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Engineering Librarian, Northeastern University (Boston)

About the job

The Engineering Librarian leads research and instruction initiatives with the College of Engineering and affiliated labs, centers, and institutes.  You’ll work with talented library staff, faculty, and students in shaping teaching and learning support including outreach, course-integration strategies, open workshop programming, online learning, collection development, and research consultation services. Working collaboratively across the library and beyond, you will play a key role designing experiential learning and research opportunities for engineering students utilizing library content, spaces, tools, and services, and partner with Research Data Services and other units to expand support for the research lifecycle, including data management, bibliometrics, and digital repository services.  Assessing impact and engaging with the community to improve the user experience are critical for success.

To the point: Be a collaborative and engaging expert; contribute to a strong team and staff culture; enhance core services; innovate and develop new research and instruction services.  Help us expand the possible!

Why Northeastern?

Join a leading R1 institution committed to intensive research and deep, meaningful educational experiences for students at all levels. Here you’ll find a diverse campus community driven by innovative leadership in higher education where experiential learning and deep research are central to the mission.  In this landscape the University Library is a vital partner in learning, teaching, and research, serving a vibrant urban campus and global online community. Unique space planning initiatives, new collaborations with key partners, and a commitment to experiential learning, diversity and inclusion, community engagement, and supporting the research lifecycle shape the library’s innovative spirit and strategic directions.

About the Research and Learning Services Division

Research and Learning Services includes Research and Instruction, Information, Delivery, and Access Services (IDEAS); University Archives and Special Collections; and the Digital Media Commons Recording Studios. Research and Instruction is managed collaboratively by the Head of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, the Manager of Global Campus Engagement and Online Learning, and the Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship who report to the Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services. 

About Research and Instruction and the STEM and Entrepreneurship Team

A major focus in Research and Instruction is online learning and the creation of interdisciplinary and discipline-specific learning objects. Other signature initiatives include expanding collaboration with labs, centers, and institutes through research data services, support for systematic reviews and other forms of scholarly communication. Team members are deeply engaged in teaching and learning support and are actively developing partnerships and new modes of support for information, data, and digital literacies. As a member of the STEM and Entrepreneurship Team the Engineering Librarian will contribute in each of these areas, and additionally will help identify intersections between engineering and entrepreneurship, especially in ideation processes that help develop the commercial/business potential of ideas/technology/products. Library support for and collaboration within the entrepreneurship ecosystem is growing in alignment with institutional priorities. 


MLS or equivalent degree. At least 3 years of experience working as a research librarian in an

academic research environment, preferably with an Engineering background or supporting

Engineering fields. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Strong skills in collaboration to excel within a dynamic, culturally diverse, and constantly evolving environment. Strong service orientation and understanding of user needs. Must be willing to experiment, learn, adapt, and iterate. 

Full/Part Time

Full Time




Closing Date

How to Apply

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Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

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