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Assistant Librarian (Science Librarian)

Company: Utah State University (USU) Libraries
Location: smithfield
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Utah State University (USU) Libraries seeks a creative and student-oriented librarian to join the Learning & Engagement Services (LES) unit. The successful candidate will contribute to a robust and thriving instruction and outreach program. We are seeking applicants who welcome a dynamic, collaborative environment and wish to have a strong impact on student learning and faculty engagement. This position is a 12-month, tenure-track, faculty appointment with rank of Assistant Librarian, reporting to the Head of Learning and Engagement Services. This faculty position will serve as the primary liaison between USU Libraries and select academic departments within the sciences. Subject liaison duties include developing course-integrated instruction, providing outreach and promotion of library collections and research services to faculty and students, and further developing the print and digital collections in assigned areas. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.

The Library is dedicated to promoting an environment of diversity and excellence throughout the institution and welcomes candidates committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments.


  • Participate in LES's core functions of teaching, learning, outreach, engagement and instructional assessment;
  • Serve as a liaison to several academic departments in the sciences;
  • Collaborate with library colleagues and academic faculty to design, deliver and assess information literacy outcomes for online, hybrid and in-person targeted liaison courses;
  • Provide information literacy instruction for English composition courses for both in-person and online classes;
  • Provide innovative reference services including individual consultations and research help;
  • Participate in professional development opportunities relevant to the needs of the


Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree before hire date;
  • Demonstrated interest in library instruction and information literacy;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively;
  • Ability to meet the university's requirements for promotion and tenure, including excellence in librarianship and effective scholarly output and service to the university and profession;
  • Ability to develop collegial working relationships with administrators, staff, and faculty across campus;
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work, especially as applied to public services and library instruction.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An undergraduate major or minor in a scientific discipline;
  • Experience working with scientific information resources;
  • Experience in an academic or research library;
  • Course work or experience with information literacy instruction;
  • Familiarity with applying emerging technologies for information and instructional


Minimum salary is $48,000. The Library provides generous support for professional development and travel. Utah State University offers a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Health and Dental insurance coverage for the whole family
  • 2% of annual earnings are deposited into a 401(a) account, no matching required
  • 22 days per year of paid annual leave
  • 12 days per year of paid sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Free access to an on-campus exercise facility for both employee and family
  • Opportunity for 50% off tuition for both employee and immediate family members
  • Substantial individual equipment budget, refreshed every three years, to purchase hardware and tools of your choosing to do your job well
  • Ongoing training and funds to attend seminars, conferences,

Utah State University is a multi-campus, land-grant institution. Utah State University's campus in Logan is located 80 miles north of Salt Lake City, within easy driving distance of many national parks. The surrounding Wasatch Mountains, including ski resorts, trails, lakes and rivers, place Utah State University in one of the finest outdoor recreational environments in the nation.

Review of applications will begin on May 7, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled. Please address each of the required and preferred qualifications in your letter as fully as possible using evidence from your educational or workplace experience as appropriate. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU's non-discrimination policies:

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421- 3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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