The Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking collaborative, proactive, enthusiastic, and service-oriented candidates for the two positions of Health Sciences Librarian. These positions will respond to a range of reference and search requests in a variety of health subject areas; will provide client-centered information, education, and research services using a variety of methods and technologies; and will work with colleagues to advise clients on information sources, data management, scholarly communications, and emerging library services. The successful candidates’ interests and experience will also create opportunities to be involved in one or more library strategic initiatives. Department Mission This Librarian works in client settings and in the library, and is part of a team of librarians, support staff, and library partners working to achieve the library’s mission to manage information and knowledge to advance health and health care. The Clinical, Academic, and Research Engagement (CARE) at the Health Sciences Library works with other library departments to meet the needs of the five health professional schools and UNC Medical Center hospitals. This department includes liaison librarians for clinical departments in the UNC Medical Center; liaison librarians for the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and the Department of Allied Health Sciences (SOM); the Bioinformatics and Research Data Librarian; and graduate student research assistants. This unit provides course- and curriculum-integrated instruction; curriculum-planning support; educational programs and workshops; and expert searching. CARE collaborates with clients in a wide range of information-seeking, data and knowledge management, scholarly communications, and research activities.
This position reports to the Head of Clinical, Academic, and Research Engagement (CARE) at the Health Sciences Library, and works with members of the CARE team and other HSL departments to support students and faculty seamlessly to respond to needs that arise from their academic work and clinical practice.
Education and Experience:
REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science. Experience conducting literature searching in health subject areas. Demonstrated knowledge of health sciences literature and scholarly communication practices. Evidence of project, priority, and time management skills and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Documented success working in teams. Evidence of intellectual curiosity and the ability to learn quickly.
PREFERRED Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Education or work experience in a health discipline. One or more years’ experience working in an academic, hospital, or health sciences library. Demonstrated experience designing and teaching adult learners using scalable, interactive methods, both one-on-one and in groups, online and face-to-face. Proficiency with at least one reference management tool. Conversant with educational competency requirements in health professions and assessment of competencies. Conversant or experience with interprofessional education and practice. Conversant with scholarly communication methods such as systematic reviews, practice guidelines, evidence synthesis or consensus statements.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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