Librarian for Science and Technology (Temp) - Barnard College Library - Research and Instruction Services

Posted on August 12, 2019


Reporting to the Director of Teaching, Learning, and Digital Scholarship, the STEM Research and Instruction Librarian (Temp) is a library liaison, instructor for undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subject areas. The STEM Librarian (Temp) will join other Research and Instruction Librarians in providing instruction and consultation for courses in their assigned subject areas as well as foundational first year courses. We seek an instructor who demonstrates knowledge of trends in undergraduate science education and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in learning environments.

This is a temporary position while we conduct a search for a new Science and Technology Librarian. We are anticipating this will be a 3 month assignment with the possibility of extension.


Duties include most or all of the following:

  1. Serve as library liaison to Barnard academic departments including but not limited to: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Neuroscience and Behavior, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, and Science and Public Policy.

  2. In consultation with faculty in designated departments, the STEM librarian (Temp) designs instruction sessions on research skills across the sciences. Using Libguides and other platforms, the Librarian develops tools to support research and curricular needs, and develops materials to introduce faculty and students to the resources of Milstein Teaching and Learning Center and Columbia University Libraries.

  3. Demonstrates inclusive pedagogy practices such as affirming the diverse identities of students and creating accessible learning materials, while providing instruction across various learning modalities – including one-shot classroom instruction and workshops, library guides, individualized consultations, online tutorials, and drop in hours.

  4. Engages faculty in the sciences to learn about instruction, collection development, and research services needed to support the curriculum.

  5. Participates in personal librarian outreach efforts, public facing programs, and committees as assigned to build relationships with faculty, and provide information to enhance and customize library services.

  6. Uses the collection in critical teaching, reference sessions, and outreach. May advise in the purchasing of relevant materials in designated subject areas.


At least 1 year experience as an academic librarian; MLIS with substantial undergraduate coursework in the Sciences; or relevant combination of professional library experience and degree in a related field; Demonstrate teaching experience at the undergraduate level.


New York, NY


To Apply

Please submit a resume and a cover letter or letter of application

Company Information

Barnard College Library (Milstein Center), 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027