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Public Health and Social Sciences Librarian - Temple University

  • 1.  Public Health and Social Sciences Librarian - Temple University

    Posted 01-18-2022 20:41
    Public Health and Social Sciences Librarian – Charles Library

    Join an innovative and collaborative team at one of Philadelphia's most vibrant research libraries. Temple University Libraries seeks an enthusiastic, patron-focused life-long learner to become our Public Health and Social Sciences Librarian. The position is based at our new, state-of-the-art main library and will support several programs in Temple University's groundbreaking College of Public Health. Interested candidates from diverse backgrounds, including academic, corporate, biomedical and health sciences are encouraged to apply. Temple University Libraries serves the Temple community and beyond, including more than 37,000 students; over 2,000 full-time faculty; and researchers and visitors on Main, Center City, and Health Sciences Center campuses in Philadelphia and on our Ambler and Harrisburg campuses. We are committed to providing research and learning services, offering open access to our facilities and information resources, and fostering innovation and experimentation. Our collections total more than four million physical and digital titles, over 275,000 print and electronic journal subscriptions, and more than 700 research databases. We also collect, preserve, and provide access to a broad universe of special collections, including rare books, manuscripts, archives, photographs, and more. As part of our library enterprise, the award-winning Temple University Press supports our mission to advance learning and scholarship. For more information about Temple and Philadelphia, visit

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

    Under the direction of the Head of Business, Social Sciences, and Education, the Public Health and Social Sciences Librarian serves as the subject librarian for Public Health and Social Work, and participates in the library's systematic review service. The Librarian provides general reference and specialized research support for students, staff, and faculty in person and virtually, by appointment and upon request. Develops instructional materials and counsels faculty in developing effective information literacy assignments and activities.  Delivers library instruction to students in the disciplines and general education curriculum. Engages with faculty in their assigned liaison departments or programs and with the wider campus community through outreach and promotional activities, including committee participation and attendance at collegial meetings and events.  Develops and manages electronic and print collections in assigned subject areas. Authors research guides and instructional materials for courses and general subject area. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Required Education and Experience:

    ALA accredited MLS. Five years' experience as a health science, social work, or academic librarian. Experience designing and delivering innovative information and multi-literacy instruction. Experience providing research support. Experience in an academic library, medical library, or other experience supporting public health curricula and research.  Information literacy teaching experience.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

    Required Skills and Abilities:

    • Excellent interpersonal skills and a customer service orientation.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Demonstrated commitment to providing responsive research and reference services to a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.
    • Expertise with social and health science research and data sources.
    • Expertise in collection development practices for the health sciences.
    • Ability to stay abreast of latest trends in academic and health librarianship, higher education and other fields relevant to maintaining professional expertise.

    Preferred Skills and Abilities:

    • Medical Library Association's (MLA) Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) certification. 
    • Graduate or undergraduate degree in a health or social science discipline. 
    • Expert searching experience to support systematic, scoping and other types of evidence synthesis reviews
    • Experience providing library public services support to other disciplines, such as business, or other social science or science fields
    • Analytical skills for working with qualitative and/or quantitative data
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage projects.
    • Experience with universal design for learning, web and technology accessibility and usability standards
    • Experience with Springshare products


    Competitive salary and benefits package, including relocation allowance. 

    To apply: 

    To apply for this position, please visit, click on Careers at Temple at the bottom of the home page, and reference 21004424.  For full consideration, please submit your completed electronic application, along with a cover letter and resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

    Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to cultural diversity.

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