Public Services Research Librarian
Library Associates - Atlanta, GA

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Provide information, reference, research, and education services to all credentialed employees of the organization, regardless of location;
  • Provide reference and research services responding to requests for evidence-based literature in support of public health and occupational safety and health science;
  • Assist patrons with their library needs and provide reference, extensive and detailed research and reader’s advisory assistance;
  • Assist in the development of library reference procedures, using judgment to interpret and adapt procedures for specific cases, problems, or situations;
  • Apply standard library practices to new situations and in relating new work situations to precedent ones;
  • Maintain current knowledge of new developments in the library field to include: library science, library services and knowledge management;
  • Staff the reference desk and perform circulation services;
  • Provide accurate and timely answers to specific research questions with source identification;
  • Work as part of a team with subject matter to document the process used to search, screen, select, and acquire scientific literature on a broad range of selected public health and occupational safety and health topics in support of systematic reviews, evidence-based guidelines and recommendations, and scientific endeavors;
  • Develop and maintain online subject guides and bibliographies on a variety of public health and occupational safety and health topics;
  • Assist customers in using library systems and tools to meet their information and research needs;
  • Use formal training as a librarian and experience in a systematic review practice to develop, conduct, optimize, and update systematic literature searches to identify all relevant scientific literature on public health and occupational safety and health topics;
  • Provide comprehensive literature searches, documenting processes, in a timely manner;
  • Use citation management software such as EndNote to download and manage article citations and generate documents;
  • Provide training and outreach activities on literature searching techniques, databases, and library services supporting the information needs of public health and occupational safety and health scientists;
  • Prepare course outlines and basic user manuals;
  • Assist in publicizing library activities and materials through displays, bibliographies, brochures, news releases, newsletters, internet and intranet websites, etc;
  • Assist in the plans to direct and/or implement special projects involving library services, promotion and outreach.
  • Qualifications:
    • A Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science (MLS/MLIS) from an ALA accredited University is required;
    • 5 or more years of health sciences research library or biomedical research library experience is required;
    • Knowledge of standard library practices, precedents and techniques;
    • Knowledge of appropriate information technology to acquire, organize and disseminate information;
    • Knowledge of the principles and practice of online searching including search construction and strategy, search commands and syntax, index structure, use of controlled vocabularies, natural language searching, Boolean logic, truncation, adjacency, relevance ranking, related to public health and occupational health and safety information resources;
    • Experience in perform literature searches and research consultations on a broad range of public health topics using a variety of databases, including but not limited to PubMed, OVID Medline, Embase, Web of Science, Lexis/Nexis, Dialog, Global Health, CINAHL, Cochrane, PsycINFO, Sociological Abstracts, EconLit, ABI/Inform;
    • Ability to apply effective communication and analytic techniques for use in conducting training and outreach activities;
    LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce.

    LAC Group is a premier provider of recruiting and consultancy services for information professionals at U.S. and global organizations including Fortune 100 companies, law firms, pharmaceutical companies, large academic institutions and prominent government agencies.

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