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Science Librarian for Biology and Neuroscience

Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia, US
Closing date
Jan 27, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Application Procedures

Interested candidates should review the applications requirements and apply online at .

Position Summary

Reporting to the Sciences and Social Sciences Team Leader, the Science Librarian for Biology and Neuroscience will be involved and engaged in the research, teaching and learning processes. They will collaborate with and support faculty in course-specific ways, including providing point of need instruction sessions and assignments, research guides and/or tutorials. Focused primarily on the Biology Department, the librarian will provide a full range of subject specific library services to include collection development, consultation, instruction, reference services, and assessment. The Science Librarian for Biology and Neuroscience will also develop and deliver training targeted to the Department of Biology, the Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology Program, and the Center for the Study of Human Health to enable the user community to locate, organize, and use information for research and study. The librarian will also work closely with other librarians and units to understand and integrate area research and curricular needs with the Libraries' collections and services. The Science Librarian for Biology and Neuroscience will create and sustain working relationships with fellow subject librarians, other Emory Library units, departments, and campus entities. Finally, they will also provide reference assistance and research support as needed.

Emory Libraries requires that our employees recognize diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential core values to achieving our mission to enrich the quality of life in an inclusive work environment through competency training, reassurance of personal growth, restorative communication practices, and embrace our diverse identities of patrons within the Emory community.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties


Serves as primary liaison to and actively develops professional relationships with faculty, students and staff in assigned subject area. May include other areas within the Sciences and Social Sciences Team if needed.

Plans and delivers research and instruction services; teaches research tools and skills relevant to the discipline.

Collaborates with faculty to promote information literacy and proficiency in research techniques as well as to attain course-specific learning outcomes.

Provides in-depth, specialized consultation in support of the entire research lifecycle.

Assists faculty and students engaged in advanced research and teaching projects; collaborates as needed with Emory's Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) and Academic Technology Services.

Connects faculty and students to data support and resources.

Responds to requests for mediated searches and in-depth reference requests using a variety of biomedical and other relevant subject databases and specialized resources; delivers results in formats appropriate for the user.

Partners with other libraries and centers relevant to discipline to provide teaching and research support.

Is a member of the Sciences and Social Sciences Team.

Connects faculty and students to Scholarly Communications support and resources.


Develops and manages research-level collections in Biology and Neuroscience to support the research and teaching needs of the Emory University community.

Promotes and markets collections.

Collaborates with colleagues in related subject areas and libraries to acquire materials.

Participates in collection evaluation projects

Responsibility for additional subject areas may be assigned.


Participates in professional and scholarly associations and organizations including maintaining membership and/or accreditation; attending meetings, conferences, and workshops; and serving in appointed or elected positions.

Maintains up-to-date professional knowledge and skills in areas related to primary job assignment as well as maintains general knowledge of current trends in higher education, academic libraries, and information and educational technology.

Provides reference assistance to Emory students and faculty, visiting scholars, and the public as needed and assigned.

Adheres to guidelines outlined in the Handbook Governing the Librarian series for Faculty-Equivalent Librariansto ensure appointment, appointment renewal and promotion-in-rank

Participates in library and campus committees as appropriate for service purposes.

Required Qualifications

ALA-accredited master's degree in Library and Information Science OR equivalent education and relevant library experience.

Degree in Biology or related discipline.

One to three years of professional experience.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience with instruction, information literacy, and assessment of library services and resources.

Commitment to user-centered library services.

Strong interest in technology and tools for research and teaching.

Evidence of excellent communication, public speaking, teaching, writing and analytical skills.

Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in academic libraries, higher education, scholarly communications, and relevant subject disciplines.

Ability to build and sustain effective interpersonal relationships with library staff, faculty and students, off campus faculty and administrators, campus administrators, etc.

Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.

Demonstrated willingness to respond to new opportunities with initiative, creative energy, and leadership.

Preferred Qualifications

Practical knowledge of ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

Experience with assessment tools and techniques.

Evidence of active participation, involvement, or leadership in local, state, regional, national, or international professional or scholarly associations.

Application Procedures

Interested candidates should review the applications requirements and apply online at .

Applications may be submitted as Word or PDF attachments and must include:

Current resume/vita detailing education and relevant experience;

Cover letter of application describing qualifications and experience; and

Emory Libraries recognize diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values integral to achieving our mission to enrich the quality of life and advance intellectual discovery by connecting people of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Please write a statement of 300-500 words that describes your experience with supporting the teaching, learning, and research of diverse students and faculty and explain how you will foster an inclusive research, teaching, and learning environment through your role as a science librarian at Emory.

On a separate document list the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 professional references including a current or previous supervisor.

Candidates applying by January 31, 2022, will receive priority consideration. Review of applications will continue until position is successfully filled.

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture:

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Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

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