Providence, RI; Public Health & Research Support Librarian, Brown University

Job Description:

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.

Primary duties:

  • 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.

General responsibilities:

  • 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 research impact.
  • 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 as needed.
  • Maintains a high level of professional engagement both with colleagues in other institutions and with the professional literature.

Required Qualifications:

  • 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 environment.
  • 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 management software.
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Educational background in public health or one of its related disciplines.
  • Training and demonstrated experience in appraising medical and public health literature.
  • Familiarity with systematic review search methodology, guidelines, and standards.
  • Familiarity with GIS resources commonly used within public health research; data visualization skills.
  • Experience providing instruction to individuals or groups in an academic setting.
  • 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.

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About UWiSchool

Student & Alumni Services Coordinator for the School of Library & Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
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