Texas A&M University Libraries
Joyce K. Thornton
The Texas A&M University (TAMU) Libraries seek a creative and energetic librarian to support research and teaching efforts in the College of Geosciences, one of the largest and most comprehensive academic concentrations of geosciences students, faculty and research activity in the world. The blending of disciplines includes atmospheric science (meteorology), geography, geology and geophysics, and oceanography at the College Station campus as well as marine science at the coastal campus in Galveston. This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position, in which faculty are expected to participate in scholarly research and publication.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Director, Science/Engineering Services, the incumbent is responsible for collection development and liaison activities to support research and teaching efforts of faculty and students in the geosciences, focusing on geology, geophysics, oceanography, atmospheric sciences, and geography. The incumbent develops and maintains the general and reference collections in these areas and provides a full range of information support in a highly automated reference environment. Works closely with the Maps/GIS Librarian to determine interdisciplinary research and teaching needs to obtain and develop resources responsive to those needs; provides reference assistance at public services points as scheduled, as well as advanced subject-oriented consultation by appointment; develops electronic information resources and services appropriate to subject assignment; and participates in instructional programs by giving tours, demonstrations, and individual consultations. Develops handouts and staff training sessions, creates and maintains web resources, including subject bibliographies. Assignments include some night and weekend hours.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent. A degree or academic background in the geosciences. Skill in the use of print and electronic information resources in the sciences. Knowledge of web applications. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills and a commitment to work effectively in a collaborative environment. Desired: Advanced degree in the geosciences. Public service experience in an academic library.
BENEFITS & SALARY: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, with a minimum starting salary of $40,000. Excellent benefits include choice of health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA-CREF; 12-15 paid holidays and 12 vacation days per year; no state or local income tax.
APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, resume and names, addresses (including e-mail) and telephone numbers of three professional references to Joyce Thornton, Director of Personnel, Texas A&M University Libraries, 5000 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-5000.
An Equal Opportunity Employee, TAMU Libraries is committed to employing quality faculty who will enhance the rich diversity of our academic community.
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