POSITION: Research and Education Librarian (serving as EBM and SOM Liaison Librarian)
DATE: April 11, 2013
DEPARTMENT: Research and Education
REPORTS TO: Associate Director of Research and Education
The Research and Education Librarian is responsible for supporting the application of evidence based practice in the Duke University Medical Center and Duke Health System; coordinating and co-teaching EBM with clinical faculty; developing and teaching information management instructional programs; serving as the liaison to the School of Medicine; applying Web-based technology to the delivery of services and access to resources; participating in library strategic planning; providing leadership on special projects; and assisting patrons in locating accurate and timely information in support of quality clinical care, biomedical research, and health sciences education.
The position is part of the Research and Education team, which works to support the reference and instruction needs of Duke Medicine.
- Promotes and supports applications of evidence-based practice in clinical, research and educational settings.
- Coordinates and co-teaches evidence-based medicine with clinical faculty within the School of Medicine, GME and other related educational programs.
- Reviews and evaluates EBM curricular activities with faculty and other librarians.
- Serves as liaison to the School of Medicine.
- Incorporates pedagogical principles in developing customized and innovative approaches for information education and training.
- Teaches database searching and other information management classes to students, clinicians, researchers, faculty, and staff, as well as providing tours and orientation sessions.
- Offers in-depth information consultations in the Library, Medical Center, and Health System.
- Consults on and performs searches to support systematic reviews and other information requests.
- Develops and updates interactive online tutorials for information education and training.
- Works with Duke Medicine departments on specialized information projects and services.
- Provides reference and information services via phone, email, and other communication media.
- Creates and maintains Web page content and links, primarily for EBM and Research and Education.
- Promotes specific information management resources, including the integration of information resources into the electronic health record as well as other clinical systems.
- Provides leadership by coordinating Medical Center Library projects and initiatives.
- Participates in goal setting for the Research and Education department and Library.
- Actively participates in the Library’s committees and task forces.
- Represents the Library on campus committees and task forces.
- Represents the Library in professional library associations, consortiums, and networks.
- Approaches projects and planning with a broad vision of library services and considers innovative and alternative approaches to traditional services and resources.
- Recommends materials for the Library’s reference and circulating collections.
- Evaluates and recommends electronic resources.
- Provides recommendations for the design, organization, and content of the Library Website.
- Provides backup for other Library service units.
- Performs other tasks to support Library services and operations.
- Performs all tasks according to established policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, and expectations.
Demonstrates desirable work skills as described in the PEP Behavior Guidelines for Customer Focus, Teamwork, Creative Problem-Solving, Continuous Learning, and Diversity.
The statements above describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.
Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or related field. Knowledge of library instruction and education services, information and reference services, database searching strategies, Web pages and online tutorials, and project management. Minimum of three to five years of experience in health sciences and exposure to EBM concepts and skills beyond searching.
Work experience in a health sciences information environment (including library field work or internships) and/or direct experience in two or more of the required qualifications.
Strong demonstrated skills, knowledge, and support required of the evidence-based practice process, including concepts, searching, and critical analysis.
Customer-service orientation; excellent organizational and communication skills; ability to work effectively with a diverse clientele; ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment; initiative to acquire new skills; flexibility with assignments; ability to set priorities and lead projects; and knowledge of principles for searching and evaluating electronic resources;
Computer skills: Working knowledge of MS Office programs and citation management programs such as EndNote and RefWorks.
Knowledge of health sciences information resources, familiarity with health sciences disciplines; and a broad understanding of trends in academic medical libraries.
Computer skills: Graphics and Web authoring software.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
This non-entry level position offers a competitive salary based on experience and education, vacation and sick leave benefits, and support for professional development.
Please review benefits for monthly staff on the Duke HR site at www.hr.duke.edu. Please note vacation time benefits for professional librarians differ from the standard monthly/exempt staff policy.
Review of applications will begin May 22, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Send cover letter, detailed resume, and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references via email, fax or mail to:
Vanessa Sellars, Business Manager
Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives
DUMC 3702, Durham, NC 27710