As a member of the library faculty, the Health Sciences Librarian focuses on collaboration with health sciences faculty to promote information and data literacy through instructional services and resources and research support to graduate and undergraduate students in those programs. This 12-month convertible clinical faculty appointment reports to the Director of Research & Instructional Services (RIS). The librarian provides leadership for collection development and management in the health sciences and actively monitors library resource program needs and evolving trends. As a member of RIS, the health sciences librarian also provides general research assistance and works to enhance the user experience. Essential Functions
Develops and delivers course-integrated information literacy and library instruction to support research and evidence-based practice for ETSU health sciences programs both in-person and online, including support to those students at distance and satellite campuses.
Stays current with health sciences education trends, curricular structures, pedagogical methods and innovative instructional delivery.
Partners with faculty and staff in health sciences. Works collaboratively to integrate the library into health sciences curricular, research, and clinical programs. Initiates outreach and marketing efforts, including delivering presentations to departments, assessing needs and developing new library instruction, workshops or programs to meet the needs of the ETSU health sciences academic community.
Develops and maintains specialized knowledge of the library's databases, search interfaces and other resources in order to effectively match resources with information needs.
Provides reference and research consultation services, including in-depth research consultations, mediated database searching, identifying appropriate information resources, search strategy development and recommendations for citation management tools and strategies.
Designs and builds complex advanced literature searches to support systematic reviews, clinical guidelines and other multifaceted literature searches and advises faculty on when systematic reviews are feasible.
Collaborates with other library faculty and staff to design and deliver library instruction, develop, and maintain learning materials, and design and implement assessment of library instruction outcomes and teaching effectiveness.
Develops and maintains online guides, online tutorials, and other library resources.
Provides research consulting service up to 20 hours per week as part of general research consultation service.
Manages collection evaluation and development activities in collaboration with health sciences faculty and Sherrod's Resource Sharing and Acquisitions Librarian.
Contributes to program planning and reporting in the unit, division, and library.
Participates in service activities and professional development activities relevant to role and responsibilities as appropriate for tenure and promotion. Secondary Functions
Performs other related duties as necessary.
All positions at East Tennessee State University are contingent upon sufficient funding.
ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Job Category: Faculty
Master’s degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent degree if earned outside the U.S. or Canada. Degree must be awarded by June 1, 2021.
Experience searching relevant health science databases; must include PubMed and CINAHL.
Some content knowledge in the health sciences (such as terminology and awareness of specialty areas/programs). Willingness to continue building content knowledge.
Experience providing in-person or online reference service.
Experience providing reference and/or instruction for relevant health sciences disciplines.
Internal Number: 17193
About East Tennessee State University
Founded in 1911 (as East Tennessee State Normal School), East Tennessee State University serves over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU has eleven colleges and schools, including health sciences, liberal arts, education and business & technology. ETSU is centered on a warm and friendly residential campus nestled in the secure and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Tennessee. As part of the ETSU community, you will enjoy all the region has to offer, including snow-skiing, various festivals, numerous golf courses and lakes, popular national and state parks, whitewater rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and much more.
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