Health Sciences Librarian at University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Posted in Other 19 days ago.





Job Description:

The University of Arkansas Libraries invite nominations and applications for the position of Health Sciences Librarian. The Libraries seek candidates who are receptive to and foster new ideas and who have demonstrated collaboration and open communication skills. Additional key attributes are the ability to establish and promote successful partnerships with other university departments, provide excellent services, and to adapt or develop programs and services that support positive change within the institution. This will be especially important as the main library, Mullins Library, undergoes a major renovation of the first two floors.

With members of the Research and Instruction department, the Health Sciences Librarian contributes to the Libraries' online chat serviceAs a member of the Research and Instruction Services team, the Health Sciences Librarian liaises to patrons in the College of Education and Health Professions, including the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing, and will create and deliver innovative services to support the instruction and research needs of students and faculty. This librarian works directly with the disciplines within the health professions and related life sciences and actively engages in relationship building with faculty and students as well as with university departments, research teams, and partner organizations. Responsibilities include library instruction, research assistance, support for systematic reviews and/or other types of evidence synthesis, collection development, and academic outreach. We seek candidates who embrace collaborative relationships with library colleagues and innovative thinking to co-create and evaluate library programs and services as well as campus and community engagement initiatives.

With members of the Research and Instruction department, the Health Sciences Librarian contributes to the Libraries' online chat service. This librarian will work in close cooperation with colleagues across the libraries and is responsible for ongoing development of online learning tools to creatively and actively promote physical and digital collections, in alignment with curricular and research needs, and we seek candidates with broad information literacy skills. The person in this position may also support the promotion and utilization of new spaces and services focused on innovative technologies available in our main branch following the Mullins Library Renewal Phase 2 project. The work of the Health Sciences Librarian may include supervision of a Graduate Assistant.

Along with performance, the responsibilities of this position include research and creative work and service in keeping with the faculty requirements of the University of Arkansas. This position reports to the Director of Research and Instruction.


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