[Libs-Or] Job Posting: Reference and Instruction Librarian – Science and Engineering - Short-Term Position (Portland, OR)

Stephanie Doig smdoig at pdx.edu
Mon Dec 7 08:37:25 PST 2020

POSITION: Reference and Instruction Librarian – Science and Engineering

END DATE: Funded through June 30, 2021
LOCATION: Portland State University Library, Portland, OR
POSTED: 12/3/20, 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.

Position Summary

The Reference and Instruction Librarian – Science and Engineering provides
reference and information services for the University’s students and
faculty as-well-as members of the general public; participates in a dynamic
instructional program, including classroom and online instruction; consults
and collaborates with scholars; and coordinates information resources to
support the instructional and research needs of a diverse institution. Some
evening and weekend reference duty and/or instruction is required. This
position will serve as a liaison to academic units including the Maseeh
College of Engineering and Computer Science, including Engineering
Technology Management; School of Architecture; the Maseeh Department of
Mathematics and Statistics; and Departments of Chemistry and Physics.

Portland State University non-tenure track faculty members contribute to
faculty governance activities within the Library and the University and
engage in research activities and professional service, as assigned.

This full-time, temporary, 12-month, non-tenure track faculty position
reports to the Research & Instruction Services Manager.



   This position is funded through June 30, 2021. This position will be
   terminated at that time.

   Onsite work during Spring Term 2021 may be possible, pending University
   decision about on-campus vs. remote instruction.

   Interviews will occur by phone and/or Zoom. There will be no onsite
   interviews due to COVID-related precautions.



   Supports the instructional and research needs of liaison areas,
   including research consultations for students and faculty.

   Collaborates with teaching faculty to develop discipline-appropriate
   instruction in liaison areas.

   Assesses the information needs and availability of information resources
   for liaison areas; selects books and other information resources as

   Participates in the Library’s information literacy and general
   instruction program via online platforms (synchronous and asynchronous) and
   face-to-face (only if appropriate under the University’s COVID safety

   Provides reference and information services for the University’s
   students and faculty as well as members of the general public through the
   Library’s reference delivery service and through various information and
   communications technologies, and may include work during some evening and
   weekend hours.

   Develops learning objects, tutorials, subject guides, and course guides.

   Maintains awareness of scholarly communication and copyright issues in
   general and within the assigned disciplines and contributes to advocacy

   Keeps colleagues informed of current issues and developments in the
   field related to the subject areas of responsibility.

   Engage in scholarship and research activities, as assigned.

   Contribute to faculty governance activities within the Library and the
   University, as assigned.

   Engage in professional service, as assigned.

   Support the mission, goals, and objectives of the University and the

   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
   cultural backgrounds.

   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.

Required Qualifications


   ALA-accredited MLS.

Preferred Qualifications


   Demonstrated experience working with marginalized and underrepresented

   Experience working in an academic, special, or public library

   Experience providing research support services to faculty or other

   Experience developing online learning objects such as tutorials, videos
   using multimedia software and platforms

   Demonstrated familiarity with information literacy concepts

   Demonstrated familiarity with science, engineering, or business
   disciplines, or degree in one of the assigned liaison areas


The salary for this position will be $4,638.00/month. PSU’s excellent
benefits package includes 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:

To apply, please create an account and apply through the Portland State
University career portal: https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/33727

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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