Health Sciences Librarian

  • Full Time
  • Madison

Website University of Wisconsin

  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Category: Libraries, Archives, and Museums
  • Employment Type: Partially Remote
  • Employment Type: Staff-Full Time
  • Application Period Opens: Mar 26 2024 at 1:35 PM CDT
  • Apply By: Apr 24 2024 at 11:55 PM CDT
  • Job Number: 295496-AS

Job Summary:

Ebling Library at UW-Madison is seeking a Health Sciences Librarian to provide a range of library services to the UW-Madison health education, research, and clinical communities of Wisconsin. This position includes liaison responsibilities (primary library contact) to Global and Population/Public Health as well as other designated units. This position develops and delivers in-person and virtual instruction in one-on-one consultations, group settings, and within courses, as well as provides expert research services including literature searches to faculty, students, staff and affiliated clinicians. The position will be a member of Ebling Library’s Reference and Instruction team, providing support to health sciences students, faculty, and researchers; the Clinical Sciences team, supporting the clinical staff at UW Hospital and Clinics; and the Systematic Review team, supporting health science-related evidence synthesis projects at UW-Madison.


Provides a wide variety of the most advanced professional library services which may include teaching, learning, public services, circulation, assessment, reference, selection, and outreach to support creative exploration, intellectual growth, and scholarly pursuits. Serves as a resource to others and regularly solves complex problems based on advanced knowledge and expertise. Initiates process improvements, policy changes, and new initiatives to contribute towards continual improvement in services and operations.

  • 25% Serves as a liaison to academic disciplines and/or other campus units providing information on collections, instructional and research support, and library services
  • 5% Cultivates and maintains productive relationships with donors, collectors, vendors, and professional colleagues
  • 15% Obtains materials, resolves issues, and answers questions that are complex and highly specialized in nature
  • 10% Designs, develops, delivers, and assesses instruction in a variety of formats to faculty, staff, students, and other patrons
  • 25% Provides specialized services utilizing a high level of expertise on a broad range of disciplines or in a designated discipline area
  • 5% Develops or coordinates specialized projects or programs
  • 5% Serves as a resource to other librarians and staff outside of their unit on a regular basis
  • 5% Initiates and solicits input to modify policies, procedures, and assessment tools to improve workflows and/or user experiences
  • 5% Serves on committees to advance librarianship at the campus, local, and/or state and national levels


  • Serves as a liaison to Global and Population/Public Health within the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.
  • Via the Systematic Review team, assist in developing a standardized approach for evidence synthesis services for UW-Madison SMPH faculty and researchers.
  • Provides reference and research consultations for health sciences students, faculty, and researchers in collaboration with Ebling’s Reference and Instruction team.
  • Provides reference, instruction, and search services to the clinical staff at UW Hospital and Clinics in collaboration with Ebling’s Clinical Sciences team.
  • Works collaboratively with clinical and research teams to conduct systematic reviews and other high-level reviews for dissemination and publication.
  • Via the Systematic Review team. assists in developing a standardized approach for evidence synthesis services for UW-Madison SMPH faculty and researchers,

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background – people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Master’s Degree in Library Science or Information Science, or equivalent degree.


Required qualifications:
– Two years professional experience in a health science library or health/medical work environment.
– Experience performing in-depth literature searches using biomedical and health sciences databases (e.g., PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, Embase).
– Experience designing and delivering library instruction including both in-person and virtual classes.
– Ability to work independently with initiative.
– Ability to work collaboratively with multiple constituencies in a complex and rapidly changing environment.
– Strong commitment to user services and improving the user experience.
– Excellent oral and written communication as well as listening and problem-solving skills.

Preferred qualifications:
– Coursework or demonstrated experience in public health or global health.
– Proficiency with LibGuides or other tools for developing online research guides.
– Knowledge of the systematic review processes and searching requirements.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $65,200 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and sick leave; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at (
SMPH Academic Staff Benefits flyer: (

Additional Information:

University sponsorship is not available for this position. The selected applicant will be responsible for ensuring their continuous eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. UW-Madison is not an E-Verify employer, and therefore, is not eligible to employ F1-OPT STEM Extension participants.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please click on the “Apply Now” button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications and experience. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including your current/most recent supervisor during the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice.


Beth Miller
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Lib II-Res, Learn & User Supp(LM002)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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