The Brooklyn Campus Library at Long Island University seeks an enthusiastic, user-oriented individual to support students and faculty through curriculum-integrated library instruction, reference services and consultations, and collection development activities. The successful candidate for the Health Sciences Librarian position will have experience with the specialized information resources used by students of the health professions. This person will serve as the library liaison to several departments and programs, including Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Occupational Therapy. The Health Sciences Librarian will be a member of the Reference and Instruction team, and will work collaboratively with the Coordinator of Library Instruction and disciplinary faculty to deliver student-centered information literacy sessions. This is a tenure-track faculty position that requires research, publication, and service to the university and the profession.
- Design, implement, and assess information literacy instruction with a focus on health sciences students.
- Serve as liaison to academic departments in the School of Health Professions, the School of Nursing, and the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Collaborate with teaching faculty to incorporate information literacy development into the curriculum.
- Provide online and in person reference services.
- Provide service to departmental, University, and professional committees.
- Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or ALA-recognized equivalent.
- Teaching experience in an academic or medical library.
- Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
- Experience serving a highly diverse user community.
- Familiarity with health sciences library resources.
- A second master’s degree, preferably in health sciences or a related subject, is highly desirable and required for promotion and/or tenure.
- Experience developing and employing a student-centered pedagogy.
- Experience as a library liaison to academic and/or other campus departments.
- Record of academic publication or other demonstrated scholarship.
- Knowledge of trends and developments in academic libraries, including the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Long Island University offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including a generous retirement plan and paid research time. Additional information regarding salary and benefits can be found at www.liuff.net/contract/
LIU is an equal opportunity employer. LIU is committed to extending equal opportunity in employment to all qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. LIU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital or veteran status, or Vietnam-era veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal laws. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.
Kate Angell, Associate Professor
Coordinator of Library InstructionBrooklyn Campus Library
Long Island University
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201