Research Services Librarian

Job Locations US-NY-Valhalla
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Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM (Hybrid Work Schedule)
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The Research Services Librarian’s core function is engagement with New York Medical College (NYMC) researchers and research teams to deliver relevant information services, instruction, and solutions in the pursuit of knowledge creation. Reporting to the Associate Director, USER Services, responsibilities include but are not limited to: partnering with student, faculty, and resident researchers, expert searching, participation on systematic review teams, reference services, technical support, web content delivery, data visualization and data management support, instruction and outreach, special projects, and assigned liaison responsibilities with academic departments. The incumbent is expected to participate in varied aspects of the library’s operations through work on committees.


  • Provides leadership in the design and delivery of research services
  • Recommends appropriate use of new and emerging technologies and initiatives
  • Teaches instructional workshops, classes, orientations and one-on-one consultations related to the position and the use of library resources, data visualization and management, the research process, and the library and its services
  • Develops high-quality teaching materials for classes and online instruction
  • Guides users in discovering, using, and evaluating resources
  • Works as a member of the reference team
  • Acts as liaison to multiple academic departments
  • Performs searches for users and promotes the library’s role in systematic review teams
  • Actively seeks innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Creates web pages (LibGuides) related to research, library services and resources
  • Utilizes appropriate communication tools and social media to deliver messages and information to users
  • Participates in ongoing learning and professional development relevant to position responsibilities and delivery of services and programs
  • Exhibits continuous improvement of subject knowledge, resources, and technology


Education requirement:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school

Prior experience:

  • Preferred: Educational or experiential background in the pre-clinical or health sciences

Technical/computer skills:

  • Knowledge of and experience in research, using reference resources, Internet resources, and other electronic products
  • Strong computer skills, LibApps, bibliographic management software such as EndNote, MS Office software, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Preferred: Reference and instructional experience in a health sciences library, preferably academic
  • Preferred: Fluency in the use of biostatistics and statistical software such as Stata, SPSS, R, GraphPad Prism; research software such as NVivo, and/or willingness to develop these skills in support of the curriculum
  • Preferred: Proficiency in data visualization and/or a strong desire to develop these skills.

Other skills/requirements

  • Strong interpersonal skills, a public services orientation, demonstrated written and spoken communication skills, question negotiation skills, and ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to initiate and manage projects effectively, with attention to detail
  • Desire and ability to continuously improve skills and knowledge level
  • Demonstrated ability to make innovative use of technology in library services and communications
  • Preferred: Knowledge of sources of health sciences information, evidence-based practice, and critical appraisal of resources

Minimum Salary

USD $50,000.00/Yr.

Maximum Salary

USD $60,000.00/Yr.


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