Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, seeks applicants for the position of Electronic Resources and Social Sciences Librarian, Pius XII Memorial Library.
The Electronic Resources and Social Sciences Librarian reports to the Chair of Research and Instruction Services and has two primary areas of responsibility: (1) management of electronic resources; and (2) subject librarian duties for multiple social science disciplines. Responsibilities Include ● Develop strategic initiatives that reflect best practices and emerging trends in electronic resource management. ● Implement, manage, ensure access to, and troubleshoot the Libraries' electronic resources. ● Liaise with vendors, publishers, and consortial partners to negotiate subscriptions. ● Gather data/usage statistics to support collection decisions and annual reporting requirements. ● Serve as the subject librarian for social science subjects and academic departments. These will be determined by the successful candidate's experience and interests and the Research and Instruction Services department's needs and may include, but are not limited to, social work, sociology, psychology, and communication. ● Teach interactive, curriculum-integrated instruction sessions in the classroom and online. ● Create tutorials, learning objects, or other curricular resources in a variety of media. ● Select resources supporting the teaching and research needs of social sciences students and faculty. ● Participate in general reference and instructional services in a team-based environment. ● Participate in professional activities, including university and library committees and task forces, and attend professional meetings.
Required Qualifications ● Master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or the appropriate national body of another country). ● Library or consortium experience in the management of electronic resources. ● Knowledge of information sources related to social sciences research and an understanding of the information needs of social sciences faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students. ● Demonstrated positive public service orientation, evidence of strong organizational abilities and teamwork skills, effective oral/written communication skills, well-developed research skills, and a commitment to professional growth.
Preferred Qualifications ● Two or more years of professional library experience in the management of electronic resources. ● Two or more years of professional library experience as a subject librarian for one or more social science disciplines. ● Undergraduate and/or additional graduate degree(s) or coursework in a social science discipline. ● Familiarity with copyright issues in higher education. ● Knowledge of evidence-based practices, systematic reviews, secondary data sets, policy analysis, and clinical interventions. ● Experience with social sciences data services, data visualization, and other data-related trends in librarianship. ● Understanding of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious Catholic institutions. Rooted in Jesuit values and its pioneering history as the first university west of the Mississippi River, SLU offers nearly 13,000 students a rigorous, transformative education of the whole person. At the core of the University's diverse community of scholars is SLU's service-focused mission, which challenges and prepares students to make the world a better, more just place.
The SLU Libraries include Pius XII Memorial Library, the main library on SLU’s St. Louis campus, the Medical Center Library, and the Vincent C. Immel Law Library, as well as a library at the SLU campus in Madrid, Spain. The SLU Libraries have extensive collections to support teaching, learning, studying, and clinical care. Special services and collections within Pius Library include the Academic Technology Commons, an innovative and flexible space, with the latest technologies and one service point where patrons can access both Information Technology and Library services, and the Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library, a research collection for medieval and Renaissance manuscript studies that houses more than 37,000 microfilmed manuscripts from the Vatican Library. For information about Pius XII Memorial Library, see http://lib.slu.edu.
Rank Assistant Professor, non-tenure track, 12-month appointment.
Salary/Benefits Salary commensurate with experience. Attractive benefits including retirement program, insurance, tuition remission, vacation, and holidays.
Deadline Review of applications begins October 9, 2019, and will continue until position is filled. Desired start date is during the Spring 2020 semester.
To Apply: All applications must be made online at https://jobs.slu.edu and include a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, curriculum vita, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current professional references (university placement file is not acceptable). Please refer to Requisition Number F20180767. All other correspondence regarding this position may be sent to Electronic Resources & Social Sciences Librarian Search Committee, Pius XII Memorial Library, 3650 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108-3302.
Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.