Research and Instruction Librarian – Health Sciences
Join an innovative and collaborative team at one of
Philadelphia’s premier health sciences libraries. The Temple
University Health Sciences Libraries seeks an enthusiastic,
patron-focused life-long learner to become our Research and
Instruction Librarian. Temple University is a vibrant, urban
research university with over 1,700 full-time faculty and a student
body of 36,000 that is among the most diverse in the nation. For
more information about Temple and Philadelphia, visit http://www.temple.edu/about/.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Head of Research, Education and Outreach, the
Research & Instruction Librarian provides a broad-range of
research, scholarly support, and instruction services to members of
Temple’s health sciences campus comprised of the Schools of
Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, selected programs in the College of
Public Health and Temple University Hospital. Serves as the liaison
to the School of Nursing (part of the College of Public Health) and
the nursing department at Temple University Hospital. Provides a
broad range of search services in support of systematic review
service, for animal alternatives, and the library’s faculty
credentialing service. Participates in the library’s instruction
program by providing educational workshops and seminars for health
sciences patrons throughout the academic year. Performs related
duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library/information science.
Two years of professional experience in an academic health sciences
library, teaching hospital library, or higher education library
that serves health sciences programs. Experience providing
reference and research consultation services. Demonstrated
experience searching biomedical literature, such as MEDLINE,
Scopus, Web of Science, Biosis and/or Embase. Demonstrated
experience providing instruction or delivering presentations.
Required Skills and Abilities:
*Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
*Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Skills and Abilities:
*Demonstrated expert searcher skills as delineated by the MLA
statement on expert searching.
*Demonstrated commitment to professional development.
*Demonstrated ability to manage projects.
*Knowledge of technology and applications used for online
collaboration and communication (such as Zoom, Skype or Microsoft
*Commitment to providing responsive and innovative services to a
culturally and racially diverse campus community.
Competitive salary and benefits package, including relocation
To apply for this position, please visit www.temple.edu, click on Careers
at Temple at the bottom of the home page, and reference
21001886. For full consideration, please submit your completed
electronic application, along with a cover letter and resume.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue
until the position is filled.
Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer with a strong commitment to cultural diversity.