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McGoogan Library of Medicine / University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha

Job deadline Open Until Filled   Job salary $55,000.00 per year   Job type of library Academic   This job is located in Nebraska Nebraska

Job Description

The McGoogan Library of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, NE seeks an innovative and collaborative Education and Research Services (E&RS) librarian to join a team of faculty librarians. Through this recruitment, the library is looking to grow depth in assessment, in development of online learning modules, and in integration of education technologies.

Reporting to the head of education and research, the Education & Research Services Librarian provides research and education services to faculty, staff, and students; provides instruction on the effective use of library resources; provides education on information literacy competencies; and provides expert literature search services in support of patient care, clinical quality improvement, and research projects.

The McGoogan Library follows a liaison model. All E&RS librarians liaise with colleges or departments to develop collaborative, productive relationships with people in academic and research roles. Together with E&RS faculty, this librarian promotes the role of the library as a partner in research, teaching, and education, develops research guides, and contributes to the library’s outreach and advocacy efforts.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience providing information literacy instruction to graduate and professional students;
  • Advanced literature searching skills in health sciences and biomedical databases;
  • Experience cultivating relationships with faculty;
  • Experience conducting outreach or advocating on behalf of the library; and
  • Enthusiasm for working in an academic health sciences environment.

Faculty librarians participate in campus service and receive support to pursue professional development. This is not a tenure-leading faculty position, but all librarians may elect to pursue tenure.

Description of Community

About McGoogan Library of Medicine

The McGoogan Library of Medicine, as one of the nation’s major health science libraries, serves the information needs of UNMC students, faculty, and staff, as well as licensed Nebraska health professionals and residents of Nebraska. The library provides timely access to high quality collections of print and electronic materials, develops applications of information technology, promotes the development of information management skills that support lifelong learning, and promotes networking and the integration of information. The library occupies 57,820 square feet of space which includes over 350 study seats, 16 group study rooms, a state-of-the-art training room with advanced technology, an eLearning Development Laboratory, and 29 public work stations. Library resources include over 190,000 print and electronic volumes, an extensive collection of multimedia and anatomical models, a History of Medicine collection, and rare books and manuscripts. The library building will undergo a major renovation during the next two years.  

About UNMC

As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. The Nebraska Medicine system, anchored by Nebraska Medical Center, a tertiary/quaternary academic medical center on the UNMC campus, offers 39 specialty and primary care clinics and 50 specialties and subspecialties. Each of our five UNMC campus sites is its own community, connected to a greater community.

About Omaha

Currently the 42nd largest city in the United States, the Omaha metropolitan area is home to over 900,000 people who welcome visitors with open arms and authentic Midwestern hospitality. Founded in 1854, the city of Omaha has always been a dynamic, energetic city continually transforming itself. In our livable, right-sized city, you will find everything you might be looking for, including:

  • Cultural, entertainment, and sporting venues,
  • Lakes and rivers for fishing, sailing, and kayaking,
  • A well-developed trail system for runners, bikers, and hikers,
  • Gardens, greenspaces, and farm-to-table growers,
  • An amazing network of makers and inventors, and
  • Thriving academic and professional communities.

The Omaha metropolitan area offers a variety of excellent K-12 educational options and is a great place to raise a family. Omaha is within easy driving distance from Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, and Minneapolis, and is home to a convenient regional airport.

Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
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Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience


• MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution.

• At least one year of experience planning and providing information literacy instruction.

• Experience conducting literature searches.

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

• Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills; evidence of strong written and oral communication skills.

• Strong customer service orientation.

• Demonstrated ability to work independently or as part of a team.

• Demonstrated ability to initiate, plan, and organize projects.

• Commitment to working with diverse groups.



• Academic health sciences library experience.

• Experience conducting systematic reviews.

• Knowledge of instructional design principles.

• Experience teaching online courses.

• Working knowledge of accessibility standards for ADA compliance for online learning.

• Familiarity with educational technology and learning management systems, such as Canvas.

• Experience with e-learning software such as Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, or Camtasia Studio.

• Ability to communicate in Spanish.

Application Requirements

UNMC is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work and learning environment free from discrimination and harassment, where everyone feels valued, respected and included. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin as received. Priority consideration will be given to those submitting applications by December 1, 2018; applications will be accepted until position is filled. To apply:

UNMC does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.

HR Contact Information

Please direct questions to the Search Committee Chair:

Emily J. Glenn, MSLS

Education & Research Services Librarian

McGoogan Library of MedicineUniversity of Nebraska Medical Center

986705 Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE 68198-6705


UNMC application website:

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

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Salary Wage Calculator $55,000.00 per year

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Paid Sick
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Date Posted

November 5th, 2018

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