The Miami University Libraries seeks an enthusiastic Assistant Librarian (Chemistry) to serve as the liaison to the departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Physics, and Statistics with primary responsibility for providing consultation, reference, collection development, and instructional services; develop and teach credit/non-credit courses or workshops for the library system; participate in a variety of Library-wide initiatives, projects and teams.
Successful candidate will be a self-motivated, creative, client-centered librarian who is committed to providing excellent customer service and is knowledgeable about information technology, emerging trends within the library profession and scholarly communication innovations in the scientific literature.
Qualifications – Required:
Graduate library degree from an ALA-accredited institution; strong commitment to high quality public service; teaching skills leading to proficient instruction in information fluency; analytical skills to effectively assist patrons with information retrieval; flexibility to thrive in an environment of continual change; ability to work in teams and independently as well as with all levels of staff and diverse library customers; strong computer knowledge including skill in the use and application of multimedia software; strong written and oral communication skills; initiative and ability to conceive and carry out projects; ability to meet the Libraries’ requirements for promotion and continuing contract as outlined in the Libraries Appointment, Rank and Promotion System (LARPS) http://www.lib.muohio.edu/about/larps.pdf. Desire: undergraduate degree, master’s degree or demonstrated subject knowledge and experience in the sciences, preferably chemistry; familiarity with web programming and design; willingness to identify and learn new technologies on one’s own.
Submit letter of application, resume and name, telephone number and email address of three professional references to Judith A. Sessions, Dean and University Librarian, King Library, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. Contact phone number is 513/529-2800.
Screening of applications begins August 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.
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