Job Posting: Health Sciences Librarian, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Working Title: Health Sciences Librarian

Request/Posting Number: 0405303

Duties & Responsibilities:

This position will serve as Liaison Librarian to programs in health sciences and related areas and will actively engage with students and faculty in assigned areas. The Health Sciences Librarian will provide research and instructional services, develop instructional materials and manage collections in all formats to support health sciences and related areas, primarily at the undergraduate level. This new position will be the second Health Sciences Librarian position in Rose Library and the two librarians will work closely together to provide a full range of support for rapidly growing health programs. As a member of the Rose Library team, the Health Sciences Librarian will also participate in a tiered staffing model providing traditional and online research consultations. In addition, the Health Sciences Librarian will collaborate with colleagues throughout Libraries and Educational Technologies to develop and promote library services that support teaching and research across the curriculum.


ALA-accredited MLS is required. Academic library experience preferred. Academic coursework in health sciences or experience in health sciences librarianship preferred. The successful candidate will also bring excellent interpersonal, time-management, analytical and organizational skills and a commitment to user-centered services. Faculty status requires potential to meet standards for tenure and promotion.

We invite candidates from diverse backgrounds who will contribute affirmatively and creatively to the university’s multicultural environment. Our goal is for our employees to reflect the rich mix of backgrounds, life experiences, cultures, perspectives and world views that is found within our university community.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Tenure-track faculty position with excellent benefits including 20 days of vacation and a choice of retirement plans. Review of applications will begin on June 14, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must apply online using JMU’s JobLink system. Links to JobLink and full position description can be found on the JMU Libraries employment information page at http:/

Review date: 6-14-13

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