The Research and Education Librarian will serve in the capacity of liaison librarian to support Medical College of Virginia Campus schools, centers, institutes, departments, and VCU Health. This dynamic position will be responsible for School of Medicine, Basic Science programs and support the research and education mission of VCU Libraries by providing interdepartmental support for all programing, research, and education initiatives. The liaison librarian will have the opportunity to bring new ideas into practice. This position will assume a leadership role providing research and instructional support for faculty, staff, and students The successful candidates will apply adult and active learning theories, principles, and practices to develop and deliver course content to support teaching and learning in curriculum-integrated and library instruction settings. S/he will work collaboratively with library team members and independently to develop and provide inter-disciplinary support of scholarship and research at VCU, and as appropriate, support outreach efforts related to community engagement.
Reporting to Head of Research and Education, the Research and Education Librarian will serve as liaison librarian to designated schools, departments, or centers and assume leadership for providing research and instructional support for faculty, staff, and students of VCU's MCV campus with emphasis on VCU School of Medicine Basic Science programs. The successful candidate will engage with faculty, staff, and students to better understand the research and information needs of basic science researchers and develop or strengthen library support for basic science programs. This position will expand bioinformatics and basic science support through the development and teaching of courses, workshops, and consultations. In addition, this position will provide support for the growing research demands of faculty, staff, and students on the MCV campus. The successful candidate will apply adult and active learning theories, principles, and practices to develop and deliver course content to support teaching and learning in curriculum-integrated and library based instruction. Among the technology tools the librarian will use are course management systems such as Blackboard, eCurriculum, and LibGuides; web conferencing systems including Zoom and Google Hangouts; audience response systems; and mobile devices including tablets and smartphones. Teaching responsibilities range from general orientation sessions to course-integrated instruction and workshops. Use of active learning and flipped teaching techniques are necessary. The successful candidates will provide in-depth and on demand research consultations for individuals and small groups. The successful candidate will use energy and enthusiasm to guide faculty, staff, and students in the effective use of library services and resources to support evidence-based practice and clinical decision support. Research and Education faculty are expected to actively contribute to the library's education and outreach programs beyond their liaison assignments. Tompkins-McCaw librarians are expected to pursue and maintain membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP). The Research and Education Librarian is expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with the VCU Libraries are evaluated and promoted on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and professional development and service.
ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
Undergraduate or graduate degree or previous work experience in a basic science or STEM-related discipline. Demonstrated success in academic instruction with emphasis on use of emerging technology as well as active learning and adult learning styles. Familiarity with specialized sources and research methods for science, bioscience, and health science. Evidence of creativity, initiative, and flexibility when working independently and on teams. Ability to meet deadlines and manage competing priorities. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively with academic and clinical faculty. Experience at urban research institutions, HBCU, or minority-serving institutions is desired.
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One of the nation's top research universities, VCU enrolls more than 31,000 students on two Richmond campuses the Monroe Park Campus and MCV Campus. Situated in the heart of Richmond, the capital of Virginia since 1779, Virginia Commonwealth University serves an integral role in the economic health of the city educating the current and future workforce, reaching out to the community, advancing research and enhancing patient care.