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Liaison/Research Librarian

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Position Details

Title Liaison/Research Librarian
Specific Title
Appointment Type Tenure Track Faculty
Department IUSM - Ruth Lilly Medical Library
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary

Liaison/Research Librarian

Based in vibrant Indianapolis, IN, the Ruth Lilly Medical Library seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and talented Liaison/Research Librarian to consult with faculty, students, and other researchers on research issues. The person in this position will plan, promote, and provide instruction and information services that support the needs of students, residents, faculty, researchers, and staff of the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM).

This is a tenure-track faculty position that will report to the Associate Director for Public Services.

IUSM is the nation’s largest medical school with nine campuses throughout Indiana. This school is one of the nation’s premiere medical schools and is an innovative leader in medical education, research, and clinical care.

IUSM is located in Indianapolis on the Indiana University-Purdue University campus. Indianapolis is the 13th largest city in the nation and the state capital, consistently ranking as one of the cleanest and safest cities in the country. Forbes magazine recently listed Indianapolis as one of the 10 best downtowns in the country, with a cost of living below the national average. Please visit to learn more about Indianapolis.


Research Services
• Serves as a liaison to departments/groups across our nine campus statewide system with a strong research focus such as Medical and Molecular Genetics, the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (Indiana CTSI), Research Affairs, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), etc.
• Provides research support to faculty, students, and staff in areas related to evaluation, visualization, scholarly communication, and reporting of research impact.
• Contributes to university- and campus-wide initiatives to develop policies, services, and infrastructure to support research services through collaboration with IUSM/IUPUI faculty and staff.
• Provides and contributes to curriculum and course development, training and workshops for IUSM students, faculty, and staff.
• Provides reference and expert searching services to support research, clinical practice, and medical education.

• Participates in a team approach to providing prompt and effective consultation, instructional services, and reference expertise to students, faculty, and staff.
• Cultivates partnerships and collaborates with faculty on projects including teaching, grants, manuscripts, paper, or poster presentations.
• Contributes to the overall development and innovation of the library and the profession by participating in library, campus, university, state, regional or national meetings, committees, workgroups and task forces or by representing the library on consortia.
• Develops a full network of contacts within assigned liaison areas (departments/units, institutes, regional IUSM campuses, and centers) and anticipates and meets their information needs.
• Identifies opportunities for library partnerships within IUSM and Indiana University at large.
• Works with others to develop and revise programs to respond to changing information needs.


• Manages and prioritizes time effectively, seeking clarification or assistance from the supervisor as issues arise.
• Maintains current knowledge of the trends and issues in biomedical research, higher education, scholarly communication, research practice and health care.
• Pursues an active and ongoing career plan in the areas of job performance, professional development/research support and service. Standards are outlined in the IUPUI Promotion & Tenure Guidelines:
• Designs and implements a plan for continuing education, continuing professional development and actively contributes to the development of health sciences librarianship through scholarly and service activities.
• Participates on other projects and initiatives as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

ALA-accredited Master’s degree or advanced degree in relevant field.
• Two years of professional experience in a health or sciences library or equivalent experience.
• Ability to work in a collegial, collaborative work environment and maintain positive professional working relationships with faculty members, supervisor, and peers.
• Demonstrated record of designing projects and concluding them in a timely fashion.
• Record of scholarship, teaching, and/or active membership in a professional organization.
• Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

Department Contact for Questions

Amy Blevins

Additional Qualifications

• Demonstrated understanding of best practices related to scientific research processes and methods for measuring research impact
• Expert experience with bibliometrics and other scholarly communication topics
• Mastery of bibliographic and citation databases, including PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar
• Awareness of alternative sources of information about research outputs, including grey literature and other databases
• Ability to maintain knowledge on a broad range of biomedical and healthcare research topics
• Experience with graduate medical education
• Experience with online tutorial creation software
• Demonstrated skills with instructional design projects (designing online video tutorials, etc.)

• Additional degree in health-related or sciences discipline.
• Experience working directly with biomedical researchers and/or within a research laboratory.
• Experience with conducting expert searching and/or systematic reviews.

Special Instructions
Priority Application Review Deadline 03/09/2018
Expected Start Date
OAA # IUSM002742016

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Personal Contact: At Professional Meeting or Conference
    • Personal Contact: Direct Contact by Search Committee
    • Personal Contact: Referred by colleague or advisor
    • Personal Contact: School of Medicine recruiter
    • Personal Contact: IUHP Physician Recruiter
    • Announcement: Other Journal or Magazine
    • Announcement: Other Website
  2. * Are you a dual career partner (your partner or spouse is already being recruited)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
Optional Documents