Based in vibrant Indianapolis, IN, the Ruth Lilly Medical Library seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and talented Liaison Librarian. The person in this position will plan, promote, and provide instruction and information services that support the needs of students, residents, faculty, researchers, and staff of the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM).
This is a tenure-track faculty position that will report to the Associate Director for Public Services.
IUSM is the nation's largest medical school with nine campuses throughout Indiana. This school is one of the nation's premiere medical schools and is an innovative leader in medical education, research, and clinical care.
IUSM is located in Indianapolis on the Indiana University-Purdue University campus. Indianapolis is the 13th largest city in the nation and the state capital, consistently ranking as one of the cleanest and safest cities in the country. Forbes magazine recently listed Indianapolis as one of the 10 best downtowns in the country, with a cost of living below the national average. Please visit https://medicine.iu.edu/indianapolis to learn more about Indianapolis.
As the nation's largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.
Serves as a liaison to the Bloomington campus
Serves as a liaison to departments/groups across our nine campus statewide system
Contributes to university- and campus-wide initiatives to develop policies, services, and infrastructure to support research services through collaboration with IUSM/IUPUI faculty and staff.
Provides and contributes to curriculum and course development, training and workshops for IUSM students, faculty, and staff.
Provides reference and expert searching services to support research, clinical practice, and medical education.
Conducts literature searches for and provides assistance with systematic reviews
Participates in a team approach to providing prompt and effective consultation, instructional services, and reference expertise to students, faculty, and staff.
Cultivates partnerships and collaborates with faculty on projects including teaching, grants, manuscripts, paper, or poster presentations.
Contributes to the overall development and innovation of the library and the profession by participating in library, campus, university, state, regional or national meetings, committees, workgroups and task forces or by representing the library on consortia.
Develops a full network of contacts within assigned liaison areas (departments/units, institutes, regional IUSM campuses, and centers) and anticipates and meets their information needs.
Identifies opportunities for library partnerships within IUSM and Indiana University at large.
Works with others to develop and revise programs to respond to changing information needs.
Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Manages and prioritizes time effectively, seeking clarification or assistance from the supervisor as issues arise.
Maintains current knowledge of the trends and issues in biomedical research, higher education, scholarly communication, research practice and health care.
Pursues an active and ongoing career plan in the areas of job performance, professional development/research support and service. Standards are outlined in the IUPUI Promotion & Tenure Guidelines: https://academicaffairs.iupui.edu/Faculty-Affairs/promotiontenure/guidelines-and-standards/.
Designs and implements a plan for continuing education, continuing professional development and actively contributes to the development of health sciences librarianship through scholarly and service activities.
Participates on other projects and initiatives as assigned.
Doctorate or Terminal degree is required. ALA-accredited Master's degree or advanced degree in relevant field.
Two years of professional experience in a health or sciences library or equivalent experience
Experience working in reference services
Experience delivering instructions at the college/university level
Ability to work in a collegial, collaborative work environment and maintain positive professional working relationships with faculty members, supervisor, and peers
Demonstrated record of designing projects and concluding them in a timely fashion
Record of scholarship, teaching, and/or active membership in a professional organization
Ability to drive to IUSM regional campuses to deliver in-person instruction as required.
Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to maintain knowledge on a broad range of biomedical and healthcare research topics
Experience with promoting or developing emerging technology services
Additional degree in health-related or sciences discipline.
Experience teaching evidence-based medicine concepts
Experience with conducting expert searching and/or systematic reviews.
Department Contact for Questions:
Rick Ralston email@example.com
OAA #: IUSM010002016
Internal Number: 10438
About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.