Education and Research Librarian
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.
Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.
Job Title: Education and Research Librarian
Position Summary and Key Responsibilities:
The Education and Research Librarian will develop, implement, coordinate, promote, assess, and expand an innovative and effective library education program, in support of research, scholarship, education, and patient care. The Education Librarian will provide general information, research services, and other services that support the mission of City of Hope.
- Coordinate education programs with librarians, the Bioinformatics Core, Clinical Informatics groups, and the graduate school at City of Hope.
- Provide instructional support for City of Hope faculty, health care professionals, and students. Proactively seek partners to promote and integrate educational programs into academic and health care initiatives.
- Deliver course content to support teaching and learning by developing accessible teaching and learning objects, including but not limited to web-based tutorials, instructional videos, research guides, and web sites.
- Integrate e-learning into the course management system and the curricula of the graduate school and other educational programs.
- Collaborate with information technology and informatics groups at City of Hope to implement new technologies to improve, and assess educational programs.
- Engage with faculty, health care professionals, researchers, and students to understand the research, information, and educational programs of the City of Hope community and strengthen library support for these programs.
- Guide faculty, health care professionals, researchers, and students in the effective use of library services and resources to support biomedical research, evidence-based practice and clinical decision support.
- Provide in-depth research consultations for individuals and groups.
- Contribute to the broader outreach programs of the library.
Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, including adherence to the workplace Code of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:
- MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program, or foreign equivalent.
- Minimum experience:Minimum of three years of related experience working in an academic, health sciences, or biomedical library.
- Experience teaching at the college level.
- Experience using biomedical and health sciences databases.
- Experience designing and teaching online courses.
- Demonstrated experience working with a diverse faculty, health care professionals, and students.
- Understand the principles of evidence-based practice.
- Knowledge of software, emerging technologies, and web applications pertinent to library services and education, with an ability to learn new technologies quickly and effectively.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Commitment to high standards of customer service.
City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.