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Physical Sciences Librarian, Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University

Physical Sciences Librarian


The Brown University Library seeks a motivated, innovative and service-oriented Physical Sciences Librarian to serve the students and faculty in the physical sciences (Departments of Chemistry; Physics; Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences (DEEPS); pure and applied Mathematics; and the School of Engineering) by providing and sustaining library services and collections in support of research, teaching, and learning.  


Reporting to the Head of Health and Science Information Services, the Physical Sciences Librarian: provides outreach for research support, scholarly communications, and instruction and teaching; develops library collections in all formats supporting physical sciences and mathematics; assesses impact of services and collection development in the physical sciences and recommends changes in direction or need for additional resources as shown by the data gathered; collaborates with colleagues from across the Brown University Library to develop information resources, programs, and services in support of interdisciplinary programs; and maintains a high level of professional engagement both with colleagues in other institutions and with the professional literature.



  • Master's degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution and a bachelor's or master's degree in a physical science or engineering discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • Two (2) years experience in an academic or research library. Willing to consider applications from recent library school graduates with appropriate experience and education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information resources in the physical sciences and engineering, including relevant information technology tools and applications.



  • To support Brown's commitment to diversity, and to foster inclusion, respect, and equity in Library instruction and outreach, the Physical Sciences Librarian will be expected to include people of all races, ethnicities, creeds, socioeconomic classes, gender identities, sexual orientations, and disability statuses in work activities.
  • Demonstrated success in delivering effective instruction and research support independently and in a team-based environment.
  • Strong public presentation, interpersonal, and communication skills. Excellent skills in collaboration and teamwork within a dynamic, continually, evolving environment. Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research data management lifecycle and other current issues in scholarly communication.
  • Knowledge of scholarly metrics and impact evaluation tools and resources (preferred).
  • Commitment to excellent public services, improving the library user experience, and continuous improvement through assessment.
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively, both independently and as a team member.


To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: and reference REQ150473

Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 


Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 

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