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Job Ad: Science & Engineering Librarian, Temple University

The Temple University Libraries seek an engaged, creative, and enthusiastic librarian / instruction coordinator for our Science & Engineering Library (SEL). SEL is located on the main campus of Temple, a vibrant, urban research university with over 1,700 full-time faculty and a student body of 36,000 that is among the most diverse in the nation. For more information about Temple and Philadelphia, visit The Science & Engineering Library supports research and instruction in biology, chemistry, computer & information science, earth & environmental science, engineering, the mathematical sciences, and physics. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Under the general supervision of the Head of the Science and Engineering Library, the incumbent: Plans, coordinates, and assesses SEL’s instruction and information literacy initiatives in consultation with other librarian educators; works collaboratively with faculty to integrate information literacy into the curriculum; teaches general and subject-specific classes; creates learning materials and research guides. Serves as liaison to multiple science and engineering departments; provides a full range of multi-disciplinary reference, research, and consultative services for students and faculty; engages in the academic and intellectual life of the departments to appropriately direct, develop, and promote library services and collections; integrates current and emerging technologies, as appropriate, in the design and delivery of SEL instruction, outreach, and information services; develops collections for liaison subject areas. The incumbent will participate in library-wide activities and committees and is expected to be active professionally. S/he also will be expected to meet requirements for contract renewals, promotion, and regular appointment and will perform other duties as assigned. Participates as scheduled in shared evening and weekend service hours. May supervise student assistants or other staff. Required Education and Experience: ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS. Required Skills and Abilities: Substantial course work, library experience, or practical lab experience in engineering or science fields, such as biology, physics, chemistry, geology, etc. Well-developed analytical, organizational, management, and communication skills. Demonstrated initiative, creativity, and flexibility. Ability to work both independently and collegially in a demanding and rapidly changing environment. Preferred Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated experience in a science or engineering academic setting providing reference, consultation, or liaison services. Demonstrated experience providing instruction and applying information literacy concepts, such as developing learning outcomes and employing assessment techniques, to practice.  Demonstrated facility with instruction and information technologies and creative use of technology to enhance learning. Demonstrated experience developing and managing science or engineering-related collections in all formats. Knowledge of the information needs of relevant disciplines and an understanding of current trends and issues in scholarly publishing. Science or engineering degree. Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits package, including relocation allowance. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply for this position, please visit, click on Careers@Temple, and reference TU-16402. For full consideration, please submit your completed electronic application, along with a cover letter and resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to cultural diversity.

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