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GALTER HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
Northwestern University, Chicago
Research and Education Librarian
Galter Health Sciences Library (GHSL) at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine seeks a friendly and outgoing individual to join our research and information services team, to design, coordinate, and deliver quality programming and services to library users in support of Feinberg’s research and education goals. The position assignment includes planning and delivering group user instruction in a variety of curricular environments, providing point-of-need consultation and research question follow-up, and collaboration with key constituents on systematic reviews and research projects.
RANK: Librarian Faculty
TERM: Non-tenure eligible appointment
POSITION REPORTS TO: Head, Research and Information Services
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Acts as liaison librarian to assigned academic departments including faculty and students in the following programs: Doctor of Medicine, Physical Therapy & Movement Sciences, Physician Assistant, Prosthetics-Orthotics, and several other health sciences-related graduate programs.
Coordinates educational activities such as curricula design, planning, and instruction.
Provides educational programs in various formats that meet the needs of our users including but not limited to classroom instruction, individual consultation, and online instruction (this may include online training, user guides, or other means of instructing our users about information access).
Develops new and creative educational tools, resources, and opportunities as they arise with new and emerging technologies.
Works with a wide range of campus stakeholders to increase awareness among faculty, researchers and students at Feinberg School of Medicine about digital information resources and their broad application to and integration with campus education, research, and clinical efforts.
Provides reference and specialized research services to medical school faculty, students, and affiliated clinical researchers.
Collaborates with key constituents on journal clubs, seminars, systematic reviews, and other research synthesis projects.
Develops print and electronic support materials on relevant topics; plans and organizes regular campus events and programming on these topics.
Selects resources (electronic resources, journals, and software tools) to support this area of effort.
Works with faculty and students to develop ideas for new programs and services and a deeper understanding of service needs.
Contributes to library-wide planning activities and collaborates with colleagues on projects in areas of shared interest. Actively participates in appropriate library programs and services where appropriate.
Actively supports and contributes to a diverse and culturally sensitive working environment.
Manages projects to effectively and efficiently provide services. Seeks grant opportunities to fund innovation efforts.
Serves on the Feinberg School of Medicine curriculum committee and other university and library committees as appropriate. Attends faculty and student research seminars, department wide conferences and university symposia to keep abreast of current research.
Participates in scholarly societies, attends academic conferences, and represents the library in relevant academic activities.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:
Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program or international equivalent, or other appropriate degree or equivalent experience.
Strong ability to think and act strategically, and demonstrated success at bringing concepts to realization while meeting deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with a diverse population of faculty/staff, students, and colleagues.
Excellent database searching skills; Proficiency in searching bibliographic and citation databases, such as: PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, and PsycINFO.
Demonstrated ability to learn new technology tools/skills.
Evidence of professional initiative and problem-solving skills.
Excellent analytical, interpersonal, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both in person and virtually using a variety of media and technologies.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:
Academic background or prior professional experience in the health sciences.
Proficiency with Excel or other spreadsheet/reporting platforms.
Proficiency with EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley or other reference management and research collaboration tools.
Excellent presentation skills; demonstrated ability to develop relevant educational content and teach workshops related to biomedical information resources and information management.
Demonstrated experience working with diverse stakeholders in a health care environment.
Demonstrated experience providing instructional and reference services including the creation of online tutorials, surveys, or guides.
Experience providing reference and specialized research services to medical school faculty, students, and affiliated clinical researchers.
Experience or strong interest in collaborating with teams working on systematic reviews and other research synthesis projects.
In order to apply for this position, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference the job title and job opening ID in the email.
Located in the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has built a national reputation for excellence through a strong history of collaboration, interdisciplinary medical education, and research. Along with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, it is part of the premier academic medical center known as Northwestern Medicine. The Galter Health Sciences Library, a division of NUCATS, Northwestern’s clinical and translational sciences institute, shares Northwestern’s commitment to excellence, and fosters the creation and sharing of knowledge among the faculty, staff, and students of the Feinberg School of Medicine and its affiliates. Library staff and faculty strive to improve and enhance health care through innovation and leadership in the organization, delivery, management, and use of quality information to support the educational, research, and patient care needs of our users.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 33193
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.