Science Librarian (Chemistry, Physics, & E-Science), Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, Atlanta

Science Librarian (Chemistry, Physics, & E-Science), Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, Atlanta

This is an exciting time to join Emory as a Science Librarian as we are building a new Chemistry Library currently and will begin identifying services and collections in 2014; expanding services and staff in research data management; and developing interdisciplinary digital collections in partnership with our Emory Health Sciences Library colleagues.

The Emory University Libraries seek an energetic, service-oriented and collaborative professional to serve as the Science Librarian in the Services Division of the Robert W. Woodruff Library. The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing a full range of subject specific library services to their assigned academic department (s), including collection management, consultation, instruction, assessment, and reference.

POSITION SUMMARY: Science librarians provide the full range of subject-specific library services to their assigned academic department(s), including collection management, consultation, instruction, assessment, and reference. The subject librarian maintains and expands research-level collections, acts as an expert guide, provides research help at the time of need, and contributes to the programmatic and collaborative work of the Services Division and the library in general. In addition, the librarian will have a particular focus on the management of research data in the sciences working closely with the Data Management Specialist. The librarian will be a member of the Sciences Team in the Woodruff Library. She/he will be based in the Services Division and will collaborate with subject librarians, digital program services, colleagues across the library system, academic technology services, and researchers (faculty, staff, and students). Primary responsibilities will include (but are not confined to) the following:  § Serving as the science librarian for chemistry and physics with responsibility for developing and managing research collections that support the teaching and research of Emory University faculty and students. § Teaching CHEM 597R Directed Reading 1-credit course to new chemistry graduate students annually § Collaborating with the Data Management Specialist, Research Data Management Group, and other parts of the university in developing strategies and infrastructure for short- and long-term data management in the sciences § Collaborating  with the Branch Libraries Team and the Science Team to develop and manage services and collections for the Chemistry Library § Serving as an active member of the Services Division, contributing to divisional initiatives and leading specific projects

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: An ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with appropriate teaching experience and/or library experience). § Ability to build and sustain effective interpersonal relationships with library staff, faculty and students, off campus faculty and administrators, campus administrators, etc. § Evidence of analytical, organizational, communication, project, and time management skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks and projects on time and within budget and in accordance with task/project parameters. § Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, the Web, and library-relevant information-technology applications. Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint or otherproductivity software.§ Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty and student population. § Capacity to thrive in an ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a major research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities. § Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in academic libraries, higher education, and relevant subject disciplines. § Evidence of active participation, involvement, and leadership in local, state, regional, national, or international professional or scholarly associations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced degree in library science, science, or related disciplines § Demonstrated experience or academic background in the sciences § Ability to acquire new technological skills § Evidence of ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, and librarians § Ability to work in teams both within the library and within the university § Experience developing library collections or MLS degree required § Prefer two to three years of library experience

APPLICATION PROCEDURES. Applications and nominations for the position are welcome and must be sent to Linda Nodine via email ( Applications may be submitted as Word or PDF attachments and must include: 1) letter of application describing qualifications and experience; 2) current resume/vita detailing education and relevant experience; and 3) on a separate document list the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 professional references including a current or previous supervisor. Candidates applying by November 29, 2013, will receive priority consideration. Review of applications will continue until position is successfully filled. Librarian appointees at Emory generally have educational credentials and professional backgrounds with academic library experience and/or disciplinary knowledge and demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning, professional engagement and involvement, research and scholarship, creativity, innovation, and flexibility. Such backgrounds will normally include a graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program AND/OR a discipline-specific master’s OR doctoral degree. In addition to professional competence and service within the library

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position Available immediately.

If you have any questions about the position, Emory, or Atlanta, feel free to contact me.

Kristan Majors Chilcoat

Science Librarian & Science Team Head

Woodruff Library, Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia