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STEM Librarian

  • Oberlin College
  • Oberlin, OH
  • Mid-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

We are seeking a dynamic and innovative STEM Librarian with a commitment to undergraduate education and user-focused librarianship. The STEM Librarian manages the Oberlin College Libraries’ Science Library, located in the Science Center, and supports the teaching and research functions of the biology, chemistry, geology, neuroscience, and physics departments. The STEM Librarian fosters a community of practice on campus and remotely.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Libraries, this is a full-time twelve-month position within the Oberlin College Libraries. The ideal candidate will be well versed in emerging areas of information science, scholarly communications, open access, open educational resources, research methodologies, software tools, and data services in the STEM disciplines.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility are integral to all functions of Oberlin College Libraries. Oberlin is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in an environment in which “great minds do not think alike.” We encourage underrepresented groups, including people of color, individuals with disabilities, and LGBTIA+ individuals to apply.

The position operates in coordination with others in the Reference and Instruction Group and the Associate Director for Public Services to ensure consistent access services and outstanding user experience across Oberlin libraries. The position also contributes to planning, policy development, resource management, and decision-making within LRE and, as a member of the Libraries’ leadership team, appropriately to the college library system as a whole.



Required Qualifications

Required qualifications
BA in the natural or physical sciences
Graduate degree in the field of library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution or international equivalent
Excellent and up-to-date bibliographic knowledge in at least one of the natural sciences
Experience providing course-related instruction
User-focused and committed to service excellence with all users
Strong commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion
Outstanding verbal, written, presentation and organizational skills
Demonstrated record of creativity and innovative thinking
Willingness to pursue additional education and skills development to complement the learning environment reflected in a dynamic academic setting
Minimum of two years of relevant experience

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications
Graduate study in the sciences
Proven ability to analyze, develop, and organize science resources for advanced research, teaching, and learning
Relevant experiences and broad background in emerging technologies in instructional initiatives

Employer Statement

Oberlin College is committed to the creation and nurturing of a diverse community of individuals through inclusive excellence. Diversity involves recognizing the value of differences and the inclusion of all members of the community including those that experience discrimination or under representation. This is a core value of the organization as we strive for a culturally diverse student body, faculty and staff that reflect the multicultural nature of the nation and our world and bring unique strengths and abilities, which contribute, to our institution. Oberlin College and Conservatory is an equal opportunity employer.

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Posted On: Jun 12, 2023 / This posting expires: Jul 1, 2023