As the Temporary Engineering Instruction Librarian, you will be a partner in teaching, learning, student engagement, outreach, and research in order to support Penn State University Park’s College of Engineering, the largest college on the campus. Primary duties include creating and supporting learning opportunities and resources scaffolded across the engineering curriculum and focused on information literacy for Engineering and STEM faculty and students. Contributing to student engagement and outreach efforts, liaising with selected departments, and working collaboratively and enthusiastically with other colleagues and community members are also components of this position. We welcome your application and look forward to meeting you. This is a part-time faculty position for 20-40 hours/week. Some evenings and weekends may be required. The position is available immediately.
Core responsibilities of the position include: Facilitating, and assessing foundational, advanced level, and course-specific instruction sessions and information literacy workshops in Engineering and STEM liaison areas as part of the Libraries’ teaching and learning program; Integrating, and assessing effective learning objects for Engineering and STEM faculty and students; Contributing to Libraries-wide student engagement initiatives by supporting efforts to integrate Penn State University Libraries within Engineering and STEM student organizations and other co-curricular learning opportunities; and Facilitating research consultations in both face-to-face and online formats with faculty, students, lab groups, and other community members and groups.
Requires a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent); Knowledge of Engineering and STEM information sources, including Compendex, Inspec, IEEE Digital Library, technical reports, and standards; Potential to clearly convey library skills to large and small groups, individuals, and online learners; Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; Ability to work independently and collaboratively; and Strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion. Early career librarians are encouraged to apply.
The College of Engineering has 12 departments and schools offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in a broad spectrum of engineering, computer science, and technological disciplines, as well as more than 30 research centers and laboratories. Undergraduate enrollment stands at well over 10,000 students, with graduate enrollment numbers close to 1,500, employing over 250 faculty. All academic departments offer degrees through the doctoral level and most are ranked in the top twenty nationally. The College of Engineering is embarking on several exciting initiatives including a new building plan and gender equity efforts. The current strategic plan focuses on the globalization of engineering, sustainable options, entrepreneurship and innovation, and enhancing diversity. More information on the College can be found at https://www.engr.psu.edu/.
Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of four professional references (including email addresses). Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.