Reference Librarian

open until filled
Rootstown, OH


Northeast Ohio Medical University


Minimum of Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school.

Undergraduate or graduate degree in a life science, medical, or allied health field preferred.

Minimum of one year of professional experience in an academic research library, or equivalent experience.


The position provides reference service, bibliographic research assistance and instruction, and information literacy education to the campus community. Position is also responsible for the implementation and management of the NEOMED scholarly communications initiative, including copyright instruction and support.

1) Provides general reference service to all library patrons. Develops and implements an Information Liaison Program, providing targeted reference services that support research and teaching efforts throughout the university. Provides automated reference services and course-integrated reference services that support research and teaching needs. Maintains statistics and produces reports and assessments of reference activity.

2) Develops and implements a Scholarly Communications Initiative, educating students, faculty, and staff in information literacy and bibliographic research methods. Supports this activity by providing course-integrated and stand-alone instruction, and by developing tutorials, Library Guides, instructional web pages, and other appropriate instructional materials. Keeps abreast of developments in scholarly communications, in the scholarly publishing industry, and in the campus scholarly communications environment. Maintains statistics and produces reports and assessments of instructional activity.

3) Provides copyright instruction and support for the University. Works with General Counsel to support university copyright policy. Maintains statistics and produces reports and assessments of copyright activity.

4) Participates in general professional activities including planning, internship supervision, and representing the library in consortium and professional venues. Participates in scholarly activities and professional development.

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