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Binghamton University – Subject Librarian for Engineering

Job Description – Subject Librarian for Engineering

The Binghamton University Libraries Research and Instructional Services and Collection Development Departments provide research and collection development services to the Binghamton University community through direct client assistance at library services points, and through individual consultations; through collection development and management of print and electronic resources; and through library instruction. The incumbent functions as an integral part of the team providing high-quality services and works creatively and collaboratively to manage innovation and build partnerships within the Libraries, with teaching faculty, and across the university. This position reports to Acting Director of Public Services. Librarians at Binghamton University are members of the faculty and are expected to contribute significantly to the profession.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage the collections and subject web pages for the engineering disciplines.
  • Develop and maintain a liaison relationship between the Libraries and Watson School of Engineering.
  • Provide reference service at the Bartle Library Information Commons reference desk (including some nights and weekends); provide reference services at the Science Library Information Services Desk as required.
  • Conduct course-related library instruction for the Watson School of Engineering and participate in the Libraries general instruction program.

MLS from an ALA-accredited program; academic course work in science or engineering disciplines and/or experience in an engineering field/environment; strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and as team member in developing services and completing projects; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong commitment to service and professional development; demonstrated ability to meet requirements necessary for achieving tenure. Must have ALA accredited MLS by time of appointment.

Academic degree in an engineering or science discipline; experience in reference and instruction in the science or engineering disciplines; experience with electronic information sources in the sciences; experience in or knowledge of collection management issues.

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