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Research & Instruction Librarian

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The Research & Instruction Department (R&I) of the Hirsh Health Sciences Library is responsible for providing and developing services to meet the information needs of the staff, students, and faculty of the Health Sciences Campus. The campus is comprised of the Tufts University School of Medicine, the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Public Health and Professional Degree Programs, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA), and Tufts Medical Center. In addition, the Library serves the clinical faculty and students of affiliate teaching hospitals. The Department’s major activities are user education, reference, online and print information delivery, circulation, and reserves.

The Research & Instruction Librarian is responsible for coordinating and providing specialized information services to students, researchers, and clinicians. This position reports to the Head of Research & Instruction and serves as the R&I team liaison to the Tufts University School of Medicine, focusing on the faculty and students in the first two years of the MD program (pre-clinical), as well as the MD/MBA program, and other departments as assigned. The successful candidate will further develop existing programs that deliver library support to meet the information needs of this community, as well as explore new opportunities for outreach, consultation, training, and current awareness. This librarian will keep abreast of trends in medicine and medical education, and make collection development recommendations in those subject areas to the Head of Collections Management. As a member of the R&I team, this librarian will share in Library Service Desk duties, participate in group and individual instruction, serve on Tufts University library committees, and is expected to be professionally active. This position has the rank of Assistant Librarian. 


Basic Requirements:
•    Some volunteer or paid experience in an academic library 
•    MLS from an ALA-accredited institution; degree must be complete by starting date.
•    Experience searching academic literature databases 
•    Ability to work independently and in groups
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•    Microsoft Office Suite, presentation tools such as PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

•    Experience working in a medical or health sciences library
•    Undergraduate subject credentials in biology, chemistry, or health sciences
•    Experience with instructional technology or design
•    Familiar with common library technologies, such as chat reference and library resource guides
•    Demonstrated ability to search scientific literature databases (such as Medline, Web of Science, Scopus)
•    Strong commitment to outstanding public service, flexibility, initiative, creativity and enthusiasm for teaching and working collaboratively
•    Demonstrated teaching ability
•    Ability to communicate with diverse staff and user groups and at all levels of technical ability
•    Desire to learn user needs and recommend solutions to improve library service
*Please include a resume/CV and a cover letter with your application*

Library Service Assistant (Student Worker)

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The Library Service Assistant will perform a variety of tasks at the library service desk.  These tasks include locating course materials, scanning articles, and circulating library items.  Other duties include aiding patrons with basic research inquiries and troubleshooting various library and technology issues.  Students are expected to work approximately 6 hours a week, in two three-hour shifts.  No prior library experience is necessary to apply.