The University of Vermont Dana Medical Library seeks two
creative and service-oriented individuals to join our team of
librarians who report to the Director of the Dana Medical Library.
Health sciences librarians at UVM provide high quality
user-centered teaching, learning and research support to
constituents from the Larner College of Medicine, the College of
Nursing and Health Sciences, and the University of Vermont Medical
Center (located adjacent to campus). The two new hires will have
the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in reimagining how
to best support our users’ needs in a time of change. We are
seeking experienced librarians or those who are new to the field.
Come and grow with us!
The Dana Medical Library supports physicians, nurses, and other
health professionals at the UVM Medical Center as well as medical
and health sciences students, faculty and staff in the Larner
College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Science.
These two positions will serve as liaisons for specific academic
and clinical areas and support the general research needs of other
students and the public. Successful librarians in this position
- Establish collaborative relationships with faculty, residents,
staff, students, and clinicians in liaison areas.
- Provide curricular support through the development and teaching
of course-integrated instruction and general workshops.
- Provide research, reference, and expert searching assistance to
a wide array of users including clinicians. This support includes
reference, one-on-one, and group research consultations that occur
virtually and face-to-face.
- Create online instructional materials such as research guides,
tutorials, and integrated library services.
- Contribute to collection development decisions for physical and
online health sciences collections.
- Engage in research and scholarly activities to meet the
libraries’ and the university’s requirements for reappointment and
- Participate actively in committees, working groups, teams,
projects, or other initiatives that further the libraries’, the
university’s, and the profession’s missions.
- Master’s degree (M.L.S., M.S., or M.A. in Library or
Information Science, or other variation) from a program accredited
by the American Library Association or international equivalent.
Note: candidates who anticipate completing their degree within
three months after their initial date of hire are encouraged to
- Work or educational experience (internship, practicum,
coursework etc.) in an academic or health sciences library.
- Evidence of ability to effectively communicate and engage with
a variety of people in a wide range of situations.
- Demonstrated effectiveness of collaborating with others as part
of a team.
- Ability to take initiative, develop and carry out projects, and
manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
- Interest in growing as a health sciences librarian and
willingness to engage in ongoing professional development in this
- Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility;
awareness and understanding of diverse thought, cultures, race,
religion, gender, and other differences.
- Potential to meet the libraries’ standards of work in
scholarship and professional service in order to be reappointed
and/or promoted over time.
The University is especially interested in candidates who can
contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic
community through their research, teaching, and/or service.
Applicants must include a diversity statement with their
application. For more information on diversity at the University of
Vermont, see: https://www.uvm.edu/president/inclusive-excellence-uvm.
SALARY & BENEFITS:
Librarians at the University of Vermont hold faculty
appointments without tenure. As such, librarians are expected to
perform in three areas: Educational Mission (Librarianship),
Scholarly and Creative Activity, and Service. We are looking to
hire the best librarians for these two positions. Decisions about
rank at time of initial hire will be based upon each candidate’s
previous experience will be based upon performance in all three
areas and will be at one of the following three
salary: $54,670): The position of Library Instructor is
intended for faculty who the department plans to hire as a Library
Assistant Professor, but who presently lacks a terminal degree and
may be appointed for only one year. Conversion to the rank of
Library Assistant Professor will occur when the requirements for
the terminal degree have been satisfied.
Library Assistant Professor
(Minimum salary: $59,914): Appointment at this rank or
higher requires a Master's degree (M.L.S., M.S., or M.A. in Library
or Information Science, or other variation) from a program
accredited by the American Library Association and the potential to
develop and to meet substantially the UVM Libraries Standards for
Reappointment and Promotion.
Library Associate Professor
(Minimum salary: $71,896): Appointment at this rank
typically requires 6 or more years of professional (Post-MLS)
experience and a consistent record of accomplishment in
librarianship, scholarly and creative activity, and professional
Generous benefits package includes: TIAA/CREF (or alternative
plan), managed health care plan, professional development funds,
and 22 days of annual leave. Faculty librarians are represented by
UVM United Academics.
To apply online, please visit our website at: http://www.uvmjobs.com and refer to
job posting number F1983PO.
In addition to the online application, candidates are required
to submit the following four documents:
- Cover Letter – This is your chance to tell us
about yourself! We encourage you to tell us about any unique
experience or skills you would bring to the position that would be
valuable to a medical library that is exploring new services.
- Curriculum Vitae – Please include education,
work experience, and contributions in the areas of scholarship and
community and/or professional service.
- Diversity Statement - Our community strives to
create and maintain working and learning environments that are
inclusive, equitable and welcoming. What do diversity, equity, and
inclusion (DEI) mean to you? How does DEI inform your
- List of Three References – Names and contact
information (email and phone) for three professional/ educational
The search will remain open until the position is filled. For
best consideration, complete applications should be received no
later than November 12, 2021.
CAMPUS & COMMUNITY
The University of Vermont (UVM), established in 1791, is a top
public research university. UVM is the largest institution of
higher education in the state, with over 12,600 degree-seeking
students enrolled in nine schools and colleges, including the
Larner College of Medicine. UVM is known as a small, premier
research institution, combining the faculty-student relationships
found at small liberal arts colleges with the resources of a major
research institution. The UVM Libraries, comprised of Howe Library,
Dana Medical Library, and Silver Special Collections Library,
deliver distinctive and outstanding service to the campus
community, the University of Vermont Medical Center, and the State
of Vermont through excellence in instruction, innovation in
research and scholarship, and dedication to public
UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, a growing metropolitan
area, that has made numerous “best-places-to-live" lists. Situated
between Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, the area offers
easy access to a variety of outdoor and cultural activities
year-round. It is also a short distance from several major
metropolitan areas, including Montreal (95 miles) and Boston (180
miles). Further details about UVM Libraries can be found here:
The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category
legally protected by federal or state law. The University
encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to
the diversity and excellence of the institution.