Science Liaison Librarian, Colorado State University Libraries, Fort Collins

This entry-level, tenure-track faculty position will serve as the primary liaison between the CSU Libraries and select academic colleges, departments, and programs within the agricultural and natural sciences. Final assignments will be based on organizational needs as well as candidate interests, skills, and experiences. This position will be part of the College Liaisons unit of the Scholarly Communications Division.

CSU Libraries is a technologically sophisticated environment with extensive electronic resources and services primarily located in the newly renovated Morgan Library. The Dean of Libraries is the campus Vice President for Information Technology, and Academic Computing and Networking Services is a part of the Libraries. CSU is making a strong and strategic investment to ensure that our academic libraries meet the needs of the institution now and in the future. This position represents an exciting opportunity for a candidate who is innovative, technologically savvy, flexible, adaptable, and committed to providing proactive services in a rapidly changing environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES. College Liaison Librarians work to increase the visibility of library services across the university and cooperate with a variety of campus constituencies to promote research and instructional services, digital projects, institutional repositories, and grant activities. Responsible for outreach to and collaboration with academic departments in the agricultural and natural sciences. Will have excellent oral, written and presentation skills. Will provide and assess effective subject-based instruction, research services and collection development to support students, faculty, and researchers in the assigned academic departments. Will utilize emerging technologies to expand access to library resources and services. Will be prepared to engage in scholarly publishing and professional service as required for promotion and tenure.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS. A graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program at time of appointment. Experience working with scientific information resources. Demonstrated public-service or customer-service experience. Experience providing instruction or presenting to groups.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS. A graduate degree or an undergraduate major or minor in a scientific discipline. Experience working with information resources in the agricultural or natural sciences (for example, chemistry, agronomy, horticulture, etc.). Experience providing research/reference services in a library environment. Experience providing instruction in an academic library, particularly in the sciences. Excellent oral, written and presentation skills. Experience or interest in exploring new library technologies and innovative options. Experience working effectively both in a collaborative environment and independently. Experience with GIS resources, applications and service needs in a research environment. Experience with data management trends and issues in a research environment.

RANK AND SALARY. Faculty status and responsibilities. Twelve-month, tenure-track appointment with contract reviewed annually until tenure is granted. Rank is dependent upon qualifications. Insurance benefits are available. Faculty may select from several options for medical, dental, life and personal disability insurance as well as retirement plans. Full-time faculty earn 24 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave annually. Optional deferred compensation. This is an entry-level position with a starting salary range of $42,000-$50,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

UNIVERSITY DESCRIPTION. Colorado State University was established as the land-grant institution of the State of Colorado in 1870. Student enrollment is approximately 31,000, and the university employs 1,700 academic faculty; 1,900 administrative professionals; and 1,800 classified staff. Colorado State is located in Fort Collins, a dynamic community with a population of approximately 151,000 and situated 65 miles north of Denver at the western edge of the Great Plains and at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Averaging 300 days of sunshine per year, with low humidity and moderate winters, Fort Collins is ideally located for a variety of recreational, cultural and family activities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and has a comprehensive online presence at

TO APPLY. To apply, send a letter of application addressing your qualifications for the position plus a current resume and the names and contact information for three professional references to Beth Wetzel, Colorado State University Libraries, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1019, or by email to References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Applications and nominations may be considered until the position is filled, however to ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by April 25, 2014. The search may be extended if suitable candidates are not identified.