Summary of Duties: This position will be primarily responsible for providing research, instruction, and outreach services to agricultural sciences and WSU's statewide extension program. Successful candidates will have a broad understanding of scholarly information across STEM fields connecting researchers and learners with information and resources within and beyond the physical library. Additionally, the librarian will work collaboratively across the WSU community to support various initiatives including Open Access and Open Educational Resources. Reports to the Associate Dean of Libraries.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
As a member of the Departmental Liaisons Team this position is responsible for designing, delivering and/or assessing liaison and outreach services to academic departments and student support services. This includes specialized reference and instruction activity that is performed by the subject specialists. Team members work to promote and deliver Library services and resources, and support university affiliates to develop positive public relations with faculty, departments, and colleges. This position will have liaison responsibilities for agricultural science and the Extension programs; other areas of focus will be determined based on qualifications and experience.
Contribute to reference services, providing assistance to library users face to face and virtually, participating in the development of reference policies and assessment, keeping current on pertinent issues, developing reference collection for designated departments/programs/areas, including regular weeding, working effectively and cooperatively with colleagues wherever located to provide high-quality reference services, and maintaining a professional presence in all reference transactions.
Scholarship, Professional Development, and Service:
Keeps up on trends in librarianship and higher education.
Participates in professional organizations and attends workshops, conferences, institutes, etc. at the local, state and national level.
Participates in scholarly research and publication.
Performs in a manner consistent with the Library's Criteria for Merit Increases, Promotion and Granting of Tenure.
Serves on Library Working Groups, task forces and committees.
Serves on WSU committees and task forces.
Performs related special assignments as necessary.
Required Qualifications: Masters degree from an ALA-Accredited Library and Information Studies program at date of hire; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently; and experience in reference and/or instruction.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carne...gie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.