Health Sciences Librarian

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 May 2024

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department Health Sciences Library-552500
Career Area Libraries
Posting Open Date 04/03/2024
Application Deadline 05/03/2024
Open Until Filled No
Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Working Title Health Sciences Librarian
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Instructional
Position Number 20025634
Vacancy ID NF0008018
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Permanent
Hours per week 40
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range
Proposed Start Date 06/01/2024

Position Information

Be a Tar Heel!
A global higher education leader in innovative teaching, research and public service, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top public universities . Known for its beautiful campus, world-class medical care, commitment to the arts and top athletic programs, Carolina is an ideal place to teach, work and learn.
One of the best college towns and best places to live in the United States, Chapel Hill has diverse social, cultural, recreation and professional opportunities that span the campus and community.
University employees can choose from a wide range of professional training opportunities for career growth, skill development and lifelong learning and enjoy exclusive perks for numerous retail, restaurant and performing arts discounts, savings on local child care centers and special rates on select campus events. UNC-Chapel Hill offers full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package , paid leave, and a variety of health, life and retirement plans and additional programs that support a healthy work/life balance.
At the University Libraries , you are part of a welcoming, inclusive, open library community that advances research, teaching, healing and creativity on campus and far beyond. Here, we strive to create an environment of respect and collaboration, where vision and innovation can flourish."
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The University Libraries aspires to set the standard for public university research libraries in the digital age.
As one of the premier libraries in the South, we are an essential partner in the research, education, clinical care, and public service missions of UNC-Chapel Hill. The library system includes 10 on-campus Libraries, with nearly 10 million volumes, rich archival collections, and a growing investment in digital collections.
The University Libraries serves campus and broader communities that reflect the socioeconomic, ethnic, and religious diversity of the state of North Carolina, and we maintain a welcoming, inclusive, and open educational and workplace climate for all. We strive to create an environment of respect and collaboration where vision and innovation can flourish. Learn more about our Strategic Framework — including our pillars, values, and priorities by visiting’.
Position Summary
This early career Health Sciences Librarian position provides client-centered information, education, and research services using a variety of methods and technologies; responds to a range of search requests in a variety of health subject areas; and works with colleagues to advise clients on information sources, data management, scholarly communications, and emerging library services. They are part of a team of liaison librarians who support the University’s schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and public health and clinical departments in UNC Medical Center. 
Principal responsibilities include: 
* Provides instruction through workshops, course sessions, and online modules on topics such as database searching, scholarly publishing, reference management, and literature reviews. 
* Develops and maintains asynchronous resources including library guides for various user groups including users on campus, state of North Carolina, and affiliated with UNC Global sites. 
* Conducts database searches and literature reviews for clients from health disciplines such as dentistry, medicine (including health sciences), nursing, pharmacy, public health, and clinical departments in UNC medical center. 
* Participates with other librarians and staff in providing information services through individual and small group consultations. 
* Assists clients to effectively select and use information tools and resources, such as helping people manage research results and information assets for effective use. 
* Collaborates with faculty to integrate critical thinking, critical appraisal of the literature, and information and digital literacy at key junctures throughout the curricula for on campus and distance learners. 
* Participates in research teams to maximize scholarly quality and productivity and assists faculty in disseminating research and information to serve the schools’ and university’s missions. 
* Pursues professional development, professional service activities, and scholarship as guided by the standards of the Library’s Committee on Appointments and Promotions. 
* Represents the Library in University-wide activities and in other venues, participates in other Library activities in support of our mission, and serves the university community as needed. 
This position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement to include a partially remote work location, consistent with System Office policy. UNC Chapel Hill employees are generally required to reside within a reasonable commuting distance of their assigned duty station.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Requires the Masters in Library Science (MLS) degree (or foreign degree equivalent). In specialized libraries, may substitute an advanced degree in the field of specialization (e.g., legal degree for a law library, or a history degree for a special historical collection within the library setting).
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science or related advanced degree. 
Experience conducting literature searching in health subject areas. 
Demonstrated knowledge of health sciences information resources and scholarly communication practices. 
Ability to work independently and excel in a dynamic, collaborative, team-based environment. 
Evidence of project, priority, and time management skills. 
Excellent oral, written, analytical, and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse user communities, including students, faculty, researchers, colleagues, and community members.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
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. 
Evidence of intellectual curiosity, and the ability to learn quickly and succeed in a mission-driven and fast-paced environment. 
Proficiency with at least one reference management tool (e.g., EndNote). 
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.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority in accordance with the Clery Act. This position will be required to report Clery crimes to the Clery Compliance Manager and complete annual training about reporting responsibilities.

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Posting Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Freda McClain
Department Contact Telephone or Email [email protected]
Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to [email protected]
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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
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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