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NWC Librarian at University of Oklahoma

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Norman, Oklahoma





Job Description:

The College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences (A&GS) seeks a dynamic, innovative, collaborative and highly motivated individual to serve as National Weather Center (NWC) Librarian.  The NWC provides a one-of-kind collaborative work environment for its federal, state, and academic tenants.  The mission of A&GS  is to provide a world-class academic experience that promotes convergent, innovative, and inclusive education and research at the intersections of weather, climate, and sustainability.

This position will serve as manager of the NWC library which is a joint venture of the University of Oklahoma and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and facilitates access to both educational and federal resources.  The library also serves as a learning and education space for A&GS members, NWC tenants, and the public and is used as an OU Accessibility and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) testing location within the NWC.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The ideal candidate will develop and maintain positive working relationships with faculty, students, staff, and scholars as well as other NWC and OU constituencies to offer an attractive research and learning infrastructure. The NWC Librarian must be self-directed and take initiative to develop and manage virtual and physical collections of the NWC library; offer information literacy training; provide on-site and virtual assistance, training, and consultations for faculty, scientists, and students; and participate in library-related public programming. The position partners with OU library specialists to support the learning and research needs of A&GS members and NWC tenants. Expertise in digitization of special collection materials is preferred and innovative approaches to promote the library’s collection to other libraries and schools are desired.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:


  • Understanding of the academic library’s role in research, teaching and learning, and of current and emerging trends/issues related to scholarly communication, open access, open educational resources, information and data literacy, research data management, impact metrics, and digital scholarship.

  • Understanding of the professional literature, research and data life cycles, research trends/methodologies/processes within atmospheric and geographic disciplines, and the ability to use this understanding to serve faculty, scientists, and students in the NWC library setting. 

Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited degree program or equivalent combination of education/job related experience, AND


  • 36 - 48 months experience in a library supervisory position  

SKILLS:


  • Demonstrated ability to build and sustain effective working relationships and work collaboratively in a diverse and fast-paced environment. 

  • Demonstrated creative and innovative problem-solving skills, flexibility, and a strong commitment to service excellence. 

  • Strong organizational, project, and time management skills to lead or coordinate multiple projects and work with minimal supervision.

  • Demonstrated technological proficiency and capabilities working with personal computers and software, the Web, social media, and library-relevant technologies.

  • Knowledge of library cataloging, including AACR2, RDA, copy and original cataloging, the Library of Congress classification system, and OCLC's Connexion

  • Experience with Alma library and ILLiad

DEPARTMENTAL PREFERENCES:


  • Master’s degree in library or information science

  • Experience in collection management, reference, or instruction in an academic or research library

  • Familiarity with topics and research related to weather, climate, and environmental sustainability

  • Experience developing online subject guides, tutorials and/or web content for users using Content Management Systems (CMS)

  • Experience with the reproduction and digital conversion of rare historical records (e.g., photographs, field notes, maps, project reports)

    Special Instructions:

    If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit  https://hr.ou.edu/Policies-Handbooks/TB-Testing

    Diversity Statement

    The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

     





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