Job Posting: Learning and Engagement Librarian, Philadelphia, PA

*Learning and Engagement Librarian – Health Sciences Libraries*


The Health Sciences Libraries at Temple University seek an energetic, creative and user-centered professional to serve in the role of Learning & Engagement Librarian. Temple University is a vibrant, urban research university with over 1,700 full-time faculty and a student body of 36,000 that is among the most diverse in the nation. For more information about Temple and Philadelphia, visit

*Primary Duties and Responsibilities: *

Reporting to the Head of Research, Education & Outreach, the Learning & Engagement Librarian is responsible for building connections with the health sciences community at Temple, developing and deploying instructional programming, and promoting the role of the library as a partner in research, teaching, and education.  The Librarian develops, coordinates and provides information literacy, reference, and research consultation services and plays a leading role in the library’s engagement and outreach efforts. Mentors and trains other liaisons in effective pedagogical techniques and learning assessment as well as assisting them with creating web-based interactive, self-paced lessons and tutorials following best practices. Identifies and investigates new information resources which support the mission of the information services department. Provides liaison services to one or more schools or departments. The Health Sciences Libraries serve the information needs of the School of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Podiatry, nine departments in the College of Public Health and Temple University Hospital. The Learning & Engagement Librarian serves on a team of research and education librarian staff, with liaison and reference service responsibilities. Performs other duties as assigned.

*Required Education and Experience:*

ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library/information science. Demonstrated experience providing reference services in a health sciences library or higher education (university or college) library setting. Demonstrated training experience in a health sciences library or higher education (university or college) library setting. Experience with electronic information resources, including proficiency with web-based information search systems.

*Required Skills and Abilities:*

*Evidence of outreach and delivery of programming to key stakeholder groups.

*Excellent interpersonal skills, along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.

*Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

*Excellent oral and written communication skills.

*Preferred Skills and Abilities:*

*Experience in an academic health sciences library environment and/or teaching hospital library.

*Experience with PubMed, Web of Science, CINAHL or other biomedical information search systems.

*Experience with LibGuides and LibChat software.

*Experience collaborating with faculty in developing education programs.

*Experience with course management software, particularly Canvas.

*Experience developing course content.

*Experience collaborating with faculty


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 18003484.  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.

Karen Burstein

Senior Reference Librarian
Liaison to Nursing
Liaison to Communication Sciences & Disorders Temple University Ginsburg Health Sciences Library

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