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Scholarly Communications, Research and Instruction Librarian

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Type: Full-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Staff

Overview: The Scholarly Communications, Research and Instruction Librarian is responsible for developing and delivering information literacy instruction, research support, and other programming related to scholarly publishing. These responsibilities combine current and emerging technology skills with outreach activities across the curriculum at Quinnipiac University. This position will serve as the primary library liaison to faculty and students within the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The successful candidate will provide outreach and education around scholarly digital publishing issues including Open Education Resources, Open Access Publishing, and citation metrics. In addition, this position will help design and conduct assessment of University Libraries’ instructional design efforts and multimodal activities.
About Quinnipiac: Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls more than 9,500 students in 110 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as both a best-value school and a top national university, and has also earned recognition in Princeton Review's "The Best 387 Colleges". Quinnipiac has been named a "Great College to Work For" as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook and follow Quinnipiac on Twitter and Instagram @QuinnipiacU.
  • Participate in all aspects of library instructional services, research assistance, and creation of course-specific resources, guides, online tutorials, and web pages for use in both traditional and virtual environments that meet student learning needs
  • Communicate and collaborate across library units to represent the perspectives of STEM students, faculty, and staff in shaping and delivering library services.
  • Promote awareness, adoption, and support for Open Education Resources and for Open Access Publishing. Manage the library’s outreach on topics relevant to scholarly communication, including intellectual property rights and options such as creative common licenses
  • Coordinate data collection, analysis, and documentation to help support decision-making with an evidenced-based approach to achieving the library’s strategic objectives related to library reference services and instructions
  • Develop and assess the library instructional activities and programs, often incorporating new technologies into the instruction process
  • Participate in the development and assessment of innovative digital projects (i.e., virtual library exhibitions)
  • Support the library and the University’s commitment and efforts towards equity, diversity, and inclusion (DEI)
  • Serve on library and university committees and participate in projects to develop and improve library services
  • Responsibilities may include evenings and weekends
  • Other duties as assigned.
Education Requirements:
  •   Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • 2-3 years of experience in the areas of information literacy or e-learning approaches, and working knowledge of online pedagogies
  • Demonstrated teaching skills and an understanding of trends in information literacy instruction and instructional technologies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated experience with emerging technologies for access to information resources
  • Strong public service orientation
  • Science education/background preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity and inclusion
Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of this position and Quinnipiac's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three references on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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