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Public Health and Health Professions Liaison Librarian, Health Sciences Library Services

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Public Health and Health Professions Liaison Librarian, Health Sciences Library Services

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The University at Buffalo Libraries are seeking a creative, collaborative, and self-motivated individual to provide research and teaching support to faculty, staff, students, and researchers in the School of Public Health and Health Professions. The successful candidate will join the current Public Health and Health Professions liaison in building strategic partnerships within the school through collaboration with faculty and researchers while also providing support to a wide audience of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. The individual will be an important part of the Health Sciences Library Services ( HSLS ) team, which serves users in the five Health Sciences Schools and works with librarians and staff across the University Libraries.

As the Public Health and Health Professions Liaison Librarian, the successful candidate will:
  • Provide research support to and foster relationships with faculty, staff, students, and researchers in the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences as well as the Department of Rehabilitation Science.
  • Design and teach curriculum-integrated instruction sessions in a variety of formats to meet the needs of diverse user groups.
  • Provide expert search services for systematic reviews and other research projects.
  • Serve as a member of the HSLS team and contribute to the research literacy efforts of students, faculty, staff, and key partners of the health sciences schools and their affiliates.
  • Collaborate with fellow team members to develop new services and programs in emerging areas of health sciences education and research.
  • Communicate current issues and trends in scholarly communication, open access publishing, and data management to faculty and staff in relevant disciplines.
  • Develop engagement activities and communication to promote library resources and services to the university community.
  • Demonstrate commitment to continued professional growth and active participation in professional activities and service.
The Public Health and Health Professions Liaison Librarian will be appointed at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian and will report to the Head of Health Sciences Library Services.

The University Libraries is a welcoming multicultural environment that serves an increasingly diverse constituency of patrons. Our employees, services, collections, and policies honor and reflect this diversity and we invite individuals to apply whose perspectives and experiences will enrich and strengthen our organization.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. We support your growth and development through our career coaching and training department and we qualify as a public service loan forgiveness organization. Learn more about our benefit packages .

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo .

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in library and information science, or equivalent, from an ALA -accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing justice, diversity, inclusion, and equity in organizations.
  • Familiarity with current and emerging trends, issues, and tools in research or education related to health sciences or biomedical disciplines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and trends in information literacy.
  • Evidence of the ability to do research, publish, and service consonant with the University at Buffalo’s standards for tenure and promotion.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in an academic library, health sciences library, special library, or with the health sciences research community.
  • Knowledgeable about the concepts of Evidence-Based Practice ( EBP ).
  • Previous experience in instruction, with classroom teaching preferred.
  • Experience using and providing instruction in using EndNote, a citation management software program.
  • Understanding of current issues surrounding scholarly communication, open access publishing, and data management.
  • Engagement in professional and/or subject discipline organizations, research, or publications.
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$55,899 - $59,000

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To be considered for this position, applicants must apply via UB Jobs.

Applicants must be eligible to work within the United States in a full-time capacity without visa sponsorship. Please do not apply if you cannot satisfy this requirement.

In your cover letter, please highlight the most relevant qualifications you would bring to this position based on the posting, and tell us how your background, perspective, and experience will help us fulfill our mission and meet our goals. All candidates who are contacted by the search committee should be prepared to discuss how they see themselves contributing to the University’s equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts.

Candidates invited for final interviews will be expected to give a short presentation to faculty and staff of the University Libraries.

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