Science Liaison Librarian

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Colorado State University LibrariesPosition DescriptionScience Liaison LibrarianPOSITION:This entry-level, tenure-track faculty position will serve as the primary liaison between the Colorado State University Libraries and select academic colleges, departments, and programs within the agricultural and natural sciences. Final assignments will be based on organizational needs, as well as candidate interests, skills and experiences. This position will be part of the College Liaisons unit of the Scholarly Communications Division.The Colorado State University Libraries is a technologically sophisticated environment with extensive electronic resources and services primarily located in the newly renovated Morgan Library. The Dean of Libraries is the campus Vice President for Information Technology, and Academic Computing and Networking Services is a part of the Libraries. CSU is making a strong and strategic investment to ensure that our academic libraries meet the needs of the institution now and in the future. This position presents an exciting opportunity for a candidate who is innovative, technologically savvy, flexible, adaptable, and committed to providing proactive services in a rapidly changing environment.RESPONSIBILITIES:College Liaison Librarians at CSU work to increase the visibility of library services across the University and cooperate with a variety of campus constituencies to promote research and instructional services, digital projects, institutional repositories, and grant activities.This entry-level, tenure-track faculty position will be responsible for outreach to and collaboration with academic departments in the agricultural and natural sciences. This librarian will have excellent oral, written and presentation skills. Duties will include providing and assessing effective subject-based instruction, research services and collection development to support students, faculty and researchers in the assigned academic departments. The successful candidate will utilize emerging technologies to expand access to library resources and services. This person will also be prepared to engage in scholarly publishing and professional service as required for tenure and promotion.QUALIFICATIONS:Required: Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program at time of appointment. Experience working with scientific information resources. Demonstrated public service or customer service experience. Experience providing instruction or presenting to groups.Preferred: A graduate degree, or an undergraduate major or minor in a scientific discipline. Experience working with information resources in the agricultural or natural sciences, for example, chemistry, agronomy, horticulture, etc. Experience providing research/reference services in a library environment. Experience providing instruction in an academic library, particularly in the sciences. Excellent oral, written and presentation skills. Experience or interest in exploring new library technologies and innovative options. Experience working effectively both in a collaborative environment and independently. Experience with GIS resources, applications and service needs in a research environment. Experience with data management trends and issues in a research environment.RANK AND SALARY: Faculty status and responsibilities. Twelve-month tenure-track appointment with contract reviewed annually until tenure is granted. Rank is dependent upon qualifications. Insurance benefits are available. Faculty may select from several options for medical, dental, life, and personal disability insurance, as well as retirement plans. Full-time faculty earn 24 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave annually. Optional deferred compensation. This is an entry-level position with a starting salary range of $42,000 to $50,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.UNIVERSITY DESCRIPTION: Colorado State University was established as the land-grant institution of the State of Colorado in 1870. Student enrollment is approximately 31,000, and the University employs 1,700 academic faculty, 1,900 administrative professionals, and 1,800 classified staff. Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, a dynamic community with a population of approximately 151,000, and situated 65 miles north of Denver, at the western edge of the Great Plains and at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Averaging 300 days of sunshine per year, with low humidity and moderate winters, Fort Collins is ideally located for a variety of recreational, cultural, and family activities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and has a comprehensive online presence at APPLY: To apply, send a letter of application addressing your qualifications for the position, plus a current resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references, to Beth Wetzel, Colorado State University Libraries, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1019, or by e-mail to References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Applications and nominations may be considered until the position is filled; however, to ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by April 25, 2014. The search may be extended if suitable candidates are not identified.Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Libraries’ commitment to diversity and inclusion.Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidatesbeing considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

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