Science Librarian 1


Argonne National Laboratory
Library Type: 
Other Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time

Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where talented scientists, engineers, and business professionals work together to answer the biggest questions facing humanity, from how to obtain affordable clean energy to protecting ourselves and our environment. Ever since we were born out of the University of Chicago's work on the Manhattan Project in the 1940s, our goal has been to make an impact — from the atomic to the human to the global scale.

At Argonne, we explore the world together in order to build a better one. We offer outstanding benefits, competitive pay, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. At Argonne National Laboratory you will have the opportunity to contribute to and support research that addresses our nation's challenges and advances the frontiers of science and technology. Our science impacts the world and you can be a part of that!

Argonne National Laboratory has an opening for a Science Librarian within our Business & Information Services division.

The Science Librarian assists with reference, collection development and circulation services provided by the Argonne Research Library; maintains and expands research-level information collections; acts as a guide to scientific information resources; and provides research help to scientists and engineers; and participates in library outreach and instruction activities.

A successful candidate for this role would have excellent customer service skills as well as a drive to move the Library forward.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to develop and foster work relationships.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Knowledge and experience with MS Office Suite and desktop workgroup software applications.
  • Interest in and ability to acquire new technological skills.
  • Organization skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Ability to work flexibly and creatively in a demanding environment.
  • Some proficiency with online scientific database services, government documents and print and digital information sources in the sciences.
  • Some proficiency with techniques used to retrieve, evaluate and synthesize information from diverse sources.
  • Knowledge of best practices and emerging trends in information retrieval services, international library standards, scientific publishing practices, science librarianship, trends in data management and data curation.
  • Some familiarity with digital repositories and best practices in digital projects or data stewardship.
  • Some knowledge of collection development best practices relevant to scientific research collection/library.
  • Due to this position's responsibilities to have full access to the networking and databases of the Research Library, which do contain Official Use Only and other unclassified controlled information, U.S. citizenship is required.
  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and 0 years post-MLS work experience or equivalent. Undergraduate major or minor in a scientific discipline preferred.

This job description documents the general nature of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of the job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

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Job ID: 404808

Job Title: Science Librarian 1

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