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Simbonis Librarian for Public Health - Yale University

Location: USA - CT - New Haven

Yale University is seeking applicants for the Simbonis Fellowship. The Simbonis Librarian serves the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) and the broader Medical Campus through reference, instruction and outreach activities that support the research, teaching, clinical and service missions of Yale University. Working closely with the Research and Education Librarian for Public Health, this user-centered individual will teach students, faculty, clinicians, and researchers to leverage information and data resources, conduct evidence-based searching and synthesis, and utilize content management tools. The librarian will teach in the medical library's general instruction program and offer reference services to the general clientele of the medical center. The librarian will collaborate with the Collection Development and Scholarly Communication Librarian to support staff and patrons on questions of open access, alternative publishing models, authors’ rights, and other issues related to scholarly information. The librarian will be a member of the Academic Research and Education team, and report to the Head of that unit, while working collaboratively across the Library.

The Simbonis Fellowship is a two-year term appointment from the date of hire. The anticipated start date is 7/1/2021. The position is made possible by the Stanley Simbonis Fund. The selected candidate may begin work remotely but will be expected to work primarily on-site once the majority of library staff are working from the library.

The fellowship allows the selected candidate the unique opportunity to work with several program areas, collaborate on projects, and to participate in a challenging and rewarding work environment. A flexible program will be developed to balance the candidate’s individual goals and interests with the Library’s needs. In addition, the librarian’s professional interests will be supported with a mentoring program, training, professional development opportunities, and participation on library committees. You must have your degree completed by the time you begin work.

This position will be assigned a rank of Librarian 1 to Librarian 2. Librarian ranking information can be found at .

Required Education and Experience:
1. Master’s degree from an ALA‐accredited library school. In selected instances, a graduate degree in a related discipline, such as an MPH, may be substituted for a master’s degree in library science.
2. Experience working collegially, collaboratively and independently with varied groups with and across a complex organization, and a rapidly changing team environment.


  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and communications skills, including the ability to actively listen, understand and articulate user needs.
  • Commitment to providing excellent customer service standards and a passion for teaching.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines, and to conceptualize and conceive new solutions to problems with creativity and flexibility.
  • Ability to work both independently or collaboratively in a team environment, and to effectively build partnerships and promote the benefits of change in an academic culture that often values ambiguity, diversity of opinion and historic precedent.
  • Ability to design and implement effective programs, projects and services, and bring them to fruition or conclusion in a timely manner to achieve library objectives.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: Experience in a health science library or transferable experience with information retrieval and management. Understanding of scholarly communication issues. Experience in using information literacy to increase health equity.

Application instructions:

For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.


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