Science Liaison Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 2018-06-13

Employer: UNC Greensboro University Libraries

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The University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro seek an innovative, knowledgeable, service-oriented, and dynamic individual to serve as a science liaison librarian. The science liaison will work collaboratively with teaching and Libraries’ faculty colleagues to develop and provide information resources, information literacy instruction, and research expertise to faculty and students in life and physical science departments. Some evening/weekend work is expected. This position reports to the Head of Research, Outreach, and Instruction and will join a highly collaborative department of nine librarians and three paraprofessionals. It is a twelve-month tenure-track faculty position. Demonstrated professional achievement, service, and scholarly/creative activity are required for reappointment and tenure.


  • Serve as a liaison to specific science departments including, but not limited to, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physics and Astronomy, and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering.
  • Develop outreach initiatives to support faculty, staff, students, and the community.
  • Work collaboratively with science faculty to develop, deliver, and assess information literacy instruction, in person and online.
  • Work with faculty and students to promote best practices in data management.
  • Develop tutorials and online research guides.
  • Educate faculty and graduate students on scholarly communication issues such as open-access initiatives, digital publishing and copyright.
  • Provide general and subject-specific research service, including citation management software assistance.
  • Develop and manage print and electronic collections and resources for the sciences, including numeric data sources.
  • Contribute to outreach and other activities of the libraries' Science Liaison Librarian Team.

As a tenure-track faculty member, participate actively in professional organizations, conduct appropriate research/creative activities, and serve on committees within the Libraries and the university.

Required Qualifications

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  • Undergraduate degree in a science related field, or experience with science librarianship
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated strong public service commitment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of science resources
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially with librarians, faculty, staff and students
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and deliver educational programming, which could include information literacy instruction, training, or workshop facilitation
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse population

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years of professional library experience or equivalent professional experience
  • Experience in an academic or research library with reference, information literacy, collection management or outreach services
  • Experience using tools for instructional design and online collaboration, such as Camtasia, LibGuides, WebEx, and learning management systems
  • Knowledge of data management trends and sources of science data
  • Knowledge of tools such as SciFinder Scholar, Scopus, Google Scholar, etc.
  • Knowledge of publication trends and practices in the sciences
  • Familiarity with citation management applications such as Zotero
  • A second subject masters degree

Archived on: 2018-08-24