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University of Kentucky (UK) Libraries
KY, United States (on-site)
26 days ago
University of Kentucky (UK) Libraries
Kentucky, United States (on-site)
26 days ago

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Science & Engineering Librarian

Recently embarking on a historic $2.1 billion comprehensive campaign, the University of Kentucky set an ambitious path to be a destination for students, scholars, and healthcare providers to forge new discoveries and arrive at world-class outcomes. University of Kentucky Libraries is vital to fulfilling the goals of enhancing and expanding the university’s research enterprise, and we are looking for a Science & Engineering Librarian who engages with faculty, researchers, and students in assigned academic and research programs to identify current and emerging user needs and to deliver responsive and innovative research and instructional services. This position collaborates with a team of science and engineering librarians to provide library services to programs across the sciences, as well as librarians in other disciplines to identify user needs and provide support for interdisciplinary research and teaching. The librarian works with library colleagues to develop and manage collections in support of research and teaching needs of faculty and students.

The University of Kentucky Libraries guiding principle is Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. This principle informs all aspects of our work and requires all library personnel to actively consider and address barriers that permeate institutional structures and systems. Viewing our work through this EDI lens, we are committed to building collections, enhancing services, and providing spaces that reflect and support individuals with diverse perspectives and abilities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as primary liaison to and actively develops professional relationships with faculty, researchers, and students in assigned disciplines.
  • Provides in-depth, specialized research consultations for students, faculty, and visiting scholars in assigned disciplines.
  • Leads course-based library instruction for assigned disciplines and partners with instructors to integrate information literacy into the curriculum.
  • Develops active outreach program promoting library services and resources.
  • Identifies current and emerging user needs to inform new or existing library programs, programming, services, and partnerships.
  • Participates in collection management activities in collaboration with other science and engineering librarians.
  • Contributes to the advancement of University of Kentucky Libraries’ programs for scholarly communication, open educational resources (OERs), open access (OA), data management and other library initiatives.
  • Displays continuing growth in professional and subject knowledge and takes an active interest in the profession. Participates in professional organizations, and serves the library, university, or community through committee work or other professional capacities.
  • Participates in faculty governance and other shared leadership opportunities.

As a member of the UKL faculty, the Science & Engineering Librarian participates in planning, shared governance, and UK Libraries-wide faculty activities. This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure eligible position in the Librarian Title Series (open rank) which requires scholarship, professional development, and service that contributes to the effectiveness of UK Libraries, the university, and the profession as outlined in Administrative Regulation 2:7 (https://www.uky.edu/regs/ar2-7).  Your Distribution of Effort (DOE) range: Primary assignment: 70-80%, Service/Prof. development and scholarship 20-30% and is reviewed at minimum annually each year.  Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The minimum salary for a Librarian IV is $57,000 and for a Librarian III is $62,500.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree for an ALA-accredited program or equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience.
  • Commitment to high-quality user experience and customer service.
  • Knowledge of or experience in planning and delivering instruction sessions.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of tenure-track position through research, publication, and/or professional engagement.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting science researchers and students in an academic, research or special library.
  • Experience with instructional technologies.
  • Knowledge of best practices and trends in collection development, Open Access, and Open Educational Resources.

Position is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track eligible position.  All career levels are encouraged to apply. The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.  Recently recognized as one of the best employers in higher education by The Chronicle of Higher Education and ranked among America’s Best Employers and Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes Magazine, the University of Kentucky strives to create an environment where all staff and faculty are embraced and supported. Employees are offered a wide array of excellent benefit options and more information is available at: www.uky.edu/HR/benefits. Library tenure-track faculty are also eligible to receive a generous relocation allowance, start-up funding for research, and annual professional development/travel funds.

The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university of approximately 32,000 students, 3,500 faculty, and 15,000 staff dedicated to improving people’s lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. With over 200 academic programs across sixteen colleges and professional schools, the University plays a critical leadership role by promotion diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being. Located in the beautiful bluegrass region of central Kentucky, the University of Kentucky Libraries includes the main William T. Young Library, Medical Center Library, Special Collections Research Center, Fine Arts Library, Education Library, Lexmark Library, and Science & Engineering Library. Combined library holdings total more than four million volumes. The system has a faculty of 55 and a support and professional staff of 85. UK Libraries currently uses the Ex Libris Alma and Primo systems. UK Libraries memberships include the Association of Research Libraries, LYRASIS, ASERL, and the Center for Research Libraries. UK is a regional depository for government publications.

To apply, interested applicants must complete a UK Online Academic Profile at https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/431978 and attach two documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter

Please include contact information for three references when prompted in the application.  We ask that one of the references be your current supervisor.  Please note, the current supervisor will only be contacted if you are selected for a final round of interviews on campus.

If you have any questions, contact H/R employment, phone (859) 257-9555, press 2.

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 2nd, 2022 and continue until the position is filled which we look the position to start on or after 3/1/2023.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.



Job Information

  • Job ID: 66630770
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Kentucky, United States
  • Company Name For Job: University of Kentucky (UK) Libraries
  • Position Title: Science & Engineering Librarian
  • Engineering Discipline: Academic/Research (College/University)
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time

The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university of approximately 32,000 students, 3,500 faculty, and 15,000 staff dedicated to improving people’s lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. With over 200 academic programs across sixteen colleges and professional schools, the University plays a critical leadership role by promotion diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being. Located in the beautiful bluegrass region of central Kentucky, the U...

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