Engineering Librarian

by ILS Careers Feed on January 29, 2014

in University Jobs

State: Nevada
The University of Nevada, Reno Libraries seeks a creative, service oriented Engineering Librarian for the DeLaMare Library, serving Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). The successful candidate for this position will be forward thinking, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the changing nature of librarianship. The faculty position shares responsibility for all aspects of the DeLaMare Library services and operations -- reference, instruction, circulation and outreach services; collection development; organization and maintenance of collections; facilities management; staff management and supervision; and the collaborative development of digital library initiatives.

Liaison responsibilities are a significant part of the position. The Engineering Librarian will build relationships with faculty and students across the College of Engineering and other STEAM disciplines, developing collaborative projects and incorporating current and emerging technologies into library practice as well as research and instruction. The successful applicant will maintain communication within and beyond the department -- catalyzing, supporting, and participating in outreach activities that involve local businesses and community organizations engaged in related activities.

The DeLaMare Library, the science and engineering branch of the University Libraries, is a dynamic, technology rich research library noted for its innovative, user-centered services. The Engineering Librarian is expected to support leading edge technologies, continuously innovating and promoting the Library’s reputation as an experimental, active-learning environment.

Required qualifications:
• ALA-accredited MLS or ALA-recognized international equivalent
• Experience in a library or instruction setting
• Experience using library and computing resources

Desirable qualifications:
• Educational background in engineering or other STEAM discipline or work experience with science and engineering information sources
• Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging technologies as they contribute to meeting the needs of faculty and students
• Experience with SolidWorks, Autodesk suite, other engineering software and Adobe Creative suite

Salary and Benefits:
This is a full-time, temporary faculty position with healthcare and retirement benefits. The appointment is for one year with the intent to renew for two additional years contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance. Salary: $45,000-$55,000. Benefits: TIAA/CREF and other retirement options; 24 vacation days per year; generous sick leave. No state income tax or FICA. Tuition benefits for self and family.

Community and Environment:
The University of Nevada, Reno, with over 18,000 students, is the land-grant university in the state and has a Carnegie classification as a comprehensive doctoral institution and high research activity.

Reno and the surrounding community are home to approximately 425,000 people. Bound on the west by the majestic Sierra Nevadas and on the east by the rolling basin and range, the city is 38 miles from Lake Tahoe. The area offers world class skiing and abundant year-round recreational opportunities – a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Residents enjoy four distinct seasons and 300 days of sunshine annually. Branded the “Biggest Little City” in 1929, Reno has all the advantages of a major metropolitan area while preserving the friendliness of a small town. The community is noted for its arts and festivals and numerous cultural institutions. Sacramento and San Francisco are, respectively, 2 and 3.5 hour drives away.

To Apply:
Online applications accepted. To apply, go to https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/13286 Application deadline is September 8, 2013. AA/EEO. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Newly hired faculty must have their official transcript of their highest degree sent by the degree granting institution(s) directly to University of Nevada, Reno Human Resources within 30 calendar days from the effective date of employment. References will be verified for finalists in the application process. Incumbent will be required to pass a State of Nevada/FBI background check. Submitted on 2013-08-28

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