Job Posting: Health Sciences Librarian, Clemson University

Clemson University Libraries is currently inviting candidates for the position of Health Sciences Librarian. As this is my current position, I’m more than happy to answer questions or talk with any interested individuals about this role! See below for more details:

Health Sciences Librarian

The Clemson University Libraries seek a service-focused, innovative, and collaborative librarian to support health sciences education and research at a dynamic public research university that focuses on student success by targeting four strategic priority areas: Research, Engagement, the Academic Core, and the Living Environment.  Clemson’s partnership with health care systems has created the Clemson University School of Health Research (CUSHR), a multidisciplinary unit that facilitates medical research and scholarship. In addition, Clemson’s School of Nursing received recognition by the National League for Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.

The Health Sciences Librarian provides research assistance, instruction, collection development, and outreach for the department of Public Health Sciences, School of Nursing, and CUSHR.  The successful candidate will collaborate with university partners and institutes to develop and support innovative programs and services.  Library faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service. This is a 12-month tenure-track Faculty position and works under the direction of the Head of Information & Research Services.

Responsibilities of the Health Sciences Librarian include:

Research Services

*       Serves as the primary liaison for the department of Public Health Sciences, the School of Nursing, and CUSHR; connects faculty and students with information and resources to support all aspects of the research lifecycle and builds professional relationships that facilitate research and student success

*       Collaborates with librarian teams to design and deliver services, instruction, and programming to support education and research in the College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences and the College of Science

*       Provides general reference services (on-call and virtual) as well as in-depth research consultations in liaison areas. May include night and weekend virtual reference.

*       Works collaboratively across the Libraries to support innovative initiatives including open access, research impact analysis, open educational resources, data management services, and data visualization

*       Provide support and search assistance for evidence-based literature reviews, including systematic reviews.

*        Assists faculty with the creation and evaluation of data management plans, analysis of research impact, and development of grant proposals.

*       Support students and faculty at the Clemson School of Nursing Greenville campus through in-person and virtual outreach, instruction, and research consultations.

*       Engages in professional development such as attending conferences, workshops, and webinars related to job functions

Instruction & Outreach

*       Teaches course-related library instruction sessions both in person and online; designs and develops instructional materials and assessments for classes

*       Creates and maintains library subject and course research guides (LibGuides) and other instructional tools to help students, faculty, and staff effectively use library resources

*       Participates in instructional, outreach, and information literacy initiatives

Collection Development

*       Builds and manages library collections to support curriculum and research for liaison departments, including updating collection policies, selecting print and electronic materials, and weeding

*       Works with liaison teams to determine shared collection purchases and priorities.

Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

*       Develops a focused program of high quality research and creative accomplishments, consistent with professional responsibilities and the Libraries’ mission and goals.


*       Actively participates and demonstrates leadership in professional responsibilities that serve the Libraries, University, profession, and community.

Required Qualifications:

*       ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship or other relevant graduate degree as deemed appropriate by the Libraries

*       At least one year of experience providing information and research services in a library

*       Demonstrated ability to consult with and advise researchers about core nursing and health science reference tools (CINAHL, MEDLINE) and citation management software

*       Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

*       Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

*       Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect in the workplace


*       Undergraduate or advanced degree in health or life sciences

*       Experience conducting or supporting health sciences or nursing research

*       Teaching experience, which may include designing online resources, consulting with individual researchers or project teams, and planning in-person or virtual workshops or class sessions

*       Demonstrated ability to carry out a liaison program through outreach, building relationships, and providing library services and support to diverse stakeholders

*       Experience conducting systematic reviews, meta-analysis, or related research projects

*       Current or expressed desire to pursue Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) certification

*       Evidence of, or potential for, professional and/or scholarly activity

Salary and Benefits

Faculty rank and competitive salary based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. Various medical plans, dental plans, and retirement plans are available. 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 13 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.


Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science and engineering-oriented Carnegie Research One university in a college town setting along a dynamic Southeastern corridor. Clemson is an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and a competitive drive to excel. Centrally located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson is in one of the fastest-growing areas of South Carolina, and a two-hour drive from Charlotte and Atlanta.

Application process

Applicants should submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio: . Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references. Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by April 12, 2021 will be guaranteed consideration.

Diversity Statement

Clemson University Libraries seeks to best serve our community through creating a welcoming environment in which diverse ideas and perspectives come together to achieve common goals. We are committed to the practice of inclusion as it is essential to the continued success not only of Clemson University but of the library and information science profession. We embrace Clemson’s core values of integrity, honesty, and respect, and add to those the ideals of compassion, dignity, and historical awareness so that Clemson Libraries’ staff, collections, spaces, and services inform the interest, information, and enlightenment of all who we serve.

Closing Statement

Clemson University is an AAO/EO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


Health Sciences Librarian

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