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Research & Health Sciences Librarian, UC Libraries

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country".


Job Overview

This Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library (HSL) position provides research and consultation, instruction, collection development, and outreach services to the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center (AHC), which consists of the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Allied Health. This service-oriented position will develop and teach classes on evidence-based practice, health informatics, knowledge generation and evidence synthesis. This is a library faculty tenure-track position. Final rank and title commensurate with education and experience.


Reports to and receives guidance from the Assistant Dean Director, Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library with a dotted line to the Assistant Director of Research, Data Services.

Essential Functions

  • Serves as HSL liaison to Academic Health Center Colleges to cultivate collaborations in the area of library collections, research assistance/consultations and health informatics. Serves as a member of the HSL’s Information Services and Informationist team.
  • Develops and provides services and resources in support of eLearning
  • Works with HSL and the University of Cincinnati (UC) Libraries colleagues to develop, deliver, and assess virtual and in-person instructional activities to support effective, efficient, and ethical use of research resources and tools
  • Collaborates with faculty to integrate information literacy, research instruction, and health informatics into courses and course assignments across the curriculum
  • Participates in assessing and delivering information literacy and library instruction services
  • Manages and organizes digital learning resources that include but are not limited to software, programs or websites that engage in and support students in learning activities and learning goals
  • Serves as a member of the HSL collection development team. Assists in developing, revising, and implementing HSL collection development policies; includes assisting with selection and weeding of the reference and general collections
  • Provides digital education; utilizing digital tools and technologies during teaching and learning (Technology Enhanced Learning – TEL)
  • Participates in discussion and implementation of recommendations to evaluate, improve and streamline HSL services
  • Provides expert search services, including systematic reviews, and other intensive research projects
  • Collaborates with research data science colleagues to develop, coordinate, and support services and programs that advance knowledge and skills related to quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Supports research by developing and delivering training sessions and programs aimed at knowledge generation, evidence synthesis and general digital fluency
  • Provides project consultation support to researchers and collaborates on research projects when appropriate
  • Assists researchers and staff with federal funding agencies’ policies requiring open/public access to publications and research data and communicating requirements to campus stakeholders
  • Participates on appropriate committees and organizations related to the duties and responsibilities of the department

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree in library and information science/management or relevant graduate education.
  • Previous teaching experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Professional experience working in an academic health sciences or research library, where experience may include collection development in an academic library.
  • Knowledge of health informatics, knowledge management, data science/analytics (the aptness to help determine links between demographics and technologies that can be measured to help researchers improve and increase higher user/patient satisfaction scores important in their area of study).
  • Expertise with evidence-based practice.
  • Experience conducting systematic reviews.
  • Knowledge of current instructional pedagogies.
  • Proficient bibliographic and information literacy instruction experience.

Application Process

  • Based on the nature of this position, the university is unable to provide sponsorship for work visas.
  • Prospective applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume, and diversity statement with their application. Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items
  • If there are questions regarding the position, please email Aja Hickman, UC Libraries Senior HR Coordinator: aja.hickman@uc.edu

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive begining salary range of $53,125 dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 75881


Research & Health Sciences Librarian, UC Libraries

Date:  Jan 11, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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