STEM Librarian

STEM Librarian

The Claremont Colleges Services (TCCS) is the central coordinating and support organization for a highly regarded cluster of seven independent colleges known as The Claremont Colleges. TCCS, with about 300 staff members, provides exceptional shared services to 9,000 students, and almost 3,600 faculty and staff. TCCS staff work in both student-facing services as well as administrative and operational services. Our numerous departments are located throughout The Claremont Colleges campus in the beautiful city of Claremont, California.


The STEM Librarian is a teaching librarian with subject responsibilities for STEM disciplines taught across The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges and two graduate universities. The library supports traditional STEM disciplines, such as Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Math, and Engineering; interdisciplinary programs like Environmental Analysis and Data Science; and professional graduate programs, including Public Health. Relevant subject areas will be assigned depending on the background and interests of the successful candidate, as well as the needs of the organization.

The incumbent will teach discipline specific information literacy instruction; conduct strategic and departmental targeted outreach; provide general and specialized research consultations; and conduct collection development. The STEM Librarian will participate on various library, college, and intercollegiate committees. This position reports to the Head of Research Services and is part of the Research, Teaching, and User Services division.

Priority Deadline : The deadline for first consideration is 7/15/2024. Please note that a cover letter and CV/resume are required along with the application.


The following are the fundamental duties and responsibilities of this position which the incumbent must be able to perform to fulfill the purpose and requirements of this position.

Teaching, Outreach, and Research Services
  • Gains a deep understanding of STEM programs and classes, conducts targeted and strategic outreach to fully integrate information literacy across STEM curricula, including information literacy instruction (ILI)
  • Develops collaborative relationships with library staff, faculty, and students to support the research, teaching, and learning of STEM communities across The Claremont Colleges.
  • Continuously works to improve teaching abilities by assessing student learning during instruction sessions, participating in pedagogical professional development at the colleges and within the profession, and participating in the library's peer teaching observation program.
  • Collaboratively and strategically integrates scholarly communication and data literacies into ILI.
  • Becomes familiar with the research data lifecycle and discipline specific data resources and repositories.
  • Develops and maintains online disciplinary materials, including research guides, resource lists, and instructional content.
  • Provides online and in-person research support to students and faculty in STEM fields, and general research support as needed (both online and in person)
  • Contributes, as needed, to teaching interdisciplinary ILI in our well-established first-year program.

Collection Development & Discovery
  • Develops online, print, and multi-format collections that reflect the short- and long-term research, teaching, and learning needs of The Claremont Colleges STEM communities.
  • Communicates with disciplinary faculty to address content and format needs.

Library and Professional Service
  • Participates in library-wide planning and assessment projects through service on committees, task forces, and special projects.
  • Actively engages in networking and professional development through national/regional/local organizations through committee work, office-holding, presentations, and publications.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education/Training :
  • MLIS from an ALA accredited program at the time of appointment, or equivalent education and experience.

Experience :
  • None Required.

Competencies :
  • Strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusivity within the library, as both a place of work and as an educational partner.
  • Passion for teaching undergraduate and graduate students and for assessing student learning.
  • Understanding of how data literacy and scholarly communications intersect with, complement, and extend ILI concepts, practices, and dispositions.
  • Adaptable, flexible, and proactive in dealing with evolving library and campus priorities, especially related to subject area responsibilities and focus.
  • Interest in experimenting with new modes of instruction, assessment, and research support services.
  • Knowledge of current academic library trends and issues in general and STEM information literacy approaches, frameworks, and pedagogy.
  • Familiarity with the evolving nature of scholarly communications in STEM disciplines.
  • Awareness of collection development trends in libraries and familiarity with managing and developing multi-format library collections
  • Dedication to providing responsive user-centered public services.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially the ability to work collaboratively as a team player.
  • Effective planning, organizational, and time management skills , including capacity for working independently to set priorities.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exemplary emotional intelligence when working with colleagues and users.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate or graduate work in a STEM discipline.
  • Experience supporting STEM subjects in an academic library.
  • Familiarity with specialized library software, applications, and platforms, such as Worldcat Discovery or Springshare.

Work Schedule : The regular hours for this full-time position are 40 hours scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday for 12 months annually. May be required to work holiday, weekend, and/or evening hours. Regular hours may vary due to the needs of the organization or business unit. This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule to work partial hours remotely as approved by the supervisor.

Union: This position is represented by The Claremont Colleges Services Library Staff Federation AFT Local 6735. The employee in this position will be bound by the collective bargaining agreement.


Pay : The pay rate for this position is competitive and commensurate with the duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required for the position, between $5,666.67 - $6,083.33 per month.

Benefits : This position is eligible for our employment benefits package including:
  • medical, dental, vision,
  • 10% retirement contributions after one year (no matching required),
  • group life insurance,
  • generous time off,
  • professional development funds,
  • discounts for mobile plans, software, and entertainment,
  • access to fitness facilities,
  • and more!


Sedentary work that primary involves sitting and standing:

☒ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☐ Occasionally ☐ Never

Active work that primary involves standing and walking:

☐ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☒ Occasionally ☐ Never

Light work that involves moving objects weighing up to 10 pounds:

☐ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☒ Occasionally ☐ Never

Medium work that includes moving objects weighing up to 25 pounds:

☐ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☐ Occasionally ☒ Never

Medium work that includes moving objects weighing up to 40 pounds:

☐ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☐ Occasionally ☒ Never

Heavy work that includes moving objects weighing up to 50 pounds:

☐ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☐ Occasionally ☒ Never

Operate a computer or other work requiring repetitive movement of wrists, hands, & fingers:

☒ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☐ Occasionally ☐ Never

Operate a street legal golf cart, a company automobile, or other heavy machinery:

☐ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☐ Occasionally ☒ Never

Read or write electronic or printed materials:

☒ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☐ Occasionally ☐ Never

Communicate verbally in person, by phone or another device:

☒ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☐ Occasionally ☐ Never

Moving body into different positions to work down low, overhead, or outward:

☐ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☒ Occasionally ☐ Never

Work involving climbing ladders, stairs, scaffolding, or similar:

☐ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☐ Occasionally ☒ Never

Work in various environments including low, high, tight, low-ventilation, or confined spaces:

☐ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☐ Occasionally ☒ Never

Work indoors in climate-controlled spaces:

☒ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☐ Occasionally ☐ Never

Work outdoors in various weather conditions:

☐ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☒ Occasionally ☐ Never

Work in a noisy environment:

☐ Constantly ☐ Frequently ☒ Occasionally ☐ Never


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, The Claremont Colleges Services will review this job description and make changes of business necessity. TCCS reserves the right to modify job duties or assign additional duties as needed.

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Equal Opportunity Employer:
TCCS is an equal opportunity employer. TCCS managers make employment decisions on the basis of merit, with the aim to have the best available person in every job. TCCS prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), national origin or ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), military or veteran status, and status with regard to public assistance, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. TCCS also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of these characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of these characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.

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