Science Librarian

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Created: May 27, 2013


St. Lawrence University seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented colleague as our next Science Librarian.  Reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Science Librarian oversees the Launders Science Library, supervises the Science Library staff, manages the collections and is the primary liaison to students, faculty and staff in the sciences.  Activities include outreach to science departments regarding resources, services, and spaces, providing in-depth reference and research consultation services and creating and presenting library instruction in disciplinary research.

The successful candidate will work well in a collegial and team environment and will possess strong communication, interpersonal and teaching skills.  While the primary area of focus is in support of the sciences, the Science Librarian is also part of a multi-disciplinary team of librarians which engages in the development of library policies, goals and procedures and serves as a resource to the campus on evolving patterns of scholarly publishing, including open access initiatives and the management of scientific data.

The University Libraries support physical and virtual presences, strive to maintain a high level of resourcefulness, responsiveness, and reliability with regard to the academic needs of students and faculty, and proactively seek to engage with students and faculty on existing and emerging technologies, programs, and initiatives.

  • The successful candidate for this 12-month position must have an ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience with or course work in using and supporting e-science resources and library and information technologies (e.g., bioinformatics, GIS, data curation, institutional repositories, content management systems) and knowledge of trends in scholarly communication are required.
  • Undergraduate or advanced degree in the sciences or related research experience is preferred.
  • One to two years of academic library experience is preferred.
The anticipated start date of this position is August 1, 2013.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of three references to:  Search Committee, Owen D. Young Library, St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY  13617 or send via email to

Located in Canton, N.Y., St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.  For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit SLU’s homepage at

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