Health Sciences Librarian, University Libraries, Mount Saint Mary’s University

About Mount Saint Mary’s University

Mount Saint Mary’s is the only women’s university in Los Angeles and one of the most diverse in the nation. The University is known nationally for its research on gender equality, its innovative health and science programs, and its commitment to community service. As a leading liberal arts institution, Mount Saint Mary’s provides year-round, flexible and online programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Weekend, evening and graduate programs are offered to both women and men. Mount alums are engaged, active global citizens who use their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their communities and the world.

Mount Saint Mary’s University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The University will not assist applicants with any visa matters. A background check will be required.

Job Description

The Health Sciences Librarian serves as the subject liaison to the Nursing, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Chemistry, and Biological Sciences departments while also providing research assistance, information literacy instruction, and outreach to all members of the university community both in-person and online.

Duties and Responsibilities

Designs and leads research skills instruction and health information literacy in a variety of formats, including classroom visits, online research guides and tutorials, individual research consultations and workshops to undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty.

Provides research assistance to undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty in the health, social and physical sciences.

Assists the Associate Director of Research and Instruction with departmental learning outcomes assessment, online learning projects, and LMS integrations using Canvas.

Participates in digital and print collection development.

Commitment to fostering a diverse educational and professional environment and demonstration of the ability to work with a diverse population.

Represents the library in university-wide activities and in other venues, participates in other related library activities to support the University Libraries’ mission and to serve the university community as needed.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Collaborates with, and support, librarians and staff at both campus libraries to ensure optimal service is given to all members of the MSMU community.

Weekends and evenings may be required.

Runs reports and create summaries for annual reports.

Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Director.



Knowledge of learning pedagogies and the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy; ALA Code of Ethics; using PubMed and Medical Subject Headings (MeSH); exposure to teaching and learning services, assessment, instructional technology, and collection development trends in academic libraries in higher education

Abilities and Skills

Familiarity with the health sciences or related subject areas (e.g. nursing, counseling, health services, etc.)

Knowledge of current trends in academic librarianship related to research and instruction, such as knowledge of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and medical librarianship

Experience creating engaging learning opportunities for students and faculty, or community audiences

Proficiency in the use of technology and other emerging technologies and platforms for delivery of library services

Strong desire to explore pedagogical approaches and learning theories that can enrich teaching practice

Familiarity with assessment methods and techniques

Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and presentation skills

Strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills

Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment and independently

Professional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Ability to work creatively and collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and university community-at-large

Demonstrated experience providing reference services in a health sciences library or higher education library setting

Strong-user focused services orientation

Flexibility to work collaboratively in a team environment

Excellent interpersonal skills, along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff


ALA- accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) required


Experience in a health science library as a librarian or equivalent, preferably working with undergraduate and graduate students

Experience with reference, instruction, LibGuides, and online tutorials preferred

Knowledge of best practices and emerging trends in information literacy instruction, and health information resources


Additional Information

Work Location:  Both Chalon Campus (West Los Angeles) and Doheny Campus (Downtown Los Angeles)

Start Date:  Immediately

Applications Deadline:  Open until filled

The University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the University.

Application Instructions

Please submit cover letter and resume.