Job Posting: Health Sciences Librarian, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Health Sciences Librarian at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Position: 121948BR – Librarian III

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Mayo Clinic seeks an innovative, experienced medical librarian with an inviting personality and winsome communication skills. The Mayo Clinic Libraries are recruiting a service-focused Health Sciences Librarian (Librarian III) to collaborate as a member of Mayo Clinic Libraries’ professional library team. The Health Services Librarian is a full-time, mid-level position where the librarian will perform professional activities encompassing library science, information management, and information technology. To qualify for this position, candidates should have an advanced competency in searching medical and scientific literature and the delivery of relevant information to patrons.

Proactive library outreach and quality library instruction, accompanied by excellent customer service, will be used to serve learners and foster new professional relationships. Public services responsibilities include the provision of research assistance, literature searches, instruction, consultations and other educational services to support faculty, students, affiliated health professionals and other staff members. Knowledge and experience providing technical services and archival management are not required.

Why Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic Libraries include 16 libraries in four states and a team of 30 medical librarians. This new librarian position will be located in Rochester, Minnesota, working at Mayo Clinic’s Saint Marys Campus. As a Mayo Clinic librarian, you will support dedicated clinicians in virtually every medical and surgical specialty – clinicians who are committed to providing comprehensive diagnoses and treatment for complex illnesses. Mayo Clinic holds to its longtime primary value “The needs of the patient come first.” Currently ranked #1 Best Hospital in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, Mayo Clinic cares for more than one million people a year, from all 50 states and 140 countries.

Working at Saint Marys Staff Library, the Health Sciences Librarian (Librarian III) will primarily serve and cultivate dynamic relationships with clinicians, researchers, rotating clinical students and hospital-based staff working on advanced degrees to support patient care, learning and research productivity. The candidate will report to Librarian/Supervisor of the Saint Marys Staff Library.

Opportunities for engagement in ongoing professional development and career ladder advancement are available and encouraged. Mayo Clinic’s Librarian III position is a mid-level career ladder position.


*        A minimum of a master’s degree from an ALA accredited master’s degree is required.

*        A minimum of 3 years of experience as Librarian II or comparable professional library experience.

*        Library experience, particularly work experience in a hospital, health sciences or scientific research library is required.

Additional qualifications:

*        Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated initiative, good judgment, flexibility, and common sense.

*        Commitment to excellent customer service and quality improvement.

*        Ability to work well in a team-based and self-directed work environment.

*        Willingness to independently accomplish special projects. Commitment to career development and relevant continuing education.

Preferred Experience and/or Qualifications:

*        Experience as a hospital librarian.

*        Experience providing systematic review services.

*        AHIP membership or an additional advanced degree in subject area pertinent to the position.

*        Academic appointment with current employer.

*        History of relevant scholarly publications, presentations and participation in professional associations.

Exemption status – Exempt

Compensation Detail – Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approximately $2,214.40, based on a full-time position. The annual salary range is approximately $57,500 to $86,400, based on a full-time position.

To support Mayo Clinic’s efforts in attracting highly qualified candidates to the organization, travel and relocation assistance are available for eligible individuals located a minimum of 70 miles away from the work site.

Benefits eligible – Yes

Schedule – Full Time

Hours / Pay period – 80

Schedule details – Primarily works standard daytime business hours on Mondays through Fridays.

Weekend schedule – May occasionally provide substitutionary staffing during early evening weekday hours or Saturday afternoons.

Job posting number – 121948BR

Recruiter – Jessica Larson

Equal opportunity employer – Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).
Site description

Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life. Saint Marys, the largest of Mayo’s hospitals, is a very busy hospital with 1,265 beds and, it is part of Mayo Clinic’s integrated medical center in Rochester, Minnesota. Saint Marys also has a Patients’ Library plus the Staff Library and, both are located within one mile of six other Mayo Clinic libraries in downtown Rochester.

Apply Now – To apply for this position, use Mayo Clinic’s online application and upload a (1) a cover letter, (2) resume or CV, and (3) a detailed contact list with 3 or more professional references. Applications will be accepted until a candidate is the qualified candidate is identified. The start date for this position is negotiable but, employment may be initiated as soon as a job offer is accepted and pre-employment requirements are completed.

For specific information regarding this position, please contact:

Dana Gerberi, MLIS, AHIP
Manager, Saint Marys Staff Library

Assistant Professor of Medical Education Mayo Clinic Libraries

Phone: 507-255-2008

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