide research assistance, instruction, collection development, and outreach to students, faculty, and staff. The successful candidate will join an engaged faculty dedicated to fulfilling the libraries’ mission to provide innovative and inclusive collections, programs, services, and technologies that support Clemson University goals, and the information needs of all. Libraries’ faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service. This is a 12-month tenure-track faculty position and works under the direction of the Head of Teaching and Learning, a department within the newly created division of Teaching, Learning, & Research.

Responsibilities include:

1. Serves as primary liaison to designated departments in the sciences (liaison areas may be flexible based on candidate experience and interests); provides research support for and consultations with faculty and students, responds to requests for information, and collaborates with library colleagues to support student success and all aspects of the research lifecycle.

2. Teaches workshops and course-related library instruction sessions both in-person and online; designs and develops student learning outcomes, instructional materials, and assessments for classes.

3. Builds and manages library collections to support curriculum and research in liaison areas.

4. Develops a focused program of high-quality research and creative accomplishments, consistent with professional responsibilities and the Libraries’ mission and goals.

5. Actively participates and demonstrates leadership in professional responsibilities that serve the Libraries, University, profession, and community.


Required Qualifications

1. ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship (proof of degree completion needed by date of appointment)

2. Demonstrated interest in the sciences  

3. Demonstrated ability to teach and consult with researchers about STEMM information resources such as Web of Science, Agricola, or PubMed

4. Exceptional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

5. Demonstrated commitment to the promotion and enhancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience providing information and research services in an academic library (may be student internship experience)

2. Teaching experience, which may include designing online resources, consulting with individual researchers or project teams, and planning in-person or virtual workshops or class sessions

3. Demonstrated ability to carry out a liaison program through outreach, building relationships, and providing library services and support to diverse stakeholders

4. Demonstrated ability to foster an environment of collegiality, respect, trust, and teamwork

5. Undergraduate degree or second graduate degree in the sciences

How to Apply: 

Applicants should electronically submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio:

Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three (3) references.

Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by July 5th, 2022 will be guaranteed consideration.