Science Librarian

at Cal Poly Pomona (view profile)
Published April 23, 2024
Location 3801 W Temple Ave, Pomona, California
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements ALA-accredited Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) OR equivalent degree in field relevant to information technology (computer science, information management systems, etc.)
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $79,000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $85,470
Hourly or Salary? Salary


The Research and Instruction Librarian for the College of Science fills a crucial role in the University Library's Research & Instruction Services (RIS) Unit. As a full-time tenure-track library faculty member at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank, the Science Librarian is designated as the University Library’s subject librarian for students, faculty, and staff in the Biological Sciences; Chemistry and Biochemistry; Computer Science; Geological Sciences; Kinesiology and Health Promotion; Mathematics and Statistics; and Physics and Astronomy departments as well as Science and Mathematics education foci in the College of Science. With an active commitment to the academic community, the Science Librarian provides comprehensive support for science courses and initiatives across campus, with a particular focus on support for initiatives dealing with research data management, open science, and cybersecurity.

In this role, the incumbent provides research consultations tailored to science-related topics for both faculty and students. The Science Librarian conducts specialized course-integrated instruction sessions for the College of Science and general library workshops focusing on science-related disciplinary resources and research methodologies.

Providing general research assistance is a key aspect of the Science Librarian’s responsibilities, both in-person at the Research Help Desk and virtually through Zoom, chat, email, and phone. Beyond basic assistance, the librarian provides in-depth research consultations, available in-person or virtually. Moreover, the Science Librarian teaches course-integrated instruction sessions within assigned disciplinary areas, designing and delivering library-sponsored workshops covering both discipline-specific and general science-related topics. Additionally, the Science Librarian develops online and embedded learning resources such as research guides and tutorials as needed, facilitating student learning and research within the sciences. The Science Librarian also assists faculty in detecting predatory journals and provides advice on scholarly communication.

The responsibilities of the Science Librarian extend to direct outreach efforts, with a focus on seven departments within the College of Science, with an emphasis on outreach to the First Year Experience courses and graduate programs in those departments. This position would also be expected to work in close collaboration with faculty in the College of Science and in related disciplines. Actively participating in library outreach activities, the Science Librarian contributes to the design and execution of public programming. Furthermore, in alignment with Cal Poly Pomona's commitment to fostering an inclusive campus climate, the Science Librarian supports and enhances programs, services, content, and collections to meet the diverse needs of the institution and its library users. Serving as a facilitator for effective communication between the University Library and the College of Science, the Science Librarian actively contributes to an environment that promotes student success and faculty productivity.