Health Sciences Scholarly Engagement Librarian

at West Virginia University Libraries (view profile)
Location Morgantown, WV
Date Posted May 3, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
Paid Internship
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Twitter Handle @wvulibraries


West Virginia University Libraries seek applications and nominations for a Health Sciences Librarian to join the research services team in the Health Sciences Library.  We are looking for an energetic, innovative, and adaptable librarian to actively engage with faculty, students and staff in assigned departments at the WVU Health Sciences Center.  The librarian will develop strong collaborative relationships and serve as an authoritative resource for research and teaching support.  They will design and deliver creative and responsive library services and programs in their assigned disciplines, and they will collaborate with colleagues within the libraries and with campus partners to plan and implement library initiatives that advance the goals of the WVU campus community.

We welcome beginning or early career librarians and will fill this position at the rank of Staff Librarian or Assistant University Librarian.  Rank and salary are dependent upon post-MLS experience and credentials.

Librarians at WVU hold non-tenured faculty appointments, and a record of job performance, professional development/research, and service is required for reappointment and promotion in rank.  All librarians are members of the Library Faculty Assembly and participate in the professional life of this organization.

As an integral part of a land-grant institution, West Virginia University Libraries serve the university community, with an enrollment of 31,514 students, and state residents.  The library system is composed of the Downtown Campus Library, Evansdale Library, Health Sciences Library, West Virginia and Regional History Center, and libraries at Potomac State College and WVU Beckley.  Onsite collections include more than 2 million books, 500,000 eBooks, and 80,000 online journals.   WVU Libraries belong to the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI), and the Greater Western Library Association (GWLA).  WVU Libraries are founding members of the ACRL Diversity Alliance.  We value diversity and provide a supportive and inclusive environment to foster innovation and professional development.

Located in the scenic rolling hills of Morgantown, West Virginia, West Virginia University is a land-grant institution and the state’s flagship university.  It is ranked as a Research University (Highest Research Activity) in the 2016 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, and is also among the top 100 public universities in the U.S. News and World Reports Best Colleges.   It is a vibrant campus of 15 colleges and schools offering 193 bachelors, masters, doctoral, and professional degree programs.


 Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's Degree
  • Knowledge of emerging research service trends
  • Strong commitment to user services
  • Ability to support research and information needs in collaboration with faculty, staff, and students
  • Excellent presentation and technology skills for effective teaching
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One (1) year of professional experience is preferred, but new or recent graduates will be considered
  • Background or experience in the sciences or in a health science field/library is desirable
  • Knowledge of appropriate print and electronic resources in a health sciences library
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in health sciences librarianship
  • Experience with cutting-edge technologies and their applications in libraries and higher education


  • Background check
  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three professional references

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.