[4 openings] - Research & Learning Libn, STEM; Learning & Engagement Libn, STEM
Dartmouth Job Location: New Hampshire Apply By: Open until filled; first review date Oct. 7, 2021 Date Created: 09-14-2021
Are you a STEM librarian, or could you become one? Opportunity is knocking!
A renowned research institution with liberal arts at the core, Dartmouth College is currently experiencing dramatic growth of programs, students, and research centers in STEM fields. The new Center for Engineering and Computer Science on the west side of campus will house the expansion of the fast-growing Thayer School of Engineering and the Department of Computer Science, creating a dynamic environment for collaboration and innovation across a broad array of disciplines, including medicine, energy, security, robotics, electronics, and product design. Also near completion is the Irving Institute for Energy and Society, with cross-disciplinary connections to Dartmouth’s departments of Environmental Studies, Earth Sciences, Geography, the Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business. The Fairchild Center for the Physical Sciences houses the departments of Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and Physics & Astronomy, all with robust graduate programs and research portfolios.
Dartmouth Library plans to hire up to four motivated, collegial, and forward-looking information professionals to build a new collaborative team of STEM librarians. Working individually and together, these four librarians will support undergraduates, graduate and professional school students, faculty and researchers in the physical sciences, engineering, computer science, and related interdisciplinary institutes and centers. Each member of the team will develop, sustain, and promote effective and user-centered library programs, services, and collections in one or more disciplinary areas, to support and advance research, teaching and learning at Dartmouth.
Open positions include:
- Research & Learning Librarian—STEM. Liaison for Physical Sciences covering some or all the disciplines of Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and Physics & Astronomy, with a focus on research, collections, and data support for faculty and graduate students. (1 position)
- Research & Learning Librarian—STEM. Liaison for Engineering and Computer Science with a focus on research, collections, and data support for faculty and graduate students in the Thayer School of Engineering and the co-located Department of Computer Science. (2 positions)
- Learning & Engagement Librarian—STEM. Working primarily with undergraduate students across all STEM disciplines, with a focus on science and data literacy, developing students’ research competencies, and cross-campus outreach and engagement (1 position)
Reporting to the Head of Research & Learning STEM, Business & Economics, the team provides information, outreach, education, and collections services in a flexible and innovative environment to one or more departments in the physical sciences, engineering, or computer science. Each member of the team will develop, manage, and assess print and digital collections in subject areas to support research and teaching; and provide a full spectrum of research services and curricular support in areas related to finding, evaluating, and using scientific information.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
If you would like to learn more about these positions, or about Dartmouth, we invite you to attend one of the open information sessions listed below (Zoom webinar format). Can’t make either session? Schedule an individual informational meeting (register to receive a Zoom invitation).
- Open Information Session I: Sept. 23, 2021, 3:30–4:00pm EST (register here for login link)
- Open Information Session II: Sept. 24, 2021, 11:30–noon EST (register here for login link)
- Individual Information Meeting (register here for a 20-minute timeslot between Sept. 28 and 30)
It is not required to attend an information session in order to apply.
ALA-accredited MLS; educational background in the physical, engineering or computer sciences, and experience in an academic or research environment preferred. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills; great follow-through; the ability to work effectively in teams and small groups; a strong commitment to public service and to outreach; demonstrated experience and enthusiasm in providing science information and education services; proficiency with core research resources in the sciences; familiarity with scientific research, data management, and publication trends; and interest in emerging technologies and social media.
Review of applications will begin October 7, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled. To see the complete job descriptions and to apply online please go to:
Special Instructions: Applicants for any of the Research & Learning Librarian positions will automatically be considered for all three openings. Applicants who are interested in both the Learning & Engagement Librarian and the Research & Learning Librarian positions may apply for one and indicate their interest and qualifications for both in the cover letter.
Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. The Dartmouth Library is dedicated to supporting teaching, learning, and research and works in partnership with the students and faculty of the School of Arts & Sciences, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, the Geisel School of Medicine, and the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. Dartmouth Library is supported by a highly committed staff of about 147. The Dartmouth College Library is a member of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the Association of Research Libraries, CRL, NERL, HathiTrust, CLIR/DLF, and the Library Publishing Coalition.
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.