Health Sciences Librarian


Information Session: Wednesday, April 10th at 3:00PM EDT

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The University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a team-oriented and engaged Health Sciences Librarian to join our staff.
Reporting to the Head of Clinical, Academic, and Research Engagement in the Health Sciences Library, this early career librarian position provides client-centered information, education, and research services using a variety of methods and technologies; responds to a range of search requests in a variety of health subject areas; and works with colleagues to advise clients on information sources, data management, scholarly communications, and emerging library services. They are part of a team of liaison librarians who support the University’s schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and public health and clinical departments in UNC Medical Center.

Principal responsibilities include:

  • Provides instruction through workshops, course sessions, and online modules on topics such as database searching, scholarly publishing, reference management, and literature reviews.
  • Develops and maintains asynchronous resources including library guides for various user groups including users on campus, state of North Carolina, and affiliated with UNC Global sites.
  • Conducts database searches and literature reviews for clients from health disciplines such as dentistry, medicine (including health sciences), nursing, pharmacy, public health, and clinical departments in UNC medical center.
  • Participates with other librarians and staff in providing information services through individual and small group consultations.
  • Assists clients to effectively select and use information tools and resources, such as helping people manage research results and information assets for effective use.
  • Collaborates with faculty to integrate critical thinking, critical appraisal of the literature, and information and digital literacy at key junctures throughout the curricula for on campus and distance learners.
  • Participates in research teams to maximize scholarly quality and productivity and assists faculty in disseminating research and information to serve the schools’ and university’s missions.
  • Pursues professional development, professional service activities, and scholarship as guided by the standards of the Library’s Committee on Appointments and Promotions.
  • Represents the Library in University-wide activities and in other venues, participates in other Library activities in support of our mission, and serves the university community as needed.



  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science or related advanced degree
  • Experience conducting literature searching in health subject areas
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health sciences information resources and scholarly communication practices
  • Ability to work independently and excel in a dynamic, collaborative, team-based environment
  • Evidence of project, priority, and time management skills
  • Excellent oral, written, analytical, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse user communities, including students, faculty, researchers, colleagues, and community members


  • Education or work experience in a health discipline
  • One or more years’ experience working in an academic, hospital, or health sciences library
  • Demonstrated experience designing and teaching adult learners using scalable, interactive methods, both one-on-one and in groups, online and face-to-face
  • Evidence of intellectual curiosity, and the ability to learn quickly and succeed in a mission-driven and fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency with at least one reference management tool (e.g., EndNote)
  • Conversant with educational competency requirements in health professions and assessment of competencies
  • Conversant or experience with interprofessional education and practice
  • Conversant with scholarly communication methods such as systematic reviews, practice guidelines, evidence synthesis or consensus statements

The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, social work, information science, and law.

The University Libraries aspires to set the standard for public university research libraries in the digital age. One of the largest research libraries in the U.S. South, The University Libraries is an essential part of the University’s educational and research efforts. It includes 9 libraries on campus, including the Health Sciences Library, Walter Royal Davis Library, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, and the R.B. House Undergraduate Library. The University Libraries hold approximately 9.2 million volumes and extensive collections of manuscripts, audiovisual, microforms, graphics, government documents and rare books. The Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke UniversityNorth Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, healing, and service missions of the universities.

The University Libraries serves campus and broader communities that reflect the socioeconomic, ethnic, and religious diversity of the state of North Carolina, and we maintain a welcoming, inclusive, and open educational and workplace climate for all. We strive to create an environment of respect and collaboration where vision and innovation can flourish. Learn more about our Strategic Framework — including our pillars, values, and priorities — by visiting

The Region
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than a half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.

Salary and Benefits
This is a twelve-month, non-faculty academic librarian appointment. Standard state benefits include annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement. The salary range for the Health Sciences Librarian position begins at $50,000. The University Libraries intend to hire at a minimum of $68,796, with a salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

This position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement to include a partially remote work location, consistent with System Office policy. UNC Chapel Hill employees are generally required to reside within a reasonable commuting distance of their assigned duty station.

Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin upon receipt. The position will close on May 3, 2024.

 To Apply
Please visit and complete the online application. Please include a resume of relevant experience, a cover letter highlighting your interest in this position and Carolina’s libraries, and the names, titles, and contact information for three professional references. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.