| || CLOSED TO FURTHER APPLICATIONS |
| || 01-Apr-2017 |
| || Library - Cushing/Whitney Medical Library |
| || 42608BR |
| || Librarian, Research Support |
| || Research and Education Librarian |
| || None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group) |
| || Full time |
| || Regular |
| || Library |
| || Librarian (00) |
| || University Library System |
| || 333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06510 |
| || Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day) |
| || 37.5 |
| || The Research and Education librarian serves as the primary librarian involved in the Medical Library general library instruction program. This enthusiastic, user-centered individual will be responsible for the design of the library’s current general instruction program. Through consultation and collaboration, the librarian works to enable faculty, students, clinicians and researchers to leverage information and data resources to the fullest. With experience using a wide range of|
bibliographic databases, both biomedical and general, the librarian develops and provides training/instruction in the use of knowledge management, information and data resources, tools, and strategies including evidence-based searching, systematic reviews, and content management tools. This position reports to the Assistant Director for Research and Education Services and is a member of the Research and Education Team.
1. Creates and participates in training and instruction, including curriculum-integrated instruction for the School of Medicine, the Physician Associate Program, the two-week intensive Medical School elective, and as part of the library’s general instruction program.
2. Identifies, prepares, and presents a range of in-person classes on various topics, including biomedical databases (e.g., PubMed, OVID, Embase, Scopus), citation management tools, biomedical research strategies, enhancing research impact, and in-depth citation analysis.
3. Provides in-depth reference, information, research and consultation services for faculty, students, and researchers throughout the research life cycle.
4. Provides training in the use of knowledge management and information resources, tools, and strategies including: evidence-based searching, systematic reviews, content management tools, databases, mobile apps, etc.
5. Creates and maintains online guides and other research support tools. Collaborates with fellow librarians.
| || 1. Provides research support to students and faculty in academic departments, schools, and research centers through consultations, instruction sessions, and in-person and virtual reference services. Supports research and raises awareness of information resources through outreach efforts such as department-based office hours, blogs, RSS feeds, mailing list messages, and workshops.|
2. Creates and maintains online guides and other research support tools. Collaborates with librarians, GIS specialists, archivists and other providers of information resources to support research and teaching.
3. Develops library collections in all formats. Works closely with the Director of Collection Development, collection, acquisitions and cataloging librarians, and staff on acquiring and receiving resources in all formats (print, databases, datasets, images, a/v, etc.) and preparing them for availability to users.
4. Participates in departmental library research support and collections program planning. 5. Participates in library system-wide planning, committees, and work groups, and engages in campus, regional and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale’s collections and research support services.
6. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts.
7. May perform other duties as assigned.
| || 1. Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master’s degree in library science.|
2. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
3. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
4. Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
5. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html
| || Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school is required. Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply. |
| || Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service and a passion for teaching. |
| || Demonstrated ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines, and to conceptualize new solutions to problems with creativity and flexibility. |
| || Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to actively listen, understand and articulate user needs. |
| || Innovative, resourceful, and flexible. Knowledge of information technology. |
| || Familiarity and experience with adult learning theory and instruction with adult learners. Experience designing and conducting library instruction. Experience working with and knowledge of biomedical research resources. Experience with assessment, educational technology and instructional design. Experience working in an academic or health sciences library. |
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| || All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Click here for additional information on the background check requirements and process. |
| || The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments. |
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