Research Librarian for Engineering & Biotechnology, NC State University Libraries

*For candidates with preferred management experience and interest, appointment at the Associate Head level may be considered.

The NC State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Research Librarian for Engineering & Biotechnology* in the Research Engagement department. The department engages with faculty members, researchers, and students across the full lifecycle of research and scholarship, offering dynamic services, spaces, and technologies to enable all forms of research, discovery, and learning, and connecting faculty and graduate students with a full suite of resources for research and teaching productivity.


Provides expert services for faculty, staff, and students across the research lifecycle including information discovery, data curation, visualization, research computing, and scholarly communication

Identifies trends in research practices in engineering and biotechnology and recommends strategies for aligning library services accordingly

Fosters collaboration and interdisciplinary interactions among faculty and other stakeholders by supporting and collaborating with interdisciplinary research teams

Provides instruction on research skills and data literacy to students in the sciences and engineering and engages in ongoing development and implementation of innovative pedagogical practices

Provides consultation on the use of scholarly resources, technologies, and the NCSU Libraries’ technology-rich spaces

Collaborates with Collections & Research Strategy librarians in collection development and assessment activities

In collaboration with research administration at NC State, advises researchers in evaluation of grant opportunities including meeting funder and university requirements for providing public access to publications and data resulting from research

Participates in library planning, serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams

NC State University librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field

Review of applications is underway; position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. See vacancy announcement with application instructions at

AA/OEO. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. For ADA accommodations, please call (919) 515-3148.

Assistant or Associate Librarian for Engineering, Informatics, & Applied Sciences, Northern Arizona

Northern Arizona University, Cline Library

Assistant or Associate Librarian for Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences

Special Information

This is a 12-month continuing status eligible Academic Professional position at the Assistant or Associate Librarian level. Appointed rank commensurate with experience and qualifications. Candidates’ application materials should address how they meet minimum and preferred qualifications. Only complete applications will be considered.

Job Description

Northern Arizona University seeks a creative, collaborative, and collegial Assistant or Associate Librarian for Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences (EIAS) to serve as the library’s primary liaison to the College of Engineering, Informatics and Applied Sciences (CEIAS), NAU’s newest academic college.

Reporting to the Head of Teaching, Learning and Research Services (TLRS), the successful candidate will be an active and effective team member responsible for the design, delivery, and assessment of instruction, services, and programming that contribute to student success and research excellence at NAU. NAU’s growing research program includes three new PhD programs in CEIAS. There is also a strong emphasis on undergraduate research programs, informatics, and high speed computing.

The EIAS Librarian will work with CEIAS academic departments and programs to foster innovation in library services, implement new technologies, and leverage best practices that support students’ success and the growth of their critical thinking, collaboration, experimentation, and entrepreneurship skills. The EIAS Librarian will also collaborate with university, business and community partners to expand engineering, informatics and applied sciences knowledge and explore opportunities to leverage its application.

Responsibilities include:

·         Working with faculty to design and develop student learning outcomes, assignments, and assessments that promote student success and mastery.

·         Providing teaching and research-focused information and consultation services, including developing and conducting instruction programs focused on advanced resources for students in CEIAS, as well as students across the University as needed by TLRS.

·         Developing innovative programs and services around current trends for open access, research impact, digital scholarship, and science data management and curation.

·         Collaborating with faculty and library colleagues to identify and support student success and faculty research needs. Sharing this knowledge to help library colleagues understand and collaboratively respond to user needs.

·         Operating within budget allocations to manage resources, services, and partnership opportunities while meeting curriculum and accreditation standards for undergraduate and graduate programs.

·         Working closely with the TLRS team and the office of the Vice President for Research to develop and support sponsored research projects.

·         Collaborating with faculty and the library’s User Services and Experience unit to deploy the library’s technology-rich experiential learning spaces for courses and/or assignments.

·         Staying up-to-date on relevant library and scholarly information trends and practices and applying this knowledge to the Cline Library, its strategic plan, and the University’s mission, vision, and goals.

·         Monitoring trends in research, publishing and scholarly communication.

·         Providing face-to-face and online instruction to support students at the Flagstaff campus, statewide community campuses, NAU Online, and Personalized Learning, an online competency-based program.

·         Directing and managing workload to support team, organizational, and institutional strategic goals. Assisting with program and accreditation reviews, grants, and related work.

·         Identifying and pursuing professional development and service opportunities that reflect a commitment to learning, innovation, and excellence in higher education and libraries. Sharing and integrating professional development and service activities in ways that reflect institutional goals and benefit users, colleagues, the profession, and the community (local, national or international).

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered for rank of Assistant Librarian:

·         ALA-accredited graduate degree from a library and information science program or an advanced degree in a related field.

To be considered for rank of Associate Librarian, the minimum above AND:

·         6 years or more of effective, successful experience as a librarian supporting engineering, informatics, or applied sciences in an academic library or similar setting.

·         A sustained record of scholarly and/or creative activities.

·         A record of service that shows a pattern of sustained service to the profession and a university community, and the potential to assume a leadership role within the profession.

Preferred Qualifications

·         Experience providing library services and support for engineering, informatics or applied sciences.

·         Knowledge (advanced degree or coursework) in engineering, informatics or applied sciences.

·         Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication and funding issues in scientific research and data curation.

·         Experience and success in grant writing and securing external funding to support organizational priorities.

·         Experience working with faculty, students, and colleagues in a multicultural learning and working environment.

·         Interest in experiential learning pedagogies and their applications in engineering, informatics, and applied sciences.

·         Ability to identify and demonstrate the library’s value to stakeholders and increase stakeholder awareness of resources and services.

·         Familiarity with data visualization techniques, including the use of tools such as Open Refine, R, and Python.

·         Familiarity with applications that support or enhance online learning environments such as Blackboard Learn, LibGuides, and Camtasia.

·         Demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate positively, collegially and professionally.


Assistant Librarian: $56,000 – $62,000 – Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Associate Librarian: $63,000 – $69,000 – Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.


This is an Academic Professional (APF) position.  NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents.  More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU’s BCBS Plan).  New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date.  Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. If a new employee chooses the ASRS retirement option, participation in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, will begin on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee’s start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment.  Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of employment.  More information is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Submission Deadline

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2019.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the “Apply” button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, follow the ‘Faculty and Administrator Openings’ link, locate vacancy 604409, and then click on “Apply” at the bottom of the page.

You must submit your application by clicking on the “Submit” button by midnight of the application deadline.

Applications must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a resume/curriculum vitae; and (3) names and contact information for three professional references.

If you need assistance completing your application, there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus – on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD – 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

FSLA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

NAU is an Employer of National Service.  AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.