Employment

  • Biomedical Research Liaison Librarian

    POSITION: Biomedical Research Liaison Librarian
    CLASSIFICATION: Professional Library Staff
    DEPARTMENT: Research and Education Services
    REPORTS TO: Associate Director for Research and Education

    The Medical Center Library & Archives is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourages applications from candidates of all races, genders, ages, ethnicities, cultural heritage or nationalities; religious or political beliefs; sexual orientations or gender identities; and socioeconomic, veteran or ability statuses.

    The Biomedical Research Liaison Librarian enables and promotes evidence-based practice and high-quality, reproducible research at Duke Health through research consultation, advanced and systematic literature searching, instruction, Web-based guides and tutorials, and by assisting users in locating accurate and timely information in support of biomedical research, quality clinical care, and health sciences education. Further, the Biomedical Research Liaison Librarian plays a key role in developing and contributing to bibliometric analysis and research impact services.

    As part of the Research and Education team, the Biomedical Research Liaison Librarian works closely and proactively with the research community, particularly the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and also collaborates with other Research and Education librarians and Duke Health patrons.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Liaison to Biomedical Research

    • Serves as a member of IACUC.
    • Supports the research lifecycle, from idea generation to evaluating research impact.
    • Partners with the research initiatives and campus programs on special projects, such as training and programming.
    • Manages NIH Public Access Policy compliance efforts.
    • Anticipates the needs of researchers and research staff and works with Library staff to develop responsive services that address them.
    • Communicates information about Library services and collections to researchers and research staff, and about researcher priorities and initiatives to the Library.

    Searching and Research Services

    • Performs searches and consults with researchers conducting searches for animal alternatives for IACUC.
    • Conducts bibliometric and research impact analysis for key constituents.
    • Provides in-depth information consultations in the Library and Medical Center.
    • Performs advanced and systematic searches of database and grey literature sources.
    • Specializes in specific information management resources, such as PubMed and EndNote.
    • Provides reference and information services via phone, email, chat, and other communication media.

    Teaching

    • Develops and delivers researcher-specific instruction sessions, including classes on the NIH Public Access Policy, research resources, and searching for animal alternatives.
    • Teaches database searching and other information management classes to other students, clinicians, researchers, faculty, and staff at Duke Health.
    • Incorporates pedagogical principles in developing customized and innovative approaches for information education and training.

    Web Pages and Online Tutorials

    • Develops and updates interactive online tutorials for information education and training.
    • Creates and maintains LibGuides, Web page content and links, primarily for the Research and Education Department.
    • Provides recommendations for the design, organization, and content of the Library Website.

    Project Management and Library Operations

    • Works with the research community and other Duke Health departments on research and information projects.
    • Provides leadership by coordinating Medical Center Library projects and initiatives.
    • Participates in goal setting for the Research and Education department and the Library.
    • Actively participates in Library committees and task forces.
    • Approaches projects and planning with a broad vision of Library services and considers innovative and alternative approaches to traditional services and resources.

    Other Duties

    • Evaluates and recommends materials for the Library's online and print collections.
    • Provides backup for other Library service units.
    • Performs other tasks to support Library services and operations.
    • Represents the Library on campus committees and task forces.
    • Represents the Library in professional library associations, consortiums, and networks.

    All librarians are expected to perform all tasks according to established policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, and expectations and to demonstrate 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.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Education/Training

    Required
    Master's degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of other education and experience. Knowledge of library instruction and education services, information and reference services, in-depth database searching strategies, Web pages and online tutorials, and project management.

    Preferred
    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.

    We are committed to investing in professional development and growth for the successful candidate so that they may gain bibliometric and research impact analysis skills.

    Specific Skills/Knowledge

    Required
    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 Zotero.

    Preferred
    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

    Salary for this position is competitive and based on experience and education. Duke University offers excellent benefit packages, vacation and sick leave, and support for professional development.

    TO APPLY

    Review of applications will begin immediately 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, Associate Director, Administrative Services
    Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives
    DUMC 3702
    Durham, NC 27710
    vanessa.sellars@duke.edu
    Fax: 919.681.7599

    Because diversity is essential to fulfilling the university’s mission, Duke is committed to building an inclusive and diverse university community. Every student, faculty, and staff member — whatever their race, gender, age, ethnicity, cultural heritage or nationality; religious or political beliefs; sexual orientation or gender identity; or socioeconomic, veteran or ability status — has the right to inclusion, respect, agency and voice in the Duke community. Further, all members of the University community have a responsibility to uphold these values and actively foster full participation in university life.

  • School of Medicine Liaison Librarian

    POSITION: School of Medicine Liaison Librarian
    CLASSIFICATION: Professional Library Staff
    DEPARTMENT: Research and Education Services
    REPORTS TO: Associate Director for Research and Education

    The Medical Center Library & Archives is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourages applications from candidates of all races, genders, ages, ethnicities, cultural heritage or nationalities; religious or political beliefs; sexual orientations or gender identities; and socioeconomic, veteran or ability statuses.

    The School of Medicine Liaison Librarian enables and promotes evidence-based practice at Duke Health through instruction, research consultation, advanced and systematic literature searching, Web-based guides and tutorials, and by assisting users in locating accurate and timely information in support of quality clinical care, biomedical research, and health sciences education. s.

