Masterâs degree and 5 years of related experience
Subject background in one of the life sciences, physical sciences or engineering disciplines demonstrated through academic degrees, course work, or substantive experience. Demonstrated experience with reference, instruction and collection development in an academic or research library. Demonstrated public service skills and a strong commitment to customer service and the land grant mission. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function independently and in groups, build and maintain relationships with campus partners and library staff. Demonstrated ability to work with SpringShare and/or other online educational tools to produce online educational materials. Supervisory or leadership experience.
Summary The Iowa State University Library is seeking a collaborative and proactive individual to fill a new Unit Lead position in Research & Instruction Services as a Librarian III.They will be responsible for research assistance, library instruction, and collection development for the science and engineering unit. This role supervises and manages a small team of librarians and assists in actively expanding campus reach. This position is one of four unit leads reporting to the Head of Research & Instruction Services.
This is a great opportunity for Research Services Librarians looking to expand their skills and job duties to include supervision. There is financial support for professional development and a strong mentorship program.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. on an on-going basis without sponsorship.Â
Serves as a unit lead for a small team of librarians, including their supervision.
Serves as a research services librarian, working with students, faculty, and staff, maintaining knowledge of subject areas and stakeholder needs.
Engages in outreach to stakeholders on campus, continuing to integrate the Library into curricular and co-curricular efforts.
Designs develops, and delivers instruction in a variety of formats, including subject-based information literacy instruction teaching or co-teaching materials drawn from print and digital collections.
Provides liaison services including, but not limited to, research support, in-depth research consultations, and participates in the Libraryâs live chat service.
Engages with collections across the lifecycle, including collection development, management, and assessment, and is familiar with the publishing environments in disciplines related to the position.
Communicates and collaborates with Library colleagues across all units to explore and meet stakeholder needs and advance Library collaborations and interdisciplinary efforts.
Engages in professional development and continuing education and is active in professional associations related to the work of the position.
Level Guidelines â¢ Senior-level position possessing high-level professional and/or technical skills working independently under minimal supervision to support ISUâs mission and department or work unit goals â¢ Applies senior-level professional knowledge and expertise to work requiring greater latitude â¢ Solves moderately complex problems and regularly exercises judgment to determine appropriate action â¢ Regularly exercises judgment to resolve problems and determine appropriate action on a broad set of issue and problems. May provide recommendations regarding problems/issues outside the bounds of defined procedures and practices â¢ Responds to complicated inquiries, provides training, and provides direction to lower-level staff â¢ May provide supervision for one to two other staff (i.e., leads a small work team) â¢ May lead projects for which well-defined practices and procedures may not exist â¢ Provides guidance to students
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
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Why Choose ISU? Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as: â¢ Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans â¢ Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans â¢ Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa) â¢ Life insurance and long-term disability â¢ Flexible Spending Accounts â¢ Various voluntary benefits and discounts â¢ Employee Assistance Program â¢ Wellbeing program
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.