The University of Mississippi Libraries seeks a collaborative, forward-thinking librarian with proven leadership skills to serve as the Lead STEM Librarian. This position is responsible for the overall direction and management of the Science Library branch including personnel, services, resources, and facilities. As a department in the Public Services division, the Lead STEM Librarian provides leadership for the branch, which currently houses the University Libraries’ chemistry and pharmacy collections. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to reconsider the scope of the Science Library’s current holdings and will be tasked with supporting resources and providing services to all STEM disciplines.
The Science Library branch complements the main J.D. Williams Library located on the University of Mississippi’s central campus in Oxford. The Science Library is strategically positioned within the Thad Cochran Research Center and is in close proximity to the new STEM facilities currently under construction. The University Libraries is looking to expand the role and function of the Science Library branch and will be adding permanent STEM faculty librarian positions that will report to the Lead STEM Librarian in addition to the two current full-time staff members.
The Lead STEM Librarian will serve as a liaison to one or more STEM disciplines with responsibilities for developing outreach programs, library instruction, consultations, and research support. This position will also collaborate with other librarians in support of data management initiatives across campus. In 2017, the University of Mississippi initiated Flagship Constellations, which are designed to bring together a wide range of faculty from across campus to address some of the most difficult and complex problems facing our nation and world. If you are interested in working with cross-disciplinary researchers to solve key, grand challenges you are encouraged to apply. This is a full-time department head, tenure-track, 12-month faculty position reporting to the Assistant Dean for Public Services. For more information about this position, and to apply, visit: jobs.olemiss.edu or https://jobs.olemiss.edu/posti
• MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or international equivalent
• STEM academic background and/or experience working with the scientific research community
• Demonstrated supervisory or managerial experience
• Demonstrated knowledge of STEM subscription resources, open access platforms, and other trends supporting research and teaching in the sciences
• Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate or partner with a diverse range of constituents