SUMMARY: The position provides reference service, bibliographic research assistance and instruction, and information literacy education to the campus community. Position is also responsible for the implementation and management of the NEOMED scholarly communications initiative, including copyright instruction and support.
- Provides general reference service to all library patrons. Develops and implements an Information Liaison Program, by providing consultations and targeted reference services that support research and teaching efforts throughout the university. Maintains statistics and produces reports and assessments of reference activity.
- Educates students, faculty, and staff in information literacy and bibliographic research methods. Supports this activity by providing stand-alone instruction, and by developing tutorials, literature reviews, Library Guides, instructional web pages, and other appropriate instructional materials. Performs as a research and education librarian. Keeps abreast of developments in scholarly communications, in the scholarly publishing industry, and in the campus scholarly communications environment. Maintains statistics and produces reports and assessments of instructional activity.
- Provides copyright instruction, literature review and support for the University. Works with General Counsel to support university copyright policy. Maintains statistics and produces reports and assessments of copyright activity.
- Participates in general professional activities including planning, internship supervision, and representing the library in consortium and professional venues. Acts as liaison to cultivate relationships across university entities particularly, with respect to Library Guides. Participates in scholarly activities and professional development.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum of Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school.
Undergraduate or graduate degree in a life science, medical, or allied health field preferred
Minimum of one year of professional experience in an academic research library, or equivalent experience.
One year of professional library experience in a health sciences library, or experience serving a similar patron
population. Knowledge of health sciences information resources, especially PubMed and EBM resources.
Must be able to use applicable equipment necessary for the job, as well as basic office equipment. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach, stoop, kneel, sit, talk, and hear. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
Teaching experience preferred.
- Minimum of one year of professional experience in an academic research library, or equivalent experience.
- One year of professional library experience in a health sciences library, or experience serving a similar patron population. Knowledge of health sciences information resources, especially PubMed and EBM resources. Teaching experience preferred.
- Communication: Builds and maintains open, transparent and effective lines of communication, within and outside the University, to better serve others in all interactions; appropriately tailor written and verbal messages to target audiences. Inclusive of systematic review reports.
- Service Excellence: Maintains focus on service excellence in all relationships with colleagues, students and NEOMED guests; views all interactions as a potential opportunity for demonstrating NEOMED’s focus on serving others
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion/DE&I: Practices inclusion of those unique human qualities that are different from our own and outside the groups to which we belong; respects and values all people, nurtures open dialogue between those of differing perspectives; and empowers people to express themselves and show an appreciation of others. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I)at NEOMED includes in addition to the dimensions of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation, it also includes socioeconomic status, physical attributes and abilities; political, cultural, and intellectual ideologies and practices.
- Civility: Civility at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) involves treating people with dignity, respect, and courtesy which involves efforts to understand differences and a general awareness of the rights, wishes, concerns and feelings of others. It involves speaking in ways that are respectful, responsible, restrained and principled, and avoiding that which is offensive, rude, demeaning or threatening.