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Education and Psychology Librarian
Specialist Librarian (PLB2/4A)
Position #00216767

Position Description : The University of Iowa Libraries seeks to fill the Education and Psychology Librarian position. Reporting to the Head of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), the librarian is the liaison to the College of Education and the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department. In addition, this position supports the research, teaching, and learning of faculty and students for related departments and programs. The librarian will assume direct responsibility for collection development, research consultations, and a variety of instructional activities all in support of a diverse community of faculty and students.

As a member of the Humanities & Social Sciences Department, the librarian provides general reference for the Main Library including government publications. The librarian participates in and develops programs in support of the Libraries’ endeavors within the University community.

Specific Responsibilities :
·        Serves as primary liaison to faculty and students in the College of Education and the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.
·        Provides instruction, workshops, credit courses, and other kinds of outreach, developing collaborative relationships with faculty, staff and students.
·        Develops and manages the library's collections for education and psychology.
·        Engages collaboratively with other library staff and with relevant academic departments and programs to enhance scholarship and teaching.
·        Participates in Libraries' initiatives outside HSS by serving on Libraries' and campus committees and contributing to other relevant activities and events.
·        Maintains a course of personal professional development through active participation in professional associations or other appropriate professional activity.

Education Required
·        Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution.

Experience Required
Two years of professional experience including some collection development work and a demonstrated interest in professional development that will enhance the candidate's value to the Libraries, the University, the profession, or the scholarly community.
·        Knowledge of current developments in information literacy instruction and scholarly communication.
·        Experience with or demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging technologies as they apply to collection development, instruction, and research services.
·        Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community.
·        Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, collaboration and cooperation are essential.
·        Demonstrated effective communication skills and interpersonal skills.
·        Demonstrated understanding of the mission of a research university and the mission and functions of a large research library.

Desired Qualifications
·        Advanced degree in Education, behavioral sciences, or social sciences.
·        Experience teaching in a library or academic setting.
·        Experience in collection development and management.
·        Experience using and teaching citation management tools, particularly EndNote.

Universal Competencies :
·        Positive Impact/Achieving Results : Ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs. Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.
·        Service Excellence/Customer Focus : Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.
·        Collaboration and Embracing Diversity : Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, nationalities, genders, ages, etc.

Salary and appointment : Start date is negotiable. Salary range for Specialist Librarian $50,000 - $65,000. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, your choice between two retirement plans, University of Iowa health insurance, dental insurance, pre-tax child and health care spending accounts, and additional options.

Application Procedure : To apply for this position, please visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at A resume and cover letter are required to be attached as part of the application process. This job opening will be posted until November 30, 2018. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after that date.
For questions or additional information, please contact Andrea Rost (

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and degree verification. References will be requested at a later date for finalists.

The University of Iowa Libraries system consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and a number of branch libraries. The UI Libraries has more than 5.7 million volumes including thousands of electronic resources. We coordinate the development and maintenance of the University’s locally-created open access digital resources including the Iowa Digital Library, featuring close to a million digitized texts, images, and audio and video recordings, as well as Iowa Research Online, our institutional repository. Our Special Collections include over 250,000 rare books, ranging in age from the 15th century to newly created artists’ books, as well as 4.7 miles of manuscripts. We also host the Greater Midwestern Regional Library of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.   

The University of Iowa Libraries is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, the Association of Research Libraries and a variety of other regional and national collaboratives focused on information services at scale. The Libraries provides a program of support for professional development activities and its staff members are actively engaged in national cooperative efforts. The Libraries are a founding member of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Diversity Alliance.

The University of Iowa
The University of Iowa is one of the nation’s premier public research universities, with 11 colleges offering internationally recognized programs in disciplines ranging from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. Iowa draws nearly 33,000 students from more than 100 countries and all 50 U.S. states, and employs about 29,500 faculty and staff.

Iowa City
The university is located along the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City, a city of some 77,000 people (170,000+ in the metro area) regularly ranked as one of the nation’s best places to live. Iowa City is less than four hours from Chicago and within five hours of Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, readily accessible via interstate highways and a regional airport 30 minutes away.

For more information about the University of Iowa Libraries, please see
For more information about the University of Iowa and community, please see

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

ANDREA ROST   | HR Coordinator
5031 Main Library, Iowa City IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5871
Admin Office Main Line: 319-335-5867
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