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Dana is hiring for 2 librarian positions!

Date: 
Monday, October 18, 2021

The University of Vermont Dana Medical Library seeks two creative and service-oriented individuals to join our team of librarians who report to the Director of the Dana Medical Library. Health sciences librarians at UVM provide high quality user-centered teaching, learning and research support to constituents from the Larner College of Medicine, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and the University of Vermont Medical Center (located adjacent to campus). The two new hires will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in reimagining how to best support our users’ needs in a time of change. We are seeking both experienced librarians and those who are new to the field. Come and grow with us!   

RESPONSIBILITIES:   

The Dana Medical Library supports physicians, nurses, and other health professionals at the UVM Medical Center as well as medical and health sciences students, faculty and staff in the Larner College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Science. These two positions will serve as liaisons for specific academic and clinical areas and support the general research needs of other students and the public. Successful librarians in this position will:  

  • Establish collaborative relationships with faculty, residents, staff, students, and clinicians in liaison areas.   
  • Provide curricular support through the development and teaching of course-integrated instruction and general workshops.   
  • Provide research, reference, and expert searching assistance to a wide array of users including clinicians. This support includes reference, one-on-one, and group research consultations that occur virtually and face-to-face.   
  • Create online instructional materials such as research guides, tutorials, and integrated library services.   
  • Contribute to collection development decisions for physical and online health sciences collections.   
  • Engage in research and scholarly activities to meet the libraries’ and the university’s requirements for reappointment and promotion.   
  • Participate actively in committees, working groups, teams, projects, or other initiatives that further the libraries’, the university’s, and the profession’s missions.   

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:    

  • Master’s degree (M.L.S., M.S., or M.A. in Library or Information Science, or other variation) from a program accredited by the American Library Association or international equivalent. Note: candidates who anticipate completing their degree within three months after their initial date of hire are encouraged to apply.   
  • Work or educational experience (internship, practicum, coursework etc.) in an academic or health sciences library.  
  • Evidence of ability to effectively communicate and engage with a variety of people in a wide range of situations.   
  • Demonstrated effectiveness of collaborating with others as part of a team.   
  • Ability to take initiative, develop and carry out projects, and manage multiple priorities and deadlines.   
  • Interest in growing as a health sciences librarian and willingness to engage in ongoing professional development in this dynamic specialization.   
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility; awareness and understanding of diverse thought, cultures, race, religion, gender, and other differences.    
  • Potential to meet the libraries’ standards of work in scholarship and professional service in order to be reappointed and/or promoted over time.   

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants must include a diversity statement with their application. For more information on diversity at the University of Vermont, see: https://www.uvm.edu/president/inclusive-excellence-uvm.  

SALARY & BENEFITS:  

Librarians at the University of Vermont hold faculty appointments without tenure. As such, librarians are expected to perform in three areas: Educational Mission (Librarianship), Scholarly and Creative Activity, and Service. We are looking to hire the best librarians for these two positions. Decisions about rank at time of initial hire will be based upon each candidate’s previous experience will be based upon performance in all three areas and will be at one of the following three ranks:   

  • Library Instructor (Minimum salary: $54,670):  The position of Library Instructor is intended for faculty who the department plans to hire as a Library Assistant Professor, but who presently lacks a terminal degree and may be appointed for only one year. Conversion to the rank of Library Assistant Professor will occur when the requirements for the terminal degree have been satisfied.   
  • Library Assistant Professor (Minimum salary: $59,914):  Appointment at this rank or higher requires a Master's degree (M.L.S., M.S., or M.A. in Library or Information Science, or other variation) from a program accredited by the American Library Association and the potential to develop and to meet substantially the UVM Libraries Standards for Reappointment and Promotion.    
  • Library Associate Professor (Minimum salary: $71,896):  Appointment at this rank typically requires 6 or more years of professional (Post-MLS) experience and a consistent record of accomplishment in librarianship, scholarly and creative activity, and professional service.   

Generous benefits package includes: TIAA/CREF (or alternative plan), managed health care plan, professional development funds, and 22 days of annual leave. Faculty librarians are represented by UVM United Academics.  

APPLICATION INFORMATION:  

For further details about these positions (including salary information) and to apply online, please visit our website at: http://www.uvmjobs.com and refer to job posting number F1983PO. The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than November 12, 2021. 

In addition to the online application, candidates are required to submit the following four documents:  

  • Cover Letter – This is your chance to tell us about yourself! We encourage you to tell us about any unique experience or skills you would bring to the position that would be valuable to a medical library that is exploring new services.  
  • Curriculum Vitae – Please include education, work experience, and contributions in the areas of scholarship and community and/or professional service.   
  • Diversity Statement - Our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming. What do diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) mean to you? How does DEI inform your work?   
  • List of Three References – Names and contact information (email and phone) for three professional/ educational references. 

CAMPUS & COMMUNITY PROFILE:  

The University of Vermont (UVM), established in 1791, is a top public research university. UVM is the largest institution of higher education in the state, with over 12,600 degree-seeking students enrolled in nine schools and colleges, including the Larner College of Medicine. UVM is known as a small, premier research institution, combining the faculty-student relationships found at small liberal arts colleges with the resources of a major research institution. The UVM Libraries, comprised of Howe Library, Dana Medical Library, and Silver Special Collections Library, deliver distinctive and outstanding service to the campus community, the University of Vermont Medical Center, and the State of Vermont through excellence in instruction, innovation in research and scholarship, and dedication to public service.  

UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, a growing metropolitan area, that has made numerous “best-places-to-live" lists. Situated between Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, the area offers easy access to a variety of outdoor and cultural activities year-round. It is also a short distance from several major metropolitan areas, including Montreal (95 miles) and Boston (180 miles). Further details about UVM Libraries can be found here: https://researchguides.uvm.edu/infoforapplicants

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.