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Job Req ID:  50457

Librarian III


General summary/purpose:

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine is a world leader in advancing biomedical research, specifically in translational and data sciences, and precision medicine initiatives.  With its top-ranked health sciences schools, affiliated hospitals, and health system, Johns Hopkins is setting the standard for excellence in education, clinical care, and global engagement to improve human health, and we are committed to creating a working and learning environment that embraces and supports diversity, inclusion, and health equity.  The Welch Medical Library seeks to hire an informationist to continue to provide and grow our deeply embedded library services while developing innovative information solutions to emerging opportunities to serve the faculty, staff, and students of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. This informationist will work as an information expert alongside faculty, staff, fellows, residents and students in assigned departments in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and/or the Johns Hopkins Health System. 


The successful applicant will be able to take advantage of a flexible, fast-paced work environment to build partnerships with user communities primarily engaged in clinical and academic medicine, nursing, and public health research, and develop new services and curricula to meet evolving users needs. They will also have a demonstrated track record of self-motivation, strong interpersonal and collaboration skills, and a personal commitment to excellence and innovation. This individual will join the library’s Informationist team at the forefront of revitalizing the way information experts engage with the Johns Hopkins’ academic community and at a time when we are reshaping the way we work to meet the demands of a world changed by COVID-19. The team is currently embedded in the medical, public health and nursing curricula and has targeted outreach in graduate medical education.  The position reports to the Associate Director of Informationist Services.


Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Provide dedicated support to assigned public health and clinical departments to support the research life cycle.
  • Develop, implement and promote educational programming, for in-person and online course-integrated instruction, orientations, and workshops.
  • Contribute to the library’s support of expert-level reviews, including systematic reviews by leading effective project consultations and participating in research projects as appropriate.
  • Work collaboratively to conduct and present library research based on services, education, and outreach developed in their role. 
  • Provide direct assistance to users via email, and in-person and virtual consultation. 
  • Work collaboratively and collegially with colleagues to support the library’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities. 
  • Serve on library and departmental committees and/or task forces as appropriate. 
  • Work on additional initiatives dependent on library needs / candidate’s interest and expertise.


Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and information science. 
  • 3 years of professional library experience working in an academic health sciences or biomedical library or affiliated clinical/research environment.  


Preferred qualifications:

  • An additional related advanced degree. 
  • Able to demonstrate experience at time of interview in the use of information technologies and information management tools.
  • Conversant in information-related competencies in undergraduate and graduate medical, public health, and nursing education.
  • Experience creating instructional and outreach materials utilizing LibGuides, Camtasia or other tools. 
  • Demonstrated interest or background in librarian involvement in systematic review process and methodologies.
  • Creativity in approaches to active adult learner engagement and ability to deliver instrudtion in an online environment.
  • Demonstrated interest in using emerging technologies and software to create solutions that address the evolving information needs of a research enterprise. 
  • Awareness of policies and practices relating to research data and scholarly publishing that impact the academic research landscape.


Special knowledge, skills, and abilities: 

  • Demonstrated abilities in teaching evidence-based practice to health professions learners.
  • Expert database searching and citation management skills.
  • High level of analytical skills.
  • Excellent presentation, instruction, communication, and relationship-building skills.


Classified Title: Librarian III 
Working Title: Librarian III 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD 
Starting Salary Range: $59,280 - $81,435 annually
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10002632-SOM Admin Welch Informationist Services 
Personnel area: School of Medicine


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.


The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


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