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Medical School Liaison, University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries

University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries

Medical School Liaison


The University of Minnesota Libraries seeks a forward-looking and creative academic professional to join the Health Sciences Libraries.  We are looking for an individual who shares our values of knowledge, openness, service, collaboration, and diversity, and who thrives in a learning organization that fosters creativity and innovation.  


The Medical School Liaison is a member of the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) division of the University Libraries, which includes the Bio-Medical Library, the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, and the Veterinary Medical Library.  HSL is led by the Director and Associate University Librarian for the Health Sciences, and the position reports to the Associate Director for Education and Research Services.  The successful candidate will be one of three liaisons assigned to the Medical School and will collaborate with colleagues in HSL as well as across the Libraries.  


The Medical School Liaison develops and teaches classes and workshops based on user needs, developing learning objects and integrating them into the online learning environment.  This liaison position provides classroom teaching in for-credit classes, forges relationships with faculty, administrators, and clinical care teams in assigned departments of the Medical School, and provides consultation and collaboration with a diverse community of faculty, trainees, and health professions staff on a wide range of topics including evidence-based practice, scholarship, and research.  Additional responsibilities include, participating in clinically relevant forums within assigned departments of the Medical School, demonstrating how knowledge- based resources can be integrated into clinical research and practice, collaborating with researchers from a variety of cultures, communities and disciplines to develop effective and efficient strategies for managing research data and information and for supporting research reproducibility, collaborating with library colleagues on developing and offering research services, promoting new modes of scholarly communication and recruiting institutional scholarly output for inclusion in the University Digital Conservancy and the Data Repository for the U of M,  and contributing to the knowledge base of the profession through research, publication, and professional engagement.


Required qualifications include an ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science OR equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience, experience in a health science or academic research library, excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to take initiative and actively engage with faculty and students, demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a research-intensive environment, ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.


For complete description and qualifications, and to apply, go to: http://z.umn.edu/ulib383