One of my science librarian colleagues from the Geoscience Information Society (http://www.geoinfo.org/
) is retiring, and she asked if I could pass the advertisement for opening along to others --- if you have friends/colleagues interested in working as a science librarian (Physics, Chemistry, Geology, etc), the following may be of interest :
The College of William and Mary
This Science Librarian is a member of the Research Department and participates in the delivery of reference and instruction services at the Earl Gregg Swem Library. The Science Librarian will supervise and manage the Sciences branches (i.e. Physics and Chemistry), promote library services and resources, and cultivate partnerships that help us understand and respond to student and faculty informational needs.
The successful candidates will be actively engaged in professional development and have a strong desire to learn about issues and trends related to Science Librarianship, including data management, scholarly communication and open access. Swem Library seeks new or experienced librarians who are passionate about teaching, interested in emerging technology trends and committed to professional development.
This is a non-tenure professional faculty position with a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. Benefits include 24 days of annual leave per year in addition to 12 paid holidays.
Established in 1693, the College of William & Mary continues a long tradition of excellence by combining the best features of an undergraduate college with the opportunities offered by a modern research university. Adjacent to historic Colonial Williamsburg, the College is approximately 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. and located midway between Richmond and Norfolk, offering the ideal setting for a liberal arts education.
· ALA accredited master’s degree in library and information science (conferred prior to appointment)
· College level science courses
· Knowledge of science and general resources, and experience working a reference desk;
· Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
· Academic degree in a Science discipline
· Experience delivering Instruction and research services in the sciences
· Knowledge of scholarly communication issues;
· Evidence of faculty collaboration
The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.
The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.