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(2) Health Sciences Librarians, Dana Medical Library, The University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

Description:

The University of Vermont Dana Medical Library seeks two creative and service-oriented
individuals to join our team of librarians who report to the Director of the Dana Medical Library.
Health sciences librarians at UVM provide high quality user-centered teaching, learning and
research support to constituents from the Larner College of Medicine, the College of Nursing
and Health Sciences, and the University of Vermont Medical Center (located adjacent to
campus). The two new hires will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in
reimagining how to best support our users’ needs in a time of change. We are seeking both
experienced librarians and those who are new to the field. Come and grow with us!  

RESPONSIBILITIES:  
The Dana Medical Library supports physicians, nurses, and other health professionals at the
UVM Medical Center as well as medical and health sciences students, faculty and staff in the
Larner College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Science. These two positions
will serve as liaisons for specific academic and clinical areas and support the general research
needs of other students and the public. Successful librarians in this position will: 
– Establish collaborative relationships with faculty, residents, staff, students, and clinicians
in liaison areas.  
– Provide curricular support through the development and teaching of course-integrated
instruction and general workshops.  
– Provide research, reference, and expert searching assistance to a wide array of users
including clinicians. This support includes reference, one-on-one, and group research
consultations that occur virtually and face-to-face.  
– Create online instructional materials such as research guides, tutorials, and integrated
library services.  
– Contribute to collection development decisions for physical and online health sciences
collections.  
– Engage in research and scholarly activities to meet the libraries’ and the university’s
requirements for reappointment and promotion.  
– Participate actively in committees, working groups, teams, projects, or other initiatives
that further the libraries’, the university’s, and the profession’s missions.  

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree (M.L.S., M.S., or M.A. in Library or Information Science, or other
variation) from a program accredited by the American Library Association or
international equivalent. Note: candidates who anticipate completing their degree
within three months after their initial date of hire are encouraged to apply.  
– Work or educational experience (internship, practicum, coursework etc.) in an academic
or health sciences library. 
– Evidence of ability to effectively communicate and engage with a variety of people in a
wide range of situations.  
– Demonstrated effectiveness of collaborating with others as part of a team.  
– Ability to take initiative, develop and carry out projects, and manage multiple priorities
and deadlines.  
– Interest in growing as a health sciences librarian and willingness to engage in ongoing
professional development in this dynamic specialization.  
– Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility; awareness and understanding of
diverse thought, cultures, race, religion, gender, and other differences.   
– Potential to meet the libraries’ standards of work in scholarship and professional service
in order to be reappointed and/or promoted over time.  

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and
excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.
Applicants must include a diversity statement with their application. For more information on
diversity at the University of Vermont, see: https://www.uvm.edu/president/inclusive-
excellence-uvm.

SALARY & BENEFITS: 
Librarians at the University of Vermont hold faculty appointments without tenure. As such,
librarians are expected to perform in three areas: Educational Mission (Librarianship), Scholarly
and Creative Activity, and Service. We are looking to hire the best librarians for these two
positions. Decisions about rank at time of initial hire will be based upon each candidate’s
previous experience will be based upon performance in all three areas and will be at one of the
following three ranks:

Library Instructor (Minimum salary: $54,670):  The position of Library Instructor is
intended for faculty who the department plans to hire as a Library Assistant Professor,
but who presently lacks a terminal degree and may be appointed for only one year.
Conversion to the rank of Library Assistant Professor will occur when the requirements
for the terminal degree have been satisfied.

Library Assistant Professor (Minimum salary: $59,914):  Appointment at this rank or
higher requires a Master’s degree (M.L.S., M.S., or M.A. in Library or Information
Science, or other variation) from a program accredited by the American Library
Association and the potential to develop and to meet substantially the UVM Libraries
Standards for Reappointment and Promotion.

Library Associate Professor (Minimum salary: $71,896):  Appointment at this rank
typically requires 6 or more years of professional (Post-MLS) experience and a
consistent record of accomplishment in librarianship, scholarly and creative activity, and
professional service.

Generous benefits package includes: TIAA/CREF (or alternative plan), managed health care
plan, professional development funds, and 22 days of annual leave. Faculty librarians are
represented by UVM United Academics.

CAMPUS & COMMUNITY PROFILE: 
The University of Vermont (UVM), established in 1791, is a top public research university. UVM
is the largest institution of higher education in the state, with over 12,600 degree-seeking
students enrolled in nine schools and colleges, including the Larner College of Medicine. UVM is
known as a small, premier research institution, combining the faculty-student relationships
found at small liberal arts colleges with the resources of a major research institution. The UVM
Libraries, comprised of Howe Library, Dana Medical Library, and Silver Special Collections
Library, deliver distinctive and outstanding service to the campus community, the University of
Vermont Medical Center, and the State of Vermont through excellence in instruction,
innovation in research and scholarship, and dedication to public service. 
UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, a growing metropolitan area, that has made numerous
“best-places-to-live” lists. Situated between Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, the area
offers easy access to a variety of outdoor and cultural activities year-round. It is also a short
distance from several major metropolitan areas, including Montreal (95 miles) and Boston (180
miles). Further details about UVM Libraries can be found here:
https://researchguides.uvm.edu/infoforapplicants.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or
any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages
applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the
institution.

How to apply:

For further details about these positions (including salary information) and to apply online,
please visit our website at: http://www.uvmjobs.com and refer to job posting number
F1983PO. The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration,
complete applications should be received no later than November 12, 2021.

In addition to the online application, candidates are required to submit the following four
documents:
– Cover Letter – This is your chance to tell us about yourself! We encourage you to tell us
about any unique experience or skills you would bring to the position that would be
valuable to a medical library that is exploring new services. 
– Curriculum Vitae – Please include education, work experience, and contributions in the
areas of scholarship and community and/or professional service.  
– Diversity Statement – Our community strives to create and maintain working and
learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming. What do diversity,
equity, and inclusion (DEI) mean to you? How does DEI inform your work?  
– List of Three References – Names and contact information (email and phone) for three
professional/ educational references.