Library and Librarian (25185)

  • San Jose
  • San Jose, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Library Services

Job Description

San José State University - San José, California
Subject to Budgetary Approval

Specialization: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Librarian
Job Opening ID (JOID): 25185
Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian, Tenure-track

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library seeks an energetic, innovative, and student-centered individual to provide leadership in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) librarianship. Under the general guidance of the Faculty Director for Instruction and User Services, the STEM Librarian will develop, deliver, and assess library instruction to students; collaborate with teaching faculty to determine collection needs and to implement information literacy initiatives; and enhance the library's capacity to support the curricular and research needs of the university's STEM departments, programs, faculty, staff, and students. As a faculty member, the incumbent engages in library and university governance and scholarship, which includes research, scholarly, and creative activities required for tenure and promotion.

• Support student learning across the various science/engineering/math disciplines by working with faculty to facilitate the effective use of curriculum-specific information resources and to embed information literacy into instruction
• Select and evaluate resources supporting the curricular and research needs of STEM students, faculty, and programs
• Conduct subject-specific research consultations
• Support STEM faculty, graduate student, and undergraduate research through the various research lifecycle stages
• Establish and develop close relationships with STEM department faculty members through active liaison work
• Develop pedagogically appropriate materials to support STEM student success including digital learning objects
• Assist with the development and implementation of assessment initiatives aimed at improving student learning, services, and collections in the STEM disciplines
• Identify and support the information needs and learning preferences of a diverse student population
• Participate in and represent the library in outreach activities which include workshops, orientations, tours, and other events
• Provide reference and research services in a variety of formats
• Provide instruction and develop appropriate instructional materials for synchronous and asynchronous modalities
• Stay current and actively involved with developments in the library profession and particularly within the STEM disciplines
• Participate in the library liaison program, providing services to assigned departments
• Participate in multidisciplinary teams, library governance, professional development activities, and university service
• Build a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement to fulfill the University requirement of retention, tenure, and promotion

Required Qualifications:
• Master's degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent is required at time of appointment.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations, as gained through cross-cultural study, training, teaching or other comparable experiences, for the provision of user-centered services, systems and programs.
• Experience or coursework with library resources relevant to the research, teaching, and learning of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
• Experience and/or coursework in delivering information literacy instruction.
• Evidence of potential to maintain an ongoing program of scholarly research and professional development at appropriate levels.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrated ability to plan, design, implement, and assess STEM-specific library services
• Experience with providing librarian support for STEM disciplines
• Undergraduate or graduate degree or equivalent training/work experience in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
• Experience in assessment to ensure continuous evaluation and improvement.
• Experience with designing, promoting, and integrating library services and resources to support the research lifecycle in STEM disciplines

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: Summer/Fall 2020

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedures: For full consideration, upload a.) a letter of interest, b.) curriculum vitae,
c.) statement of research interests, and d.) a list of three (3) professional references with contact information to .

This position will remain open until filled.

Please note: Original transcripts of terminal degree will be required of applicants invited to an on-site interview. Three (3) letters of recommendation will be required for appointment.

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

Tracy Elliott, Dean, University Library, invites you to contact us with your questions at (408) 808-2080 or via email at Please visit our websites at and For information on faculty retention, tenure and promotion, see the SJSU Academic Senate policies S15-7 & S15-8 at

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library at San José State University is recognized as an innovative shared facility combining a large academic library (with a collection of over one million items) and a major downtown public library. This facility uses a merged service model to support the lifelong learning needs of academic and public library users. The University Library's strategic plan is to build a digital library, which will "aggressively increase access, creation, and use of digital collections," and "will creatively utilize innovative technologies to provide the University and the broader community with a 21st century library environment, both physical and digital."

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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