Johns Hopkins University and Medicine is a world leader in advancing biomedical research, specifically in translational and data sciences, and precision medicine initiatives. With its top-ranked health sciences schools, affiliated hospitals, and health system, Hopkins is committed to setting the standard for excellence in education, clinical care, and global engagement to improve human health. The Welch Medical Library seeks to hire an informationist to continue to provide and grow our deeply embedded library services while developing innovative information solutions to emerging opportunities to serve the faculty, staff, and students of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI). This informationist will work as an information expert alongside faculty, staff, fellows, residents and students in assigned departments in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and/or the Johns Hopkins Health System.
The successful applicant will be able to take advantage of a highly flexible work environment, build partnerships with user communities primarily engaged in public health research and global initiatives, and develop new services and curricula. They will also have a demonstrated track record of self-motivation, strong interpersonal and collaboration skills, and a personal commitment to excellence and innovation. This individual will join the library’s Informationist team at the forefront of revitalizing the way information experts engage with the Hopkins’ academic community. The team is currently embedded in the medical, public health and nursing curricula and has targeted outreach in graduate medical education. The position reports to the Associate Director of Informationist Services.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Provide dedicated support to assigned public health and clinical departments to support the research life cycle
Develop, implement and promote educational programming, for in-person and online course-integrated instruction, orientations, and workshops.
Contribute to the library’s support of expert-level reviews, including systematic reviews by leading effective project consultations and participating in research projects as appropriate.
Work collaboratively to conduct and present library research based on services, education, and outreach developed in their role.
Provide direct assistance to users via email, and in-person and virtual consultation
Work collaboratively and collegially with colleagues to support the library’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities
Serve on library and departmental committees and/or task forces as appropriate.
Work on additional initiatives dependent on library needs / candidate’s interest and expertise
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory): A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and information science is required. An additional graduate degree in a relevant discipline is preferred. 3 years of prior experience working in an academic health sciences or biomedical library or affiliated clinical/research environment is required. Excellent presentation, instruction, communication, and relationship-building skills are required. Must be able to demonstrate experience at time of interview in the use of information technologies, information management tools, and a high level of analytical and searching skills.
Conversant in information-related competencies in undergraduate and graduate medical, public health, and nursing education
Demonstrated interest or background in public and/or global health research
Demonstrated interest or background in librarian involvement in systematic review process and methodologies
Creativity in approaches to active adult learner engagement
Experience in an academic health sciences library
Demonstrated interest in using emerging technologies and software to create solutions that address the evolving information needs of a research enterprise
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated abilities in teaching evidence-based practice to health professions learners
Expert database searching and citation management skills
Classified Title: Librarian III Working Title: Informationist III (Librarian III) Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range: $58,695 - $80,628 commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5:00 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department Name: 10002632-SOM Admin Welch Informationist Services Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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