Job Posting – Research and Instruction Librarian – Temple Health Sciences Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

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Research and Instruction Librarian – Health Sciences Libraries

Join an innovative and collaborative team at one of Philadelphia’s premier health sciences libraries. The Temple University Health Sciences Libraries seeks an enthusiastic, patron-focused life-long learner to become our Research and Instruction 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 and Outreach, the Research & Instruction Librarian provides a broad-range of research, scholarly support, and instruction services to members of Temple’s health sciences campus comprised of the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, selected programs in the College of Public Health and Temple University Hospital.  Serves as the liaison to the School of Nursing (part of the College of Public Health) and the nursing department at Temple University Hospital. Provides a broad range of search services in support of systematic review service, for animal alternatives, and the library’s faculty credentialing service. Participates in the library’s instruction program by providing educational workshops and seminars for health sciences patrons throughout the academic year. Performs related duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library/information science.  Two years of professional experience in an academic health sciences library, teaching hospital library, or higher education library that serves health sciences programs. Experience providing reference and research consultation services. Demonstrated experience searching biomedical literature, such as MEDLINE, Scopus, Web of Science, Biosis and/or Embase. Demonstrated experience providing instruction or delivering presentations.

Required Skills and Abilities:

*Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

*Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Skills and Abilities:

*Demonstrated expert searcher skills as delineated by the MLA statement on expert searching.

*Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

*Demonstrated ability to manage projects.

*Knowledge of technology and applications used for online collaboration and communication (such as Zoom, Skype or Microsoft Teams).

*Commitment to providing responsive and innovative services to a culturally and racially diverse campus community.


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 21001886.  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.


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