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Scholarly Communication Informationist

Strauss Health Sciences Library

CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Application Deadline

Apply By Jan 2nd, 2022


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Aurora, CO


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Job Description

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Instructor - Scholarly Communication Informationist

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:


Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

  • Anschutz Campus—Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.


The Scholarly Communication Informationist exists to coordinate scholarly communication activity, including teaching, training, technical support, and developing services. As a member of the Education & Research Department, the Scholarly Communication Informationist also actively participates in reference, consultation, searching, and liaison services.


The Scholarly Communication Informationist reports to the Head of Education & Research.


The Scholarly Communication  Informationist has no routine supervisory responsibilities but may oversee the work of students, volunteers, or other staff on committee work, specific projects, or as requested.


CU Anschutz Medical Campus Strauss Health Sciences Library faculty members serve as non-tenure track faculty.


Responsibilities in bold face are unique to this position; all others are duties performed by the entire department.

  • Develop and conduct teaching and training on scholarly communications topics (e.g, copyright, predatory publishing, research/author impact)
  • Coordinate departmental teaching/technical support of citation management software (e.g., EndNote)
  • Educate campus community about, and encourage deposit of research in, campus digital repository
  • Provide user support for citation management software (e.g., EndNote) including installation, training, and troubleshooting
  • Participate in the development, delivery, and assessment of library classes and develop and deliver instruction/training on special topics as requested
  • Act as the library liaison to a school, college, or academic unit, attending unit orientations, meetings, and events, and collaborating with faculty to embed library instruction, services, and resources into the curriculum and online learning environments
  • Respond to in-depth reference requests from students, faculty and staff, both face-to-face and virtually.
  • Provide one-on-one or small group consultations, both face-to-face and virtually
  • Conduct literature searches,, providing guidance for researchers in use of appropriate research management tools
  • Monitor trends in academic and health sciences reference, instruction, and literature searching services and contribute to the development of health sciences librarianship
  • Assist in development of departmental strategic planning, setting priorities, creating policies, and improvements to services
  • Create, assess, and maintain departmental web content (e.g., Drupal, LibGuides) including tutorials, guides, and handouts
  • Seek out collaborative opportunities across campus, including research and grant-funded projects
  • Assist in collection and analysis of departmental statistics and assessment of services
  • Represent the library on campus, CU-system, or professional committees at the local, state, and/or national level
  • Contribute to campus and library’s advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility


The Scholarly Communication Informationist is expected to assume personal responsibility for designing and implementing a plan for continuing professional development and to actively contribute to the development of health sciences librarianship through scholarly and service activities.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $50,000-58,000.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line. 

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.

Total Compensation Calculator: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation

Diversity and Equity:

Please contact hr.adacoordinator@ucdenver.edu for information on disability accommodations

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.



Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher from an ALA accredited library school or international equivalent. Degree in hand by August 31, 2022.
  • Experience and/or familiarity with scholarly communication topics, such as bibliometrics/research impact, copyright, and Open Access publishing

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with citation management software (e.g., EndNote)
  • Experience teaching and developing real-time and asynchronous instructional sessions for graduate students and faculty
  • Experience with educational technology tools, including course management software (e.g., Canvas)
  • Experience providing virtual and face-to-face library reference services
  • Experience providing one-on-one or small group consultations on library resources or information management
  • Knowledge of or interest in comprehensive literature searching
  • Knowledge of biomedical information resources
  • Knowledge of or experience with evidence-based health care practices
  • Experience working in a health sciences, academic, research, life sciences, related-field special library, or previous experience in a health profession


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