University of Pittsburgh Librarian I or II in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Posting Details

Job Type Faculty

Position Title Librarian I or II

Department Name 36600-Falk Library

Position Number 0001170

Position Details

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for a Research and Instruction Librarian. HSLS is looking for a collaborative, enthusiastic, self-motivated individual who can thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment to join our team. This position has flexibility to allow candidates to highlight unique skills or experiences to complement our existing services.

The main responsibilities of this position are to provide a broad-range of research support and instruction services to faculty, staff and students in the schools of the health sciences, as well as University of Pittsburgh Medical Center residents and fellows. The librarian works closely with the University’s health sciences community to connect research and information needs with library resources and innovative services. The position also serves as co-liaison librarian to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). The position is part of the Research, Instruction and Clinical Information Services team and reports to the Associate Director for that department.


• Develop and maintain specialized knowledge of the library’s databases, search interfaces and other resources in order to effectively match resources with information needs, assist with search strategy development and describe management options for citation download and output • Provide core reference services; including mediated database searching and in­ depth consultation to identify and effectively use knowledge-based information resources • Design and build complex advanced literature searches to support systematic reviews, clinical guidelines and other multifaceted literature searches • Lead the library’s instruction and support for citation management software tools, such as EndNote; including identifying and recommending software and designing and teaching workshops • Provide instruction on library, information literacy or other specialized classes to support research and evidence-based practice. Conduct new student and faculty orientation sessions • Work collaboratively to integrate the library into health sciences curricular, research, and clinical programs; including marketing library resources, giving presentations to departments, recommending instruction topics, assessing needs and developing new classes, workshops, or programs to meet the needs of the health sciences community • Serve as the co-liaison librarian to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC); including providing literature support and guidance to University animal researcher investigators to meet the USDA requirements and attending monthly IACUC meetings as a non-voting member • Cultivate partnerships and collaborate with library and University personnel on projects including grants, papers, poster presentations, or other creative undertakings. Share expertise and results of research with other information professionals and members of the academic community via publication in refereed journals, poster sessions and/or presentations at professional meetings. • Serve on appropriate committees, and participate in relevant regional and national library and health sciences professional organizations and associations • Monitor trends in health sciences librarianship and participate in relevant continuing education opportunities in both librarianship and health sciences disciplines or practices

Required qualifications

• Masters degree from ALA-accredited institution or advanced degree in a related field • Minimum two years of professional experience in a health or sciences library or equivalent experience • Ability to work in a collegial, collaborative work environment and maintain positive professional working relationships with faculty members, supervisor and peers • Demonstrated record of designing and prioritizing projects and concluding them in a timely fashion • Record of providing varied and effective instruction • Record of scholarship, teaching, and/or active membership in a professional organization • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills • Knowledge and expertise using bibliographic and citation databases, including PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar • Experience with alternative sources of information about research outputs, including grey literature and other databases • Experience with conducting advance literature searches and/or systematic reviews searches • Demonstrated knowledge of citation management software, such as EndNote and evidence to support the ability to provide instruction on such tools • Demonstrated ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities, showing initiative and flexibility. " Evidence of skills needed to foster new connections and build relationships " Demonstrated ability to simultaneously, effectively manage several complex projects • Proven commitment to excellent customer service and continuous learning

Preferred qualifications

• Health sciences or research background and/or work experience in a research­ intensive University setting • Knowledge of IACUC protocols and USDA requirements • Ability to develop and implement creative approaches to designing new programs and marketing library services

Application Process

Qualified candidates should submit applications via e-mail document attachments to: Renae Barger, Associate Director for Research, Instruction and Clinical Information

Services at Include cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three professional references.

Review of candidates will begin on June 4, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Appointment will be at the rank of Librarian I or Librarian II, depending on qualifications and experience, with commensurate salary. Position is a full-time, non-tenured faculty librarian. For more information about the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System, visit

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The University of Pittsburgh is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employer.

The University and HSLS is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Date Posted 05/15/2018

Open Until Filled Yes

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