University of San Diego-Librarian

University of San Diego-Librarian

Job Posting: #4542

Job Title: Engineering and Computer Science Librarian

Location: San Diego, CA, US

Organization Name: Copley Library

Detailed Description:

The University of San Diego’s Copley Library seeks an energetic, entrepreneurial-style Engineering and Computer Science Librarian who is passionate about creating and providing library services to Engineering and Computer Science faculty and students. This librarian works onsite and is fully embedded in the Shiley Marcos School of Engineering, meaning the librarian’s office is in the Engineering School. This 12-month tenure-track faculty position reports to the Dean of the University Library and works under the direction of the Coordinator of Graduate programs.

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Job Requirements


• ALA accredited MLS or MLIS is required.

• Minimum three years Engineering or Computer Science liaison librarian experience in an academic or research library or corporate setting

• Knowledgeable of best practices in science and engineering librarianship

• Conduct consultations in-person, phone, and email

• Possess strong teaching and presentation skills; maintains currency in pedagogical practices and strategies

• Possess strong knowledge of engineering literature (both print and electronic) and scholarly communication practices, e.g., Compendex, IEEE Xplore, INSPEC, Web of Science, and other resources

• Adept at using resources to support instruction, e.g., Blackboard, LibGuides, EndNote, and tutorials as well as keeping up with emerging technologies

• Possess personal attributes and experience to perform outreach work in the engineering school

• Ability to work some evenings to conduct instruction sessions or consultations

• Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively or independently

• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills with strong customer service orientation

• Excellent organizational skills, including time and project management

• Approach work from an equity and inclusion perspective in dealing with students and faculty

• Record of active membership in professional associations and scholarship (presentations and publications) to meet reappointment, tenure, and promotion criteria


• Passion to work with undergraduate Engineering and Computer Science students.

• Hold an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, science, or related field

• Experience working with Engineers in a specialized library or scientific research community

• Experience with collection development

• Experience serving online students and faculty and working remotely

• Familiarity with information literacy outcomes and assessment the scientific research community

• Monitor and develop best practices for engineering librarianship

• Capable of adapting to change in the School of Engineering and Copley Library

• Experience with software and programming languages appropriate to engineering and computer science, e.g., Solidworks, Excel, SPSS, Tableau, and Stata and programming languages, e.g., R, Python, or others.

• Experience with data science and big data

Salary: Salary range: $81,544 to $138,774; Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and advanced degrees. Excellent benefits.

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Deadline: Formal review of application will begin March 7, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. The selected candidate can begin work immediately or by July 1, 2024.

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Questions can be directed to Dr. Theresa S. Byrd, Dean of the University Library, (619) 260-2370,