Job Posting: Library Fellow, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA


Under the direction of a Librarian or designee, the Library Fellow contributes to the organization by performing meaningful projects and assignments. The Library Fellows Program (LFP) is designed to provide a 2 year work experience emphasizing hands-on learning and research into topics of information management, and medical librarianship. The program incorporates training, professional development, and research. It is designed to guide the fellow toward a professional career in academic medical librarianship. The underlying principle of the fellow program “is shared value”. The Lamar Soutter Library (LSL) provides a learning laboratory where recent MLS graduates experience the real working world and explore the range of experience when assisting clinicians and researchers with their information needs.


  • Provide in depth and ready reference service to patrons
  • Provide reference service on demand via personal contact, telephone, or e-mail using a variety of information tools and library systems
  • Promote information and research services, engaging users to assess work needs beyond initial reference inquiries
  • Provide end user access to information resources using local, regional, and national collections and systems
  • Provide technology support to patrons
  • Participate in and lead strategic initiative teams, committees, and task forces
  • Develop content for the library’s web page and posts using content management tool, e.g. LibGuides
  • Evaluate services and suggest changes to improve effectiveness
  • Participate in Library professional staff and consortia meetings
  • Design and implement research projects and publications in order to contribute to the advance in medical librarianship
  • In collaboration with the librarian mentor complete a research project related to health science librarianship in a focus area such as technology, evidence- based medicine, informatics, data or knowledge management
  • Deliver reports, presentations, and publications at peer reviewed level
  • Create a self- directed course of study and investigations to meet the challenge of interpreting results for decision making in a library environment
  • Perform other duties as required.

MLS degree in an ALA- approved library/information science program


1-2 years of library research or health related experience is preferred

May be able to work occasional weekends

Requisition Number 2013-21916 # of Openings 3
Job Location US-MA-Worcester Posted Date 8/26/2013
Shift Day Exempt/Non-Exempt Status Exempt
Minimum Salary Maximum Salary
Union Code Non Union Position-W60-Non Unit Professional

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