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    Posted: 15/Mar/2019 at 10:56am
Assistant Librarian - STEM (Open Rank)


Major/Essential Functions
Actively participate in the library’s instruction and outreach program with a heavy emphasis on promoting information literacy to STEM related disciplines. Provide reference services in creative and innovative ways including personal contact with departments and utilizing various technology tools. Develop and maintain STEM reference materials in both print and digital forms as well as making specific recommendations to purchase research materials germane to the STEM fields. Contribute to Ask A Librarian chat service and other virtual reference services as needed. Maintain as well as enhance web-based research guides pertinent to assigned STEM areas. Contribute substantially to the planning, development and assessment of departmental policies. Participate on library committees and cross functional teams as assigned. The incumbent is also expected to engage in scholarly pursuit and other professional activities in accordance with Texas Tech Library’s standards for promotion and tenure. Faculty are expected to participate in library, college, and university governance. The STEM librarian is also expected to remain abreast of current developments in library and information sciences and devote time to research, scholarly activity, and service to the University, the public, and the profession.

Required Qualifications
Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program.

Preferred Qualifications
Three years library experience. Undergraduate or advanced degree in a STEM field. Experience or course work in the use of reference and research tools with special emphasis in STEM fields. Evidence of a strong customer service orientation coupled with an ability to interact positively and productively in a collegial academic environment. Excellent oral and written communication skills. A general knowledge of the information needs of STEM faculty, students and staff, as well as an understanding of current trends and issues in this area, including digitization, institutional repositories and open access textbooks. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable. Evidence of ability to meet Texas Tech Libraries' requirements for promotion and tenure.
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