Science Librarian

Trinity College - Hartford   Hartford, CT   Full-time     Education
Posted on January 25, 2024
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Science Librarian

 

Department: LITS

Regular or Temporary: Regular

Hours Per Week: 40

FLSA Determination: Exempt

Weeks Per Year: 52

Open Date: 01/17/2024

Open Until Filled: Yes

Full or Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary               
Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Conn. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.

We are seeking a Science Librarian to join our team of innovative, collaborative, and forward-thinking Research Librarian professionals in our Libraries and Digital Learning department. The Science Librarian will actively engage and collaborate with students, faculty, and staff on learning and scholarship projects across all disciplines, but especially those in STEM. They will work closely and frequently with the Trinity community in individual appointments and in classrooms to discover, analyze, and synthesize information.

The Science Librarian will also provide leadership and guidance for OER (Open Education Resource) projects at Trinity. OER is a central component of the Library’s commitment to promoting equitable Open Knowledge frameworks. This important work will require collaboration with faculty, staff, and students to build new content, and instruction on using existing resources.

Our Research & Instruction team is working together to build an information literacy curriculum that incorporates AI, remote learning, and more. The Science Librarian will be a vital member of this effort, as well as an integral member of the campus community. They will cultivate relationships across departments to deliver and improve research instruction as follows:

  • Design and deliver classroom and online information literacy instruction for STEM disciplines, assisting with other disciplines as needed.
  • Collaborate with faculty to develop, teach, and incorporate research instruction into the curriculum.
  • Provide leadership, advocacy, and guidance for OER campaigns and collaborative projects.
  •  Create and maintain digital learning materials, such as research guides and tutorials, to support research instruction and promote library resources and services.
  • Engage with students and faculty individually regarding their research projects: assist in the building of research strategies, and in the discovery, analysis, and synthesis of information.
  • Participate in collection development and management responsibilities, including advising on e-resource subscriptions.
  • Partner with colleagues in developing information technology tools, services, collections, and digital projects.

Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Studies or 3 – 5 years of directly relevant experience in an academic library.
  • Academic background or job training in one or more STEM fields.
  • Working knowledge of Open Education Resources, scholarly communications, and Open knowledge frameworks.
  • Knowledge of current learning, teaching, and information literacy theory and best practices.
  • Experience teaching workshops, seminars, and classes, remotely and in-person.
  • Working knowledge of information sources, scholarly communications, and Open knowledge frameworks.
  • Strong collaborative orientation and the ability to thrive both in a team setting and individually.
  • Excellent communication skills and habits; ability to convey information to a variety of audiences, and through a variety of channels.
  • Curious and innovative mindset; dedication to learning new skills and experimenting with new strategies.
  • Must have a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility.

Special Instructions to Applicants
All applicants must apply online at https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/3204 by submitting their resume, cover letter and 3 references.

Trinity College has a Flexible Work Policy, which allows for hybrid-remote work arrangements.

Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.