Health Sciences Librarian

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Created: June 2, 2015


The Health Services Librarian serves as the Libraries’ liaison to various libraries users and potential users within the health sciences disciplines. Primary responsibilities will be to support faculty issues relating to scholarly communication; collaborate with faculty to integrate information literacy into the curriculum; promote the use of Libraries services and resources; and connect members of the UT Arlington community to each other to increase collaboration and knowledge sharing.

1. Scholarly Communication
a. Develops evidence-based collection strategies in assigned discipline areas
b. Assesses the scholarly communication climate and information resource needs in assigned discipline areas
c. In partnership with the Director of Scholarly Communication, provides publication consultation services to faculty and students
d. Collaborates with key stakeholders on the implementation, management, and promotion of the campus institutional repository
e. Develops and maintains tools, resources, and education programs to increase awareness of scholarly communication issues, such as publishing options, agency specific requirements, author rights, and copyright/fair use concerns
f. Works with the Department of Digital Creation and Director of Scholarly Communication to support scholarly communication

2. Instruction and Research Services
a. Collaborates with faculty to promote the integration of Libraries’ resources and information literacy into the curriculum
b. Develops curriculum that incorporates creation and iterative design
c. Connects faculty to hands-on teaching opportunities in the Libraries’ creative spaces
d. Develops and maintains online teaching materials and guides and participates in digital learning initiatives
e. Works closely with other disciplinary liaison librarians  to plan, develop, maintain, and assess instruction and outreach programs
f. Provides research assistance and instruction in locating and evaluating information in a variety of formats
g. Extends services through office hours, embedded librarianship, and social media

3. Other Liaison Services
a. Develops and maintains a working, interactive, and dynamic relationship with faculty, students, and staff in assigned disciplines
b. Provides a vehicle for expression of faculty opinions, concerns, and advice relating to the Libraries
c. Conducts periodic service resource needs assessments in collaboration with the Libraries’ assessment librarians
d. Promotes Libraries’ services and resources in collaboration with the Libraries’ Marketing Department
e. Participates in and facilitates the relationship between health sciences faculty members and students and the Libraries’ cross-discipline professionals, including the Director of Scholarly Communication, the Off-Campus Services Librarian, and the First Year Student Success Librarians.
f. Participates in grant or research partnerships in collaboration with the Libraries’ Director of Grants and Research

4. Community Building
a. Assesses collaboration needs of assigned discipline areas
b. Develops mechanisms for students and faculty to connect with each other and address common research and professional interests
c. Develops opportunities for distance education students to connect to on-campus UT Arlington students, staff, and faculty.
d. Connects faculty to community building techniques and supports the integration of these strategies into curricula

5. Other Duties
a. Serves on library, university, and professional committees
b. Attends training and professional seminars to maintain and increase knowledge and to keep up with current trends
c. Completes other projects and duties as assigned

• Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited program
• Current knowledge of print and electronic resources within the health sciences disciplines and of the application of technology to the design and delivery of research services and instruction
• Strong capacity for working enthusiastically, flexibly, and creatively in a student-centered environment
• Strong affinity for UTA Libraries’ core values

• Advanced degree in a relevant health sciences discipline
• Experience assisting faculty with scholarly communication issues
• Experience promoting scholarly communication support services
• Experience providing library instruction services
• Knowledge of information literacy theory and practice, various teaching methodologies, and learning styles
• Experience with current and emerging technologies and their application in academic libraries, including Springshare products, integrated library systems, ILLiad, and teaching tools
• Creativity and experience designing instructional/informational materials, both in print and online
• Experience with outreach and marketing services to students and faculty
• Familiarity with evidence-based practice and health sciences trends and topics, including evidence-based practice and HIPAA 
• Familiarity with processes including systematic review publishing and the grant writing process
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds
• Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication, open access, e-science, institutional repositories, and other trends in information science
• Excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated organizational and time-management skills
• Competency with Microsoft Office products and Windows Operating System

• Non-traditional work hours. May require weeknight and weekend hours. Flexibility is required to ensure the department is appropriately staffed in order to satisfy all service needs.
• Ongoing professional development will be expected of the successful candidate, which may require overnight travel.
• This is a non-tenure track position.

All applicants MUST apply on-line at the UT Arlington job site to be considered. is a direct link or go to and go to LIBRARY and then Librarian-Library.


Published: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 17:39 UTC

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