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Librarian, Sciences & Computer Science

Librarian, Sciences & Computer Science

University of South Carolina Job Location: South Carolina Date Created: 12-01-2016

Librarian, Sciences & Computer Science

The University of South Carolina Libraries seeks an outgoing and engaged Sciences and Computer Science Librarian to join the Research, Instruction, and Reference (RIR) team at the Thomas Cooper Library.

Reporting to the Head of RIR, the Sciences and Computer Science Librarian serves as a liaison to Computing Sciences and the Departments of Chemistry and Physics.

Duties include:
* Offer research-level instruction, provide research consultations and develop resource support materials in assigned areas.
* Initiate and maintain communication with faculty, staff and students in assigned areas to understand user needs and offer library services and resources. In consultation with faculty and fellow librarians, develop collections that support faculty and students.
* Provide general reference and research assistance, including evenings and weekends.
*  Participate in general instruction, including information literacy sections, and provide back-up instructional support to other science areas.
* Serve on library and university committees, task forces, and special projects/events and teams. Take part in the intellectual life of the University. Participate in decision making within the department and libraries.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This is a full-time, 12-month, unclassified, tenure-track, faculty status position with the rank of Librarian.  Benefits include medical, dental, state retirement or optional retirement plan. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2017.

Required Qualifications:
A Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution in the United States or Canada. Minimum of two years of reference experience in an academic or public library.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or higher in science or computing field. Three or more years of experience providing instruction and reference service in an academic library. Knowledge of developments in higher education, scholarly processes and issues facing academic research libraries.

The University of South Carolina was founded in 1801. The Columbia campus is the flagship of an eight-campus, fully accredited, state-system. The University is one of only 40 public universities to earn the Carnegie Foundation's top-tier designations in research activity and community engagement. The University of South Carolina - Columbia has strong undergraduate and graduate programs and other highly regarded professional schools including: medicine, law, education, engineering, social work, pharmacy, public health, arts and sciences, nursing, and business administration. About 32,000 students are enrolled with more than 8,000 students in graduate and professional programs.
 
University Libraries serves the graduate and undergraduate programs of all schools and colleges, with the exceptions of the School of Law and the School of Medicine. Holdings include more than 4.9 million volumes, 20 million manuscripts, 475,000 e-books, and four distinct special collections. University Libraries is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Center for Research Libraries. The City of Columbia is the state capital with a metropolitan area population of nearly 800,000. The city is a state center of financial, transportation, and industrial development, and it has a rich historical and cultural tradition. Columbia is located within easy driving distance of both mountains and coast.

Interested applicants should use requisition #011203 and apply at https://uscjobs.sc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1448909217888.

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. USC is an EOE.

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