[Michlib-l] Job Opening: Behavioral and Health Sciences Librarian, Eastern Michigan University

Sara Memmott smemmott at emich.edu
Fri Jan 15 09:29:23 EST 2021

*Behavioral and Health Sciences Librarian, Eastern Michigan University,
Ypsilanti, MI*

Appointment Description:

• Tenure-track faculty position with an expected start date of September,

• This position is an 8-month academic year appointment, with an additional
Summer appointment possible.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by February
15, 2021.

As a member of the Library faculty, the Behavioral and Health Sciences
Librarian serves as the liaison to the Psychology Department, related
behavioral sciences, interdisciplinary fields such as neuroscience, and
selected fields in the health sciences to be determined based on the
successful candidate’s expertise and interests, and the institution’s

The Behavioral and Health Sciences Librarian enhances information and data
literacy by collaborating with faculty in liaison areas to develop,
promote, and teach course-integrated library instruction; creating online
research guides and tutorials; assessing learning outcomes; providing
reference assistance; conducting research consultations; promoting library
services; and developing other approaches to synchronous and asynchronous
instruction. The librarian will provide leadership for data services and
other emerging trends in scholarly communication and research in the
relevant subject areas.

The librarian participates in collection decisions and oversees the
development of the specialized behavioral and health sciences collections
and information resources, using knowledge from interactions with
disciplinary faculty to inform collection decisions.

As a member of the Information Services team, the Librarian also provides
research assistance to all library users (both in-person and online),
collaborates on Information Services team projects, and works to
continuously enhance the user experience.

The Librarian may perform related Departmental duties as required.

Beyond these primary assignments, scholarly and/or creative activity and
department, university, and professional service are required for tenure
and promotion.

Apply at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/emichedu/jobs/2944221/



   ALA accredited Masters degree in library or information science, or

   Experience searching relevant behavioral and health sciences databases

   Experience teaching information literacy skills

   Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills

   Evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility

   Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse
   university community

   Experience creating instructional materials

   Understanding of current collection development practices



   Degree or coursework in a relevant discipline

   Experience providing reference and/or instruction in relevant disciplines

   Experience providing in-person or online reference service

   Experience with data management, locating data sources, and/or
   statistical analysis

   Knowledge of learning assessment strategies and current information
   literacy concepts

Sara Memmott
Librarian/Associate Professor, Eastern Michigan University Library
Make an appointment with me: https://emich.libcal.com/appointments/smemmott
smemmott at emich.edu

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