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STEM Librarian, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (Dartmouth)

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: The STEM Librarian serves as liaison for the departments of biology, chemistry, and mathematics; the College of Engineering; and the School for Marine Science & Technology. As a member of the Information Services team, the STEM Librarian provides reference and instructional services to the university community. All librarians have leadership responsibilities and contribute to the goals and strategic direction of the library and university through active participation on committees, task forces, and working groups.

Examples of Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Serves as the liaison and primary point of contact for students and faculty of the departments of biology, chemistry, and mathematics; the College of Engineering; and the School for Marine Science & Technology; additional areas may be assigned as appropriate
Establishes relationships with faculty and students in liaison areas through active engagement, outreach, research support, and advocacy for departmental needs
Initiates and conducts course-integrated information literacy instruction for undergraduate and graduate students in liaison areas
Provides user-centered general and in-depth subject reference services including virtual reference, consultation, and service at the reference desk (may include evening, weekend, or holiday hours)
Provides curricular support and customized instructional services for faculty in assigned departments.
Participates in instruction for the First-Year English program
Develops and maintains instructional materials in various formats, such as LibGuides, video tutorials, and content for the university’s Learning Management System
Builds, evaluates, and promotes collections that meet the university’s research and curricular needs
Demonstrates sustained commitment to professional development, professional activities, and productive service in professional associations
Maintains awareness of current trends and innovations in librarianship
Participates in professional service at the departmental, library, and university level
Performs other duties as assigned


EDUCATION: Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited degree program or equivalent; degree must be completed by start date

EXPERIENCE: Professional experience as an academic or special librarian serving students, faculty, or researchers in one or more of the assigned liaison areas; or strong subject background in the sciences, engineering, or a related field as demonstrated by significant coursework, undergraduate minor, undergraduate or graduate degree.


Evidence of a strong service orientation coupled with an ability to interact positively and productively in a collegial environment
Experience providing research assistance, customer support, or similar front-line services, preferably in a library or academic environment
Commitment to high-quality, student-centered library services and student success
Knowledge of effective reference techniques
Knowledge of information literacy principles and practices
Aptitude for using databases and other research resources
Capacity and commitment to engage in continuous learning and self-improvement
Excellent communication skills, including speaking, writing, and listening
Ability to engage enthusiastically and effectively with a wide range of users
Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and a desire to work in a collaborative, respectful environment


Undergraduate or graduate degree in a discipline related to liaison areas
Experience in preparing and presenting undergraduate or graduate student information literacy sessions in a dynamic, engaging, and organized way
Experience providing academic library reference and/or research consultation services
Experience providing research support to faculty in academic settings
In-depth understanding of the current research, information sources, and scholarly trends in one or more of the assigned liaison areas
Experience developing LibGuides, video tutorials, or other instructional materials
Interest in contributing to the field of librarianship through publication, presentation, research, or other professional activities
Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




Minimum Salary for Assistant Librarian: $63,863; Minimum Salary for Associate Librarian: $74,789

Closing Date

Review of applications begins 11/18/19 and continues until position is filled.

How to Apply

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references. Applications must be submitted online through the link below.

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