Health Sciences Librarian – Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Health Sciences Librarian/Senior Assistant Librarian
Stony Brook University: Provost Office: Library
Location: Stony Brook University
Open Date: Feb 03, 2022
Deadline: Mar 03, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

This is a tenure track position.
Responsibilities and Requirements:
Reporting to the Head of the Health Sciences Library, the Health Sciences Librarian will contribute to the University Libraries’ suite of services, including reference and instruction, research support services, collection development, and other liaison and outreach responsibilities. The position works primarily with the School of Nursing, but will also be part of a team that supports the five health sciences schools, various clinical departments, and medical research centers. The successful candidate will:

• Work closely with faculty to establish library programs, services, and activities that meet instructional, research, and clinical needs of the School of Nursing and other assigned clinical areas.
• Provide information and instructional services, both in person and online. This may include the creation of asynchronous learning tools/objects.
• Provide in depth reference consultation and instruction on the development of literature searches in support of evidence-based practice and systematic reviews.
• Develop and host workshops and programs on various topics appealing to a wide range of library constituents.
• Collaborate on collection development/management and evaluate new resources and information platforms.
• Ability to meet research, scholarship, and service requirements for promotion and tenure.
• Serve on library and Stony Brook University campus committees, task forces, and working groups.

Required Qualifications:
1. An ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree.
2. Relevant experience in a library.
3. Demonstrated proficiency with emerging learning and research technologies, and database searching.
4. Teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Degree in a field relevant to health sciences, STEM, or education or AHIP (Academy of Health Information Professionals) membership.
2. Experience in a medical or special library.
3. Knowledge and skills for advanced database searching and/or experience conducting systematic reviews or other evidence syntheses.
4. Experience with collection development and evaluation of information resources.

Application Instructions
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Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated start date: as soon as possible. Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State Employment Application, cover letter, resume/CV and names and contact information for three references. Priority will be given to applications submitted prior to 3/3/22, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulation that all hospitals and nursing homes “continuously require all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19,” Candidates who are not already vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the vaccine protocol. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of job offer or in accordance with vaccine manufacture protocol, whichever comes later. The regulation also includes those who may be affiliated with or interact with employees of a hospital or nursing home. The regulation allows for limited exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

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The mission of the Health Sciences Library (HSL) is to provide the quality resources and excellent service needed to support the educational, research, and clinical activities of the Stony Brook University health sciences community.
The HSL supports teaching, research and patient care in six programs: Medicine, Dental Medicine, Health Professions, Nursing, Public Health, and Social Welfare. The HSL also supports research and patient care for the University Hospital and the Long Island State Veterans Home and outpatient clinics. The University Libraries is also committed to support the work of SBU faculty and students abroad through the Office of Global Library Initiatives.
The HSL is a member of the Northeast Research Libraries consortium (NERL), the Association of Research Libraries, and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL). The library also functions as a regional resource, assisting health care professionals throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.
The library maintains a current print collection of over 170,000 physical serial and monograph volumes, and access to over 5,000 electronic journal subscriptions. Additionally, the library supports access to 183 electronic research databases, including AccessMedicine, ClinicalKey, EMBASE, MEDLINE, UpToDate, and Web of Science. The HSL is part of the larger Stony Brook University Libraries system with 6 distinct facilities, including the Melville Library, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Math/Physics, Southampton and Health Sciences. The library system shares resources across campuses, expanding access to interdisciplinary resources which are accessible for all Stony Brook faculty, staff, and students. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. Stony Brook is also one of 64 State University of New York (SUNY) institutions.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.
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