Government Information Librarian (Rice University)
Rice University is seeking a dynamic, service-oriented Government Information Librarian. The successful candidate will provide service through Fondren Library’s Kelley Center for Government Information. This position will report to the government information coordinator.
Applications must be received by October 31, 2021, in order to be considered. Please apply with a cover letter and résumé at https://tinyurl.com/RiceGovInfoLibrarian.
Fondren Library is a Federal Depository Library (FDL) and a Patents and Trademark Research Center (PTRC). The successful candidate will be trained to serve as a PTRC Representative. This position will also have these responsibilities: staffing the Kelley Center reference desk, providing reference assistance and research consultancy, teaching workshops, processing the Kelley Center’s collections, and conducting department outreach and promotion. This position may be assigned to supervise student staff and volunteers.
In addition, the successful candidate will:
- develop, teach, and evaluate training workshops; lead Kelley Center tours
- work with the Cataloging Department on copy cataloging and maintaining serial holdings and bibliographic control of Kelley Center collections
- participate in planning, designing, implementing, assessing regular departmental promotion and outreach activities, to increase the awareness and the usage of Kelley Center collections, resources, equipment, and unique services
- keep developing knowledge about all Kelley Center collections and resources
- perform all other duties as assigned
Salary & benefits: $55,000 minimum, with hiring salary commensurate with experience and qualifications; no state or local income tax; 21 benefit days; 8 study days; a range of retirement options including TIAA/CREF; health and life insurance and tuition waiver.
Environment: Rice University provides a stimulating work environment with opportunities to participate in the delivery of innovative library services supported by leading-edge technologies. Fondren Library (library.rice.edu) is a research library with more than 3 million volumes and more than 172,000 subscriptions, including titles available through aggregators.
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Inquiries: Lisa Spiro at (713) 348-2480 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Rice University is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunity in education and employment. Rice does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or veteran status.