Science/Data Services Librarian

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Created: March 8, 2013


Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, invites applications for a Science/Data Services Librarian at the Aubrey R. Watzek Library. Watzek Library supports the College of Arts & Sciences and the Graduate School of Education & Counseling, and is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of 37 academic libraries in the Pacific Northwest.

The library staff of 25 offers specialized research consultations, a course-integrated program of information literacy instruction, a librarian liaison for each academic department and program of study, robust special collections & archives, several curriculum-integrated digital initiatives, and a Visual Resources Center. When classes are in session, the library is open 24 hours every weekday.

The Science/Data Services Librarian is an entry-level position that:
  • Provides leadership in the planning, implementation, and assessment of library research and data services in support of the natural sciences and other data-related disciplines.
  • Develops liaison partnerships with science faculty, staff, and students to support teaching, learning, and research and incorporates new approaches and technologies into existing and future services.
  • Teaches course-integrated information literacy, assists students and faculty at the reference desk and with in-depth research consultations.
Lewis & Clark College will conduct background checks on the finalist(s).
Lewis & Clark College is an equal opportunity employer.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science
  • Knowledge of the scientific research process and data management tools
  • Familiarity with science and statistical information resources and user needs
  • Experience in and enthusiasm for teaching
  • Commitment to excellence in public service
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively and collegially with library staff, faculty, and students
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s and/or Graduate degree in one of the sciences
  • Data management experience
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Experience in library outreach and advocacy

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Published: Friday, March 8, 2013 01:23 UTC

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