William & Mary Libraries is seeking a creative,
collaborative, and proactive Science Librarian. The Science
Librarian is a member of the Research Department at Earl Gregg Swem
Library, and will cultivate partnerships that help the library
understand and respond to student and faculty informational needs.
The position serves as liaison to the sciences including chemistry,
biology, physics, geology, and applied sciences.
A critical aspect of this position requires that the librarian
be a strong presence in the campus science community, building and
maintaining close relationships with faculty and students in order
to meet their teaching, learning, research, and publication needs.
The science librarian will provide direct support for teaching and
learning by providing instruction sessions, workshops, web-based
guides and tutorials, and targeted research services, through
individual and group consultations. S/he will also
participate in collection development with responsibility for
building and maintaining strong collections that reflect research
and curricular needs.
The successful candidate will have an opportunity to build
expertise as part of William & Mary Libraries’ effort to
advance scholarly communication and data management services;
therefore, the successful candidate will have an interest in the
extensive scholarly communications landscape including digital
publishing, open access platforms, open educational resources, open
data, copyright, and related intellectual property issues.
Librarians play a key role in the educational mission of William
& Mary by establishing strong relationships with faculty and
students, and connecting them to the services, content, and tools
that meet their research, teaching, and learning needs. They
participate in Library-wide committees and in professional
activities outside of W&M, and monitor developments and best
practices in academic librarianship.
This position is suited for a beginning or early career
librarian, and will be supported and encouraged to participate in
relevant professional development opportunities related to science
- ALA accredited master’s degree in library / information
- Knowledge of science and general library resources.
- Experience offering public services in a library.
- Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication
- Academic degree in a science discipline.
- Experience delivering instruction and research services in the
- Knowledge of scholarly communication issues
- Evidence of faculty collaboration.
William & Mary is one of America’s oldest and best
universities. Located in beautiful, historic Williamsburg,
Virginia, the university claims both Jon Stewart and Thomas
Jefferson as alumni. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked us
sixth among all public universities, and the Library itself was
ranked 17th on the list of best college libraries in the country.
Working at William and Mary Libraries offers the opportunity to
make a positive impact in the educational experience of our small,
smart, diverse student body and the chance to experiment with new
technologies and projects.
The Libraries provide support for training and opportunities for
campus wide engagement. We are committed to enhancing and
promoting diversity and inclusion, and we welcome applications from
individuals who have life experiences similar to those of
underrepresented populations of the University.
The College is committed to offering its employees an attractive
program of benefits that fosters well-being, acknowledges the need
for balance in the work, family and personal lives of employees
which, in turn, enables and sustains a productive workplace. To
view benefits available, please go to
Living in Williamsburg offers residents multiple opportunities
to explore and experience U.S. history, to visit riverfront beaches
and restaurants, to play at major tourist attractions, and to
invest time in personal pursuits, such as music, art, museums,
shopping, food and wine/beer, hiking/bicycling, nature, sports and
water sports, festivals, and more. Williamsburg feels like a
small college and tourist town, and is within an hour radius of
larger cities such as Richmond and Virginia Beach.
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