Cornell University's Albert R. Mann Library seeks a Systematic Review Librarian, who will support various initiatives related to nutrition evidence synthesis projects at Cornell University Library.
Under the direction of the Applied Health Sciences Librarian, duties will include: Providing consultations on systematic review projects; writing and executing complex search strategies, particularly in PubMed; advising on systematic review methods and standards such as scoping reviews and rapid reviews; supporting information literacy instruction efforts in the Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS); providing consultations for health sciences-related questions; and delivering other reference and instruction services as needed.
The successful candidate will also stay up-to-date on trends in evidence synthesis methodology guidelines and standards, consult one-on-one with students and researchers, and collaborate on systematic review and related methodology projects as co-author, and collaborate with the Applied Health Sciences Librarian on instruction and teaching efforts for the annual WHO/Cochrane/Cornell Summer Institute for Systematic Reviews in Nutrition.
This is a half-time (20 hours) per week, benefits-eligible, 2-year term appointment. Work schedule will be between the hours of 8AM to 5PM, Monday to Friday. Continuation of the position contingent on available funding.
MLIS or equivalent degree in an information field or advanced degree in nutrition, agriculture, life sciences or other related discipline.
Demonstrated interest in and familiarity with systematic review search methodology, guidelines, and standards
Training and/or experience providing support for systematic reviews or other complex literature searches
Familiarity with the concept of evidence-based medicine
Evidence of excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills, as well as an ability and desire to work across diverse groups.
Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
Subject background (degree, coursework, or work experience) in health, nutrition or allied subjects.
Experience with citation management software
Experience in teaching/instruction
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Environment:Albert R. Mann Library has a long commitment to providing innovative information services. The Library's collection of life sciences, agricultural and related social sciences materials serves the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Human Ecology, and the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. Mann Library is an integral part of the Cornell University Library. The recently renovated building is the vibrant hub for our primary Colleges. We provide leadership in the library community through projects such as VIVO (http://vivo.cornell.edu), the USDA Economics, Statistics, and Market Information System (http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu), the Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository (http://cugir.mannlib.cornell.edu), and the TEEAL (http://www.teeal.org/) and Research4Life (http://www.research4life.org/) programs which provide developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content.
Cornell University is an Ivy League comprehensive research university located in Ithaca in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The town and university offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes. The university comprises 14 schools with over 2,700 faculty members and nearly 21,600 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. The Cornell University Library is a vigorous professional organization with a strong track record in innovation and service quality. It contains nearly 8 million printed volumes, 99,000 current serials in print or online, over 650,000 additional networked electronic resources, and rich materials in other formats. The Library was a recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries' Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in 2002.
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package including vacation, paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and retirement.
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