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Job Opportunity: STEM Librarian & Assessment Coordinator at The Montgomery College Library at the Takoma Park Campus

  • 1.  Job Opportunity: STEM Librarian & Assessment Coordinator at The Montgomery College Library at the Takoma Park Campus

    Posted Jan 06, 2022 03:28 PM

    Librarian II (S03464) (myworkdayjobs.com)

    Job Description

    Montgomery College, Office of Academic Affairs/Library and Information Services, has need for a full-time, Librarian II position #S03464. The work schedule is 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, with one evening shift and occasional Saturdays. This is a non-bargaining, exempt, grade 29 position. Montgomery College promotes and creates a working and learning environment rooted in the basic tenets of fairness, diversity, and inclusiveness. Position is located at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.

    Job Summary:  

    The Librarian II for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) will participate in all aspects of academic area liaison and embedded librarian services. Including providing effective information literacy instruction; providing in-depth reference and research assistance virtually, face to face, and by appointment for more extensive research support for students; and collaborating with library access services staff to support patron needs.

    Contacts and interaction vary and may involve multiple constituencies such as direct interaction with administrators; faculty; chairs, deans, external colleagues and consultants; and assigned staff for the purpose of providing and receiving information and resolving program issues.

    Duties include but are not limited to:

    • Performs outreach with faculty in STEM departments to foster effective relationships to support the curriculum and specific student needs.
    • Provides effective information literacy instruction. Creates and delivers information literacy activities and tools for in-person and online learning environments.
    • Provides in-depth reference and research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and community patrons, both virtually and face to face, using discovery services, online resources, internet, and tangible library resources.
    • Uses research consultations by appointment for more extensive research support for students. Collaborates with access services staff to support patron needs and inquiries, and refer questions.
    • Builds and maintains relationships with Research & Teaching (R&T) division team members, the academic areas related to liaison areas, librarian supervisor(s) at their home campus, their supervisor, and with the R&T associate director.
    • Performs collection development in the liaison area and completes processes in a thorough and timely manner according to directions provided by the collection development librarian.
    • Responsible for the coordination of Research & Teaching (R&T) division assessment. Acts as resource for R&T division assessment projects, and provides guidance, organization, and support for assessment activities.
    • This includes (but is not limited to), assessing research services, library instruction, library outreach, and instructional content.
    • Assists with the collection and maintenance of data, metrics, feedback, testimonials, and assessment findings to demonstrate Academic Area Liaison and Embedded Librarian Program effectiveness or areas for development. 
    • Leads and organizes assessment training for the R&T division, as well as convenes or chairs ad hoc assessment committees or task groups within the R&T division as needed.
    • Facilitates growth for R&T division's assessment work and explores/develops new assessment methods and measures for the division. The Assessment Coordinator may also represent the R&T division in library wide assessment activities, collaborating with colleagues in other areas of the library.
    • Participates in planning and priority setting for the Research and Teaching Division's annual goals and priorities.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution.
    • Minimum of three years of progressively responsible professional library experience in a functional area or specialized services in academic, research, or public library.
    • Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science as applied to the operation of academic libraries.
    • Ability to instruct and assist students in the use of library resources.
    • Ability to remain current in trends, topics, developments and issues in area of information and library technology, by attending training, workshops, and credit and non-credit classes provided by colleges and universities, and professional organizations such as ALA and MLA.
    • Ability to maintain library collections, to guide and direct the work of library staff, and to communicate effectively.
    • Demonstrated initiative, resourcefulness, creativity and an open mind; flexibility, excellent teamwork and team leadership skills.
    • Strong listening skills and proficiency at conducting reference interviews.
    • Professional competence using research tools in an online environment such as Internet browsers, Library Management Systems and current web applications.
    • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with Springshare products.
    • Experience with effective methods and current techniques in information literacy instruction; familiarity with instructional design.
    • Familiarity with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
    • Experience with assessment in an academic library or related library setting.

    Application Process:

    Salary Range: $65,352 to $84,968 (annually)Initial salary placement is based on candidate experience and internal equity.  New hires do not typically start beyond the mid-point of the range.

    As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:

    • Successful completion of a background check
    • Participation in a retirement plan

    Our benefits package includes: generous paid vacation, sick, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, group legal benefits, professional development, retirement plan, educational assistance, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, wellness programming including onsite gyms, pools and classes. 

    For disability- related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353 or send an email to: hrstm@montgomerycollege.edu

    Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.
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    Chris VerdakHead Librarian for STEMMontgomery College – Rockville CampusMT 111 / 240-567-2137christopher.verdak@montgomerycollege.edu



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    Christopher Verdak
    Head STEM Librarian
    Montgomery College
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