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Reference Librarian @ Rowland Medical Library, UMMC (Jackson, MS)

22 Jul 2019 11:59 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

Reference Librarian


Rowland Medical Library, University of Mississippi Medical Center is seeking an Assistant Professor-rank librarian for its instruction and information team.

Responsible for point-of-use and formal classroom instruction, reference desk coverage, and assigned departmental liaison activities.  Duties include helping design classroom, web-based, and customized instruction; research consultations; online searching; and participating in library and university committees. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the profession and to build a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment.


Required: ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.  Knowledge of emerging technologies, commitment to public service, and ability to work in a team environment.  Preferred:  2 years’ reference experience in an academic health sciences library, skill in teaching adult learners, and experience searching biomedical literature and academic databases including MEDLINE.  The ideal candidate will have initiative, flexibility, and the ability to adapt and work creatively in a rapidly changing environment; demonstrated capability to work collaboratively with all levels of library staff and patrons; and excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.


Salary commensurate with experience.  Send letter of application, resume, and names and contact information of three references to: Dean James, Rowland Medical Library, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39216. Email: ddjames@umc.edu   Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 


The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson is the health sciences campus of the University of Mississippi. Rowland Medical Library serves the schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing, health related professions, graduate studies, and pharmacy. Jackson is centrally located in Mississippi, approximately three hours from Memphis and New Orleans.  UMMC offers a competitive benefits package and retirement plan.  EOE M/F/D/V.



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