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Science Librarian, Ithaca College

Ithaca College seeks a dynamic, forward-thinking individual to join its public services team as Science Librarian beginning as early as June 2015. The college is a selective medium-size comprehensive college in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of central New York. The city of Ithaca and surrounding environs offer diverse cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities in a small college town setting. Founded as a school of music, the college has long recognized the value of combining theory and performance, providing a rigorous education that blends liberal arts and professional programs. In the words of its vision statement, ā€œIthaca College strives to become the standard of excellence for residential comprehensive colleges, fostering intellect, creativity, and character in an active, student-centered learning community.ā€ Undergraduate research is a hallmark of the curriculum, with students working in collaboration with faculty members.

Primary position responsibilities include teaching information literacy skills and concepts in assigned liaison areas, working with teaching faculty in those areas to develop departmental-specific objectives, and providing instructionally focused research assistance service. The position will provide support to the biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, physics, computer science, and mathematics disciplines. Duties will include developing instruction sessions, workshops, and web-based tutorials. Outreach will be central to this position. One-on-one contact with teaching faculty, preparation of guides and tools to advance student learning, assigned research help desk hours, and content/collection development in assigned subject areas. This position reports to the College Librarian.

Required: A Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA- accredited school, demonstrated knowledge of information processes and resources; ability to deliver user-centered information services; strong public service orientation; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated evidence of the ability to work with diverse students, faculty & colleagues; experience in preparation, delivery and evaluation of effective library instruction; and ability to deal positively, collegially, and proactively within a changing environment. Understanding of and the ability to conduct scholarly research in the natural sciences. Experience with the analysis of user needs and the ability to work effectively both in a team environment and independently are required. Preferred: Undergraduate degree in the sciences or two years experience in natural sciences reference and information literacy initiatives in an academic library.

Please apply on-line at and browse the openings, select the position, and attach requested documents. Questions about the on-line application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-1207. The onsite interview with finalists will include a presentation related to the position’s responsibilities.

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