Science Reference Associate, Bobst Library, NYU
May 21, 2007 11:08 AM

Reference Associate: NYU Bobst Library’s Coles Science Reference Center

The Division of Libraries at New York University (NYU) seeks a Reference Associate to play a key role in the development and implementation of emerging practices and support procedures for the curation of scientific data. Create and maintain metadata for scientific data sets. Provide a variety of reference and research services to library patrons in person and remotely. Conduct library tours, basic information literacy classes, and term paper clinics for students. Assist with content development and maintenance of Science unit web sites. Participate in Science unit projects and strategic planning initiatives. Reports to the Head of NYU-Bobst Library Coles Science Reference Center.

Bachelor's degree in science or related field. Excellent interpersonal, research and oral and written communication skills. Ability to interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and patrons. Experience in working with scientific data sets or equivalent experience. Library public service work experience, or equivalent. Familiarity with standard office software and HTML. The preferred candidate will have an advanced degree in a science or technical discipline requiring interaction with data sets. Two years' experience in reference or bibliographic instruction in an academic library. Knowledge of online research resources and databases. Familiarity with research methods in the sciences. Experience with statistical software packages. Familiarity with metadata standards and practices.

NYU offers a superior benefit package, which includes free tuition for self and eligible family members, generous vacation, medical, dental, and pension plans. For more information about working at NYU and to apply for this position online, visit our website:
At this page click on "External Applicants" then "Search Openings." Type 5925BR in the "Keyword Search" field and select search.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

payscale: $38,800-$48,400
job type: full-time
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