The Health Sciences Scholarly Engagement Librarian at West Virginia University actively engages with faculty, residents, students and staff and builds strong collaborative working relationships in assigned disciplines. The librarian provides research support, teaches information literacy, and plans and implements library services and initiatives that advance the goals of West Virginia University and its Health Sciences Center. The librarian will:
Actively engage with faculty in assigned departments in the Health Sciences Center.
Serve as an authoritative source for faculty seeking research and teaching support.
Design and implement programs of strategic instruction in assigned subject areas.
Provide specialized research assistance in assigned subject areas.
Provide general research and reference assistance to library users.
Develop collections to support research and instruction in assigned subject areas.
Engage in service and professional development/research.
Requires an M.L.S. degree from an American Library Association accredited program.
Background or experience in the sciences or in a health sciences field/library is desirable.
Strong public service orientation.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent technology and presentation skills for effective teaching.
Knowledge of scholarly communications trends and resources.
Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
Ability to work with library colleagues and a diverse population of library users.
SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE:
Communicate regularly with faculty in assigned subject areas to identify and understand information needs and promote library solutions.
Build strong working relationships with faculty, students and staff.
Attend relevant events such as lectures, colloquia, and conferences.
Promote the library and its services to the campus community.
Develop new library programs to meet constituent needs.
Research & Reference Services
Support researchers through in-person and virtual consultations.
Hold office hours within the library and at other locations as needed.
Participate in general reference assistance through on-call and chat service.
Maintain skills with databases, citation managers, and other research tools.
Identify and develop effective instruction for key courses.
Create learning materials and online aids such as LibGuides.
Collaborate with faculty on the development of effective library assignments.
Conduct workshops on the use of sophisticated library resources.
Scholarly Communications & Collection Development
Maintain close working relationships with faculty and graduate students to understand collection needs as programs evolve.
Stay current on trends and emerging issues in scholarly communications.
Educate and inform faculty and graduate students regarding scholarly communications.
Select library materials to support scholarship and research requests in assigned disciplines.
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