Oklahoma State University

Veterinary Health Sciences Librarian

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The following faculty employment opportunity is currently available in the OSU Library.
For more information, contact Jackie German at 405-744-6324.


The Oklahoma State University Library seeks a highly motivated professional with a strong commitment to public and reference service to lead the Veterinary Health Sciences Library. The Veterinary Health Sciences Librarian is a member of the OSU Library faculty reporting to the Library Associate Dean for Special Collections and will work closely with the other two professional campus branch libraries. Although this position reports directly to the Associate Dean for Special Collections, close cooperation and indirect reporting relationships with the Associate Deans for Library Operations and Research & Learning Services and other library administrators are required of all library faculty. This is a tenure track position with anticipated initial appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. 


The Veterinary Health Sciences Librarian has primary responsibility to administer the Veterinary Medicine Library in accordance with Library and University policy and procedure.

Responsibilities will also include:

  • Provide excellent reference and information services to users of the Veterinary Health Sciences Library
  • Provide library instruction and orientation to classes in the College of Veterinary Health Sciences
  • Identify, evaluate, and select materials to support teaching, learning, and research efforts of the CVHS.
  • Work with Veterinary Health Sciences faculty members and students in a highly professional discipline.
  • Develop creative projects and services that reflect priorities adopted by the OSU Libraries and its three professional campus branch libraries.
  • Supervise one full-time staff and 3.0 FTE student assistants.
  • The Librarian is responsible for developing and administering the Veterinary Health Sciences Library budget.


Required Qualifications:  (Please address these qualifications in your application materials.)

  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • A minimum of three years relevant professional library experiences.
  • A demonstrated commitment to public and reference service.
  • Exceptional core competencies including leadership, communication, and organization
  • A record of research, publications, presentations, or service to the profession.
  • Ability to interact with the public in a friendly manner, successfully complete multiple projects, and meet deadlines. Strong reference and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with faculty, students, and staff to create a service-focused environment and to develop branch activities compatible with overall library goals and policies.
  • Aptitude to plan, initiate, and manage both physical and virtual operations
  • Ability to effectively manage finite resources
  • Ability to meet university requirements for tenure, including scholarly and creative activities and service.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in a land-grant institution.
  • Experience in a medical library


$55,000 minimum for 12 months. Social security; health and life insurance; 11 holidays; 22 days of annual leave and 22 days of sick leave per year



Application review begins on June 15, 2015, and continues until position is filled.

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Materials can be submitted through the OSU website: jobs.okstate.edu. Search req#160 for the listing.

Oklahoma State University is a comprehensive research and land grant university offering more than 200 academic programs with state, national, and international impact. The Stillwater campus enrolls 21,000 students. The Library, with holdings of more than 2.9 million volumes and documents, is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Greater Western Library Alliance, and participates in the OCLC system as a member of AMIGOS. It uses the Voyager library management system and administers systems for a consortium of eleven other Oklahoma libraries. Library faculty hold academic rank.

Oklahoma State University is an AA/EEO/E-Verify employer committed to diversity. Hiring contingent upon available funding.