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Job: Assistant Research Librarian at Desert Research Institute

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Assistant Research Librarian
Desert Research Institute
Las Vegas

Assistant Research Librarian (Desert Research Institute, Nevada)

  
  
Position Information

  
Posting Number F0132014

Position Title Assistant Research Librarian

Location Las Vegas, NV

FTE 0.51

  
Position Summary

  
The Desert Research Institute (DRI) operates research libraries at its Reno
and Las Vegas campuses. We are seeking a part-time (51% FTE) Assistant
Research Librarian that will work as an academic partner, at the Las Vegas
campus, to support DRI faculty, students and staff in helping them achieve
their academic and professional goals.

  
Key responsibilities include:

  * Providing science reference services/performing research requests for faculty and staff, processing interlibrary loan requests, circulation duties, serials management, desktop publishing, conducting online searches, consulting electronic databases at the request of faculty and staff, collection development and management of DRI's Las Vegas library, which involves the selection of information resources including electronic, storage, and deaccession decisions
  * Managing gray literature
  * Resource sharing among NSHE libraries, particularly for subjects related to water resources, geohydrology, archaeology, quaternary research, plant biology, ecology, limnology, atmospheric sciences, environmental engineering, remote sensing, and geomorphology
  * Providing back-up on day-to-day coordination of north and south libraries, and personnel oversight as needed
  * Supporting a variety of special projects which include archiving DRI Reports
  * Provide electronic database and resource instruction of faculty and staff as needed
  * Performing archival research, including copyright issues as they arise
  
Required Qualifications

  * Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  * 2 years of full-time increasingly responsible professional library experience, which included responsibility for managing collections, publications, reference and project management
  * Demonstrated knowledge of print and electronic reference resources
  * Demonstrated understanding and ability to determine information and research needs of students, faculty, scientists, and researchers to effectively develop and deliver responsive services using a variety of tools
  * Experience with complicated sourcing
  * Proven customer service experience in a diverse professional environment and ability to deliver services using a variety of methods (not limited to email, in-person, phone, Skype or WebEx)
  * Strong verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  * Strong multi-tasking, organizational, planning and coordination skills
  * Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, with an emphasis on Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  * Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
  * A valid Nevada driver's license at time of hire and good driving record
Preferred Qualifications

  * Advanced degree in a program accredited by the American Library Association in library information science or equivalent is highly desired
  * Advanced degree in a science or engineering discipline from an accredited institution
  * Best practices in delivering library content to advanced degree user population
  * Experience with Web of Science, Spin/Genius, WorldCat, GeoRef, and/or EndNote
  * Experience with the reference interview process
  * History of success working with research faculty
  * Experience in researching government documents
  * Experience with supervision or leading part-time student help
  * Knowledge of copyright policies, practices, and procedures in regards to matters of library/publication copyright compliance
Conditions of Employment / Physical Requirements

  
The individual who is offered and accepts this position must provide, within
30 working days of his/her start date of the position, a copy of the
transcript(s) of the highest degree he/she acquired, as awarded by an
accredited institute as recognized by the United States Department of
Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

  
The ability to perform physical tasks, such as moving or lifting heavy objects
up to 50 pounds, frequently stooping, bending, kneeling; travel to different
sites and locations.

Incumbent will have to travel to Reno occasionally.

  
Salary Information

  
The starting annualized salary for a fully qualified individual in this
position is $21,420 at 51% FTE, commensurate with experience. This position is
eligible for DRI's benefits package and relocation assistance. See this link
for a benefits overview:Faculty Benefits.

Note to Applicants

EEO Statement

  
The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is an equal opportunity/ affirmative
action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national
origin, political affiliation, disability status, protected veteran status or
any other characteristic protected by law. DRI employs only U.S. citizens and
persons lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

  
Posting Detail Information

  
Position Type Administrative Faculty

Open Date 08/07/2015

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes



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