Science & Engineering Librarian at the University of Minnesota Duluth- Duluth, MN

About the Job

Position Overview (describe the overall objectives and main responsibilities):

The person in this position is the librarian for departments and programs in the Swenson College of Science & Engineering. For all assigned departments and programs, this person provides specialized research services, selects information resources, creates informational tools (web sites, course guides), serves as a liaison to faculty, and provides library instruction for classes. The person in this position also provides general research services for all UMD library users, gives library instruction for the College Writing program, and selects information resources for general and reference areas. The person in this position participates in Research & Learning Team meetings, activities, and projects, serves on teams and groups working on library-wide initiatives, and contributes to the library profession and/or campus. This person also provides liaison services to the Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI).

Assigned departments for this person in SCSE are: Aerospace Studies/AFROTC, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Physics & Astronomy, and all masters and doctoral programs within these departments.

Essential Qualifications:

ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience

Excellent organizational and written communication skills

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, and colleagues in a research environment

Experience working with diverse populations

About the Department

The University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library’s mission is to promote learning and research by providing information resources and services, up-to-date technologies, and knowledgeable staff in a welcoming environment.  We’ve redesigned positions and are seeking motivated, dedicated librarians to advance research and enhance teaching and learning at University of Minnesota Duluth. We’re committed to diversity and inclusion, striving to be a welcoming environment in which to work, study, and collaborate. As part of the University of Minnesota system, you will be encouraged to pursue educational opportunities, professional development, participation in functional and advisory committees, and other opportunities to expand your career. You will partner with award-winning faculty who have been recognized for innovations in teaching and research. You will be an integral source of support for UMD students, an exceptional group with retention and placement rates above the national average. And you’ll get to work in a gorgeous setting: the UMD library is prized for its architectural design and has been updated to best serve 21st century researchers, while the city of Duluth has been recognized by Outdoor Magazine as the Best Town in America.

How To Apply

Application Instructions:

This is 100%, 12 month, annually renewable appointment as an Assistant Librarian rank. Minimum salary is $42,344.28. Anticipated start date is Spring Semester 2018. Degree must be granted by start date.

Applications will be accepted until filled. Review of complete applications will begin September 11, 2017.

Complete applications must include:

  1. Letter of Application addressing the qualifications
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact information for three professional references
  4. Unofficial graduate transcript

Application Instructions:

Applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position, go to and search for job opening 318823. Click on the job title to view the job details and application instructions.

The cover letter and CV/resume will be attached during the application process. First submit the application which will include the cover letter and CV and then return to the “My Activities” page to attach the unofficial transcript and references.

Any offer of employment contingent upon successful completion of a background check, a degree verification and employment verification.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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