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STEM and Data Education Librarian

  • Post Date:November 26, 2019
  • Apply Before: March 26, 2020
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  • Employer Name Wesleyan University
Job Description

Job Posting Number


Position Title

STEM and Data Education Librarian


Science Library-1022

Job Category

Staff Posting

Position Type


Position Details

The Wesleyan University Library serves as an engaged partner in the academic life of the university and beyond, and a steward for its wide-ranging collections. The dedicated staff of the Wesleyan University Library think expansively and work collaboratively to assess and transform services. Our collective goal is to establish a responsive, creative, and agile organization in service to a 21st-century liberal arts university.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Academic Services, the STEM and Data Education Librarian will provide leadership in establishing partnerships and services that facilitate meaningful user engagement.

The Librarian will provide education, support, and collection development for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) resources, data discovery, and management of data, including data management planning, data sharing, and long-term data stewardship.

The Librarian will support undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as high impact research initiatives in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Mathematics, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Neuroscience & Behavior, Physics, and the IDEAS program (Integrated Design, Engineering & Applied Sciences).

Responsibilities include:

Work with STEM departments and programs to align collections, instruction, reference, and research support with the evolving needs of students and faculty
Provide in-person and online library instruction, and offer general reference and research support
Provide support, advisement, and instruction in research data management best practices
Collaborate with library and campus colleagues on initiatives that support the success of Wesleyan students and faculty
Engage with members of the Wesleyan community and beyond to share information and identify opportunities for complementary or interconnected services
Maintain current knowledge of trends and changes in academic public services
Engage with professional organizations to learn and share knowledge
Perform additional duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Graduate degree in a STEM discipline and/or library/information science and at least 2 years’ experience working with science or research data or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

Demonstrated expertise using resources in STEM, including databases and journals

Knowledge and understanding of the research life cycle, from data creation to organization, accessibility, distribution, and archiving

A demonstrated inquisitiveness and enthusiasm for science education and research

Demonstrated knowledge of effective in-person and online instructional methods
Effective networking, communication, and presentation skills

Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team-based environment

Demonstrated service orientation and creativity within an academic environment

Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact collegially with individuals of different backgrounds

Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate preferably in a STEM field

Experience working in an academic library

Experience working in library public services, including general face-to-face and online reference and consultative work

Experience teaching library instruction using information literacy concepts

Demonstrated ability to establish services in partnership with academic and/or administrative departments

Knowledge and understanding of how pedagogical innovations, technology, and scholarly information are impacting library services, collections, and physical spaces

Demonstrated understanding of scholarly communication trends, funder requirements, open access, institutional repositories, and research impact measures

Understanding of pedagogical methods, learning outcomes, and assessment in support of teaching and learning

Management Competencies

Not Applicable


Action oriented, Business acumen, Creativity and innovation, Decision quality/ judgment, Integrity and trust, Oral communications, Organizational skills, Personal accountability, Planning/priority setting, Presentation skills, Problem solving, Project management, Respects diversity, Results-oriented, Strategic agility, Teamwork/collaboration, Written communications

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application close date – January 10, 2020

Additional Information

Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.