Essential Functions: The Wayne State University Library System (WSULS) seeks an innovative, service-oriented Science Librarian to advance the University's mission to create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities.Our mission of access and proud culture of diversity demands a Science Librarian who embraces an environment of inclusion that extends beyond simple tolerance by leveraging the power of peoples' individual identities and diverse perspectives.Wayne State enrollment in STEM fields is on a major growth trajectory - alongside burgeoning growth of the University's host city of Detroit.Position SummaryThe Science Librarian will support disciplines in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, where declared STEM majors have increased over the past five years by nearly 50 percent. S/he will establish effective communication channels within assigned disciplines and will identify and advance the learning, teaching, and research needs of WSU students, faculty, and staff. S/he will provide expert assistance through instruction, reference services, research consultation, and scholarly communications consultation in the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Geology. S/he will also participate in cross-functional teams and system wide work related to the WSULS Strategic Plan and student success initiatives. The full breadth of the Science Librarian's responsibilities remains flexible and adaptable to new and emerging staffing models, schedules, and technologies.This position requires a passion for advancing student success, a positive, "can-do" attitude, and a combination of skills and professional confidence that will contribute to the transformation of instruction, reference, and scholarly communications within the WSULS. We seek candidates who are invested not only in the future of librarianship, but also in building a culture that will establish the WSULS as an example research library of the future. The successful candidate will be an innovative designer of library solutions within a collegial and collaborative environment. The successful candidate must also be knowledgeable of current library and scholarly information trends and practices, and possess the ability to apply this understanding to make a significant, positive impact on the WSU community. Responsibilities and DutiesReporting to the WSULS Assistant Dean, the responsibilities of the Science Librarian include:Establish and maintain effective communication channels to identify and advance the learning, teaching, and research needs of WSU students, faculty, and staff. Provide quality teaching and research-focused information services, including developing and conducting instruction programs focused on advanced resources for Undergraduate and graduate students in the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Geology.Collaborate with other subject librarians and staff to provide effective instruction, student success programming, and reference services to WSU undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff.Advance the WSULS strategic priority of digital publishing and scholarship through continuous education. Provide counsel on scholarly communications, copyright, and research data management.Serve as a member of the WSULS Researcher Support Team, with a particular focus on scholarly workflow including research data management in the physical and life sciences; and participate on other cross-functional teams as deemed beneficial to the WSULS enterprise.Engage in professional and/or subject discipline organizations, research, or publishing that will enhance support of the sciences at WSU and advance the WSULS strategic pillars of Culture and People, Student Success, and Community Engagement.
Qualifications: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program; strong commitment to teaching and public service; talent to communicate and interact effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a culturally diverse and rapidly changing environment; skills to analyze, organize, and present information; demonstrated aptitude to manage multiple priorities and tasks; capacity to work independently or as a team member, and to communicate effectively with non-technical staff, vendors and other campus technology staff; familiarity with current trends in library technology along with the ability to apply this knowledge to a local situation.
Internal Number: 76_204565
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.