Job is Expired Interdisciplinary Science Librarian

University of Colorado Boulder Libraries / Boulder, CO

Job deadline Apply by July 21st, 2012   Job salary $48,888.00 per year   Job type of library Academic   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and flexible professional to join the University Libraries faculty as an Interdisciplinary Science Librarian. The successful candidate will possess a forward-looking, experimental, service-oriented philosophy of librarianship. They will continually seek to improve services, collections, policies, and procedures by diagnosing patrons’ information needs, prescribing solutions, evaluating their efficacy, and revising accordingly.
Working in a newly formed Sciences Department, the Interdisciplinary Librarian reports to the Director of the department and works closely with the Life, Applied, Earth, and Physical Science Librarians. This position is primarily responsible for providing collections and services to campus faculty and students in interdisciplinary atmospheric and environmental sciences, but as a member of the Science Librarians Team is willing to assume duties in services to patrons in any scientific discipline. He or she will also help build and manage relationships and services with research institutes, centers, and federal labs involved in relevant research and will participate in cross-departmental working groups within the University Libraries.

Appointment and Salary:
The successful candidate will be appointed as a full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty member. Depending on professional experience, appointment will be at the assistant professor or senior instructor level. The minimum starting salary is $48,888. Benefits include 22 working days of vacation, ten paid holidays, liberal sick leave, university group health care plans, group life insurance, TIAA-CREF retirement/annuity, and support for scholarly/professional activities. Tenured librarians are eligible for sabbatical leave.

Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

Required qualifications include:
• Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school, completed by December 31, 2012;
• Coursework and/or experience with library instruction, public speaking, or teaching;
• User-focused approach to library services;
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively;
• Capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment and to respond with agility to changing needs and priorities;
• Strong interpersonal skills;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Awareness of current trends in scholarly communication and research data management;
• Potential for research, scholarly work, and professional service

Desired qualifications include:
• Coursework and/or experience in providing instruction for the sciences or engineering;
• An academic or professional background in the sciences or engineering;
• Coursework and/or experience in the management of research data;
• Coursework and/or experience with data collections and services (e.g., geospatial, environmental, social sciences);
• Practical knowledge of issues regarding open access, author rights, copyright, etc.;
• Fluency in pedagogical and research methodologies in the sciences and/or engineering;
• Ability to develop outreach programs to academic communities;
• Demonstrated ability to assess and improve services;
• Demonstrated ability to work in an intensely collaborative environment and manage projects;
• Demonstrated ability to work independently with initiative;
• Experience working with diverse populations;
• Evidence of achievement in research and creative work and professional service

Application Requirements

Application Process:
Review of applications will begin on July 21, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by this date in order to receive full consideration. Application must be made online at, referring to posting number 817893, and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at Dylan.Wiersma@Colorado.EDU. The full position description can be viewed at:

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at In addition, the University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.


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Job Description:

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science


Salary Wage Calculator $48,888.00 per year

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Date Posted

June 18th, 2012

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