INFORMATION SERVICES LIBRARIAN/LIAISON TO COLLEGE OF NURSING

Job Description: The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library at East Carolina University seeks a person with curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking skills to provide expert search services in a variety of health subject areas and to serve as a liaison to ECU's College of Nursing. This position provides proactive, library user-centered education, research, and information services using a variety of methods and technologies. This position primarily supports the ECU College of Nursing within ECU's Division of Health Sciences. This position works closely with teaching and research faculty to integrate library instruction and research expertise into the curricula and culture of the College of Nursing. The position develops and maintains instructional materials for faculty and students in distance education and on-campus programs. The position also provides expert search services in a variety of health subject areas and serves the needs of faculty, staff and students within all of the colleges and schools in the Health Sciences. The Information Services Librarian is part of a team of librarians, support staff, and library partners working to achieve the library's mission to provide excellent customer service in client settings and in the library. Specific Duties: Provides expert reference, searching and research assistance, including systematic reviews and other kinds of expert level searches. Serves as a liaison to the College of Nursing by building and maintaining strong professional relationships with faculty and students, assessing information needs and responding with appropriate library services and resources, leveraging current technology trends and implementing best practices. Works regular shifts at the Service Desk including some Saturdays. Provides subject expertise in reviewing and making recommendations for library acquisitions, and contributes to the development of library collections and services. Develops, markets, and delivers instruction sessions on a variety of library and information seeking skills related topics. Proactively seeks ways to utilize new technologies to improve library skills instruction. Seeks out professional development opportunities as needed. Provides expert assistance for researchers. Participates in the Laupus Library Systematic Review Service. Conducts Systematic Reviews. Counsels and educates users on Systematic Review versus other similar expert level literature searches. Works closely with Research Librarian to assist researchers with a variety of tasks such as but not limited to meeting federal grant requirements, exploring open access publishers, managing research data, research skill development support for undergraduates and graduate, and faculty scholarship and publishing support. Participates in the work of the User Services division of Laupus Library, and works collegially with Access Services staff. Participates in Laupus Library committees and projects as assigned. ECU seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff, and administration. Academic Library Services strongly encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups. Initial appointment is a one (1) year fixed term contract, subsequent renewal may be for a multi-year fixed-term contract. The minimum salary is $50,000. ECU offers an excellent benefits package.

Minimum Qualifications: ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science, or related advanced degree

Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online. Official transcripts are required upon employment.

Date Initial Screening Begins: 08-25-2017

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled