The Brown University Library seeks a motivated, innovative, and
service-oriented Public Health and Research Support Librarian. Reporting to
the Head of Health and Sciences Information Services, the librarian serves
the students, faculty, and staff at the Brown University School of Public
Health by providing innovative programs to support the research, teaching,
and service missions of the University.
The Public Health and Research Support Librarian is a regular full-time
position and the initial appointment is for a fixed 2-year period with the
possibility of an extension.
– Supports the education and research needs of the School of Public
Health faculty, staff and students.
– The librarian will also be responsible for developing and managing a
more comprehensive systematic review service, which will serve schools and
departments across the University.
– With the Sciences Team, plans and implements long term strategies for
innovative services and relevant collections supporting interdisciplinary
research across the health sciences, and assists faculty and researchers
in research data management and public access policy compliance.
– Participates in the general library instruction program by leading
workshops on various topics, such as biomedical and public health
databases, citation management tools, research strategies, and enhancing
– Collaborates with the Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics and
related Rhode Island ADVANCE initiatives for Clinical and Translational
Science on appropriate projects and funding opportunities.
– Collaborate with the Head of Health and Science Information Services
to support clinical faculty and residents at the affiliated hospitals of
the Alpert Medical School by promoting and providing clinical resources
education and support for literature reviews.
– Develops web-based guides and other research and learning products,
collaborates on special projects, and serves on committees and task forces
– Maintains a high level of professional engagement both with colleagues
in other institutions and with the professional literature.
– Master’s degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA
accredited institution. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in
a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master’s degree
in library science.
– 3 years of experience working in health sciences or in a research
– Demonstrated knowledge of medical and public health terminology;
expert database and grey literature searching experience. Knowledge of
biomedical information resources, data management, and traditional and
alternative research impact measurement tools.
– Proficiency using EndNote, Mendeley or similar bibliographic
– Strong customer service orientation with excellent oral, written,
analytical, and interpersonal communication skills; commitment to public
services and improving the library user experience.
– Self-motivation with demonstrated ability to work independently and as
a contributing member of a multidisciplinary team; attention to detail and
ability to adhere to deadlines.
– Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills
– Educational background in public health or one of its related
– Training and demonstrated experience in appraising medical and public
– Familiarity with systematic review search methodology, guidelines, and
– Familiarity with GIS resources commonly used within public health
research; data visualization skills.
– Experience providing instruction to individuals or groups in an
– Awareness of scholarly communication issues within the health
sciences, including peer review of scientific publications and technology
innovations for dissemination.
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check
and education verification satisfactory to Brown.
Please refer to
Librarian_REQ136716 for full descriptions and application instructions.
Please include a letter of interest addressing qualifications and
experience related to the position, a curriculum vitae, and names and
contact information for at least three references.