Physical Sciences Librarian, Dartmouth College Library, Hanover NH

The Dartmouth College Library seeks a motivated, forward-looking information professional to join a collaborative team at the Kresge Physical Sciences Library, supporting faculty and students in the physical sciences, mathematics, and computer science.   This person will help develop, sustain and promote effective and user-centered library programs, services and collections in one or more disciplinary areas, to support and advance research, teaching and learning at the College. 


RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Head of Kresge Library, this person provides information, outreach, education, and collections services in a flexible and innovative environment, as liaison to one or more departments in the physical sciences, mathematics, or computer science. *Note: librarians with backgrounds in physics, astronomy, mathematics and/or computer science are especially encouraged to apply. Develops, manages, and assesses print and digital collections in liaison areas to support research and teaching.  Provides a full spectrum of education and curricular support in areas related to finding, evaluating and using scientific information.


QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited MLS; educational background in the physical or mathematical sciences, and experience in an academic or research environment preferred. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills; great follow-through; the ability to work effectively in teams and small groups; a strong commitment to public service and to outreach; demonstrated experience and enthusiasm in providing science information and education services; proficiency with core research resources in the sciences; familiarity with scientific research, data management, and publication trends; and interest in emerging technologies and social media.


RANK AND SALARY: The position is part of the Library Classification System of Professional Ranks. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full benefits package including 22 vacation days; comprehensive health care; retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; and relocation assistance.   


GENERAL INFORMATION: Dartmouth College is a highly selective undergraduate college with distinguished graduate schools of business, engineering, medicine and 20 graduate programs primarily in the sciences. Dartmouth has remained at the forefront of American higher education since 1769. At the heart of Dartmouth College is one of the oldest research libraries in the United States. Nine libraries, distributed across various academic centers, house the 3 million volume collection and provide access to a rich array of digital resources supported by a technically robust network environment. The Library fosters intellectual growth and advances the teaching and research missions of the College by supporting excellence and innovation in education and research, managing and delivering scholarly content, and partnering in the development and dissemination of new scholarship.


APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin December 9th, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. To see the complete job description and to apply online please go to


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