Research and Education Librarian – Dartmouth College Biomedical Libraries – Hanover, NH

The Dartmouth College Library seeks an enthusiastic, service-focused individual to join a collaborative team of Research and Education Librarians in the Biomedical Libraries. This librarian will provide research and education services to the Geisel School of Medicine, the Department of Biological Sciences, The Dartmouth Institute, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), and other programs, in support of research, scholarship, education, and patient care in the health and life sciences. This is an ideal position for someone beginning their career in biomedical librarianship. The Biomedical Libraries offer the candidate the opportunity to work within a vibrant community committed to innovation in medical education, public health, biological sciences, and healthcare delivery.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Head of Education, Research, and Clinical Services at the Biomedical Libraries, this librarian provides a broad array of in-depth information and educational services to students, faculty, staff, patients, and other library users. S/he consults with clients about access to and use of information, assists users in large research projects such as systematic reviews, and promotes the Biomedical Libraries’ resources and services in the educational, research, and clinical arenas. Opportunities for engagement within the community include teaching within the undergraduate, medical, graduate, and other curricula, integrating resources at point of care, and facilitating scholarly communication.

QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited degree in library and/or information science, or a combination of an advanced subject or professional degree combined with relevant academic library work experience is required. An educational background in the health or life sciences is preferred.

RANK AND SALARY: This entry-level Librarian I position is part of the Dartmouth College Library Classification System of Professional Ranks. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full benefits package including 22 vacation days; comprehensive health care; retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; and relocation assistance.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The mission of the Biomedical Libraries is to provide health and life sciences information resources and services that advance research and scholarship, education, and patient-care activities. The Biomedical Libraries consist of the Dana Biomedical Library on Dartmouth’s Hanover campus, the Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library at DHMC, and document delivery services at the Dartmouth Library Depository. The Dartmouth medical community is a known leader in national healthcare policy.

Dartmouth College, located in scenic Hanover, New Hampshire, is one of the top institutions of higher learning, and consistently ranked among the best teaching colleges in the United States. Dartmouth consists of four schools—Arts & Sciences, the Geisel School of Medicine, the Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business. As part of the Dartmouth College Library system of nine libraries, the Biomedical Libraries seek to foster intellectual growth and advance the teaching and research missions of the university by supporting excellence and innovation in education and research, managing and delivering scholarly content, and partnering in the development and dissemination of new scholarship.

APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin as received and will continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those submitting applications by November 24, 2014. For the complete job description and to apply online go to https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/27712.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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