STEM Librarian

Pius XII Memorial Library

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, service, and social justice is seeking applicants for the position of STEM Research and Instruction Librarian, Pius XII Memorial Library.

The STEM Research and Instruction Librarian reports to the Chair of Research and Instruction Services and has the following areas of responsibility:

Responsibilities Include

  • Serve as the subject librarian for the natural and physical sciences, engineering, aviation, computer science, and mathematics.
  • Select resources supporting the teaching and research needs of STEM students and faculty.
  • Conduct subject-specific research consultations both in person and online.
  • Teach interactive, curriculum-integrated instructional sessions.
  • Create tutorials, learning objects, or other curricular resources in a variety of media.
  • Participate in general reference and instructional services in a team-based environment.
  • Participate in shared departmental tasks and initiatives. These may include but are not limited to assessment, data collection and analysis, collection management, copyright education, and maintenance and evaluation of electronic resources.
  • Participate in professional activities, including university and library committees and task forces, and attend professional meetings.



Required Qualifications 


  • Master's degree in librarianship from a library program accredited by the American Library Association (or the appropriate national body of another country).
  • Undergraduate and/or advanced degree(s) in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics from an accredited institution or at least two years of experience as a STEM librarian.
  • Knowledge of information sources related to STEM research and an understanding of the information needs of STEM faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students.
  • Demonstrated positive public service orientation, evidence of strong organizational abilities and teamwork skills, effective oral/written communication skills, well-developed research skills, and a commitment to professional growth.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Two or more years of professional library experience.
  • Experience with resources related to STEM research.
  • Knowledge of the unique information needs of scientists, engineers, and technologists.
  • Collection development experience in an academic or research library.
  • Experience with information literacy instruction and understanding of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
  • Awareness of emerging trends in STEM librarianship.

 Environment            Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic institutions. Rooted in Jesuit values and its pioneering history as the first university west of the Mississippi River, SLU offers nearly 13,000 students a rigorous, transformative education of the whole person. At the core of the University’s diverse community of scholars is SLU’s service-focused mission, which challenges and prepares students to make the world a better, more just place.

The SLU Libraries include Pius XII Memorial Library, the main library on SLU’s St. Louis campus, the Medical Center Library, and the Vincent C. Immel Law Library, as well as a library at the SLU campus in Madrid, Spain. The SLU Libraries have extensive collections to support teaching, learning, studying, and clinical care. Special services and collections within Pius Library include the Academic Technology Commons, which features 3D printing and scanning, robotics, and prototyping; the largest collection of U.S. Air Force publications in the state of Missouri; and the Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library, a research collection for medieval and Renaissance manuscript studies that houses more than 37,000 microfilmed manuscripts from the Vatican Library. For information about Pius XII Memorial Library, see