Head of Research & Instruction, Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Tufts University, Boston MA

The Head of Research & Instruction will manage and lead an active department of 7 librarians, as well as supervising the evening coordinator. Major activities include developing education strategies and providing reference and research consultation.  The Head of Research & Instruction will participate in the development of library and departmental objectives, serve on the library management team, and represent the department and the library on appropriate committees.


Required: ALA recognized Master Degree in Library Science (MLS).  At least 5 years of experience in an academic, health sciences, or special library. Knowledge and experience with biomedical information resources. Experience with reference and end-user instruction. A demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize diverse responsibilities, and work collaboratively with a diverse group of colleagues, both within the library, and throughout the University. A strong commitment to personal professional growth and staff development. Preferred: Strong technical skills and a keen interest in discovering and implementing emerging technologies in teachingWork most effectively in a very collaborative environment. Demonstrate strong leadership and mentoring skills. Commitment to the field of medical librarianship and active involvement in related professional associations. Positive approach to leading a collaborative team as well as a desire to work and live in an exciting, vibrant New England urban environment. Understanding of document delivery and access services issues.

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Minimum salary: $65,000

Please submit cover letter and CV.

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