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Engineering 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 seeking a highly motivated, dynamic, and innovative engineering librarian to build the Library’s connections to the students, faculty, and staff at ASU and in the Fulton Schools of Engineering. This is an ideal position for a collaborative and forward-thinking professional who is ready to join a team of librarians who are dedicated to diversity and to shaping the future of instructional support and research endeavors at ASU.

The successful candidate will have a broad understanding of scholarly information across fields in engineering and computer science and will connect researchers and learners to information and resources within and beyond the physical library. They will work with campus partners to build strong multidisciplinary relationships in support of research and student success. The incumbent will help define new services, develop programs, and serve as a resource for scholarly communication, research data management, and information literacy. The Engineering Librarian is expected to engage in service and scholarly activities. 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, 2024, ASU Library will host a webinar discussing the open positions, working at ASU Library and ASU, and living in the Phoenix area. This is open to anyone interested in learning more about these positions and the ASU Library. Attendance is not required to apply for any open positions, 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:

Masters’ degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program by the hire date.

Preferred Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s degree or higher in an engineering discipline or related field

● Educational or work experience in engineering with particular interest in computer science, medical device design, or biomedical engineering

● Familiarity with finding and using patents, engineering standards, and technical reports in engineering practice and engineering education

● Library experience providing services and support to engineering disciplines

● Experience providing reference consultations and instructional services

● Demonstrated understanding of the research process and data lifecycle in engineering

● 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/146047 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: eric.prosser@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.