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The Brown University Library seeks an innovative and user-oriented
informational professional to join the Research and Outreach Services
Department as the Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian.  As the Library's
primary liaison to the Basic Sciences Departments within the Division of
Biology and Medicine, and to CLPS (Cognition, Linguistics, and
Psychological Sciences), the Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian plays a
central role in developing library services and collections to support
current and future research and instructional initiatives of these

The Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian supports the instructional and
research needs of faculty, postdocs, graduate students and undergraduate
concentrators. Along with the Scientific Data Management Specialist s/he is
key to defining and expanding the library's role in supporting biomedical
research data management. S/he will work closely with the Health Sciences
Librarian (of the Warren S. Alpert School of Medicine and the School of
Public Health), the Scientific Data Management Specialist, the Physical
Sciences Librarian and other direct reports to the AUL for Research and

Together with other Research and Outreach Services Librarians, the Center
for Digital Scholarship and other campus partners, the Biomedical and Life
Sciences Librarian will provide subject-based reference services, and teach
effective information management techniques for scientific research to
students and researchers. The successful candidate will maintain a strong
awareness of issues related to scholarly communications including
copyright, open access, repositories, and licensing of online resources.

To fulfill these responsibilities successfully, the Biomedical and Life
Sciences Librarian will have a strong academic background in biology,
psychology or other life sciences field and have significant hands-on
experience with relevant technologies and bibliographic tools.


         Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or
an advanced degree in a life sciences field.

         At least 3 years work experience in life sciences librarianship,
or other relevant field.

         Knowledge of the scholarly communications process (publishing,
copyright, repositories), especially the NIH Public Access Policy
requirements and processes.

         Knowledge and experience with appropriate data services
(PubMed/NCBI, Web of Science, etc.), semantic web tools (e.g. Quertle,
VIVO) and citation management software (e.g. RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero,
Mendeley, etc.)

         Demonstrated ability with instruction and presentation skills.

         Ability to acquire new technological skills & resolve problems in
a resourceful and timely manner

         Evidence of the ability to communicate effectively, both orally
and in writing; strong analytical and organizational skills; ability to
manage time and multiple projects in a complex, changing environment with a
positive, flexible, creative and innovative attitude

To apply for this position (Job # B01539), please visit Brown's Online
Employment website (, complete an application
online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration.
Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail
addresses of three references.  Review of applications will continue until
the position is filled.

Erika Sevetson, MS
Health Sciences Librarian
George S. Champlin Memorial Library
Brown University
Box G-M155
Providence, RI 02912