Research Services Librarian

Job Locations US-NY-Valhalla
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The Research Services Librarian empowers users to conduct research and teaches and works with students, faculty, staff and residents in research matters. Reporting to the Associate Director, USER Services, responsibilities include but are not limited to: partnering with researchers, expert searching and 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.


Salary Range: $57,000 - $60,000


  • Provides leadership in the design and delivery of library 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 cycle, 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;
  • 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;
  • Performs searches for users and promotes the library’s role in systematic review teams;
  • 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.



  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school;
  • Knowledge of and experience in research;
  • Knowledge of and experience using reference resources, Internet resources, and other electronic products;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a public services orientation, demonstrated written and spoken communication skills, and question negotiation skills. 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;
  • Strong computer skills, LibApps, bibliographic management software such as EndNote, MS Office software, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc;
  • Demonstrated ability to make innovative use of technology in library services and communications.


  • Reference and instructional experience in a health sciences library, preferably academic;
  • Educational or experiential background in the pre-clinical or health sciences;
  • Knowledge of sources of health sciences information, evidence-based practice, and critical appraisal of resources;
  • Fluency in the use of biostatistics and statistical software and/or willingness to develop these skills in support of the curriculum;
  • Proficiency in data visualization


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