Clemson University Library seeks an innovative and motivated professional to
work with a team of vibrant library faculty to envision and implement the
library's E-Science initiatives and serve as faculty liaison for the new
institutional repository. Reporting to the head of the Reference Unit, the
E-Science librarian will provide research assistance, instruction, collection
management, and outreach services for students, faculty, and staff in the
physical and biological sciences. This is a 12-month
tenure-track position with faculty rank and status. Clemson
library faculty participate in library-wide planning and governance, work in a
shared decision making environment, and are active in professional
* Plans and implements the library's role in E-Science.
* Provides needs assessment, outreach, and training for the library's institutional repository.
* Provides general reference as well as in-depth research assistance in science disciplines (may include evening and occasional weekend work times).
* Engages in extensive outreach and liaison services to students, faculty, and staff.
* Responsible for collection development/management in physical & biological sciences.
* Teaches course-related instruction sessions for classes in subject areas and participates in other instructional activities, including graduate student bootcamp, creating online tutorials, and developing innovative means for delivering other research services.
* Develops web & print tools to help students, faculty, and staff effectively use physical & biological science resources.
* ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent.
* Experience providing research services in the sciences, or a bachelor's degree in a physical or biological science discipline.
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
* Instruction or teaching experience.
* Knowledgeable about physical & biological sciences resources and services.
* Motivated and inspired to reach out to faculty and students and create innovative library services.
* Experience with some aspect of E-Science support.
* Evidence of, or potential for, professional and/or scholarly activity.
Salary and Benefits: Minimum: $45,000; rank and competitive salary based on
the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. State of South
Carolina, TIAA-CREF, or other retirement plans available. Various medical
plans, dental plans, 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 12 paid
holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Clemson
University allows employees to earn up to six credit hours free of charge each
semester. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other
professional development activity.
Location: 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
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
located in one of the fastest-growing areas of SC, and a short two-hour drive
to major destination cities in Charlotte and Atlanta. The
upstate SC region provides a highly desirable quality of life setting in which
to pursue professional goals.
Application process: Submit a letter of interest directly addressing the
requirements for the position; personal resume; names, addresses, and
telephone numbers of three professional references electronically as a single
attachment in Word or PDF format to Suzanne Rook Schilf, Chair, E-Science
Librarian Search Committee, [log in to unmask] Applications received by August
5, 2012 will be guaranteed consideration.
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