Specialist Librarian positions-University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries


***Two Positions Available:


*Informatics/Data Services Specialist and Biomedical/Research Services



The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for two innovative, tech savvy and proactive health science library specialists. We seek applicants who have subject expertise and technology skills, and who possess an understanding of research processes in the sciences to provide leadership and help shape the future of library services.


Both positions will be part of the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) division of the University Libraries. The positions will report to the Associate Director for Liaison Services and will collaborate with eight other subject librarians in HSL as well as other science librarians across the University Libraries.


The specialists will serve as library liaisons to designated academic departments and research centers affiliated with the University’s Academic Health Center (AHC, (http://www.ahc.umn.edu/), including the Medical School, the Biomedical Discovery District, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, supporting the instructional, research and outreach activities of these units. Both positions will provide specialized leadership for HSL: one in data management and curation, and the other in the development and coordination of research support services. Areas of focus will include identifying and supporting research needs, such as data management, research networking and personal information management, and collaborating with faculty and library colleagues to create innovative tools for fostering and managing disciplinary and interdisciplinary research processes.




Required Qualifications include an American Library Association accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience; and facility with technology (e.g., basic programming, web applications, APIs) and its application in academic contexts. Preferred qualifications include a degree in the physical, life, health, computer or related sciences, with a demonstrated understanding of the scientific research process, experience in health informatics, and knowledge of digital repository software and systems.