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Research Services Specialist, University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries, Minneapolis MN

The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for an innovative, tech savvy and proactive health science library specialist. We seek applicants who have subject expertise and technology skills, and who possess an understanding of research processes in the sciences to provide leadership and help shape the future of library services.

The position will be part of the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) division of the University Libraries.  The position will report to the Associate Director for Liaison Services and will collaborate with eight other subject librarians in HSL as well as other science librarians across the University Libraries.

The specialist will serve as library liaison to designated academic departments and research centers affiliated with the University’s Academic Health Center (AHC, (, including the Medical School, the Biomedical Discovery District, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, supporting the instructional, research and outreach activities of these units.  Areas of focus will include identifying and supporting research needs, such as data management, research networking and personal information management, and collaborating with faculty and library colleagues to create innovative tools for fostering and managing disciplinary and interdisciplinary research processes.

Required Qualifications include an American Library Association accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science  or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience; and facility with technology (e.g., basic programming, web applications, APIs) and its application in academic contexts. Preferred qualifications include a degree in the physical, life, health, computer or related sciences, with a demonstrated understanding of the scientific research process, experience in health informatics, and knowledge of digital repository software and systems.

Salary commensurate with experience ($52,000 minimum).

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