Job Opportunity – Research Services Librarian at Temple University

Research Services Librarian – Health Sciences Library


The Health Sciences Libraries at Temple University seeks a creative, energetic, and service-oriented librarian to join its staff as the Research Services Librarian. This individual will be part of a team that supports the research, education, and clinical goals of Temple’s academic medical center. Temple University Libraries serves the Temple community and beyond, including more than 35,000 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 260,000 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.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

Reporting to the Head of Research, Education, and Outreach (REO), the Research Services Librarian supports the research, professional writing, and educational activities of the health sciences campus at Temple University. Working as part of a team, they provide a range of search services in support of systematic reviews, institutional animal care, and faculty credentialing. Participates in the development of the health sciences libraries professional writing support service. Serves as a liaison to a health sciences program. Provides online and in-person instruction for liaison area and for the library’s elective workshop series. Meets requirements for contract renewals, promotion, and regular appointment. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library/information science and experience providing reference services in a college, university, or hospital library. Experience teaching or giving presentations. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


Required Skills and Abilities:

*Knowledge of health and life sciences databases, such as MEDLINE, Web of Science, and/or Embase

*Familiarity with the research process in the health and life sciences

*Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collegially in a demanding and rapidly changing environment

*Excellent project management skills

*Excellent oral and written communication skills


Preferred Skills and Abilities:

*Demonstrated expert searcher skills, such as those performed in support of systematic or other review types

*Familiarity with editing and writing and publications in the health sciences 


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 22003516. 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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