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Social Sciences & Humanties Librarian

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Librarian II

Hiring range $50,000-60,000

Salary based on experience/qualifications

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Exploration & Engagement, the Social Sciences & Humanities Librarian will serve as the liaison librarian for anthropology, human relations, communication, journalism, mass communication, philosophy, and religious studies. As the primary contact with faculty and students in assigned disciplines, liaison librarians work to enhance the visibility of library services across the campus and seek input and feedback from faculty, students, staff, and scholars about library services and programs. Liaison librarians act as expert guides to the research and scholarly literature of specific disciplines; provide research support and consultation at the point of need; teach classes and workshops on research tools, methods and strategies; curate research-level collections that include both print and electronic materials as well as special collections; and support development of emerging forms of digital scholarship.  Liaisons serve within disciplinary teams made up of librarians and specialists from the Scholarly Services & Research Initiatives Department, branch libraries, and other units with a focus on providing high-quality library services to faculty and graduate students in support of research and scholarship. The incumbent participates in library and university committees; participates in professional and scholarly associations; publishes and presents on work-related topics, and maintains up-to-date professional knowledge and skills.

Required Education & Experience:  Bachelor's degree in library science or a related field.  Minimum of three (3) years of recent experience in collection management, reference, or instruction in an academic, research, or public library.  

Required Qualifications:  Understanding of the academic library's role in teaching, learning, and research AND of current and emerging trends and issues related to scholarly communication, open access, open educational resources, information and data literacy, research data management, and digital scholarship.  Understanding of the professional literature, research and data life cycles, and research trends/methodologies/processes within specific disciplines and ability to use this understanding to serve faculty and students in a research library setting.  Demonstrated commitment to service excellence.  Experience developing and delivering classes and workshops with a focus on teaching students and faculty about library resources and services and information and data literacy one-on-one and in classroom settings.  Experience developing online subject guides and/or web content for users. 

Ability to establish and sustains positive working relationships within the library and university.  Strong communication (interpersonal, written, and verbal) skills and organizational, project, and time management skills. Ability to perform detail-oriented tasks, analyze needs and develop action plans, and coordinate with appropriate personnel as required, to set priorities for self and others, to meet deadlines, and complete tasks and projects on time and within budget, and work with minimal supervision.  Flexibility, creativity, and innovation.  Demonstrated technology proficiency and capabilities working with personal computers and software, the Web, social media, and library-relevant information technology applications.  Evidence of participation in professional development and continuing education activities, professional and scholarly associations.

Preferred Qualifications:  Graduate degree from an American Library Association-accredited degree program in library or information science.  Graduate-level coursework or degree in social sciences OR humanities. Record of accomplishment working in a team-based organization to achieve library goals. Experience and demonstrated interest in developing and providing instruction in face to face and online environments and/or in development of library instructional modules. Knowledge of instructional technology concepts, trends, pedagogies, and assessment.  Experience providing outreach services to graduate students and faculty. Experience working with vendors of library resources and with standard collection management tools such as GOBI and others offered by vendors and with using a wide range of library technology related to collection development, digitization, and web development.  Experience with ExLibris and Alma, LibGuides, Desk Tracker.  Experience writing and managing grants and/or in fundraising and development.

Applicant screening to begin immediately; search will remain open until filled.  For complete information and to apply, go to jobs.ou.edu and search for Requisition Number 20191.

 The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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