Research and Learning Librarian (Assistant or Associate)
Posting Number: req7742
Department: AHS Library
Location: Main Campus
Address: Tucson, AZ USA
The University of Arizona Libraries seeks a creative, collaborative librarian to join our team of embedded liaison librarians in the Health Sciences Library (UAHSL). The incumbent will serve as one of two liaisons for the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson and will join UAHSL at an exciting, opportunity-rich time. The Health Sciences Library enjoys a highly collaborative relationship with the College and is on the cusp of several opportunities to support new academic programs, collaborate with College faculty on new approaches to teaching evidence-based practice, and support students as they complete a new scholarly project requirement.
This position will support the undergraduate medical curriculum, graduate medical programs, and research and outreach missions of the College of Medicine. Responsibilities include providing instruction related to evidence-based practice; providing information services to medical students, trainees, and faculty to support their educational and research needs; and serving on systematic review teams. This position will occasionally provide information services to other health sciences colleges (Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine) as needed.
This is a continuing-eligible or continuing track, academic professional position. Incumbents are members of the general faculty and are entitled to all accompanying rights and privileges granted by the Arizona Board of Regents and the University of Arizona. Retention and promotion are earned through achievement of a record of excellence in position effectiveness, scholarship, and service.
UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life
insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays;
UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members;
state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural
activities; and more!
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unless they have been granted a religious or disability/medical accommodation.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Develop and deliver information
services andinstructionprimarily for College of
Medicinestudents,faculty,researchers, andtrainees, both
in person andremotely.
- Collaborate with College of
Medicine-Tucson faculty and other campus resources to develop engaging,
innovative methods of instruction in evidence-based practice. Provide
curricular support for targeted courses in the College of Medicine. Instruct
students, faculty, staff, and other users in the effective and productive use
of information resources and tools in a variety of formats and venues to
support health sciences instruction and research missions.
- Conduct complex literature
searches within specialized biomedical and other scientific databases and
information resources. Provide expert search services to projects and grants
requiring extensive literature search support, including but not limited to
systematic and scoping reviews.
- Provide support for research
in the College of Medicine - Tucson, including support for literature searches,
citation management, researcher identifiers (e.g., ORCID), NIH Public Access
Policy compliance, data management, and scholarly communications. Coach and
collaborate with medical students as they complete required scholarly projects.
- Develop UAHSL web-based resources in
clinical medicine and medical education that provide authoritative,
evidence-based health information to health professionals statewideand
support the education, research, and outreach missions of the UA Health
SciencesLibrary and UA Libraries.
- Provide personalized outreach
to students with a focus on students from underrepresented and minoritized
backgrounds and serve as their champion and ally. Participate inlibrary
orientations and tours and library outreach sessions.
- Collaborate effectively with
colleagues acrossUA Libraries and the UA campus.Serve on library
and health sciences campus committees and research teams.Work with other UA
librariansto develop shared materials,services, policies, and
- TheUA Libraries
supportthe UA's diversity and inclusiveness strategic
initiativesdesigned to create an inclusive environment for all faculty,
staff, and students. The candidate is expected to support diversity and
inclusiveness efforts in the department and college.
- Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Familiarity with current and anticipated future
directions in medical education and biomedical research.
- Knowledge of standards for systematic reviews in healthcare.
- Strong organizational skills, a high degree of self-motivation,
and the ability to work independently withminimal supervision.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Ability to work in a highly collaborative and inclusive environment, one
that values and leverages the benefits of diverse perspectives.
- Positive attitude and strong demonstration of Our Values: Collaboration,
Continuous Learning, Diversity, Innovation, and Integrity.
- Master's Degree inlibrary/informationsciencefrom
an ALA-accredited institutionorother relevant advanced degree.
- Demonstrated experience with health sciences information
resources, expert searching, information management tools, computer
applications, finding quality information on the Internet, and experience with automated
- Experience in developing and presenting educational sessions and
the ability to teach adults effectively using a variety of educational tools
and technologies, both in person and online.
- Experience with evidence-based
practice principles and resources applicable to library instruction and
- Experience contributing to organizational or personal
diversity and inclusion-related goals and initiatives.
- Evidence of active and ongoing contributions to
the information/library profession and the ability to fulfill the
responsibilities of a library faculty member through service and scholarship.
- Degree and/or professional training in health sciences or related discipline
- Experience as a liaison librarian in the health sciences
- Experience conducting expert searches for systematic reviews or other evidence synthesis projects
- Experience with data management in an academic setting
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40
Job FTE: 1.0
Work Calendar: Fiscal
Job Category: Libraries
Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay: $60,000 - $75,000
Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Contact Information for Candidates
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant
To ensure your application materials are considered, please submit your application by the first review date of January 10, 2022.
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.