Librarian, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Title Librarian, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
Campus Stockton
Department Library – Administration
Posting Number F00004
Full or Part Time Full Time
Open Date 02/19/2014
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Days Per Week 5
Weeks Per Year

Position Description


Position Description The University of the Pacific seeks a librarian to provide effective leadership and direction in the provision of library resources and services in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). This is a 12-month, non-tenure track, library faculty position. The librarian’s role in the academy is changing, and that change is particularly apparent in the sciences. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Librarian takes a leadership role in the development of relationships between the University Library and faculty in Engineering, Computer Sciences, Math, and Physics. The STEM Librarian develops productive partnerships with library colleagues and faculty for the development of innovative programs, collections, and services in support of instruction and research.RESPONSIBILITIES: • Develop and deliver a range of innovative library services that facilitate the curricular and research needs of students and faculty in the sciences, including engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, and other natural and physical sciences departments (to be determined); • Provides reference assistance, instruction, and outreach services; • Cultivates relationships with teaching faculty in relevant subject areas; • Employs new technologies in pursuit of teaching and learning; • Assists in achieving and assessing the library’s information competency goals; • Selects print and electronic resources in support of curriculum and research in relevant subject areas. • Collaborates and actively participates in local, regional, national, or international organizations regarding related issues; • Serves on/participates in University and Library committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate; • Engages in scholarly/creative/professional activity as appropriate;  • Some evening and weekend work is required.
Basic Qualifications • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science; • Academic degree in engineering, computer science, natural sciences, or physical sciences, or the demonstrated equivalent gained through experience in an academic science or engineering library; • Successful experience delivering education, information, and research services in an academic or research library; • Passion for quality library service centered around student learning and characterized by collaboration with faculty in support of teaching and research needs; • Commitment to providing high-quality public service within a flexible and continually evolving academic library environment; • Ability to apply new technologies to library services; • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; • Demonstrated creative approaches to problem solving; • Ability to work cooperatively and to foster teamwork; • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a multicultural setting and a deep commitment to supporting and promoting diversity.
Additional Qualifications Preference will be given to candidates with successful experience in one or more of the following functional areas: collection management, electronic resources management, digital initiatives, data services, and scholarly communication.
Physical Requirements Requires extended periods of sitting; occasional walking, standing and infrequent bending, stooping and climbing stairs. Work is primarily performed in a standard library environment. Work performed during standard business hours of 8AM – 5PM, M-F. Additional hours may be required to meet business needs or deadlines; evening and weekend hours required on rotational basis.
Special Instructions Please upload the following materials to your online application: • CV • Cover Letter/Letter of ApplicationAlso, please provide complete contact information for three (3) current professional references.Priority will be given to applications received by 3/15/14.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Contact Information Tricia Ayala, Administrative Assistant, University Library
Contact Email

Reference Letter Information


Are Applicants Required to Submit References for This Posting? Yes
Minimum Number of References 3
Maximum Number of References 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *   Do you have an ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. *   Do you have experience working in an academic library?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. *   Describe your experience in one or more of the following areas:• Collection Management• Electronic Resources Management• Digital Initiatives• Data Services• Scholarly Communication(Open Ended Question)
  4. *   How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Pacific Website
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

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