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ATG Job Bank – Carnegie Mellon University – Liaison Librarian for Science and Engineering

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Liaison Librarian for Science and Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University: Libraries


Pittsburgh, PA

Open Date

Feb 08, 2023


The University Libraries invites applications from enthusiastic forward-looking candidates for the faculty position of Liaison Librarian Science and Engineering. The Libraries is looking to hire a cohort of Librarians to liaise with various Science and Engineering departments (i.e biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics). This role involves librarianship; research or scholarly activities; and service activities, including providing services to support education and research in science and engineering departments. Responsibilities include: Engaging faculty through outreach and promotional activities; committee participation and attendance at collegial meetings and events and assisting researchers and students; contributing to the development and delivery of specialized services for research and instruction support, and selecting materials for library collections in all formats to support the liaison departments’ academic programs. The position also includes working with other librarians to provide specialty research services such as data management and maintaining awareness of current trends in sciences and engineering librarianship, higher education, and related academic fields.

Library faculty typically pursue scholarship in areas such as: Inquiry, with research on such topics as, organization of information, user information needs, library contributions to learning, preservation and access, navigating cyberspace, and related topics; Integration, with work, such as applying learning theory to instruction, employing communications theory for reference, and adapting administrative/management techniques to libraries; Teaching, with research on developing, testing, and improving pedagogical techniques to meet the library’s role in teaching people to be independent scholars; and Application, with studies on applying the first three categories to the successful practice of librarianship. Librarians may demonstrate a flexible spirit of inquiry as they pursue investigative projects. Research, scholarly, or artistic activities may address many aspects of knowledge and practice, and the activities of library faculty may vary markedly in their focus.

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries catalyzes research and creative inquiry in the digital age, enabling tools, technologies, and expertise. Collectively, we are actively working to:

  1. Design and facilitate transformative educational experiences.
  2. Accelerate research & creative inquiry in the digital age with tools, technologies, and expertise.
  3. Create and cultivate a healthy, just, and inclusive community.
  4. Leverage our resources to support innovative library infrastructure.
  5. Foster valuable partnerships for alumni and community engagement.
  6. Evolve our collections to enable CMU’s students, staff, and faculty to discover, access, and use scholarly information.


Masters degree in Library and Information Science, Computer Engineering or or a closely related science/engineering field.

Required Skills:

  • Ability to provide research support and instructional services.
  • Ability to work independently and collegially in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.
  • Commitment to providing responsive and innovative services to a culturally and racially diverse campus community.

We invite you to apply if you have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Science or Engineering librarianship or information management.
  • Science or engineering education, research, or professional practices.
  • Research data management or digital curation, preferably in science and engineering or associated fields.
  • Academic librarianship in a fast-paced research-intensive university.
  • Knowledge of or experience with STEM data analysis tools such as MatLab, Python, or R.
  • Knowledge of or experience with tools for collaborative research such as GitHub, electronic lab notebooks, data repositories, data sharing tools, and repositories.
  • Experience developing and managing science or engineering-related collections in all formats.
  • Knowledge of the information needs of relevant disciplines and an understanding of current trends and issues in scholarly publishing.
  • Experience in developing and implementing a service.

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the CMU Libraries. Inclusion, collaboration, and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are searching for a team member who can effectively interact with a diverse population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

We strongly encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized and/or underrepresented in academic librarianship and who will contribute to the breadth of our organization. Interested in this opportunity. Apply Today!

Application Instructions

To be considered for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, diversity statement, and contact information for three academic or professional references with your application online through Interfolio.

Please visit Why Carnegie Mellon to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. Please visit CMU Libraries to find out more about our work. Please visit Science and Engineering colleges website to learn more about the education and research priorities. 

A listing of employee benefits is available at: www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/ 

Carnegie Mellon University further seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples and is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) that assists with dual-career searches.

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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