Academic Medical Librarian IV – Mayo Clinic Learning Resources Center

Position Summary: Are you interested and ready to work in a high-energy, strategically essential and mission-driven library environment? An experienced, full-time Academic Medical Librarian IV is being recruited to support the Mayo Clinic’s Learning Resources Center (LRC), located in Rochester, Minnesota. The LRC is one of 14 Mayo Clinic Libraries and is located across the street from the Mayo Clinic’s largest library, the Plummer Library, in downtown Rochester. The LRC is located in a historic Mayo building that adjoins Mitchell Student Center and serves as the primary library for the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. While the academic medical librarian is primarily responsible for staffing the LRC, he/she will supervise one full-time library support position working days and four medical student employees who work evening and weekend hours in the LRC. The person holding this position is an active participant and member of the Mayo Clinic Libraries’ Public Services team of professional librarians. Primary clientele are the students, faculty and staff of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science; primary responsibilities include the delivery of literature searches and systematic reviews, library-related course design and instruction in support of the curriculum, championing innovative technology, the delivery of great customer service and oversight of the LRC. This position reports directly to the supervisor of Public Services for Mayo Clinic Libraries. Consideration of applications will begin immediately. Mayo Clinic seeks to fill this position before the end of 2017; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Responsibilities: The Librarian IV is an advanced level position in the Masters-prepared professional Librarian series. Under minimal supervision, the Librarian IV performs highly professional level responsibilities encompassing library science, information management, information technology, or library leadership. Public services responsibilities may include the provision of professional reference, research and educational services to faculty, staff, students, patients and others. Technical services responsibilities may include collection development, database/electronic resource access and/or serials management in support of the Mayo Clinic Library system. Leadership responsibilities may include personnel management or project planning. Regularly participates on several library committees or task forces. Regularly provides input, develops and applies Library policy and decision making to support the Mayo Clinic Library system.

Successful applicants will demonstrate the following:
• an advanced understanding and knowledge of health sciences librarianship
• a strong background in preparing medical literature searches and systematic reviews
• professional expertise in promoting scholarship and knowledge management through instruction
• expertise in developing curricular-based programming and instructional support
• competence in the delivery of academic library liaison services
• familiarity and comfort in delivering embedded librarian services

The Librarian IV on the Mayo Clinic Libraries’ Career Ladder demonstrates initiative, resourcefulness, and originality of thought and approach in problem solving within limits established for the functional unit; investigates and proposes for implementation new methods, programming, techniques, procedures, and services.

The Librarian IV contributes to the profession, whether through professional organization or through other efforts. Activities may include work on a committee, task force, or other group; work on projects sponsored by professional organizations; or activity in other professional efforts. Librarian IV’s are involved at some level in research, writing, publishing, or other relevant creative professional activities.

May perform other tasks that support services, maintain workload, or provide coverage in the work unit or elsewhere in the Mayo Clinic Library system.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in library science or information management or other Masters or advanced degree pertinent to the position from an accredited graduate program required. Requires three years’ experience as Librarian III or comparable professional library experience. For institutionally designated management or supervisory positions, management or supervisory experience required.

Additional Qualifications: Additional advanced degree or graduate level training in subject area pertinent to the position preferred. Work experience in a health sciences or scientific research library setting preferred. Supervisory experience working in a large multi-library academic medical library environment preferred. Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals program of the Medical Library Association at the Senior or Distinguished level preferred. Academic appointment in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated initiative, good judgment, flexibility and common sense. Commitment to excellent customer service. Commitment to quality improvement. Ability to work well in a team-based and self-directed work environment.

Benefit Eligible: Yes
Exemption Status: Exempt
Compensation Detail: Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $2,257.60, based on a full-time position.
Hours/Pay Period: Full-time
Schedule Details: The Academic Medical Librarian IV is a full-time position. The librarian primarily works weekday daytime hours with occasional evening or weekend hours in support of the Mayo Clinic Libraries or Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

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