JOB: Science Research and Engagement Librarian, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Science Research and Engagement Librarian
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Science and Technology on a Mission!
For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for a Science Research and Engagement Librarian. You will be responsible for connecting scientists, engineers, and others with research resources to advance scientific discovery. In addition, you will develop, coordinate and provide innovative information literacy, reference and research consultation services, lead the library’s engagement, outreach and scholarly communications efforts, and assist with collection development in several disciplines. This position is in the Technical Information Department matrixed to the Office of the Deputy Director for Science and Technology (DDST).

Essential Duties
– Develop and deliver a creative information literacy program that engages scientists in their preferred modes of interaction (e.g. virtually or in person, asynchronously or real time, group or individual setting, sequential or parallel learning) and that focusses on early to mid-career scientists’ interests.
– Coordinate, provide and train staff in traditional reference and research services, and regularly engage with researchers in the virtual and physical spaces where they seek and contribute scientific information.
– Develop and implement an engagement, outreach and scholarly communications program that cultivates cross-disciplinary encounters among researchers and invigorates the library’s role in the scientific and cultural life of the Laboratory; this includes developing library programming to inspire, inform, and engage researchers, Laboratory staff and visitors around the theoretical, technical and social challenges of our time.
– Recommend and facilitate the adoption of methods, standards, and service technologies for discovery, access, evaluation and use of research content; assist researchers in producing and interpreting research analytics and citation metrics.
– Develop and manage research collections, primarily in physics, chemistry and engineering, and assist with additional disciplines (e.g. mathematics, computation, life sciences, technology, global security); recommend and manage resources in all formats, publication and resource types and participate in collections analysis.
– Assist and collaborate with library and other staff to develop content for and customize end-user interfaces (e.g. for digital library management systems, library website, copyright clearance and Interlibrary loan systems) as well as advise on metadata elements to improve the user experience.
– Stay abreast of current developments in library and information science and contribute professionally to the field through scholarly activity, service to the profession, and service to communities of interest.
– Perform other duties as assigned.

– Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
– Professional library experience in a research or academic library, including extensive experience providing reference and research services to graduate level students or scientists.
– Extensive knowledge of information literacy standards for research; demonstrated ability to incorporate and apply standards in library instruction at the graduate level in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines; strong understanding of teaching and learning theory, methods and principles and ability to develop curricula.
– Knowledge of information technologies for reference, teaching and learning, and ability to develop in person, virtual and hybrid learning modules (e.g. research guides, videos and tutorials within curriculum) as well as evidence of continuing interest in learning and incorporating new methods and technologies; familiarity with user experience design and options for customizing library systems and tools to improve the user experience.
– Experience developing, implementing and assessing outreach and engagement programs, demonstrating impact with qualitative and quantitative metrics.
– Extensive knowledge of scientific collections and the scientific publishing landscape in STEM fields (publishers, vendors, packages, databases, resource collections) and experience writing collection development policies, evaluating collections and making evidence-based recommendations to acquire content or change strategies for access and preservation.
– Advanced verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and collaboratively with a strong commitment to continuous improvement of services and to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion.

Desired Qualifications
– Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) or Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an American Libraries Association (ALA) accredited program and Bachelor’s degree in physics, chemistry, or engineering or an advanced degree in a STEM discipline.
– Familiarity with government information resources, public access policies (e.g. DOE orders) and/or resource description in the sciences (metadata, publication types).
– Experience providing guidance to researchers for data, citation and publications management; familiarity with institutional and research assessment, assessment methods and goals, as well as research analytics services, author profiles, and citation management software.

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note: This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL’s mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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