NYU Health Sciences Library welcomes applicants for the position of Education and Research Librarian, a faculty appointment in the NYU School of Medicine.
The Education and Research Librarian will have primary responsibility for providing evidence-based medicine and related information skills training for health professions learners, including medical students and residents. As part of this role, the Education and Research Librarian is expected to develop and implement new innovative evidence-based medicine programming (e.g. developing curriculum and support for EBM in addition to the existing curriculum, identifying gaps in teaching and assessment of EBM across the continuum, etc.). This role is focused on undergraduate medical education, but is also expected to work in parallel with the Clinical Outreach and GME Librarian to provide education and outreach to graduate medical education programs.
In addition to this role directly supporting education, they will also support users by 1) serving as a liaison to an academic department(s), including providing dedicated support through clinical rounding, search and citation management consultations and workshops, and other support as appropriate for the user community, and 2) contributing to the library’s support of systematic reviews (e.g. leading effective systematic review consultations, building skills in systematic searching, and participating in research projects as appropriate). Depending on an individual’s professional interest, other possibilities within the library may exist.
The Education and Research Librarian will also be expected to conduct and present library research based on services, education, and outreach developed in their role. Additional responsibilities include serving on library and medical center committees and/or task forces as appropriate.
The successful applicant will be someone with the ability to take advantage of a highly flexible work environment, build partnerships with new user communities, and develop new services and curricula. They will also have a demonstrated track record of drive, strong interpersonal and collaboration skills, innovation, and a personal commitment to excellence and innovation. This position joins the library’s Education and Curriculum Support team that is at the forefront of revitalizing the way librarians engage with evidence-based medicine throughout the continuum of medical education. The team currently is involved in the medical school curriculum across all years of undergraduate medical education and has targeted outreach in graduate medical education. The successful candidate will be appointed at the Library Instructor or Assistant Curator level. The position reports to the Head of Education and Curriculum Support.
NYU Langone Health is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center, and is one of the nation’s premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical education. The Health Sciences Library supports the mission and vision of NYU Langone Health through forging meaningful connections with our users, providing innovative services, a top-tier digital collection, user-focused spaces, and a strong commitment to excellence and innovation.
• Provide classroom-based, small group, and clinic-based evidence-based medicine training.
• Work collaboratively and collegially with colleagues to support the library’s Vision, Mission, and Strategic Goals
• Provide direct assistance to users via the Library’s ticketing system, email, and in-person and virtual consultation
• Work in other areas dependent on library needs / candidate’s interest and expertise. Possibilities include: o Developing new evidence-based medicine curricula and activities o Serving as a liaison to an academic department(s) o Supporting systematic review services
Requirements ● Master’s degree in library/information science or related fields or another relevant advanced degree ● Experience or knowledge of designing and delivering library instruction to adult learners ● Strong service orientation with excellent oral and written interpersonal communication skills
Preferred ● Demonstrated abilities in teaching evidence-based medicine to health professions learners ● Conversant in information-related competencies in undergraduate and graduate medical education ● Demonstrated interest in librarian involvement in clinical rounds ● Creativity in approaches to active learner engagement ● Experience in an academic health sciences library ● Expert database searching and citation management skills
The NYU School of Medicine offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, retirement benefits, time off, tuition benefits, wellness programs, and more. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. The Health Sciences Library provides mentoring and support for research, scholarship and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development. Interested candidates from outside the New York City area are encouraged to apply.
New York, NY, USA
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and three references at: https://apply.interfolio.com/61824
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
NYU Health Sciences Library, NYU School of Medicine, NYU Langone Health
Joey Nicholson - [email protected]