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Research & Learning Librarian (Assistant or Associate, Public Health Emphasis)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Research & Learning Librarian (Assistant or Associate, Public Health Emphasis)
Department Libraries – Health Sciences (6804)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Library (UAHSL) seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, service-oriented professional as the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health Liaison Librarian. The liaison librarian position offers the opportunity to collaborate with other liaison librarians in the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy, as well as the UAHSL instructional librarians to develop and deliver information services to the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. To learn more about the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library, visit our website.

This is a continuing-eligible or continuing track, academic professional position. Incumbents are members of the general faculty and are entitled to all accompanying rights and privileges granted by the Arizona Board of Regents and the University of Arizona. Retention and promotion are earned through achievement of a record of excellence in position effectiveness, scholarship, and service.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develop and deliver information services to MEZCOPH faculty, students, staff and researchers involved in instruction, scholarship and research.
  • Conduct accurate, comprehensive literature searches within health sciences, medical and scientific databases and information resources. Special emphasis on coverage of those issues related to environmental sciences, border health, epidemiology, biostatistics, health promotion, occupational health and health policy.
  • Provide classroom-based training for PubMed, PsycInfo, Google Scholar, EndNote and other information resources. Work closely with MEZCOPH faculty to develop course content closely aligned with curriculum goals.
  • Actively engage in collaborative research including systematic reviews with MEZCOPH faculty.
  • Promote library services and resources, provide orientations for new faculty, students and staff and serve on committees within the College as needed.
  • Work with the Instructional Services Librarian to provide support to students and faculty in the Online MPH Program.
  • Collaborate with Outreach Librarian to support outreach efforts of the College.
  • Collaborate and work closely with University of Arizona Libraries liaison librarians, archivists and specialists in order to provide the broadest possible range of services to MEZCOPH constituencies.
  • Other duties assigned as necessary.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to create personal relationships.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to conceive of, plan, document, and complete projects or complex assignments.
  • Demonstrates initiative, optimism, flexibility, and follow through.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative and inclusive environment, one that values and leverages the benefits of diverse perspectives.
  • Positive attitude and strong demonstration of Our Values: Collaboration, Continuous Learning, Diversity, Innovation, and Integrity.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or other relevant field.
  • Advanced degree coursework or experience in health information delivery, including database searching, finding quality information on the Internet and experience with automated library systems.
  • Evidence of potential for earning continuing status as a University of Arizona Library Faculty member.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in health sciences, academic or public health setting.
  • Understanding of social determinants of health.
  • Spanish language proficiency.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects.
  • Enthusiasm for teaching.
  • Interest in developing advanced competencies.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $55,000-$75,000 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A21767
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Krissandra McNeill

Open Date 05/24/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 06/29/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant

In your letter of interest, please describe how your qualifications and experience are fitting for this position.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Upon hire, will you have a Master's degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution or any other relevant advanced degree?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents