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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Job Announcement - Scholarly Engagement Librarian (Engineering, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences) - Tulane University, New Orleans USA

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Scholarly Engagement Librarian (Engineering, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences)

Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University


Howard-Tilton Memorial Tulane University seeks a creative, experienced, and enthusiastic professional for the role of Scholarly Engagement Librarian (Engineering, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences)  This position supports Tulane faculty and students in the physical science departments, primarily in the School of Science and Engineering.  Reporting to the Director of User Services and Library IT, s/he combines information literacy instruction, research consultations and outreach with collection development for assigned physical science subject areas. The Scholarly Engagement Librarian acts as the library liaison to assigned departments; meets with students, faculty, and researchers individually or in groups to provide timely, relevant services and sources of information; evaluates information needs; and plans, implements, and assesses initiatives that support the physical science faculty and students across campus.   S/he collaborates with counterparts in the humanities and social sciences to ensure a consistent approach to instruction, learning and research, and outreach.  S/he collaborates with the Coordinator for Scholarly Resources in Sciences and Engineering to provide and promote science related workshops in areas such as e-science/e-research and data management plans. The Scholarly Engagement Librarian and his/her colleagues use a team approach to fulfill the library's mission in an era of fast-evolving information needs.   


The most attractive candidates will have an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent at the time of hire and experience working in an academic library.  Demonstrated engagement in information literacy instruction with a focus on student learning; knowledge of current trends and best practices in information literacy instruction and assessment; experience with library research tools relevant to the sciences; related reference and research consultation experience; understanding of collection development including financial responsibility in an academic library; and knowledge of the scholarly communications process (publishing, copyright, repositories) will also be essential.  Demonstrated enthusiasm for creative and engaging outreach; strong interpersonal, communications, and organizational skills; and the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, technology professionals, and library colleagues are also necessary.  A degree or track record of scholarship in the physical sciences; at least one year of teaching using instructional design, lesson planning and assessment; and one year of collection development in an academic library would be desirable.


Tulane University is an AAU/Carnegie I/ARL Research Institution and is ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the top forty national universities in the United States. Howard-Tilton Memorial Library is the University's main library, with a collection of more than 4.5 million physical items, nearly 1 million e-books, thousands of digital images, and tens of thousands of databases, electronic journals, streaming audio files, and other scholarly resources.  A recently-completed addition to the building added two new floors with expansive views of the campus and city of New Orleans and has quickly become a highly desirable space for studying and events.


The university is located in beautiful uptown New Orleans, bordering Audubon Park and the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line (listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places).  The booming Freret Street corridor and many unique shops and restaurants are close by. 


To Apply. To apply for this position please go to Tulane University Jobs IRC10711. 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.


Raquel Horlick
Coordinator for Scholarly Resources, Sciences & Engineering
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
Tulane University
Ph: 504-865-5643

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