Cornell University Library is seeking a Research & Evidence Synthesis Librarian. We are looking for someone who will bring a wide-ranging curiosity, a dedication to helping varied learners develop, an interest in science scholarship, and a willingness to grow and learn. As a member of Cornell Library’s Evidence Synthesis team, the Research & Evidence Synthesis Librarian will provide innovative information services primarily for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Human Ecology communities on systematic reviews and related evidence synthesis methodologies, including instruction, resource and guideline development, consultations, and co-authorship. They will also represent the Evidence Synthesis Service on both the national and international stage through various types of professional engagements.
The Research & Evidence Synthesis Librarian also delivers public services to the Cornell and New York State community including reference, consulting, and instruction in information management. The Research & Evidence Synthesis Librarian provides research consultations to students, staff, and faculty on comprehensive and strategic information discovery, retrieval, organization, and dissemination as part of one of the disciplinary research teams. This position will develop and deliver instruction and programming to build research skill capacity through workshops, courses, and potential international trainings.
This position allows for many growth opportunities related to evidence synthesis and supports academic interests that advance this burgeoning field of librarianship, including but not limited to artificial intelligence or machine learning automation, mentorship or program development for librarians and researchers in resource-limited settings, or open science applications.
• Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution or advanced degree in a related discipline and experience providing research support.
• A demonstrated interest or experience in applying evidence synthesis and/or systematic review methodologies to health, agriculture, life science, or human ecology disciplines.
• Excellent communication skills, especially when it comes to discussing complex ideas with various audiences. You have an ability to meet both students and scholars wherever they are in their learning process, and a desire to help them grow.
• An ability to work in a team environment and to collaborate effectively. You have experience in building connection and community.
• A commitment to fostering diversity, inclusion and belonging in the organization where you work and in the communities that you reach.
This position is located in Ithaca, NY.
Relocation assistance is available.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Background: This position will be housed at Albert R. Mann Library which serves the College of Human ecology and the College of Agricultural and Life Science. As such, we embrace Cornell’s land grant mission, actively pursuing opportunities to serve the global community through special projects and programs, including the USDA Economics, Statistics and Market Information System, the Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository, and the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Mann Library serves as a vibrant campus hub for students, faculty, and staff to meet, learn and exchange ideas…our tagline says it all, “Mann Library, where minds and friends meet.”
Although this position is housed at Mann Library, the person in this position will frequently work, collaborate and learn aside colleagues from many other unit libraries on campus too. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Its inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff imparts an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contributes creative ideas to further the University’s mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement. In addition to the main campus in Ithaca, NY, Cornell’s expansive global presence includes the medical college’s campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus being built on Roosevelt Island in New York City. The Ithaca campus sits on 2,300 acres in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Ithaca, located roughly halfway between Manhattan and Toronto, offers a wealth of arts, culture, and activity while maintaining an eclectic college-town feel. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the multitude of rolling hills, breathtaking gorges, hiking trails, and lakes offering countless outdoor activities. The city has been named one of the top 100 places to live, a top 10 recreation city, a best green place to live, and one of the “foodiest” towns in America.
One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library is a highly valued partner in teaching, research, and learning at the university. With an operating budget of approximately $65 million and a staff of more than 350 FTE, the Library supports 2,700 faculty, 22,000 students and 94 PhD fields. Its world class collections, expert librarians, responsive services in physical and virtual library spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning. Cornell University Press, the first University Press in the US, has a staff of approximately 40 FTE, reports directly to the University Librarian.
How to Apply: Candidates should apply online via the via the Cornell Careers site (SEE: WDR-00037326). Please submit one document that contains a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references (pdf preferred). We will inform you if we plan to contact your references. We will begin reviewing applications by June 8, 2023; early submission is strongly encouraged. Incoming applications will be reviewed until a viable pool of applicants is identified.
Benefits: Our comprehensive Contract College benefits package includes 22 vacation days, 13 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding is available. More information regarding Cornell’s generous benefits can be found at this link. Appointment rank and salary range: This is an early-career appointment. The academic rank for this position is Assistant Librarian, with an anticipated salary range of $61,000-67,000.
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