Health Sciences Librarian

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Clemson University
Clemson, SC
Job Description: 

The Clemson University Libraries seek a service-focused, innovative, and collaborative librarian to support health sciences education and research at a dynamic public research university that focuses on student success by targeting four strategic priority areas: Research, Engagement, the Academic Core, and the Living Environment. Clemson’s partnership with health care systems has created the Clemson University School of Health Research (CUSHR), a multidisciplinary unit that facilitates medical research and scholarship. In addition, Clemson’s School of Nursing received recognition by the National League for Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.

The Health Sciences Librarian provides research assistance, instruction, collection development, and outreach for the department of Public Health Sciences, School of Nursing, and CUSHR. The successful candidate will collaborate with university partners and institutes to develop and support innovative programs and services. Library faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service. This is a 12-month tenure-track Faculty position and works under the direction of the Head of Information & Research Services.

Responsibilities of the Health Sciences Librarian include:

Research Services 

    Serves as the primary liaison for the department of Public Health Sciences, the School of Nursing, and CUSHR; connects faculty and students with information and resources to support all aspects of the research lifecycle and builds professional relationships that facilitate research and student success 

    Collaborates with librarian teams to design and deliver services, instruction, and programming to support education and research in the College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences and the College of Science 

    Provides general reference services (on-call and virtual) as well as in-depth research consultations in liaison areas. May include night and weekend virtual reference.  

    Works collaboratively across the Libraries to support innovative initiatives including open access, research impact analysis, open educational resources, data management services, and data visualization 

    Provide support and search assistance for evidence-based literature reviews, including systematic reviews.  

     Assists faculty with the creation and evaluation of data management plans, analysis of research impact, and development of grant proposals. 

    Support students and faculty at the Clemson School of Nursing Greenville campus through in-person and virtual outreach, instruction, and research consultations. 

    Engages in professional development such as attending conferences, workshops, and webinars related to job functions 

Instruction & Outreach 

    Teaches course-related library instruction sessions both in person and online; designs and develops instructional materials and assessments for classes  

    Creates and maintains library subject and course research guides (LibGuides) and other instructional tools to help students, faculty, and staff effectively use library resources 

    Participates in instructional, outreach, and information literacy initiatives 

Collection Development 

    Builds and manages library collections to support curriculum and research for liaison departments, including updating collection policies, selecting print and electronic materials, and weeding 

    Works with liaison teams to determine shared collection purchases and priorities. 

Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities 

    Develops a focused program of high quality research and creative accomplishments, consistent with professional responsibilities and the Libraries’ mission and goals.

     Actively participates and demonstrates leadership in professional responsibilities that serve the Libraries, University, profession, and community. 


    Actively participates and demonstrates leadership in professional responsibilities that serve the Libraries, University, profession, and community. 

Salary and Benefits 

Faculty rank and competitive salary based on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Minimum $61,000.  Various medical plans, dental plans, and retirement plans are available. 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 13 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.


Required Qualifications: 

    ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship or other relevant graduate degree as deemed appropriate by the Libraries 

    At least one year of experience providing information and research services in a library 

    Demonstrated ability to consult with and advise researchers about core nursing and health science reference tools (CINAHL, MEDLINE) and citation management software 

    Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment 

    Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills  

    Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect in the workplace 


    Undergraduate or advanced degree in health or life sciences 

    Experience conducting or supporting health sciences or nursing research 

    Teaching experience, which may include designing online resources, consulting with individual researchers or project teams, and planning in-person or virtual workshops or class sessions 

    Demonstrated ability to carry out a liaison program through outreach, building relationships, and providing library services and support to diverse stakeholders 

    Experience conducting systematic reviews, meta-analysis, or related research projects 

    Current or expressed desire to pursue Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) certification 

    Evidence of, or potential for, professional and/or scholarly activity

How to Apply: 

Applicants should submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio: Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references. Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by Friday, November 12, 2021 will be guaranteed consideration.