Seeking New NWC Librarian

Job Description:
The College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences (A&GS) seeks a dynamic, innovative, collaborative and highly motivated individual to serve as National Weather Center (NWC) Librarian.  The NWC provides a one-of-kind collaborative work environment for its federal, state, and academic tenants.  The mission of A&GS  is to provide a world-class academic experience that promotes convergent, innovative, and inclusive education and research at the intersections of weather, climate, and sustainability.
This position will serve as manager of the NWC library which is a joint venture of the University of Oklahoma and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and facilitates access to both educational and federal resources.  The library also serves as a learning and education space for A&GS members, NWC tenants, and the public and is used as an OU Accessibility and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) testing location within the NWC.

The ideal candidate will develop and maintain positive working relationships with faculty, students, staff, and scholars as well as other NWC and OU constituencies to offer an attractive research and learning infrastructure. The NWC Librarian must be self-directed and take initiative to develop and manage virtual and physical collections of the NWC library; offer information literacy training; provide on-site and virtual assistance, training, and consultations for faculty, scientists, and students; and participate in library-related public programming. The position partners with OU library specialists to support the learning and research needs of A&GS members and NWC tenants. Expertise in digitization of special collection materials is preferred and innovative approaches to promote the library’s collection to other libraries and schools are desired.


  • Understanding of the academic library’s role in research, teaching and learning, and of current and emerging trends/issues related to scholarly communication, open access, open educational resources, information and data literacy, research data management, impact metrics, and digital scholarship.
  • Understanding of the professional literature, research and data life cycles, research trends/methodologies/processes within atmospheric and geographic disciplines, and the ability to use this understanding to serve faculty, scientists, and students in the NWC library setting.

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