Job Details

Position Details

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Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Veterinary Sciences Librarian

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Hiring Supervisor:

Mary Larson

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Work Schedule:

8am-5pm M-F

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Job Summary:

The Oklahoma State University Library seeks a creative faculty member to lead the College of Veterinary Health Sciences (CVHS) Library. We are looking for someone with a passion for learning and teaching who is eager to drive their own projects, innovate, and take on challenges. The Veterinary Health Sciences Librarian is a member of the OSU Library faculty reporting to the Associate Dean for Special Collections. This is a tenure-track position with anticipated initial appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

Responsibilities: As the Veterinary Health Sciences Librarian, you will provide administrative oversight of the CVHS Library. In addition to undertaking traditional library responsibilities such as reference, instruction, resource selection, and orientation, we are seeking an individual who can support faculty in managing data and professional profiles and demonstrate the advantages of open access resources to members of the CVHS community. You will also develop creative projects and services that reflect priorities adopted by the OSU Libraries and its three professional campus branch libraries; supervise one full-time staff and student assistants; and develop and administer the CVHS Library budget.

You will be offered a competitive salary (minimum $55,000 annually) for this 12-month position and a benefits package, including a generous holiday schedule and leave accrual. You will be offered start-up funding for research and/or travel and have access to a full communication team to help develop and deliver your message, as well as the Library's grant development team.

Potential exposure to dust and mold on books and materials.

Special Instructions to Applicants

A resume will be required to complete the application process.

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:


Masters degree in MLIS or equivalent

A masters or doctorate in library or information science or other relevant disciplines; a minimum of three years relevant professional library experience; a demonstrated commitment to public and reference service; exceptional core competencies including leadership, communication, and organization; a record of research, publications, presentations, or service to the profession; and strong reference and analytical skills. 

Ability to: 
*interact with the public in a friendly manner, successfully complete multiple projects, and meet deadlines 
*work effectively and cooperatively with faculty, students, and staff to create a service-focused environment and to develop branch activities compatible with overall library goals and policies effectively manage finite resources 
*meet university requirements for tenure, including scholarly and creative activities and service 

Strong reference and analytical skills. 

Aptitude for planning, initiating, and managing both physical and virtual operations  


Experience in a land-grant institution
Experience in a medical library
Past work with data management and/or open educational resources

Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations,OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.