Chemistry & Physics Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 2013-01-23

Employer: Rutgers University Libraries

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RESPONSIBILITIES: The Rutgers University Libraries seeks an innovative, service-oriented, and technology-savvy librarian to serve as liaison to the Rutgers chemistry, physics and astronomy communities. The Chemistry & Physics Librarian will:

  • Actively engage with the chemistry, physics and astronomy communities to understand their needs and to provide relevant collections and services in support of their research and educational missions,
  • Coordinate efforts, identify opportunities, and develop services to access and preserve scientific data, and participate in the Libraries’ science and RUresearch data teams, and
  • Participate in public services activities including general and subject-specific instruction and in-person and virtual reference.

The candidate should be knowledgeable about current and emerging issues in science librarianship and scholarly communication and possess the ability to apply new technologies to a broad range of library applications. This tenure track position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Research & Instructional Services, is a member of the New Brunswick Libraries Faculty, and is based at the Library of Science & Medicine. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to continual professional development through scholarly research including publications, presentations and participation and leadership in the work of relevant professional associations.

 A Master’s degree in Library or Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution and demonstrated ability to work with the scientific research community are required. Bachelor’s or advanced degree in chemistry, physics, or a related science is needed. Experience with data management, proficiency with SciFinder Scholar and Reaxys databases, working knowledge of chemical structure searching, and several years of professional experience are preferred. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work both independently and in a collegial environment. Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity as an organizational priority is required. Candidates who have had successful experience in the design and delivery of services for diverse populations will be given preference. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Archived on: 2013-02-28