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Scholarly Engagement Librarian (Physical Sciences), Howard Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Job Description

Tulane University Libraries (TUL) invites applications for a Scholarly Engagement Librarian position in the new Scholarly Engagement Department (8 librarians, 3 staff). The successful applicant will serve as a library liaison to faculty, staff, and students with a primary focus on programs in the School of Science and Engineering (SSE). Specific liaison portfolios may include  Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics & Engineering Physics, and River-Coastal Science & Engineering.

We welcome applicants with a range of experiences, backgrounds, and interests, including recent graduates, early career professionals, and those seeking a new career path. Applicants are encouraged to share how their non-library specific skills and experiences speak to the job qualifications and needs.

Scholarly Engagement Librarians collaboratively plan and deliver innovative library services to faculty, staff and students through instruction, workshops, consultations, guides, tutorials, and other means. They serve on cross-departmental teams to support interdisciplinary teaching and research initiatives that may include information discovery, data literacy, open research, research impact, research data management, data curation, and/or data visualization. They collaborate within the department and across the library on collection development and management for assigned areas. They contribute to departmental projects and serve on library committees, while considering how their daily work supports and advances the Libraries’ core values and creates an environment and community that is welcoming for library users and colleagues.

Scholarly Engagement Librarians are professionally active and contribute to developments in the field. This position reports to the Director of Scholarly Engagement, is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Salary and Benefits

The anticipated salary range is $55,000 – $67,000. Tulane University offers a competitive benefits package that includes relocation assistance, tuition assistance, support for professional development and travel, health insurance, and retirement contributions.

Essential Functions

  • With librarian colleagues, designs, delivers, and assesses instruction in the discovery, use, interpretation, and evaluation of information resources
  • Prepares and provides workshops for emerging research technologies
  • Conducts individual or small-group consultations with students and faculty
  • Serves as the library liaison to various departments, institutes, or centers.  Regularly meets with faculty to discuss needs for research and teaching and shares information with library colleagues
  • Identifies and selects for purchase or licensing appropriate scholarly resources for liaison departments in a variety of formats, managing assigned funds, and working collaboratively with fellow Scholarly Engagement librarians as well as Technical Services colleagues
  • Works collaboratively with all library units to improve information discovery and delivery
  • Actively seeks out and participates in relevant professional organizations and professional development opportunities
  • Incorporates inclusive and equitable policies and processes to ensure diversity and accessibility in all outreach and instruction efforts


Required Education and Experience

  • A graduate degree in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, or engineering OR an ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent
  • 1 or more years of experience in research, research support, or instruction

Preferred Education and Experience

  • 2 or more years of relevant academic library experience

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities/Competencies

  • Strong interest in and/or experience with creative and engaging outreach to the entire academic community
  • Interest in learning new tools and skills to support evolving research methods
  • Understanding of the academic research process and the ways that new technologies are affecting the production of scholarship
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in developing and assessing collections
  • Ability to communicate clearly and knowledgeably
  • Ability to work creatively and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Commitment to fostering an environment of equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution
  • Ability to function fully and competently at technology competency Levels I and II

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience providing research and instruction support
  • Experience with collection development
  • Knowledge of or experience with Springshare products
  • Knowledge of or experience with data analysis and visualization tools such as Python, R, SPSS, Power Bi, or Voyant
  • Knowledge of or experience with tools for collaborative research such as GitHub, electronic lab notebooks, data repositories, and data sharing tools

To Apply

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To ensure full consideration, applicants must submit a letter of application, resume, and the names with full contact information and relationship of at least three professional references, preferably current or past supervisors. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.