Librarian Sciences & Engineering

at Bucknell University (view profile)
Published June 27, 2024
Location Lewisburg, PA
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $54,080
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $67,600
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Librarian Sciences & Engineering


103 Bertrand Library

Position Title:

Librarian Sciences & Engineering

Position Type:

Full time


103 Bertrand Library


Staff Exempt

Job Summary:

The Research Services department in Bucknell University's Library and Information Technology division invites applications for a liaison librarian position to support departments including Engineering, Computer Science, and the Natural Sciences. The ideal candidate will have a passion for working collaboratively with members of a university community: with faculty, to build collections and design meaningful information literacy experiences for their students; with students: both in and out of the classroom, to help them find and understand what they need to succeed academically and intellectually; with library staff: a talented group, committed to Bucknell's academic mission; and with other Bucknell departments and divisions: to provide services and resources that support students as they learn, grow, and develop. The successful candidate will also have a strong interest in exploring the role of artificial intelligence in higher education libraries and information technology organizations. While this position works closely with students and usually requires an on-campus presence, the role does allow for flexibility to engage in some remote work, particularly when students are not on campus.

We encourage candidates who have experience and expertise working with underserved and/or underrepresented student populations to apply. As a member of the Bucknell community, the Sciences and Engineering Librarian is expected to contribute to a work environment that is inclusive, diverse and supportive of all members of a vibrant and diverse University community, including students, faculty and staff.

The Sciences and Engineering Librarian reports to the Director of Research Services and Information Literacy.

Library and Information Technology at Bucknell is a unified organization that has evolved dramatically, shedding over time many of the distinctions that frequently separate university library and information technology departments. Library & Information Technology takes pride in its accomplishments and its important role at Bucknell. Staff members are committed to professionalism, excellence and service through: innovation and creativity; collaboration; diversity and inclusion; integrity; trust and trustworthiness; and communication and transparency.

Job Duties:

  • Serves as subject liaison for faculty and students in science and engineering disciplines and related interdisciplinary programs. Liaison responsibilities include providing specialized instruction, collection development, extended reference, and outreach
  • Engages directly with students through in-class and asynchronous information literacy instruction and research consultations
  • Contributes to the development and management of library collections through selection, weeding, and other activities
  • Conducts outreach related to library and research services, communicating and partnering regularly with faculty in assigned departments to promote information literacy throughout the curriculum
  • Collaborates with other library staff, faculty, academic support departments, and other departments, divisions, and centers to provide relevant services and support for the campus community
  • Participates in professional development activities to ensure knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in supporting the campus community in scholarly endeavors

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's Degree (MLS) in library/information science (by end of July 2024)
  • Undergraduate or other degree in Sciences, Engineering, or related field, or relevant experience
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Knowledge of (or strong interest in learning about) artificial intelligence and its potential applications in higher education and the STEM fields


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional subject area master's degree
  • Two years of professional librarian experience in an academic library
  • Teaching experience

Physical Requirements:

Job Exempt:


Salary Range:


The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.

This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.




Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):

  • Flexible scheduling options determined by role;
  • Medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
  • An outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)
  • Full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
  • A comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
  • A myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here. (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.


Bucknell University participates with the United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) E-Verify program. We will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For additional information regarding Bucknell's E-Verify requirements, please contact the office of Talent, Culture & Human Resources (570) 577-1631 or email us. See posters with information about eVerify by clicking here.

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