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Research & Instruction Librarian, Tufts University School of Medicine (Boston)

The Research & Instruction Department (R&I) of the Hirsh Health Sciences Library is responsible for providing and developing services to meet the information needs of the staff, students, and faculty of the Health Sciences Campus. The campus is comprised of the Tufts University School of Medicine, the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Public Health and Professional Degree Programs, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA), and Tufts Medical Center. In addition, the Library serves the clinical faculty and students of affiliate teaching hospitals. The Department’s major activities are education, reference, online and print information delivery, circulation, and reserves.

The Research & Instruction Librarian is responsible for coordinating and providing specialized information services to students, researchers, and clinicians. This position reports to the Head of Research & Instruction and serves as the R&I team liaison to the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, coordinating instruction and outreach for DMD and postdoctoral students, General Practice Residents, and with other departments as needed. The successful candidate will further develop existing programs that deliver library support to meet the information needs of the Tufts Health Sciences community, as well as explore new opportunities for outreach, consultation, training, and current awareness.  This librarian will keep abreast of trends in dentistry and dental education, and make collection development recommendations in those subject areas to the Head of Collections Management.  This librarian will coordinate with other members of the Library staff to develop, enhance, and integrate methods for assessing library services and instructional sessions into existing workflows. As a member of the R&I team, this librarian will share in Library Service Desk duties, participate in group and individual instruction, serve on Tufts University library committees, and is expected to be professionally active.


Basic Requirements:

- Minimum 3-5 years’ experience working in an academic library
- MLS from an ALA-accredited institution
- Demonstrated ability to search scientific literature databases (such as Medline, Web of Science, Embase)
- Ability to work independently and in groups
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills-
- Demonstrated teaching ability
- Ability to communicate with diverse staff and user groups and at all levels of technical ability and scientific literacy
- Familiarity with word processing and presentation tools

Preferred Qualifications: 

- Experience working in a medical or health sciences library, particularly in support of a DMD-granting program
- Undergraduate subject credentials in biology, chemistry, or health sciences
- Undergraduate or graduate credentials in education
- Experience with instructional technology or design
- Familiar with common library technologies, such as chat reference and library resource guides
- Strong commitment to outstanding public service, flexibility, initiative, creativity and enthusiasm for teaching and working collaboratively
- Desire to learn user needs and recommend solutions to improve library service
- Experience with formal or informal library assessment models
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and a variety of presentation tools

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$68,000.00  / year

Salary Notes

Salary commensurate with experience, $68,000/yr is the bottom of the range

Closing Date

Open until filled

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2022-01-10 |  Quick link to this job