Reference & Instruction Librarian, Liaison for Sciences – Carleton College

Institution: Carleton College
Location: Northfield, MN
Category: Admin – Libraries, Faculty – Science – Library and Information Science
Posted: 03/26/2019
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full-Time

The Reference and Instruction Librarian, Liaison for Sciences is a shared position between St. Olaf and Carleton College, reporting to and reviewed by Head of Reference and Instruction at Carleton College and Head of Research and Instruction at St. Olaf College. This position will spend approximately 50% of their time at each college and as a result serve as a conduit between the two collaborative departments. This position will help define new approaches to liaison librarianship in the natural sciences, develop creative outreach practices, engage with new pedagogies, and support digital scholarship across interdisciplinary communities.

Carleton College Library is a member of Bridge, a collaborative consortium with the St. Olaf College Libraries. As a member of the Bridge Consortium, the Reference & Instruction Librarian works collaboratively with peers at the St. Olaf Libraries to provide strategic direction and services for the research needs at Carleton and St. Olaf.

Carleton College is an AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is a regular, full-time (1.0 FTE), year round, exempt, benefit eligible position.

Start Date: As soon as possible.

What Carleton College has for you: We offer a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, a health savings account with college contribution, college tuition assistance for employees’ children, paid vacation, sick time, and holidays, as well as access to many other campus amenities.

The successful candidate possesses a MLS from an ALA-accredited program. Creativity and interest in innovative approaches to reference/research assistance, instruction, and liaison work. Demonstrated understanding of issues and trends in reference, information literacy, open science, open data, reproducibility, bibliometrics, scholarly communication, and other key science literacy issues.

Preferred qualifications include a degree in a science or related discipline and experience working in an academic or health sciences library with undergraduate students.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the hire is complete. We accept only online applications. For more specific information about the position and how to apply visit:

Carleton is a private liberal arts residential campus with nearly 2000 students and 800 faculty & staff. Carleton is located in Northfield, Minnesota, approximately 40 miles south of the Twin Cities. Northfield is a short commute from the metro. A place with small town charm and big city opportunity.

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