[Libs-Or] Job Posting: Education and Science Librarian (Portland, OR)
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Thu Oct 18 14:01:36 PDT 2018
Job Posting: Education and Science Librarian (Portland, OR)
POSITION: Education and Science Librarian
LOCATION: Portland State University Library, Portland, OR
POSTED: 10/16/18, open until finalists identified
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities,
Portland State has an innovative approach to education that combines
academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through
internships and classroom projects with community partners. The
University's 50-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment
to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 211 bachelor's,
master's and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the
curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the
teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students
span the globe.
The Education and Science Librarian consults and collaborates with
scholars; participates in a dynamic instructional program, including face
to face and online instruction; provides reference and information services
for the University’s students and faculty as well as members of the
community; and selects information resources to support the instructional
and research needs of a diverse institution. This position will serve as a
liaison to the academic units and programs in the Graduate School of
Education as well as departments such as psychology and biology depending
on the needs of the Library. The Education and Science Librarian develops
relationships and liaises with campus units engaged in STEM education
efforts and initiatives. Some evening and weekend reference duty and/or
instruction is required. Portland State University faculty members
contribute to faculty governance activities within the Library and the
University, engage in community and professional service, and pursue an
active scholarly agenda including publication, research, and seeking grants
as appropriate. This full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position
reports to the Research and Instruction Services Manager.
Support the instructional and research needs of assigned units.
Collaborate with these units in assessing information needs; cultivate
bridges for service and teaching; work with teaching faculty to develop
discipline-appropriate instruction; provide research consultations for
faculty and students; and select books, journals, databases, and other
information resources. Includes teaching or holding consultations during
some evening and weekend hours.
Participate in the Library's information literacy and general
instruction program, face-to-face and online.
Provide reference and information services for the University’s students
and faculty as well as members of the community at the reference desk and
through various information and communications technologies.
Develop physical and online learning objects and research guides.
Participate in continual library planning and assessment activities,
including the collection of relevant data on inputs, outputs, and outcomes.
Maintain awareness of scholarly communication and copyright issues in
general and within assigned disciplines and contribute to advocacy efforts.
Keep colleagues informed of current issues and developments in liaison
Occasionally direct the work of part-time student employees or interns.
Engage with relevant student groups and communities.
Pursue an active publication and research agenda.
Meet expectations for faculty scholarship in accordance with the
Library’s and University’s promotion, tenure, and post-tenure review
Support the mission, goals, and objectives of the Library and the
Establish short and long-range goals, objectives, and priorities;
aligned with those of the Library and the University.
Contribute to the work of relevant Library and University committees and
Support Library and University development efforts.
Contribute to the work of professional associations: local, regional,
national, or international.
Maintain current professional expertise through participation in
workshops, classes, professional associations and networks, and through
continued awareness of the scholarly literature.
Engage in community endeavors that may benefit from one’s professional
expertise, and be a good ambassador for the University.
Contribute to a positive and collaborative environment based on mutual
respect, service, open communication, and cooperation.
Maintain effective and productive communications with colleagues,
administrators, and community users and organizations.
Other duties as assigned.
Key Cultural Competencies
Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates
Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the
context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and
Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in
diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change
for continual improvement
Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited
Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.
ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent
Two years working in an academic or research library
Experience in areas such as: serving academic departments, teaching or
training, and collection development
Experience with information literacy concepts
Ability to successfully complete a background check and provide
Degree in education, psychology, or biology OR prior experience as a
liaison working with education or science departments
Evidence of professional service and scholarship
Demonstrated commitment to practices facilitating diversity and inclusion
Effective communication and collaboration skills
Flexibility and the ability to work positively in a fast-paced, changing
environment while collaborating with diverse colleagues, faculty, students,
and the community
Experience developing online learning objects (such as tutorials,
instructional videos, etc.) using multimedia software and platforms
The annual salary rate for this position starts at $73,944 with an
excellent benefits package including 95% premium paid healthcare; a
generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for
employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.
To apply, please create an account and apply through the Portland State
University career portal: https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/28050
Posting will remain open until finalists are identified.
For those requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with
the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a
disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for
a position with Portland State University, please call 503-725-4926 or
email askhrc at pdx.edu.
Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity
institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and
candidates who support diversity.
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