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Science Librarian

Trinity College
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 17, 2024

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Science Librarian


Regular or Temporary

Hours Per Week

FLSA Determination

Weeks Per Year


Open Date

Full or Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary

Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Conn. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.

We are seeking a Science Librarian to join our team of innovative, collaborative, and forward-thinking Research Librarian professionals in our Libraries and Digital Learning department. The Science Librarian will actively engage and collaborate with students, faculty, and staff on learning and scholarship projects across all disciplines, but especially those in STEM . They will work closely and frequently with the Trinity community in individual appointments and in classrooms to discover, analyze, and synthesize information.

The Science Librarian will also provide leadership and guidance for OER (Open Education Resource) projects at Trinity. OER is a central component of the Library’s commitment to promoting equitable Open Knowledge frameworks. This important work will require collaboration with faculty, staff, and students to build new content, and instruction on using existing resources.

Our Research & Instruction team is working together to build an information literacy curriculum that incorporates AI, remote learning, and more. The Science Librarian will be a vital member of this effort, as well as an integral member of the campus community. They will cultivate relationships across departments to deliver and improve research instruction as follows:
  • Design and deliver classroom and online information literacy instruction for STEM disciplines, assisting with other disciplines as needed.
  • Collaborate with faculty to develop, teach, and incorporate research instruction into the curriculum.
  • Provide leadership, advocacy, and guidance for OER campaigns and collaborative projects.
  • Create and maintain digital learning materials, such as research guides and tutorials, to support research instruction and promote library resources and services.
  • Engage with students and faculty individually regarding their research projects: assist in the building of research strategies, and in the discovery, analysis, and synthesis of information.
  • Participate in collection development and management responsibilities, including advising on e-resource subscriptions.
  • Partner with colleagues in developing information technology tools, services, collections, and digital projects.
  • ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Studies or 3 – 5 years of directly relevant experience in an academic library.
  • Academic background or job training in one or more STEM fields.
  • Working knowledge of Open Education Resources, scholarly communications, and Open knowledge frameworks.
  • Knowledge of current learning, teaching, and information literacy theory and best practices.
  • Experience teaching workshops, seminars, and classes, remotely and in-person.
  • Working knowledge of information sources, scholarly communications, and Open knowledge frameworks.
  • Strong collaborative orientation and the ability to thrive both in a team setting and individually.
  • Excellent communication skills and habits; ability to convey information to a variety of audiences, and through a variety of channels.
  • Curious and innovative mindset; dedication to learning new skills and experimenting with new strategies.
  • Must have a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility.
Special Instructions to Applicants

All applicants must apply online by submitting their resume, cover letter and 3 references.

Trinity College has a Flexible Work Policy, which allows for hybrid-remote work arrangements.

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Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Our Mission is “Engage. Connect. Transform.” As the preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. Trinity is an actively engaged community of students, faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many opportunities for cultural and social engagement.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Trinity is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.


Trinity College

Intellectually impressive. Fiercely determined. Unquestionably accomplished.


Since its foundation in 1823, Trinity College, located in the heart of Hartford, Connecticut, has been educating students in the liberal arts with the educational and experiential foundations they need to succeed as informed global citizens. Trinity is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and the Consortium On Financing Higher Education (COFHE). Faculty and alumni include recipients of the Pulitzer Prize, the MacArthur award, Guggenheims, Rockefellers, and other national academic awards.

While Trinity has enjoyed a long, prestigious history, the college finds itself poised in transition as the landscape of higher education across the country undergoes a fundamental shift. Under the leadership of Joanne Berger-Sweeney, who was inaugurated on October 26, 2014 as Trinity’s 22nd President, Trinity is looking forward to a bold future that will require innovation borne out of long-term strategic planning that will make the college even more visible and competitive. Among the strategic plan’s broad goals is to design a distinctive, relevant liberal arts education that positions Trinity increasingly as a first-choice destination for students, faculty, and staff.

At Trinity College, we’re known for getting things done—and for doing them in a way that creates lasting meaning. Students come here to engage in a challenging liberal arts education, live as part of a tenacious community, explore what’s possible, and find answers to the challenges of tomorrow.

On our 100-acre campus in Connecticut's state capital, you can take advantage of all that our thriving city has to offer, including diverse perspectives, experiential learning, and an energetic culture. And with the knowledge, resources, and partnerships we’ve cultivated at Trinity, we’re an active part of driving Hartford forward as well.

We are committed to providing the best possible service to our employees and the college. We recognize the diverse composition and needs of our community of employees and strive to respond to those needs in a professional, caring and equitable manner by:

  • Recruiting and promoting the best-qualified people – while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the workplace.
  • Providing a competitive salary and benefits package for our employees.
  • Establishing, administering and effectively communicating sound policies and practices that treat employees with dignity and equality, while maintaining compliance with employment and labor laws and College directives.
  • Promoting a work atmosphere that is safe, healthy, secure and conscious of family and community relations.

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