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Librarian for Science and Technology

  • Post Date:November 6, 2019
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    Employer Name Barnard College
Job Description


Position Information

Position Title
Librarian for Science and Technology

Type of Position

Job Function
Barnard Library seeks a dynamic and engaged, collaborative professional withenthusiasm for supporting the expansion of the sciences at a small liberal artswomen’s college connected to a large research university.
Reporting to the Director of Teaching, Learning, and Digital Scholarship, theResearch and Instruction Librarian for undergraduate science, technology, engineering,and mathematics ( STEM ) subject areas. As a member of our Personal Librarianteam, the STEM Librarian will join other Research and Instruction Librarian inproviding instruction and consultation for foundational first year courses,innovatively addressing the needs of incoming students across majors and areasof interest, as well as providing support to majors in designated disciplines.This position will play integral role in the development and execution of aninstruction agenda which employs a lens of diversity, inclusion, accessibility,equity and critical librarianship. The STEM Librarian will collaborate withinstructors, technologists, and faculty in the Milstein Teaching and LearningCenter to assist both students and faculty in exploring emerging modes ofscholarship through workshops, programming, pedagogical materials, and otherresources.

Library – Research and Instruction Services

Reports to Title
Director of Teaching, Learning, and Digital Scholarship

Full or Part Time
Full Time

Number Of Months

Work Schedule
M-F, 9am – 5pm

Position Summary Information

Essential Duties Summary
Duties include most or all of the following:
1. Serves as library liaison to Barnard academic departments including but notlimited to: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Neuroscienceand Behavior, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, and Science and Public Policy.
2. In consultation with faculty in designated departments, the STEM librariandesigns instruction sessions on research skills across the sciences. UsingLibguides and other platforms, the Librarian develops tools to support researchand curricular needs, and develops materials to introduce faculty and studentsto the resources of Milstein Teaching and Learning Center and ColumbiaUniversity Libraries.
3. Demonstrates inclusive pedagogy practices such as affirming the diverseidentities of students and creating accessible learning materials, whileproviding instruction across various learning modalities – including one-shotclassroom instruction and workshops, library guides, individualizedconsultations, online tutorials, and drop in hours.
4. Engages faculty in the sciences to learn about instruction, collectiondevelopment, and research services needed to support the curriculum.
5. Participates in personal librarian outreach efforts, public facing programs,and committees as assigned to build relationships with faculty, and provideinformation to enhance and customize library services.
6. Makes collections purchases in designated subject areas and manages relevantbudget allocations.
7. Grows an innovative collection in the Sciences as they connect to theBarnard curriculum, extracurricular Barnard projects of students and facultyincluding at the Centers, and the interdisciplinary commitments of the BarnardLibrary in Women’s and Gender Studies and Dance Studies, in dialogue with theSciences.
8. Uses the collection in critical teaching, reference sessions, and outreach.May advise in the purchasing of relevant materials in designated subject areas.
9. May coordinate new initiatives in collaboration with the ComputationalSciences Center, Empirical Reasoning Lab, Design Center, Digital HumanitiesCenter, Media Center or Movement Lab. In coordination with Director, will leadand develop short term and long term projects related to open educationalresources, open access publishing, data management, and/or digital scholarshipin the Sciences.
10. Collaborate and participate in working groups with colleagues acrossColumbia University Libraries to develop services that enhance undergraduatescholarship and teaching.
11. May supervise student associates, post-baccalaureate or graduate fellows,as assigned.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Passionate and connected to the practice of the sciences, but fluent in thecomponents of a liberal arts curriculum;
Ability to collaborate with faculty on curriculum design, and consult onpedagogical strategies as well as content area questions related to theteaching of research and scholarship;
Demonstrated experience navigating and teaching citation practices, developinginstruction, tutorials, and guides; and curating scholarship tools for users;
Demonstrates excellent communication skills
Able to instruct in small groups as well as 1:1
Demonstrates enthusiasm and strategies for helping library users access andmake use of library resources for teaching and learning

Required Qualification Summary

At least 3-5 years experience as anacademic librarian;
MLIS with substantial undergraduate coursework in the Sciences; or relevantcombination of professional library experience and degree in a related field;
Demonstrate teaching experience at the undergraduate level.

Preferred Qualification Summary
-Demonstrated use of inclusive educational pedagogy practices, understanding ofaccessibility and practices of universal design;
Passionate and connected to the practice of the sciences, but fluent in the componentsof a liberal arts curriculum;
Demonstrated experience developing accessiblilty compliant and effectiveinstruction materials, tutorials, and guides; and curating scholarship toolsfor users
Demonstrated experience teaching with STEM -focused databases such as SciFinderScholar, Scopus, PubMed, as well as other sources of science data andscholarship;
Experience with orienting researchers to Open Access publishing in thesciences;
Ability to introduce undergraduate researchers to traditional and emerging datamanagement practices as part of education about the scholarly research cycle.

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement
Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminatedue to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/orgender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin,ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, orany other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law.Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged toapply for vacant positions at all levels.

Open Date

Open Until Filled


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