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UNIV - Open Rank, Research & Education Informationist - Library

Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

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Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023
  • R-0000013018
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Faculty-University
  • Faculty
  • Full Time

Job Description Summary

The MUSC Libraries seeks a service-oriented, collaborative, and self-motivated individual to fill the Research and Education Informationist position. The Research and Education Informationist will provide research and knowledge management services to students and teaching, clinical, and research faculty from the MUSC College of Medicine. This position reports to the Associate Director and will work in a flexible, team-oriented, highly collaborative environment. This position has a broad scope of work and activities, including expert search services, teaching and education, research consultations, and community engagement with MUSC students, faculty, and staff in the health sciences.


Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC - Univ)

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CC001568 Library

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Job Description


Reference and Research

Provide high-quality reference and research support to teaching, clinical, and research faculty in response to their information needs to support education, grant preparation, clinical care delivery, and research.

  • Provide in-depth and on-demand research consultation services for individuals and small groups.

  • Collaborate with the Digital Strategies and Innovation (DSI) team to maintain and improve the library web presence, expand staff and technical program capabilities, develop new technology-based services, and plan for future directions.

  • Work with the Information Resources and Collection Services (IRCS) team to evaluate and recommend information resources, synchronizing the Library’s collections, web, and electronic health record presence with clinical, research, and educational needs.

  • Perform general reference duties: answer reference questions, conduct expert literature searches, consult on faculty publications and presentations, and meet with faculty to assist with their research.

Teaching and Education

In collaboration with the Associate Director and the Research and Education Services team, plan and implement strategies for integrating the library's expertise, resources, and services into education, research, and clinical care.

  • Guide faculty, staff, and students in effectively using library services and resources to support evidence-based practice.

  • Design and teach curriculum-integrated instruction sessions in person and virtual learning environments.

  • Apply adult learning theories, principles, and practices to support teaching and learning.

  • Develop and maintain webpages and LibGuides for specific disciplines and subjects.

  • Create online tutorials on resources and information skills supporting distance students and just-in-time training.

  • Participate in planning and presenting in-person and online library instruction programs and activities, including new student/faculty orientation, information resource tutorials, and participation in university-wide events.

  • Plan and participate in university events such as student and faculty orientations and other outreach activities.

  • Participate in faculty meetings, retreats, and other meetings as appropriate.

Liaison Services

Serve as liaison to students, faculty, and staff for education, outreach, instruction, research, and collection services for assigned disciplines.

  • Provide client-centered services, including teaching and instruction, reference and research support, and collection development.

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for faculty and students in assigned liaison areas to ensure coordination of services and to meet curricular needs.

  • Cultivate relationships through campus engagement and actively work towards establishing productive relationships with departmental faculty, staff, and students to integrate the library’s resources into curricula and research projects.

  • Seek opportunities to collaborate and establish partnerships with faculty members and departments within the liaison school.

  • Develop outreach activities and communication to promote library resources and services.

General Responsibilities

  • Fulfill faculty duties as outlined in the MUSC Faculty Handbook.

  • Actively participate in the university's academic life, represent the library on university committees, and build collaborative and inclusive relationships throughout the university and clinical enterprise.

  • Actively participate in professional activities through presentations or publications regarding innovative library practice or programs in health sciences libraries using principles of evidence-based library and information practice (EBLIP).

  • Pursue professional development opportunities and maintain awareness of evolving library and information science trends.

  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Attributes

    • Knowledgeable about technology (theoretical and skills-based) and applying it to improve services.

    • Knowledgeable about the concepts of information literacy, including an in-depth understanding of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)

    • Knowledgeable about information organization, storage, retrieval, and transfer concepts, including the application of computer, instructional, and other information management technologies.

    • Knowledge of issues and trends in higher education, including instructional technologies and academic scholarly publishing

    • Knowledgeable about best practices in the provision of liaison services to academic units

    • Knowledgeable about evidence-based library and information practice (EBLIP)

    • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact, work in, and lead teams; consensus-building skills.

    • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills

    • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills

    • Ability to work independently and effectively across organizational lines and in collaboration with colleagues throughout the University to build strong relationships.

    • Ability to provide leadership and to work effectively with diverse groups, creating an environment of mutual respect.

    • Ability to work effectively in a changing organizational and technological environment.

    • Ability to innovate and proactively advocate new opportunities and challenges.

    • Advanced bibliographic expertise in searching and managing information.

    • Commitment to execution and results orientation

    • Strong commitment to quality service

    • Proven commitment to professional development and continuous learning.

    • Commitment to continued professional growth and active participation in professional activities and service.

    • Strategic visioning and planning for new and emerging technologies in an academic health sciences library environment

    • Program assessment and evaluation: gathering and utilizing ongoing feedback on services.

Additional Job Description


If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

Medical University of South Carolina participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees

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