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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

[LIBJOBS] USA-California-STEM Librarian

Position Announcement

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Librarian


The University of the Pacific seeks a librarian with energy, initiative, and vision to provide effective leadership and direction in the provision of library resources and services in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The librarian’s role in the academy is changing, and that change is particularly apparent in the sciences. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Librarian takes a leadership role in the development of relationships between the University Library and faculty in Engineering, Computer Sciences, Data Analytics, Math, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. The STEM Librarian develops productive partnerships with library colleagues and faculty for the development of innovative programs, collections, and services in support of instruction and research.



•             Develop and deliver a range of innovative library services that facilitate the curricular and research needs of students and faculty in the STEM subjects, including engineering, computer

science, data analytics, mathematics, natural sciences, and physical sciences;

•             Provide reference assistance, instruction, and outreach services;

•             Cultivate relationships with teaching faculty in relevant subject areas;

•             Employ new technologies in pursuit of teaching and learning;

•             Assist in achieving and assessing the library’s information competency goals;

•             Selects print and electronic resources in support of curriculum and research in relevant subject areas;

•             Collaborate and actively participate in local, regional, or national organizations regarding related issues;

•             Serve on/participates in University and Library committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate;

•             Engage in scholarly/creative/professional activity as appropriate;

•             Provide instruction to distance learners by travel to other campuses or via teleconferencing tools;

•             Some evening and weekend work is required.



•             ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or equivalent;

•             Academic degree in engineering, computer science, natural sciences, or physical sciences, or the demonstrated equivalent gained through experience in an academic science or engineering


•             Minimum of one year of experience delivering education, information, and research services in

an academic or research library, or during an internship;

•             Passion for quality student-centered library service informed by collaborative faculty teaching partnerships;

•             Commitment to providing high-quality public service within a flexible and continually evolving academic library environment;

•             Ability to apply emerging technologies to library services;

•             Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills;

•             Demonstrated creative approaches to problem solving;

•             Ability to work cooperatively and to foster teamwork;

•             Proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.



Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate experience delivering services in one or more of the following professional areas: instructional design, change management, electronic resources management, digital initiatives, and scholarly communication.



Planning and prioritization capabilities necessary to initiate, evaluate, and sustain evolving programmatic library liaison initiatives; Self-assurance and flexibility to find one’s feet quickly and keep one’s balance

performing a wide range of activities; Candidates who are energetic and committed to improving services

will do well in this position; Initiative and the desire to define their own role is encouraged, as well as the ability to view challenges as opportunities; A broad range of intellectual interests is helpful.



•             Salary from $50,000, negotiable depending upon experience;

•             Faculty rank of Assistant Professor, non-tenure track, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

•             Twenty-four vacation days, 15 holidays/seasonal days; excellent support for professional development; TIAA-CREF retirement; tuition remission; and other generous benefits.



University of the Pacific, with its brick and ivy and lush landscaping, is ranked as one of the most

beautiful campuses in the nation by Best Colleges. Campus life at Pacific is home to a diverse and vibrant community, with dozens of social and professional organizations that celebrate and honor the cultures, heritages, and beliefs of our students, faculty, and staff. As The U.S. News and World Report’s fifteenth most ethnically-diverse universities in the nation, Pacific brings students together from all walks of life. Our student body thrives in Pacific's small classes and dynamic cultural environment, while our distinguished alumni are transforming their communities every day.


With campuses in Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco, Pacific has the largest population of students in its history. Total university enrollment is nearly 7,000, with 3,867 undergraduates in an average class size of 20. Pacific is renowned for its student-centered learning, its broad slate of course offerings, strong faculty teaching, accelerated degree programs, and excellent professional and graduate programs..


The University Library has a $3.1M budget, a 21-member staff, over 350,000 volumes, and provides access to over 1,200 electronic journal titles, 130, 000 ebooks, and 183 databases, and recently expanded service offerings to three campuses. The University Library’s staff and librarians value flexibility and dedication to excellence, resulting in a strong reputation on campus for excellent customer service. The University Library is the home of distinctive special collections, including the John Muir Collection, the Dave Brubeck Living Archive, and the George Moscone Papers. For more information, please visit:



Apply online by submitting application materials including letter of application, resume, and the name, address, and contact information of three current references online through People Admin. Anticipated starting date will be: 5/15/2016. Priority will be given to applications received by 3/21/2016. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.


University of the Pacific is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression or mental or physical disability.


All applicants must submit the EEO personnel form located (located at




Robin Imhof

Humanities Librarian/Associate Professor

University of the Pacific

3601 Pacific Ave

Stockton, CA  95211

(209) 946-2544




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