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Engineering Position at Florida International University

At the request of Sarah Hammill, Distance Learning Librarian at Florida International University, I am posting the job advertisement below, which sounds quite exciting!

Engineering Services Librarian

Florida International University Libraries invites applications for the position of Engineering Services Librarian. This position reports to the Head of Reference and Instructional Services at the University Park Campus, and is responsible for Engineering Library Services at The Engineering Center, a satellite of the University Park campus.

Position Description: This position primarily serves the faculty and students at FIUís College of Engineering. The successful candidate will provide reference assistance and coordinate delivery of materials to The Engineering Center. As Library liaison to the Engineering departments, the candidate will participate in information literacy, library instruction programs and collection development. Evening and weekend hours may be required.

Required Qualifications: An MLS from an ALA accredited program; two years of professional reference experience, knowledge and experience with information technologies; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; a strong commitment to service; and the ability to work independently and cooperatively.

Preferred Qualifications: A degree or course work in engineering, or in an allied field; experience working in an Engineering Library; experience with group instruction; and experience with web authoring software.

Rank/Salary: Assistant or Associate University Librarian level; salary $38,000-$45,000. Librarians have 12 month non-tenured faculty appointments.

About the Libraries: The 8-story Green Library, located at the University Park campus, is designed to accommodate state-of-the-art information technology. Together with the Biscayne Bay campus, the collections total more than 1.6 million volumes with subscriptions to more than 11,000 scholarly journals. The Libraries provide access to over 250 databases and services, including the statewide OPAC that is currently migrating to the Ex Libris Aleph library management system. The FIU Libraries are nationally recognized as pioneers among information literacy programs.

Engineering Library Services (ELS) is located at The Center for Engineering building. The ELS provides on-location services and research assistance.

University Setting: Florida International University is one of the fastest growing units of the State University System of Florida and one of the most rapidly growing urban, multi-campus comprehensive universities in the country. With an enrollment exceeding 32,000, FIU prides itself on the cultural and ethnic diversity of its students and faculty. FIU is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral/Research University-Extensive institution. For further information, see the FIU website at

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on September 1st, and will continue until the position is filled.

Apply to: Send a letter of application with your resume, including names, addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers and email addresses of three references to:

Stephanie Brenenson, Chair
Search and Screen, Engineering Services Librarian
Green Library, GL 233B
Florida International University
Miami, FL 33199

Email: brenenso AT fiu DOT edu
Fax: (305) 348-3408

FIU is an equal opportunity / equal access / affirmative action employer.

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