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Social Sciences Librarian

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Arizona State University: Office of the University Provost Tempe: ASU Library


Tempe campus

Open Date

May 14, 2024


Arizona State University Library is recruiting a collaborative Social Sciences Librarian for the Downtown Phoenix campus. This position is situated within the Engagement and Learning Services Directorate. The Social Sciences Division is composed of a team of librarians who are dedicated to shaping the future of student and faculty instructional support and research endeavors at ASU. Reporting to the Head of the Social Sciences Division, the successful candidate will have a broad knowledge of scholarly information across many disciplines and will connect learners across ASU’s physical campuses and online programs to library information and resources. This individual will work closely with campus partners on the Downtown Phoenix campus to build strong multidisciplinary relationships supporting research and student success. They will support the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, and the communications and social work disciplines on all campuses. The incumbent will help define new services, develop programs and collections, and serve as a resource for scholarly communication, research data management, and information literacy.

The Social Sciences Librarian fulfills the responsibilities expected of a continuing appointment track Academic Professional, including position effectiveness, professional contributions, service, and collaboration and partnership. ASU Library strongly encourages early-career librarians to apply.

The ASU Library is a center of learning, exploration and discovery. With eight locations, the library plays a vital role in expanding knowledge, cultivating community and inspiring innovation at ASU and in our communities. Students and faculty can access millions of information resources, world-class collections, outstanding study spaces, advanced data centers, and creative maker services. As supporters of student success, the library is a critical partner in realizing the New American University’s mission of access, excellence and impact. ASU Library empowers people to unlock their potential, express themselves and learn to thrive. For more information or to find library locations, visit lib.asu.edu.

Informational Webinar: On June 12, the ASU Library will host a webinar discussing open positions, working at ASU Library and ASU, and living in the Phoenix area. This is open to anyone interested in learning more about open librarian positions and the ASU Library. Attendance is not required to apply for any open position, and the attendee list will be hidden to ensure confidentiality. The webinar will be recorded, and closed captioning will be provided. Visit https://lib.asu.edu/employment for more details.


Required Qualifications:

● Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an American Library Association accredited program by the hire date

● A degree in a social sciences field

Preferred Qualifications:

● Library experience providing services and support to social sciences disciplines

● Experience providing reference consultations

● Experience providing instructional services

● Experience with social sciences research methods

● Demonstrated understanding of the research process and data lifecycle in the social sciences

● Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member

● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Salary and Rank: This is a Continuing Appointment track Academic Professional position; Assistant/Associate Librarian rank and salary dependent upon experience.

Application Instructions

Application Procedures: This is a paperless search; only electronic materials will be accepted. To apply, please submit electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/146050 the following: A cover letter, comprehensive vita or resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 3 recent professional references. No paper applications, faxes or emails will be accepted.

The applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file name. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at: brad.vogus@asu.edu. Application deadline is June 28, 2024. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until position is filled.

Other Information: Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. For more information regarding ASU, visit our website: www.asu.edu. For more information about the Phoenix metropolitan area, please visit www.visitarizona.com.