Health Science and Science Librarian @ Dept. of Univ. Libraries, Northern Illinois University Libraries, DeKalb, IL

Position Summary
The Health Sciences / Science Librarian serves as the liaison and is responsible for collections, instruction, outreach, and research consultation in selected schools within the College of Health and Humans Sciences, and for departments within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or the College of Engineering as needed. NIU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to the experiences of underrepresented populations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Research Services
Serves as the primary liaison for the Schools of Allied Health & Communicative Disorders, Health Studies, Interdisciplinary Health Professions, and Nursing; connects faculty and students with information and resources to support all aspects of the research lifecycle and builds professional relationships that facilitate research and student success.
Individually and collaboratively designs and delivers services, instruction, and programming to support education and research in the College of Health and Health Sciences, select departments within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering as needed.
Provides general reference services (in-person and virtual) including some nights and weekends, as well as in-depth research consultations in liaison areas.
Works collaboratively across the Libraries to support innovative initiatives including open access, research impact analysis, open educational resources, data management services, and data visualization.
Provide support and search assistance for evidence-based literature reviews, including systematic reviews.
Assists faculty with the creation and evaluation of data management plans, analysis of research impact, and development of grant proposals.
Engages in professional development such as attending conferences, workshops, and webinars related to job functions
Instruction & Outreach
Teaches course-related library instruction sessions both in person and online; designs and develops instructional materials and assessments for classes.
Creates and maintains library subject and course research guides (LibGuides) and other instructional tools (tutorials, online learning modules, etc.) to help students, faculty, and staff effectively use library resources.
Participates in instructional, outreach, and information literacy initiatives
Collection Development
Builds and manages library collections to support curriculum and research for liaison departments, including updating collection policies, selecting print and electronic materials, and weeding.
Works with liaison teams to determine shared collection purchases and priorities.
Research, Scholarship, and Service Activities
Develops a focused program of high-quality research and creative accomplishments, consistent with professional responsibilities and the Libraries’ mission and goals.
Actively participates and demonstrates leadership in professional responsibilities that serve the Libraries, University, profession, and community.


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