Reporting to the Heading of the Research, Instruction, and Reference Department, the Sciences Librarian provides instruction and acts as liaison to areas in the sciences and health sciences; provides reference services 8-12 hours a week. As a tenure-track faculty member, this position is expected to fulfill requirements in librarianship, service and scholarly activity as described in University Libraries tenure criteria.

Duties include:

  • Offer instruction and provide research support, including consultations and the creation of resource materials, in assigned areas.

  • Communicate with faculty, staff and students in assigned areas regarding library services and resources and to gain understanding of developing user needs. In consultation with faculty and fellow librarians, develop collections that support faculty and students.

  • Provide general reference assistance, including on evenings and weekends, and participate in general instruction including information literacy sections.

  • Serve on library and university committees, task forces, and special projects/events and teams (i.e., web pages team, instruction and information literacy team). Participate in decision making within the department.

The University of South Carolina, founded in 1801, is the flagship campus of an eight-campus, fully accredited, state-system. The University is one of only 40 public universities to earn the Carnegie Foundation's top-tier designations in research activity and community engagement. The University of South Carolina - Columbia has strong undergraduate and graduate programs and other highly regarded professional schools including: medicine, law, education, engineering, social work, pharmacy, public health, arts and sciences, nursing, and business administration. About 32,000 students are enrolled with more than 8,000 students in graduate and professional programs.

University Libraries serves the graduate and undergraduate programs of all schools and colleges, with the exceptions of the School of Law and the School of Medicine. Holdings include more than 4.9 million volumes, 20 million manuscripts, 475,000 e-books, and four distinct special collections. University Libraries is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Center for Research Libraries. The City of Columbia is the state capital with a metropolitan area population of nearly 800,000. The city is a state center of financial, transportation, and industrial development, and it has a rich historical and cultural tradition. Columbia is located within easy driving distance of both mountains and coast.

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. USC is an EOE.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution in the US or Canada. Minimum of 2 years reference experience in an academic or public library. A minimum of an undergraduate degree in the sciences or equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of developments in higher education, scholarly processes and personnel issues facing academic research libraries. Three or more years of experience providing instruction and reference service in an academic library. Undergraduate degree or higher in Biology or a health science.

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