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University of Utah - Science & Engineering Librarian

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Position Announcement
Science & Engineering Librarian

The J. Willard Marriott Library seeks an energetic, innovative, and dynamic professional for the position of Science and Engineering Librarian to work within the Faculty Services unit. This is an excellent opportunity to work with collaborative and enthusiastic colleagues who are dedicated to student engagement across disciplines and campus units. Working with all team members in Faculty Services and reporting to the department head, the successful candidate will:
  • Participate in outreach and campus engagement that expands connections and builds partnerships.
  • Participate as a member of the College and Interdisciplinary Teams as a library liaison to at least three academic departments in the sciences or engineering.
  • Participate as a member of a team that provides group and individual training on patent searching. 
  • Provide research and technology assistance in person at the Knowledge Commons and online through chat and email.
  • Participate in teaching that includes first-year programs and other targeted courses in the campus curriculum.
  • Be professionally active through participation in appropriate professional societies and through research and publication.
  • While there is a focus in this department on faculty services, all faculty librarians serve the needs of University faculty, staff, and students along with members of the local community. Work across organizational lines is encouraged to support and strengthen all services in the Marriott Library.
Required qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS OR the equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience working in an academic library.
  • A degree or significant coursework in the sciences and/or engineering or at least one year demonstrated experience supporting undergraduates, graduates, and faculty in the sciences and/or engineering.
  • Interest in patent searching.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach both information literacy and concepts of science and/or engineering literacy to groups and individuals.
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both as a team member and independently.
  • Ability to be proactive, flexible, and collaborative in order to accomplish departmental, library, and institutional goals.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capability with information technology systems in the context of an academic Library.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse educational and professional environment and demonstration of the ability to work with a diverse population.
  • Capacity to thrive in the fast-paced, future-oriented environment of a research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  • Passion for service to the profession and academia as well as interest in developing a scholarly profile.
  • If hired at the Associate Librarian rank, sufficient experience and professional accomplishment to qualify for tenure at time of appointment.
  • Knowledge of and engagement with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. (
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check, as required by Utah state law. (
Desired qualifications:
  • Reading, writing, or speaking skills in a second language.
  • Bachelors degree in a science or engineering field.
  • Additional advanced degree(s), especially in the sciences or engineering.
  • Experience providing patent searching services.
  • Experience in public services in an academic library.
  • Knowledge of & experience with educational technologies.      
Compensation: $53,000 - $64,000 dependent on qualifications, plus excellent benefits including a 14.2% retirement contribution to TIAA-CREF/Fidelity, medical and dental coverage, and generous paid sick and vacation time.

Preferred consideration will be given to all applications received by July 28, 2017.

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