Vanderbilt University Libraries seek a Librarian for STEM Research to provide subject and digital scholarship expertise to faculty and students. The Librarian for STEM Research provides research and teaching support to faculty and students in the Vanderbilt School of Engineering as well as all the science disciplines in the College of Arts and Sciences. This will be done through active and systematic engagement with faculty and students in their offices, departments, laboratories, and classrooms. Working as a member of a team of STEM librarians, the Librarian for STEM Research will work collaboratively to plan and deliver research support services to faculty and students.
The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries are fundamental to the university's goal of advancing scholarship and learning. We collect, preserve, and make accessible a wide variety of resources. We partner with faculty and students to shape research, and we encourage the development of informed scholars and engaged citizens.
Duties and Responsibilities # Provide expert, in-depth reference, consultation, and information services to the Vanderbilt University community, School of Engineering and science disciplines in the College of Arts and Sciences. # Actively engage with faculty and students in their classrooms, offices, and labs to bring information science and expertise to faculty and students where they work. # Develop programs to provide expert research support at all stages of the research life cycle. Teaches workshops on science and engineering data use and analysis as well as specialized software and resource applications. # Help build and deliver an information literacy program that is integrated into the curriculum to create scientists and engineers who are sophisticated users of technical information and data. # Contribute to collections strategies that are sustainable and responsive to user needs. # Develop and deliver innovative consultation services drawing on established and emerging computational research methods. # Represent the library locally, regionally, and nationally. # Actively contribute to the information science profession in the areas of science and engineering librarianship. # Serve as a key member of the Digital Commons (1101 19th Avenue) outreach team.
Qualifications # Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution, or ability to have one by start date, required. # Additional degree in related discipline is preferred. # 0-5 years' experience in an academic research library is preferred. # Outstanding communication skills and a demonstrated ability to effectively teach and present is preferred. # Knowledge and or interest in using emerging technologies to enhance the delivery of information services is preferred. # Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively on teams is preferred. # Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced and changing environment is preferred. # Experience working as a science or engineering subject specialist in an academic research library is preferred. # Knowledge of current research practices in STEM fields is preferred. # Demonstrated ability in tools that support the following aspects of research is preferred:
Open Access Publishing (e.g., arXiv, bepress, DOIs, DSpace, Open Journal Systems, SSRN, VIAF)
# Experience writing grant proposals is preferred.
At the hiring manager's request, all applicants should include a cover letter and resume/CV as part of their application materials when applying for this position. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who submit their application materials by 5/31/2021.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.
Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification.
Internal Number: 10000496
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and the creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.