The Library at Saint Mary’s College of California, located in Moraga, CA, is hiring a Science Librarian! Whether you have a background in science or are just eager to learn, we encourage you to apply. Our School of Science is committed to increasing diversity in its student body and in the science professions at large, and this is a great opportunity for someone passionate about the intersections of information literacy, social justice, and the sciences. Early-career and historically underrepresented candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
What would I be doing?
You’ll be involved with all aspects of academic librarianship: instruction, reference, collection development, outreach, and scholarly communication. You’ll teach one-shots and be embedded in undergrad classes in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental & Earth Science, Health Science, Mathematics & Computer Science, Physics & Astronomy, and Psychology, as well as in a new Master’s in Biotechnology program. You’ll also staff a couple reference shifts each week (including a weekly 5-7 p.m. shift and a Saturday or two each semester), select books and other materials to support your disciplines, and contribute to our efforts to promote open-access publishing and open educational resources. It’s a position with a lot of autonomy, but also a lot of peer support.
Where would I be working?
Saint Mary’s is located in the beautiful East Bay hills of the San Francisco Bay Area, and is a 20-minute drive (or 40-minute BART and bus ride) from Oakland, and 45-minute drive (or 1-hour BART and bus ride) from SF. Saint Mary’s is a private, Catholic, Lasallian college, rooted in the liberal arts tradition, that has been designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution. After a COVID closure, our library is back open (masks are required, as are COVID vaccinations or weekly tests for all students and employees).
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