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Job Opportunity - Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

  • 1.  Job Opportunity - Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

    Posted 05-12-2023 15:46

    The University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville invites nominations and applications for the position of Health Sciences Librarian. The Libraries seek candidates who are receptive to and foster new ideas and who have demonstrated collaboration, interpersonal skills, and open written and oral communication skills. Additional key attributes are the ability to establish and promote successful partnerships with other university departments, provide excellent services, and to adapt or develop programs and services that support positive change within the institution. This will be especially important as the main library, Mullins Library, is undergoing a major renovation of the first two floors.

    As a member of the Research and Instruction Services team, the Health Sciences Librarian will create and deliver innovative services to support the instruction and research needs of students and faculty in College of Education and Health Professions which includes the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing. This individual actively engages with faculty and students and develops collaborative working relationships with colleagues in other departments at the University of Arkansas Libraries, as well as members of university departments and research teams. Specifically, but not limited to, this librarian works directly with the disciplines within the health professions and related life sciences, and we seek candidates with broad knowledge of information literacy skills. Responsibilities include library instruction, research assistance, support for systematic and/or evidence-based reviews, collection development, and academic outreach, including collaborative development of library programs and campus and community engagement initiatives.

    With members of the Research and Instruction department, the Health Sciences Librarian will contribute to the libraries' online chat service, support online and distance learning, and share responsibility for creative and active promotion of physical and digital collections, in alignment with curricular and research needs. The Health Sciences Librarian will have the opportunity to support the vision for and utilization of new spaces and services focused on innovative and enhanced technologies (i.e. virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, a makerspace, etc.), available following the Mullins Library Renewal Phase 2 project. The work of the Health Sciences Librarian may include supervision of a Graduate Assistant.

    This position is a tenure-track, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian / Assistant Professor or Associate Librarian / Associate Professor.

    Along with performance, the responsibilities of this position include research and creative work, and service in keeping with the faculty requirements of the University of Arkansas. This position reports to the Director of Research and Instruction.

    Relocation allowance available. Benefits include TIAA or Fidelity Investments, 22 days of annual leave, tuition reduction, and health insurance.


    Minimum Qualifications:


      • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent
      • Experience with public service in an academic, research, or special library through reference, instruction, and external engagement


    Preferred Qualifications:


      • Demonstrated experience providing library instruction, research assistance, and outreach with in-person and/or virtual learning environments.
      • Knowledge of best practices in library pedagogy, such as the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
      • Experience with or a willingness to learn how to conduct systematic and/or evidence-based reviews.
      • Knowledge of assessment methods and tools
      • Experience with content development

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


      • Exemplary service orientation skills
      • Initiative and flexibility skills
      • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability in working collaboratively with team members, other library colleagues, and customers.
      • Effective oral and written communication skills
      • Ability to work effectively in a diverse and changing environment.
      • Willingness and ability to engage in faculty liaison activities such as outreach and/or engagement.


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    University Libraries:


    The University Libraries share the stewardship of the University's goals and take responsibility for the health of the research and teaching collections and programs that further support the academic mission. The University Libraries are comprised of Mullins Library and three branch libraries: Chemistry and Biochemistry, Fine Arts, and Physics, as well as two off-site facilities including an architecturally unique climate and humidity controlled 27,000 sq. ft. high density storage facility. For more information, visit the Libraries' home page (


    College of Education and Health Professions:


    The College of Education and Health Professions (COEHP) offers undergraduate majors, Master's and Ph.D. programs, and graduate certificates. COEHP houses the departments of Health, Human Performance & Recreation (HHPR), Occupational Therapy (OTD), Rehabilitation, and Human Resources & Communication Disorders (RHRC), as well as the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing. The college also supports nine research labs and centers and offers a Doctor of Occupational Therapy program, a collaboration between the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. For more information, visit their website at


    Values of the University Libraries: 


    The University of Arkansas Libraries aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

    Enriching campus diversity and inclusion is a guiding principle at the University of Arkansas. The University of Arkansas Libraries asserts that the responsibility for creating, supporting, and maintaining an inclusive workplace belongs to all of us. We can strengthen our culture and organization by approaching each other and our work with intentional goodwill, honesty, empathy, and trust as we encourage others to hold themselves and each other accountable to do the same.

    We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our workforce and we encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. For more information regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion and the University Libraries, please visit our website at



    Lutishoor Salisbury
    Distinguished Professor/Librarian

    Director of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Library

    Office: CHEM 225


    University of Arkansas Libraries
    365 N. McIlroy Ave.
    Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002

    Ph: 479-575-8418

    Toll-free: 866-818-8115