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Research Support Librarian

University of Missouri–Columbia Health Sciences Library: Working with health sciences research teams at all stages of the research cycle, this individual provides literature reviews; assists with discovery, management, archiving, and visualization of research data; assists investigators in locating publishing venues that will provide the highest possible impact and visibility for their work; tracks research impact after publication through article-level metrics; consults on posters and publications, and helps plan open access strategies for the dissemination of research outputs.

Working with health sciences research teams at all stages of the research cycle from proposal development to publication and beyond, including:

  • Meeting with researchers to assess their information needs; designing customized services to support their work; and tracking the impact of the services provided
  • Providing literature reviews and reference services to support the research enterprise
  • Assisting with discovery, management, archiving, and visualization of research data
  • Assisting investigators with the creation and execution of data management plans to meet the requirements of funding organizations
  • Assisting investigators in locating publishing venues that will provide the highest possible impact and visibility for their work
  • Tracking research impact after publication through article-level metrics
  • Developing new connections and building relationships to identify researchers and research team needs
  • Conducting Animal Welfare Act searches for investigators in the academic health sciences center
  • Consulting on posters and publications
  • Helping to plan open access strategies for the dissemination of research outputs for maximum visibility


  • Master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA)–accredited program in library/information science or its equivalent.
  • Excellent communication skills; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both in person and virtually using a variety of media and technologies.
  • Experience interacting with the public in a customer service or help desk environment, either in person or virtual.
  • Training or proficiency in 2 or more bibliographic and citation databases, including PubMed, Scopus, Ovid MEDLINE, Web of Science, and Google Scholar.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities, showing initiative and flexibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Evidence of skills needed to foster new connections and build relationships to advance the goals of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously and effectively manage several complex projects.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated experience providing instructional or reference services including the creation of online tutorials, surveys, or guides.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technology tools/skills.


  • Experience working in a science-oriented academic or research library
  • Demonstrated experience in 1 or more of the following areas: data management services, research impact services, open access compliance, conducting systematic review searches, Animal Welfare Act compliance searches, instructional design and tutorial development
  • Familiarity or training in topics related to data analysis or data visualization
  • Familiarity with journal and article metrics
  • Experience with EndNote or Zotero
  • Professional experience in a health care or biomedical environment
  • Experience or familiarity with research and academic publishing
  • Familiarity with the principles of evidence-based medicine

This position will be hired at a rank commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the final candidate. For additional information regarding titles and ranks, please review the MU Libraries’ Librarian and Archivist Governance Document found at This position is eligible for university benefits. The university offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans; retirement; and educational fee discounts. For additional information on university benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Salary Information: Librarian I minimum is $47,476. Depends on rank. Apply online at with Job ID 28490.  A cover letter, contact information for 3 references, and CV are required. Preference for applications received by 12/15/2018.  Applications will be accepted until filled.

Diversity Commitment: The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the vice chancellor of human resource services/affirmative action officer at 573.882.4256.

To request Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, please call the disability inclusion and ADA compliance manager at 573.884.7278.


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