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Health Sciences Librarian for Clinical Support, Brown University, (Providence, RI)

We will be holding an online information session about this position on Wednesday, August 30th, from 2-3 pm EDT. If you would like to attend, please complete this form, and a link to the zoom webinar will be sent closer to the date. For those unable to attend live, a recording of the session will be made available afterwards.


Position summary

The Brown University Library seeks an innovative and collaborative Health Sciences Librarian for Clinical Support, with primary liaison responsibility for the clinical departments (including faculty and residents) of the Warren Alpert Medical School, and for providing library services for research, education, and learning in support of the health and biomedical sciences at Brown. The HSL for Clinical Support will build engagement with medical faculty and residents by providing research consultations and partnerships, developing synchronous and asynchronous education/instruction, and creating other relevant programming for the clinical community. The Warren Alpert Medical School (part of Brown’s Division of Biology and Medicine) is in a period of expansive growth and innovation, including investments in physician-scientists, new research initiatives, expanded medical education programs, and the alignment of research infrastructure with our affiliated teaching hospitals. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and a dedication to anti-racism are critically important to the Library, the Warren Alpert Medical School, and the University; the successful candidate will be committed to incorporating these values in their instruction, engagement, and professional practice. Thus, experience and/or familiarity with research and/or concepts related to antiracism, anti-Black racism, intersectionality, health disparities, transgender health, LGBT health, critical race theory (and other overlapping themes) is especially favored.

Job Qualifications

The Brown University Library is open to a broad range of ways and contexts in which candidates might demonstrate how they meet these qualifications through work experience, coursework, community involvement and life experiences. Please use your cover letter to address how your combination of expertise, experience, and skills are relevant to the work described, addressing each of the required qualifications.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution or an advanced degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two (2) years experience in an academic or medical library. Will consider recent library school graduates with appropriate experience and education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information resources in the health and biomedical sciences.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Training and demonstrated experience with principles of evidence-based medicine and critical appraisal
  • Familiarity with point of care resources along with evidence synthesis tools, methodologies, guidelines, and standards.
  • Awareness of scholarly communication issues within the health sciences, including evolving clinical research data management and public access standards and requirements
  • Experience providing instruction to individuals or groups in an academic setting.
  • Medical Library Association specialization (Systematic Reviews, Data Services, or Consumer Health Information) or AHIP certification

Job competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment, and to advancing these values in instruction, engagement, and professional practice.
  • Experience and/or familiarity with research and/or concepts related to antiracism, anti-Black racism, intersectionality, health disparities, transgender health, LGBTQIA+ health, critical race theory, and other overlapping themes.
  • Demonstrated success in delivering effective instruction and research support independently and in a team-based environment.
  • Strong public presentation, interpersonal, and communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated skills in collaboration and teamwork within a dynamic, continually evolving environment. Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills. 
  • Commitment to excellent public services, improving the library user experience, and continuous improvement through assessment.

How to Apply

The full position description and application portal is at The search committee will begin reviewing applications on September 15.

This is a Grade 10 position, and is eligible for a hybrid work schedule. Brown University offers generous benefits, including 24 vacation days, a 2-week closure over the winter holidays, and many additional benefits including housing and relocation assistancereproductive health coverage, education benefits, and pet insurance. To learn more about working at Brown and in Providence, please visit