Health Sciences Librarian
University of Texas at Arlington

The Health Services Librarian serves as the Libraries' liaison to various
libraries users and potential users within the health sciences disciplines.
Primary responsibilities will be to support faculty issues relating to
scholarly communication; collaborate with faculty to integrate information
literacy into the curriculum; promote the use of Libraries services and
resources; and connect members of the UT Arlington community to each other to
increase collaboration and knowledge sharing.


1. Scholarly Communication

a. Develops evidence-based collection strategies in assigned discipline areas

b. Assesses the scholarly communication climate and information resource needs
in assigned discipline areas

c. In partnership with the Director of Scholarly Communication, provides
publication consultation services to faculty and students

d. Collaborates with key stakeholders on the implementation, management, and
promotion of the campus institutional repository

e. Develops and maintains tools, resources, and education programs to increase
awareness of scholarly communication issues, such as publishing options,
agency specific requirements, author rights, and copyright/fair use concerns

f. Works with the Department of Digital Creation and Director of Scholarly
Communication to support scholarly communication

2. Instruction and Research Services

a. Collaborates with faculty to promote the integration of Libraries'
resources and information literacy into the curriculum

b. Develops curriculum that incorporates creation and iterative design

c. Connects faculty to hands-on teaching opportunities in the Libraries'
creative spaces

d. Develops and maintains online teaching materials and guides and
participates in digital learning initiatives

e. Works closely with other disciplinary liaison librarians
to plan, develop, maintain, and assess instruction and outreach programs

f. Provides research assistance and instruction in locating and evaluating
information in a variety of formats

g. Extends services through office hours, embedded librarianship, and social

3. Other Liaison Services

a. Develops and maintains a working, interactive, and dynamic relationship
with faculty, students, and staff in assigned disciplines

b. Provides a vehicle for expression of faculty opinions, concerns, and advice
relating to the Libraries

c. Conducts periodic service resource needs assessments in collaboration with
the Libraries' assessment librarians

d. Promotes Libraries' services and resources in collaboration with the
Libraries' Marketing Department

e. Participates in and facilitates the relationship between health sciences
faculty members and students and the Libraries' cross-discipline
professionals, including the Director of Scholarly Communication, the Off-
Campus Services Librarian, and the First Year Student Success Librarians.

f. Participates in grant or research partnerships in collaboration with the
Libraries' Director of Grants and Research

4. Community Building

a. Assesses collaboration needs of assigned discipline areas

b. Develops mechanisms for students and faculty to connect with each other and
address common research and professional interests

c. Develops opportunities for distance education students to connect to on-
campus UT Arlington students, staff, and faculty.

d. Connects faculty to community building techniques and supports the
integration of these strategies into curricula

5. Other Duties

a. Serves on library, university, and professional committees

b. Attends training and professional seminars to maintain and increase
knowledge and to keep up with current trends

c. Completes other projects and duties as assigned


• Master's degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited

• Current knowledge of print and electronic resources within the health
sciences disciplines and of the application of technology to the design and
delivery of research services and instruction

• Strong capacity for working enthusiastically, flexibly, and creatively in a
student-centered environment

• Strong affinity for UTA Libraries' core values


• Advanced degree in a relevant health sciences discipline

• Experience assisting faculty with scholarly communication issues

• Experience promoting scholarly communication support services

• Experience providing library instruction services

• Knowledge of information literacy theory and practice, various teaching
methodologies, and learning styles

• Experience with current and emerging technologies and their application in
academic libraries, including Springshare products, integrated library
systems, ILLiad, and teaching tools

• Creativity and experience designing instructional/informational materials,
both in print and online

• Experience with outreach and marketing services to students and faculty

• Familiarity with evidence-based practice and health sciences trends and
topics, including evidence-based practice and HIPAA

• Familiarity with processes including systematic review publishing and the
grant writing process


• Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with people
of diverse backgrounds

• Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly
communication, open access, e-science, institutional repositories, and other
trends in information science

• Excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written communication

• Demonstrated organizational and time-management skills

• Competency with Microsoft Office products and Windows Operating System


• Non-traditional work hours. May require weeknight and weekend hours.
Flexibility is required to ensure the department is appropriately staffed in
order to satisfy all service needs.

• Ongoing professional development will be expected of the successful
candidate, which may require overnight travel.

• This is a non-tenure track position.

All applicants MUST apply on-line at the UT Arlington job site to be
considered. is a direct link or go to https://uta and go to LIBRARY and then Librarian-Library.

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