Friday, April 9, 2010

Engineering Librarian

The Reference and Instruction Department at the Ohio University Libraries in Athens, Ohio invites applications for an Engineering Librarian to join a team of librarians dedicated to providing personal reference assistance and high quality collections and instruction services. We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Position Description
Acts as the liaison to faculty and students in the Russ College of Engineering, working to develop collegial and collaborative partnerships, to provide excellent research services, and to develop innovative approaches to information literacy and collection building. As an integral member of the Reference and Instruction Department, performs general reference duties, including evening and weekend hours and teaches instruction sessions for the Department’s first year library instruction program. Participates in committees, task forces, and teams, and in professional associations.

Required: Masters degree from an ALA-accredited program. Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field or significant experience working with engineering resources. Necessary skills include organizational, communication, computer, and analytical skills to enable effective retrieval of information; instructional skills to teach library use and information competency; ability to understand and manage acquisitions budgets; and communication and teamwork skills to work effectively with diverse groups.

Salary and Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience and education; 22 days annual vacation; generous insurance, and Ohio state employee or alternative retirement.

July 1, 2010

Library Information
The Reference and Instruction Department is responsible for reference assistance to patrons in a wide range of subject areas and general library instruction at the first year level. The Department has an active digital reference service and is committed to incorporating emergent technologies into both its reference and its instruction missions. It is a major component of the Library’s Learning Commons, a technology enriched learning environment with assistance available from reference librarians, technology assistants and writing tutors. Alden Library, the main facility on the Ohio University Athens campus includes over 3 million volumes with 45 professionals and 45 support staff. The Library is a member of CRL, ARL, and OhioLINK.

University Information

The Russ College of Engineering and Technology enrolls approximately 1,300 undergraduate students and almost 300 graduate students and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across the traditional engineering spectrum and in technology disciplines such as aviation, computer science, and industrial technology. Ohio University is a residential campus with a student population of 17,000 undergraduates and 3,300 graduate and medical students.

To Apply
Submit application at Applications received by May 2, 2010 will receive the fullest consideration.

Ohio University is committed to the diversity of faculty, staff and students. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of our campus are especially encouraged to apply.

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