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Medical Education and Clinical Engagement Librarian, Brown University Library, Providence, RI

Description:

Brown University Library seeks an entrepreneurial and innovative Medical Education and Clinical Engagement Librarian, with primary responsibility for supporting the students and teaching faculty of the Alpert Medical School, and for providing library services for research, education, and learning in support of the health and biomedical sciences at Brown. This is a new position, reporting to the Director of Health and Biomedical Library Services. The Alpert Medical School (part of Brown’s Division of Biology and Medicine) is in a period of dynamic growth and innovation, including investments in physician-scientists, new research initiatives, expanded medical education programs, and the formation of an integrated academic health system with our affiliated teaching hospitals.  Diversity, equity, inclusion, and a dedication to anti-racism are critically important to the Library, the Alpert Medical School, and the University; the successful candidate will be committed to incorporating these values in their instruction, engagement, and professional practice. Thus, experience and/or familiarity with research and/or concepts related to antiracism, anti-Black racism, intersectionality, health disparities, transgender health, LGBT health, critical race theory (and other overlapping themes) is especially favored. 

The Medical Education and Clinical Engagement Librarian will work with the Office of Medical Education to develop and deliver curricular-aligned instructional content to support the educational programs of the Alpert Medical School, and will build engagement with clinical faculty and medical residents by providing research consultations and partnerships, developing synchronous and asynchronous education/instruction, and creating other relevant programming for the AMS community. In addition, the librarian collaborates with the other health sciences librarians to provide research lifecycle support (including systematic reviews) to faculty and students across the health and biomedical sciences at Brown, and works with the Scientific Data Management Librarian to help retain, preserve, and provide access to Brown University research data and scholarly products.

The Brown University Library is a highly collaborative environment, reflecting the interdisciplinary approach of the University; collaborations with staff across the Library are common and expected. The Librarian works with colleagues from across the Brown University Library to develop programs and services; contributes to strategy for developing relevant collections targeted to support disciplinary and interdisciplinary research across the health sciences; and maintains a high level of professional engagement both with colleagues in other institutions and with the professional literature. 

The Brown University Library has developed a robust strategic plan which aligns with Brown University’s plan, Building on Distinction. Our strategic priorities center around Academic Integration, Knowledge Generation, Innovative Practice, and Organizational Investment, with Community Engagement and Diversity and Inclusion horizontally integrated across these pillars. The Medical Education and Clinical Engagement Librarian is a critical position, and will help develop and guide the Library’s operating goals in support of Brown’s mission to support academic and research excellence.


Qualifications:

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution or an advanced degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two (2) years experience in an academic or medical library. Will consider recent library school graduates with appropriate experience and education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information resources in the health and biomedical sciences.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with principles of evidence-based medicine and critical appraisal.

Job Competencies:

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and to advancing these values in instruction, engagement, and professional practice.
  • Experience and/or familiarity with research and/or concepts related to antiracism, anti-Black racism, intersectionality, health disparities, transgender health, LGBT health, critical race theory, and other overlapping themes.
  • Demonstrated success in delivering effective instruction and research support independently and in a team-based environment.
  • Strong public presentation, interpersonal, and communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated skills in collaboration and teamwork within a dynamic, continually evolving environment. Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills. 
  • Commitment to excellent public services, improving the library user experience, and continuous improvement through assessment.

How to Apply:

To read the full job description and apply, visit: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff-careers-brown/job/University-Library/Medical-Education—Clinical-Engagement-Librarian_REQ171281