Job Posting: Reference & Education Librarian / Liaison to School of Nursing, Duke University, Durham, NC

Note: Duke librarians will be attending the MLA annual meeting in Austin and would be happy to meet with interested individuals about the position. Please contact if you would like to learn more at MLA.

Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives is seeking a proactive and customer service-focused librarian to serve as the library liaison to the Duke University School of Nursing. This position is part of the Research & Education team, which works together to support the instruction and research needs of Duke Medicine. The Research and Education Librarian / School of Nursing liaison enables and promotes evidence-based practice at Duke Medicine through instruction, research consultation, advanced and systematic literature searching, web-based guides and tutorials, and by assisting users in locating accurate and timely information in support of quality clinical care, biomedical research, and health sciences education.

The Liaison to the School of Nursing is an established position with strong connections to the School of Nursing faculty and students. This position spends 10-15 hours per week on-site at the School of Nursing and works closely with faculty, who rely on this position for background literature searches for numerous research projects and papers. The Liaison to the School of Nursing delivers instruction in the ABSN, MSN, DNP, and PhD nursing programs, some of which have distance education components.


EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  Master’s degree in Library or Information Science and knowledge of library instruction and education services, information and reference services, comprehensive database searching strategies, web pages and online tutorials, and project management. The successful candidate must also have these skills/abilities:  customer-service orientation; excellent organizational and communication skills; experience building relationships with diverse clients; flexibility in terms of coping with a dynamic environment and handling multiple priorities and projects; working in teams and independently; initiative to acquire new skills; knowledge of principles for searching and evaluating electronic resources; knowledge of general computer application and reference management software.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  This position is open to both entry-level and mid-level librarians. The starting salary for librarians at Duke Medical Center Library is $50,000. Salary for this position is competitive and is based on experience and education. Duke University offers excellent benefit packages, vacation and sick leave, and support for professional development. 

TO APPLY:  Review of applications will begin May 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Send cover letter, detailed resume and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references via email, fax or mail:

Vanessa Sellars, Associate Director, Administrative Services

Duke University Medical Center Library

DUMC 3702

Durham, NC 27710

fax: (919) 681-7599

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