Job Posting: Head of Library Research Services and Outreach – Remote Supervisory Position

Head of Library Research Services and Outreach
Full-time, remote position (Librarian IV or Librarian V)
Mayo Clinic Libraries

The Mayo Clinic Libraries seek an energetic and experienced librarian to join their fully integrated system of sixteen libraries. We are looking for a collaborative librarian with supervisory experience to lead a team of six librarians who primarily deliver research services, outreach, and instruction from remote working environments. As a remote supervisor, the Head of Library Research Services and Outreach will collaborate with Mayo Clinic supervisors and staff who are working both hybrid and fully onsite schedules to deliver library services and resources in Mayo Clinic’s academic, hospital, and patients’ libraries. This full-time, remote supervisory position is administered by Mayo Clinic Libraries in Rochester, Minnesota, and reports to the Executive Director of the Mayo Clinic Libraries and Historical Units. Qualified applicants living in the United States are encouraged to apply.


Allocation of time and responsibilities will vary based upon the expertise of the individual hired and focus of responsibilities during each year. For this new remote supervisory position, the time allocation is anticipated to be:

20% – Supervisory Management

Supervises a team of six librarians. Collaboratively leads remote librarians who are delivering library research services to Mayo Clinic employees and learners (e.g., students, residents, fellows). Responsible for recruiting, orienting, evaluating, and advocating for direct reports. Collaborates with other library supervisors and librarians working onsite and hybrid schedules across all Mayo Clinic sites to set and maintain standards for the continuity of library service delivery. Prepares proposals, budget requests, and reports and has oversight for work unit budget. Meets regularly with library senior leadership to facilitate and advance the initiatives of the Library Research Services and Outreach unit.

15% – Library Assessment
Determines the impact of library services and resources via ongoing assessment. Collaborating with library colleagues, actively participates in data collection and submission of information requested by the annual AAHSL and ACRL survey instruments. Provides leadership and guidance when library evaluations are being planned and implemented. Participates in post-assessment analysis and reporting.
40% – Library Research Services
Leads the team of remote librarians who are delivering library research services from their remote work locations. Responsible for actively participating in the delivery of remote library research services (e.g., literature searches, systematic reviews, library instruction, reference, and referral assistance). Note: Document delivery and interlibrary loan services are managed through Access Services not the Library Research Services and Outreach unit. Writing, editing, and statistical review services are provided by Mayo Clinic’s Scientific Publications division, which is not a library unit.
20% – Outreach and Instruction
Serves as a primary proponent for sharing news about the library’s resources, services, and spaces. Proposes opportunities and helps implement library outreach plans. Provides support (e.g., planning, active involvement, time and budget allocations) to library staff who are conducting outreach activities. Develops communiques, gives tours and presentations, and participates in initiatives to effectively communicate library news.
5% – Special Projects
Special projects may include those proposed by the Head of Library Research Services and Outreach, or they may include the accomplishment of strategic goals, multi-department initiatives, collection development, or emerging technologies.
The position of Librarian IV or Librarian V will be offered to the candidate who meets the following criteria:
Librarian IV – a minimum of ten years of work experience with one year of supervisory experience
Librarian V – a minimum of fifteen years of work experience with five years of supervisory experience

Review of applications will begin immediately. Please submit applications by June 2, 2023, for priority consideration; however, applications will be accepted through June 30, 2023. There is flexibility with the start date for this position. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for a minimum of three professional references.

Librarian IV – $66,747 to $100,235 annually + plus benefits
Librarian V – $75,130 to $112,736 annually + plus benefits

For full details and to apply: Head of Library Research Services and Outreach – Remote

Note: Mayo Clinic librarians will be attending the 2023 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting in Detroit. If you are seriously interested in this remote position and want to have a face-to-face conversation about it during the conference, please email<>.

Anna Beth Morgan, M.L.S., M.S., AHIP
Executive Director | Mayo Clinic Libraries, Historical Units, and Heritage Days |
Assistant Professor of Medical Education
507-293-7480 |<>
Mayo Clinic | Plummer Library | 200 First Street SW | Rochester, MN 55905 |

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