Health Sciences Librarian (Assistant or Associate)

$65,000 - $70,000 yearly
  • Baylor University, University Libraries
  • Waco, Texas, USA
  • Sep 11, 2023
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology Library & Information Science Library Administration, Librarian

Job Description

Health Sciences Librarian (Assistant or Associate) 

The Baylor University Libraries is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to join our team of librarians, serving as Health Sciences Librarian (HSL). The HSL serves as a part of the team of liaison librarians in the Research & Engagement department, with liaison responsibilities to selected departments in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, and collaborates with the other STEM liaisons on projects related to STEM information literacy and research services. This is a full-time, 12-month, on-site academic professional position with excellent benefits and faculty status. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a team member of the Research and Engagement department and as a liaison to several departments in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences. In addition to acquiring relevant subject knowledge, the HSL is actively involved with assigned departments through outreach and engagement, research services, teaching and learning, collections, and scholarly communication.
  • Analyzes trends in the research programs and curricula of assigned units and keeps current with the literature and scholarship of the health science disciplines.
  • Collaborates with colleagues within and beyond the Libraries to plan, deliver, assess, and improve library teaching and learning initiatives within the context of the larger curriculum of the university.  
  • Designs and implements pedagogically appropriate instruction in a variety of modes, methods, and materials and integrates information literacy concepts and skills into curricula, courses, assignments, and learning experiences. 
  • Works closely with assigned departments to develop an understanding of the ongoing needs for library resources, curates collections to support research and teaching needs, and uses collections to foster relationships with library users.
  • As a liaison, there will be opportunities to build skills in other specialized areas of expertise related to the information and research needs of faculty, staff, and students in the health disciplines, such as evidence synthesis/systematic reviews, data management, repository services, scholarly communication, and digital scholarship. 
  • Pursues professional development opportunities through local and national conferences, meetings, workshops, and involvement in professional organizations.
  • Engages in library-wide initiatives through committees and task forces. Meets University and Library expectations for service and scholarship, including participation in the academic library community through research, presentations, and writing on related areas of responsibility.

The successful candidate must hold an ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library/information science. For full consideration, applicants should submit the following documents by October 16, 2023 via Interfolio: (1) letter of application, (2) current CV/resume, and (3) contact information for three current references. 

About Baylor University

Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having just been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the “Great Colleges to Work For” from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as well as Baylor’s mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.

Waco, Texas is located conveniently along the I-35 corridor in the heart of central Texas. The Waco metropolitan area is home to approximately 280,000 residents. Combining smaller city living with opportunities for large cities nearby (only 1.5 hours from Austin and Dallas-Ft Worth), Waco offers beautiful scenery, a diverse population, and lower cost of living than the national average. More information about the Waco area can be found here:

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Job Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library/information science.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and a diverse clientele in a service-oriented, research-intensive environment.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively in an academic setting, with demonstrated skills in oral communication, written communication, and interpersonal interaction.
  • Effective organizational, teaching, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated flexibility, creativity, and initiative in one’s work. 
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and competing priorities.
  • Commitment to continual development of professional knowledge and skills.

Desired Job Qualifications:

  • Second graduate degree in a related subject area or field.
  • Familiarity with or a willingness to develop expertise in the following areas: Evidence synthesis research methodologies, systematic reviews, the scientific research processes, the research data lifecycle, and STEM information sources and technologies.
  • Familiarity with the concepts, goals, and methods of information literacy.

Application Details (to apply use the Apply Now button below.)

For full consideration, applicants should submit the following documents by October 16, 2023 via Interfolio: (1) letter of application, (2) current CV/resume, and (3) contact information for three current references.

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