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Applied Science Librarian - Evansdale Library, University Libraries

West Virginia University
West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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West Virginia University Libraries seek applications and nominations for an applied sciences librarian for our WVU Libraries team. We are looking for pro-active, user-centered, innovative, and adaptable librarian to actively lead engagement efforts with faculty, students and staff in the disciplines in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Natural Resources and Design, WVU Extension, and the College of Physical Activity and Sport Science. The librarian will develop collaborative working relationships, serve as a resource for those seeking research, teaching and digital initiative support, and will develop and deliver innovative, responsive library services and programs to faculty and students in those disciplines. The librarian will collaborate with colleagues within the university libraries and with campus partners to plan and implement creative library services and initiatives that advance the goals of the WVU campus community.

Qualifications :

Required qualifications:

  • ALA accredited Master’s degree
  • Knowledge of research and reference service trends
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to outstanding user services
  • Demonstrated ability to support research and information needs in collaboration with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Degree or library experience in a field appropriate to the position
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practices in reference services
  • Experience with current and emergent technologies and their applications in libraries and higher education
  • Familiarity with the discovery and use of data sets and formats across science and social science disciplines or willingness to develop proficiency

Proposed Salary:
$55,000.00 - $65,000.00 commensurate with experience

Librarians at WVU hold non-tenured faculty appointments. Exemplary job performance, professional development/research, and service is required for reappointment and promotion in rank.

As an integral part of a land-grant institution, West Virginia University Libraries serve the university community, with an enrollment of 31,514 students, and state residents. The library system is composed of the Downtown Campus Library, Charles C. Wise Jr. Library, Evansdale Library, Health Sciences Library, West Virginia and Regional History Center, and libraries at Potomac State College and West Virginia Institute of Technology. Onsite collections include more than 2.4 million books, 500,000 eBooks, and 80,000 online journals. WVU Libraries belongs to the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc., (PALCI) and the Greater Western Library Association (GWLA).
Located in the scenic rolling hills of Morgantown, West Virginia, West Virginia University is a land-grant institution and the state’s flagship university. It is ranked as a Research University (Highest Research Activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is also among the top public universities in the U.S. News and World Reports Best Colleges. It is a vibrant campus of 15 colleges and schools offering 193 bachelors, masters, doctoral, and professional degree programs.

Meeting the needs of today’s professional couples is a critical factor in WVU’s success in recruiting and retaining new faculty and senior staff. Our Dual Career Program assists couples in your employment search. WVU belongs to the Oh/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Please visit and for more information and job postings.

Application Instructions:
Application materials must be submitted online at : Job Description - Applied Science Librarian - Evansdale Library, University Libraries (17580) (

Please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of 3 professional references. Review of applications will begin and continue until the position is filled.

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley — the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

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West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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