Job Posting: Health Sciences Librarian, Boston MA

Hello all,

Sharing a final call for applicants for a newly created Health Sciences Librarian position at Northeastern University. Please consider joining us in Boston, Massachusetts! If you have any questions about the position or the institution, please reach out to Alissa Link Cilfone at

First consideration will be given to candidates who apply by August 31, 2021. We hope to reach out to candidates selected for first round online interviews around September 17, 2021.

A short description of the position is available below. More information is available in the job posting here:

About the Job:

Northeastern University Library seeks an engaging and innovative individual to join our STEM & Entrepreneurship Team in Boston, Massachusetts in a newly created Health Sciences Librarian position. Reporting to the Head of STEM & Entrepreneurship, the Health Sciences Librarian will serve as liaison to departments in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences and other related departments throughout the University. The Health Sciences Librarian provides high quality, learner-centered teaching, learning, and research support virtually and in-person through instruction sessions, consultations, and the creation of asynchronous learning resources for students, faculty, instructors, staff, and research labs. To both help support University research initiatives and better support the campus, the Health Sciences Librarian will also develop skills in a specialized support area such as bibliometrics, open science & collaborative research platforms, 3D printing, and/or data science. This includes building knowledge, monitoring trends, and developing support for specialized area(s) as needs emerge.

To the point: Be a collaborative and engaging expert; contribute to a strong team and staff culture; enhance core services; innovate and develop new research and instruction services. Help us expand the possible!


MLS or equivalent degree. At least 2 years of experience working as a research librarian in an academic research, hospital, or other medical environment, preferably with a Health Sciences background or supporting Health Sciences fields. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as an interest in applying a culturally competent lens to teaching and learning. Strong skills in collaboration and teamwork within an energetic, dynamic, and continually evolving environment. Proactive attitude and ability to take initiative, develop, and carry out projects as well as manage multiple priorities and deadlines. Strong service orientation and interest in focusing on/developing an understanding of user needs. Successful candidates must be willing to experiment, learn, adapt, iterate, and share their own ideas/projects with colleagues as well as provide constructive feedback on projects/ideas from other team members.

About the Team:

The Health Sciences Librarian is a member of the STEM & Entrepreneurship Team located within the Research and Instruction Department. Team members across Research & Instruction are deeply engaged in teaching and learning support and are actively developing partnerships and new modes of support for information, data, and digital literacies.



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