Position Announcement: Research and Community Engagement Librarian


posted by Jason Lilly | |

The Ruth Lilly Medical Library seeks an experienced, energetic and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Research and Community Engagement Librarian, a tenure-track faculty position. The Research and Community Engagement Librarian will provide research and knowledge management services, teaching/education, and research consultation to clinical and research faculty, residents, medical students, and staff. This position provides expertise on matters pertaining to scholarly communication, such as copyright and fair use, compliance with public access policy mandates, and preservation and access to scholarly outputs through a digital repository. Additionally, this position will lead our community engagement and population health management activities in collaboration with the School of Medicine, campus, and broader community, including the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) Community Health Engagement Program.

Job Responsibilities:

  •  Becomes familiar with assigned liaison areas and their information needs and develops personal contacts within liaison  areas. 
  •  Provides liaison services to selected departments, institutes and/or student groups. 
  •  Creates specialized classes using a variety of methods for areas of expertise. 
  •  Teaches orientation sessions, course-integrated instruction and workshops for library clientele.
  •  Maintains current knowledge of the trends and issues in higher education, scholarly communication, research practice and  health care.
  •  Performs in-depth literature searches and/or systematic reviews.  
  •  Leads the Library's community engagement activities.
  •  Pursues an active and ongoing career plan in the areas of professional development, research, and service.
  •  Participates on other projects and initiatives as assigned. 


  •  Graduate degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  •  2-3 years of experience in the fields of biomedicine, health sciences, or medical librarianship.  
  •  Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, and instructional skills.
  •  Able to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  •  High degree of organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
  •  Demonstrated initiative, the ability to manage multiple projects and a commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Experience with searching biomedical or health-related databases.
  •  Experience providing services through a liaison services model.  
  •  Experience working with diverse groups to reach common goals.
  •  Experience in grant writing.
  •  Experience creating exhibits and exhibiting at health fairs, conferences and other venues.
  •  Experience with the use of mobile devices in medicine or the health sciences.


Salary Range: $48,000-58,000

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references to the Selection Committee,

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