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Coordinator for Scholarly Resources, Sciences and Engineering

Coordinator for Scholarly Resources, Sciences and Engineering

Tulane University Job Location: Louisiana Date Created: 06-09-2016

Coordinator for Scholarly Resources, Sciences and Engineering

Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University


Howard-Tilton Memorial Library invites applications for the position of Coordinator for Scholarly Resources, Sciences and Engineering. The library seeks to build its professional staff by recruiting talented, energetic librarians interested in shaping the future of Tulane University and New Orleans.


Position Summary

The Coordinator for Scholarly Resources for the Sciences and Engineering supports Tulane faculty and students in the life and physical sciences, engineering, and public health.  Reporting to the Associate Dean of Libraries, the person in this position coordinates science collection development activities; provides and promotes science and engineering-related workshops and other instructional support; meets with students, faculty, and researchers individually or in groups to provide timely, relevant sources of information; evaluates information needs; and plans, implements, and assesses initiatives that support science faculty and students across campus.  The Coordinator collaborates with counterparts in the humanities and social sciences to ensure a consistent approach to collection management. The Coordinator and her or his colleagues use a team approach to help the Library meet the challenges of collecting, managing, preserving, and providing access to scholarly resources and research data in an era of fast-evolving information needs and publishing models.  The coordinators for Scholarly Resources individually are expected to develop expertise in emerging technologies and lead and/or participate in innovative library projects.



Required: ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent; bachelor’s or advanced degree in a relevant science field; three or more years of professional experience in an academic or research library; three or more years of collection development experience at the professional level including financial responsibility in an academic library; knowledge of emerging publishing models for scholarly resources in STEM subjects; experience with library research tools relevant to the sciences and engineering; related reference, and research consultation experience; strong interpersonal, communications, and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, technology professionals, and library colleagues; enthusiasm for an innovative and cooperative environment; experience designing, delivering, and assessing information literacy instruction for science and engineering disciplines. 


Preferred: Firm knowledge of the scholarly communications process (publishing, copyright, repositories); experience assisting researchers with grant funding requirements calling for public access publishing of research reports and research data; experience with appropriate data services, research tools, and software.



Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Librarians are academic appointees; librarians do not have tenure or faculty rank, but in other respects receive the benefits of faculty members; generous benefits including a choice of health plans, tuition waiver for self, and undergraduate tuition waiver for dependents.



Tulane University is an AAU/Carnegie Research Institution and ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the top fifty national universities in the United States. The university is located in beautiful uptown New Orleans where it borders the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line and Audubon Park. Howard-Tilton Memorial Library is the University's main library with an ARL research collection of more than four million titles. 


To Apply. To apply for this position please go to http://tulane.edu/jobs ( IRC9644). To ensure full consideration, applicants must submit a letter of application, resume, and the names with full contact information of at least three professional references.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.


Tulane University is an AA/EO Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.



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