Science and Engineering Librarian

Position Description

CURRENT RANK:
Open
POSITION:
Science & Engineering Librarian
WORK UNIT:
Evans Subject Librarians
REPORTS TO:
Dean of Libraries

General Description:

The Science and Engineering Librarian will serve as the liaison and subject specialist for the areas of Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, and Multidisciplinary Engineering. The position will create and deliver a program of outreach services to include library promotion, needs assessment, reference, and instruction in support of the assigned departments and the general population of students, faculty, and staff. The position will develop and share subject expertise in assigned areas, working collaboratively with AskUs Services, Learning and Outreach, Collection Development Operations and Acquisitions Services, Digital Services and Scholarly Communication, and any other library faculty and staff as needed. Using in-depth knowledge of the Libraries' subject collections and constituents' needs, the position will develop the collection in assigned areas accordingly.

General Duties:

  • Instruction: Design, deliver, assess, and promote library instruction programs to support a comprehensive libraries-wide information-literacy program. Build on current skills and knowledge of information literacy theory and practice to share with colleagues and enhance the overall quality of the TAMU Libraries' instruction program.
  • Reference: Effectively deliver reference service in support of the Evans AskUs service model which includes broad-based on-call reference support to the AskUs staff, specialized subject consultation services to library users, participation in virtual reference service, the development of research guides, and strengthening the knowledge base of all staff providing reference service by sharing expertise and conducting in-house training.
  • Collection Development: Effectively build and manage information resources in assigned subject areas through a balanced, broad-based approach that includes integrating analysis and assessment into collection development activities to facilitate and enhance data-driven collection decisions. Formulate and regularly update assigned collection development policy statements and work collaboratively with others having collection responsibilities in related subject areas as well as with staff in acquisitions and collection management.
  • Liaison: Develop and maintain regular communication with library representatives, department heads, relevant faculty, staff, researchers, and students in assigned subjects and departments in order to understand the constituents' teaching and research interests and needs and to explain and interpret library programs and resources. Assess and share knowledge of the constituents' needs within discipline groups, functional areas, and through administrative channels in order to develop useful collections and services.
  • Scholarly Communication: Educate assigned departments on scholarly communication issues including economic issues, authors' rights, and author and publisher perspectives. Support and promote the scholarly services (repository, electronic journals, online conferences, wikis, blogs, etc.) of the University Libraries, the Texas Digital Library, and the HathiTrust digital library.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Participates in scholarly activities and professional service, fulfill librarianship goals, and engage in national service to meet both the Libraries’ and the University’s requirements as appropriate for non-tenure or tenure/tenure-track faculty.