    As part of the Research and Education team, the School of Medicine Liaison works closely and proactively with the School of Medicine, but also collaborates with other Research and Education librarians and Duke Health patrons.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Liaison to the School of Medicine

    • Offers research services to School of Medicine teaching faculty, staff, and students.
    • Anticipates the needs of the School of Medicine and works with Library staff to develop responsive services that address them.
    • Participates in committees and projects related to the School of Medicine curriculum.
    • Communicates information about Library services and collections to School of Medicine, and about School of Medicine priorities and initiatives to the Library.

    Teaching

    • Teaches in the School of Medicine curriculum, including offering Library orientation sessions and leading searching and evidence-based practice and information literacy sessions in various years and settings of medical school.
    • Teaches database searching and other information management classes to other students, clinicians, researchers, faculty, and staff at Duke Health.
    • Incorporates pedagogical principles in developing customized and innovative approaches for information education and training.

    Searching and Research Services

    • Provides in-depth information consultations in the Library, Medical Center, and School of Medicine.
    • Performs advanced and systematic searches of database and grey literature sources.
    • Specializes in specific information management resources, such as PubMed and EndNote.
    • Provides reference and information services via phone, email, chat, and other communication media.

    Web Pages and Online Tutorials

    • Develops and updates interactive online tutorials for information education and training.
    • Creates and maintains LibGuides, Web page content and links, primarily for the Research and Education Department.
    • Provides recommendations for the design, organization, and content of the Library Website.

    Project Management and Library Operations

    • Works with the School of Medicine and other Duke Health departments on research and information projects.
    • Provides leadership by coordinating Medical Center Library projects and initiatives.
    • Participates in goal setting for the Research and Education department and the Library.
    • Actively participates in Library committees and task forces.
    • Approaches projects and planning with a broad vision of Library services and considers innovative and alternative approaches to traditional services and resources.

    Other Duties

    • Evaluates and recommends materials for the Library's online and print collections.
    • Provides backup for other Library service units.
    • Performs other tasks to support Library services and operations.
    • Represents the Library on campus committees and task forces.
    • Represents the Library in professional library associations, consortiums, and networks.

    All librarians are expected to perform all tasks according to established policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, and expectations and to demonstrate 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.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Education/Training

    Required
    Master's degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of other education and experience. Knowledge of library instruction and education services, information and reference services, in-depth database searching strategies, Web pages and online tutorials, and project management.

    Preferred
    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.

    We are committed to investing in professional development and growth for the successful candidate so that they may strengthen searching and systematic review methodology skills.

    Specific Skills/Knowledge

    Required
    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 Zotero.

    Preferred
    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

    Salary for this position is competitive and based on experience and education. Duke University offers excellent benefit packages, vacation and sick leave, and support for professional development.

    TO APPLY

    Review of applications will begin immediately 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, Associate Director, Administrative Services
    Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives
    DUMC 3702
    Durham, NC 27710
    vanessa.sellars@duke.edu
    Fax: 919.681.7599

    Because diversity is essential to fulfilling the university’s mission, Duke is committed to building an inclusive and diverse university community. Every student, faculty, and staff member — whatever their race, gender, age, ethnicity, cultural heritage or nationality; religious or political beliefs; sexual orientation or gender identity; or socioeconomic, veteran or ability status — has the right to inclusion, respect, agency and voice in the Duke community. Further, all members of the University community have a responsibility to uphold these values and actively foster full participation in university life.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Medical Center Library & Archives

Recognizing that diversity sparks creativity and enhances innovation, the Duke Medical Center Library & Archives is committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity throughout our organization. We strive to establish a climate that welcomes and affirms the contributions of all our staff and the Duke community.

This is ongoing work: we commit our organization and ourselves to diversity, inclusion, and equity – values that make us a better, more effective library. Through continued dedication to these values, we seek to sustain a welcoming community that fosters inquiry, discovery, and innovation.

Duke University Community

Because diversity is essential to fulfilling the university’s mission, Duke is committed to building an inclusive and diverse university community. Every student, faculty, and staff member — whatever their race, gender, age, ethnicity, cultural heritage or nationality; religious or political beliefs; sexual orientation or gender identity; or socioeconomic, veteran or ability status — has the right to inclusion, respect, agency and voice in the Duke community. Further, all members of the University community have a responsibility to uphold these values and actively foster full participation in university life.

About the Medical Center Community

The Medical Center Library & Archives provides biomedical information for inquiry, discovery, and innovation. We are active partners in clinical, research, and educational initiatives within Duke Health. We collaborate with other libraries at Duke University and with our consortial partners in the Triangle Research Libraries Network. Our extensive electronic, print, and archival collections support the faculty, staff, and students from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and the Duke University Health System.

The 2019 US News & World Report ranks Duke's School of Medicine (#10) in research, School of Nursing (#2), School of Nursing DNP Program (#1), School of Nursing Master's Program (#2); Physician Assistant Programs (#1), and Physical Therapy Programs (#10). Duke University Hospital was ranked among the top twenty best hospitals in the nation in 2017-18 by US News.

Duke University is located in the Research Triangle of North Carolina, an area rich in educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities. The Triangle, named for the three cities of Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh, is the home of several institutions of higher education (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and North Carolina Central University) and the Research Triangle Park, internationally recognized as a center for cutting-edge research and development. The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Coast beaches are also within an easy drive of the Piedmont.