Job Posting

Health Sciences Librarian – Baylor University – Waco, TX

Job Summary

The Baylor University Libraries is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to join our team of librarians, serving as Health Sciences Librarian (HSL). The HSL serves as a part of the team of liaison librarians in the Research & Engagement department, with liaison responsibilities to selected departments in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, and collaborates with the other STEM liaisons on projects related to STEM information literacy and research services. This is a full-time, 12-month, on-site academic professional position with excellent benefits and faculty status. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Job Responsibilities

  • Serves as a team member of the Research and Engagement department and as a liaison to several departments in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences.
  • In addition to acquiring relevant subject knowledge, the HSL is actively involved with assigned departments through outreach and engagement, research services, teaching and learning, collections, and scholarly communication.
  • Analyzes trends in the research programs and curricula of assigned units and keeps current with the literature and scholarship of the health science disciplines.
  • Collaborates with colleagues within and beyond the Libraries to plan, deliver, assess, and improve library teaching and learning initiatives within the context of the larger curriculum of the university.
  • Designs and implements pedagogically appropriate instruction in a variety of modes, methods, and materials and integrates information literacy concepts and skills into curricula, courses, assignments, and learning experiences.
  • Works closely with assigned departments to develop an understanding of the ongoing needs for library resources, curates collections to support research and teaching needs, and uses collections to foster relationships with library users.
  • As a liaison, there will be opportunities to build skills in other specialized areas of expertise related to the information and research needs of faculty, staff, and students in the health disciplines, such as evidence synthesis/systematic reviews, data management, repository services, scholarly communication, and digital scholarship.
  • Pursues professional development opportunities through local and national conferences, meetings, workshops, and involvement in professional organizations.
  • Engages in library-wide initiatives through committees and task forces.
  • Meets University and Library expectations for service and scholarship, including participation in the academic library community through research, presentations, and writing on related areas of responsibility.

Educational/Experiential Requirements

Required Job Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library/information science.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and a diverse clientele in a service-oriented, research-intensive environment.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively in an academic setting, with demonstrated skills in oral communication, written communication, and interpersonal interaction.
  • Effective organizational, teaching, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated flexibility, creativity, and initiative in one’s work.
    Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and competing priorities.
  • Commitment to continual development of professional knowledge and skills.

Desired Job Qualifications:

  • Second graduate degree in a related subject area or field.
  • Familiarity with or a willingness to develop expertise in the following areas: Evidence synthesis research methodologies, systematic reviews, the scientific research processes, the research data lifecycle, and STEM information sources and technologies.
  • Familiarity with the concepts, goals, and methods of information literacy.

Job Application Instructions

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