Engineering Librarian – University of Alaska – Anchorage, AK

BENEFITS:            Salary: minimum $53,300 annually; excellent benefits, including health and life insurance; tuition waiver benefits; represented by bargaining unit; some moving expenses may be available.

The Consortium Library at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is recruiting for a term Engineering Librarian with a strong commitment to information literacy instruction and user education.  Reporting to the Head of the Instruction and Research Services department, this librarian should be highly productive, innovative, and technologically adept.  The successful candidate will have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, and a strong commitment to quality customer service.

Teaching and Liaison Responsibilities

The term Engineering Librarian will provide instruction, reference, collection development, and outreach liaison activities to UAA’s School of Engineering, including Geomatics, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program.

Teaching responsibilities include actively promoting, developing, and delivering face-to-face and distance instruction in various formats.  The ten faculty librarians in the Library’s Instruction and Research Services Department teach library research classes and workshops for their respective subject liaison programs, and provide instruction for General Education Requirement (GER), and developmental English and college preparatory courses.  The instruction program emphasizes embedding information literacy across the university’s curriculum, developing online learning objects, and integrating new technologies and e-pedagogy. Research instruction is also provided at the reference desk for students, staff, faculty, and members of the public in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, along with in-depth research consultations for liaison areas.  Hours for instruction and research services will include days, nights, and weekends.

Liaison collection development activities will include collaborating with the Collection Development Department and other subject liaisons to build digital and print collections in support of teaching, learning, and research.  Liaison responsibilities include selecting materials, with special emphasis on identifying electronic resources for engineering.


Required Education

Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited Library and Information Science program or equivalent by June 1, 2015.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

·         Evidence of knowledge of, or experience working with, engineering and/or science information resources; or education in Engineering, Geomatics, GIS, technological disciplines, or equivalent; or work experience in engineering or related field

·         Teaching, training, or presenting experience

·         Knowledge of Information Literacy Concepts

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

·         Reference experience

·         Library instruction experience

·         Work experience in a library or research institute

·         Strong technology skills, e.g., Information Technologies (databases, discovery tools), Instructional Technologies (screencasting software, course management software), Web 2.0

·         Collection development knowledge or experience

·         Knowledge of outreach strategies

Consortium Library

The Consortium Library serves both UAA and its community campuses with 19,000 students, and Alaska Pacific University (APU), a private institution with 600 students. The Library is fully engaged in statewide programs and supports a regional integrated library catalog system.  It is a founding member of the Alaska Resources Library and Information Services (ARLIS) and Alaska’s Digital Archives, and serves as a Foundation Center Cooperative Collection and a 48 percent selective federal depository.

UAA is a comprehensive metropolitan university consisting of the main campus in Anchorage, four community campuses, and additional sites in rural communities and on military installations.  UAA offers certificate, associate, baccalaureate, and graduate programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and professions.  Ph.D. programs in biological sciences and psychology are offered at the UAA campus in partnership with the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  APU is a four-year liberal arts school with two-year, four-year, master’s and doctorate level programs that offer student-centered, experiential learning in the arts and sciences.

The municipality of Anchorage, with a population of nearly 300,000, is the chief business center of the State of Alaska.  The spectacular scenery, the vast array of wildlife, and the many outdoor recreational activities around Anchorage are matched with a full range of theater, symphony, fine arts, and cultural events.


All applications must be submitted online at

Referring to PCN 730138, upload a cover letter of application, resume or curriculum vita, and the names, addresses, email, and telephone and fax numbers of at least three references.

Visa sponsorship for foreign nationals is not available.


The screening committee will begin reviewing applications April 13, 2015.  Candidates are encouraged to apply by the review date to receive full consideration as the recruitment may be closed without notice after April 17, 2015.  Anticipated start date May/June 2015.  Applications must be complete in order to be considered.

Applicants needing reasonable accommodations to participate in the application or interview process should contact Human Resource Services prior to the closing date.  UAA is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution committed to diversity. Applicants must be eligible for employment under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and subsequent amendments.  Application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure.