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Reference & Instruction Librarian - STEM - Creighton University - Omaha, NE

JOB SUMMARY

The Reference and Instructional Services Librarian will provide library instruction, reference services, and collection development assistance for designated subject areas. This position operates as a part of a team of reference and instruction librarians responsible for engaging students and faculty in the use of library resources, collections, and research services. The Reference and Instructional Services Librarian will serve as a liaison to several disciplines and will connect regularly with campus groups to share information on library resources and services.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Subject knowledge and demonstrated interest in one or more STEM fields
  • Knowledge of library instruction practices and ability to deliver effective and engaging instruction in-person and online
  • Familiarity with a broad range of print and electronic research tools and databases
  • Ability to offer research support in consultations with students and faculty
  • Working knowledge of library technology tools and platforms (ex.: Canvas, Zoom, Panopto, Qualtrics, LibGuides, etc.)
  • Knowledge of current trends in reference and instructional services
  • Effective verbal and written communication

Desirable knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Experience working in a makerspace or technology library
  • Secondary degree in a STEM discipline
  • Experience with academic library collection development
  • Knowledge of developments in scholarly publishing
  • Experience with RefWorks Experience with OER content

Desirable qualities:

  • Mission and Service orientation
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Results orientation
  • Accountability and discretion
  • Adaptability; innovative and creative thinking
  • Collaboration, teamwork, effective human relations skills

Physical Requirements:

  • Seeing: 75 – 100%
  • Hearing: 75-100%
  • Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 0-24%
  • Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: 15 lbs.)
  • Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75-100%
  • Travel: No
  • Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No

AP/EEO Statement:

Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

Disclosure Statement:

This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science (MLS) from an ALA accredited program
  • 1-2 years related library experience; academic library experience preferred

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