Pro Tem Science Librarian at University of Oregon- Eugene, OR

The University of Price Science Commons and Research Library (PSC) and Fenton Math Library seeks an innovative librarian ready to share their expertise in evidence based information literacy, student mentoring and outreach. Reporting to the Singer Science Librarian, the person in this position will join a collaborative team that supports lifelong learning, student and faculty development and outreach in the sciences and the broader community.

 The Pro Tem Librarian will work with library faculty and staff as well as academic faculty to provide lessons in information literacy, critical thinking and using the UO Libraries’ resources effectively. The position will also help mentor and train the highly skilled student employees who work in the PSC and Math Libraries. There will also be the chance to work with the Singer Science Librarian on collection development in various fields in the hard sciences. This position will work closely with academic departments that support student learning.

 The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a large and complex environment with the ability to be positive and flexible. The candidate will have a proven capacity of working effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels, as well as with faculty and students.

 Applications will be reviewed starting August 10that 9am PST. We will consider applications until the position is filled. Please include a cover letter indicating your interest in or your experience with any of these job responsibilities:

Teaching and Learning:

  • Develops and teaches classes on specific research methods and appropriate conceptual frameworks, in collaboration with supervisor and teaching faculty.
  • Teaches credit or non-credit courses alone or led by others, as well as workshops when appropriate.
  • Works on electronic instruction materials with the appropriate collaborators (i.e. instructional designers, programmers, web development, etc.)
  • Develops electronic research guides for specific disciplines, classes and guides to searching and using library resources.
  • Helps with programming as appropriate.

Reference and Research Services:

  • Provides reference service and research consultation.

Collections/Content Development

  • Assists supervisor in developing library collections in Computer and Information Science, Human Physiology, Mathematics, and others as appropriate.
  • Assists with selection and purchases of journals, books and software to support information technology/learning commons needs.

Scholarship/Professional Development:

  • Contributes to the advancement of the Libraries’ mission and strategic directions and to the profession through professional development, which may include service on local, national or international committees andconsortiums, attendance at conferences, writing papers and articles for refereed and non-refereed publications, and making presentations at regional, national or international meetings.

Service to the UO Libraries and University of Oregon:

  • Serves on Library andUO committees, task forces, and interdepartmental groups as needed.

Supervision and Training:

  • Assists with finding and hiring appropriate student candidates for the Math Library positions.
  • Assists with training and supervising student assistants in support of the Math homework help program.
  • Assists with assessment of training where appropriate.

Contributes to the University’s goals regarding equity and inclusion.

 For application instructions, please apply to the current Pro Tem Librarian Open Pool on the UO Careers Site:

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