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Reference Librarian, Health & Human Services

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Excellent opportunity for entry-level librarians and recent MLS graduates.

Posting Details

Classification Details

Classification Title
Fair Labor Standards Act
Salary Grade O2
Pay Range $37,277 - $42,000

Position Information

Job Category Professional Administrative
Union Status Included
Position Title Reference Librarian, Health & Human Services
Department Maag Library
Employment Type Full Time
If Temporary, Length of Appointment
Full-time Appointment Length
Work Schedule: (Days/Hours)
Major Work Characteristics/ Summary of Position

To provide reference, instruction and research assistance to patrons in all public service areas of Maag Library with a special emphasis on assistance in the disciplines relating to the Health and Human Services.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution; ability to teach research concepts and skills both in-person and online to a diverse user community; understanding of information literacy issues in a higher education environment; familiarity with health sciences library resources; ability to become proficient with disciplinary research databases such as CINAHL, MEDLINE, Nursing@Ovid, PubMed, and ProQuest; knowledge of trends, technologies, and advancements in academic libraries; strong interpersonal, organizational, presentation, and time-management skills; ability to communicate effectively with a diverse community; ability to function independently as well as part of a team.

Desired Qualifications

Additional degree in health sciences or a related field; experience in liaison work with health professionals and/or health organizations; experience in teaching and preparing course materials.

Equipment Operated

If chosen for an interview, you will be required to bring an original copy of your transcripts at the time of interview.

Job Duties

Job Duty


Assists all library patrons in library use and in identifying and accessing information relevant to their needs.

Serves as a library liaison to the College of Health and Human Services.

Establishes collaborative relationships with faculty, staff and students and develop services, resources, and initiatives to advance teaching, learning and research. Contacts faculty at least once a year to suggest services or collaboration

Develops, teaches, and evaluates learning outcomes, instructional tools, web-based resources and assessments for informational literacy to a diverse community of students and faculty.

Works with faculty and staff to develop collections and resources supporting academic programs.

Maintains an awareness of contemporary and historical information resources critical to the University’s scholarly programs.

Develops and maintains web-based resources (subject guides, class pages, instructional tools, etc.) in assigned subject areas and related programs.

Participates in public services rotation work including evenings and weekends.


Compiles necessary statistics and prepare reports for YSU schools, departments, regional accrediting agencies, state agencies and/or professional organizations.

Conducts library research as appropriate or as directed.

Serves on committees or functional teams as necessary or as directed.

Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervision is exercised over student employees.

REPORTS TO: Associate Director and Head of Information Services



Percentage Of Time 100

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number PA00282
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 01/11/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1