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    Posted: 05/Mar/2020 at 9:46am
Clemson University Libraries seek a service-oriented, innovative and collaborative librarian to support education and research in engineering and the sciences. The Engineering Librarian will provide research assistance, instruction, collection development, and outreach for departments in the College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences. The successful candidate will collaborate with university partners and institutes to develop and support innovative programs and services. This is a 12-month tenure track Faculty position and works under the direction of the Head of Information & Research Services.
Clemson’s College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences offers a broad range of rigorous and stimulating programs which provide unexcelled educational opportunities.   The innovative combination of engineering and science disciplines which comprises the College facilitates study and research in fields transcending the traditional disciplines. The College’s centers, institutes, and four innovation campuses [Clemson’s Advanced Materials Center, Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR), Clemson University Restoration Institute (CURI) and Clemson University Biomedical Engineering Innovation Campus (CUBEInC)] provide a rich environment where the University’s faculty, staff, and students can interact with researchers from private-industry partners. Research and innovation continue to be driving factors as Clemson University climbs in the U.S.News & World Report rankings.

Responsibilities of the Engineering Librarian include:
Research Services
•     Serves as primary liaison to departments in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences; connects faculty and students with information and resources to support all aspects of the research lifecycle and builds professional relationships that facilitate research and student success.
•     Collaborates with other science librarians to design and deliver services, instruction, and programming to support education and research for all physical and life sciences.
•     Along with other science librarians, provides expertise for patent and trademark searching, locating industry standards, using citation management tools, and searching multidisciplinary databases.
•     Provides general reference service (on call and virtual) as well as in-depth research assistance in engineering and applied sciences.
•     Works collaboratively across the Libraries to support innovative initiatives including open access, research impact analysis, open educational resources, data management services, and data visualization.
•     Engages in professional development such as attending conferences, workshops, and webinars related to job functions.
Instruction & Outreach
•     Teaches course-related library instruction sessions both in-person and online; designs and develops student learning outcomes, instructional materials, and assessments for classes.
•     Creates and maintains library research guides (LibGuides) and other online instructional tools to help students, faculty, and staff effectively identify and use library resources.
•     Participates in instructional, outreach, and information literacy initiatives.
•     Provides research support, instruction and outreach services to innovation campuses throughout South Carolina (Greenville, Charleston, etc.).
Collection Development
•     Builds and manages library collections to support curriculum and research for departments in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences, including updating collection policies, selecting print and electronic materials, and weeding.
•     Works with team of science librarians to determine shared collection purchases and priorities.
Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities
•     Develops a focused program of high quality research and creative accomplishments, consistent with professional responsibilities and the Libraries’ mission and goals.
•     Actively participates and demonstrates leadership in professional responsibilities that serve the Libraries, University, profession, and community.

Required Qualifications:
•     ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship
•     At least one year of experience providing information and research services in a library
•     Knowledge of engineering and STEM information resources, such as Compendex, Inspec, IEEE Xplore Digital Library, technical reports, standards, and patents
•     Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
•     Strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and respect in the workplace

Preferred Qualifications:
•     Degree or coursework in engineering or other STEM field
•     Teaching experience, which may include designing online resources, consulting with individual researchers or project teams, and planning in-person or virtual workshops or class sessions
•     Demonstrated ability to carry out a liaison program through outreach, building relationships, and providing library services and support to diverse stakeholders

Salary and Benefits
Faculty rank and competitive salary based on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Various medical plans, dental plans, and retirement plans are available. 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 13 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity. Starting salary $68,871.

Physical locations on Clemson’s main campus are the R.M. Cooper Library, the Gunnin Architecture Library, the Education Media Center, and Special Collections and Archives. Other facilities include the Clemson Design Center Library in Charleston and the Library Depot in Anderson, which houses high-density storage, the records center, the digitization lab, and technical services. Clemson Libraries employs 33 faculty, 60staff, and 56 students. Clemson Libraries is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) and Lyrasis, and actively participates with other South Carolina institutions through the statewide consortium, PASCAL. For additional information about Clemson Libraries, visit the website at

Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science and engineering-oriented research university in a college-town setting along a dynamic Southeastern corridor. Ranked as one of America’s Top 25 Public Universities by U.S. News & World Report, Clemson is an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and a competitive drive to excel. Centrally located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson is in one of the fastest-growing areas of South Carolina, and a two-hour drive to Charlotte and Atlanta.

Application process
Applicants should electronically submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio: Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three (3) references. Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by March 16, 2020 will be guaranteed consideration.

Closing Statement Clemson University is an AAO/EO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion,
sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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