Librarian, Research & Learning – The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Position Summary

Librarian, Research & Learning – The University of Arizona, University Libraries, Tucson. Key partner in the University’s research enterprise and education mission, engaging with faculty and researchers across all disciplines. Develops campus partnerships, placing librarians and their expert services and resources into faculty workflow and the educational continuum. Assesses needs, acquires and manages information resources. Continuing Eligible; University faculty. Pay DOE; full benefits. Requires masters in library/info science or relevant advanced degree, excellent interpersonal and strong communication skills.

As a whole, the Research & Learning (R&L) Department provides point-of-need assistance and consultation across all research services, as well as expert services and support in assigned areas. The department is also responsible for implementing the Libraries’ instructional program and, with other library units, for information resources management.


Duties & Responsibilities
Cultivate strong relationships and partnerships with faculty, staff, and administrators in assigned departments/colleges.
Assess needs and provide point-of-need assistance and consultation across all research services (e.g., copyright, repository services, data management planning, information literacy outcomes assessment, etc.), as well as expert services and support in assigned areas.
Develop and deliver effective and efficient instructional services (providing students with active and assessable learning opportunities through faculty partnerships, and the development of in-class or train-the-trainer sessions, online tutorials or guides, course assignments, or other appropriate learning activities).
Seek out and pursue opportunities where the library can facilitate greater research or instructional productivity, or improve student learning by inserting new or existing services into the teaching, learning, or research workflows.
Gather data and analyze trends in teaching and research programs at departmental and college levels. Remain aware of scholarship in assigned disciplines in order to respond to unit needs.
Acquire and manage information resources needed by clientele, ensuring that our policies and practices are aligned with and support the University’s strategic goals and ongoing curricular and research needs. Track new and emerging information resources within assigned subject areas.
Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution or other relevant advanced degree
Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work in a highly collaborative and inclusive environment, one that values and leverages the benefits of diverse perspectives. Strong verbal and written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications
Liaison-related experience in a higher education environment or liaison experience/skills, coupled with a strong understanding of higher education. Demonstrated initiative in working across organizational boundaries.
Ability to identify opportunities and capitalize upon them. Ability to advocate, influence, and persuade others.
Excellent analytical, time management, organizational, and creative problem-solving skills.
Ability to conceive of, plan, document, and complete projects or complex assignments.
Ability to embrace ambiguity in a changing environment and be committed to continual professional development, improvement, and learning.
Initiative, optimism, flexibility, and follow through.
Experience with existing and emerging social sciences and humanities research tools, methodologies, and resources (e.g., GIS, data visualization, government information, digital humanities, etc.).
Experience in supporting faculty throughout the research lifecycle (e.g., grant support, in-depth reference consultations, research impact assessment, etc.).
Working knowledge of European and/or Middle Eastern languages.
Desired Start Date 01/04/2016

Contact Information for Candidates
Glenda Hendrickson

Open Date 09/16/2015
Close Date – open until position is filled
Open Until Filled Yes

Review begins 10/6/15. Apply at 520-621-3662; TDD 621-8299 (M-F 8-5).

The University of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity – Affirmative Action Employer-M/W/D/V.