Why Mayo Clinic
The Mayo Clinic Libraries include 16 libraries in four states and a team of 30 medical librarians. This new librarian position will be located in Rochester, Minnesota, working at Mayo Clinic’s Saint Mary's Campus. As a Mayo Clinic librarian, you will support dedicated clinicians in virtually every medical and surgical specialty – clinicians who are committed to providing comprehensive diagnoses and treatment for complex illnesses. Mayo Clinic holds to its longtime primary value “The needs of the patient come first.” Currently ranked #1 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, Mayo Clinic cares for more than one million people a year, from all 50 states and 140 countries.

Saint Mary's is part of Mayo Clinic’s integrated medical center in Rochester, Minnesota. Working at Saint Mary's Staff Library, the Health Sciences Librarian (Librarian III) will primarily serve and cultivate dynamic relationships with clinicians, researchers, rotating clinical students and hospital-based staff working on advanced degrees to support patient care, learning and research productivity. The candidate will report to Librarian/Supervisor of the Saint Mary’s Staff Library.

Opportunities for engagement in ongoing professional development and career ladder advancement are available and encouraged.
Position description
Mayo Clinic seeks an innovative medical librarian with an inviting personality and winsome communication skills. The Mayo Clinic Libraries are recruiting a service-focused full-time, mid-level Health Sciences Librarian (Librarian III) to collaborate as a member of Mayo Clinic Libraries' professional library team. The Health Services Librarian will perform professional level responsibilities encompassing library science, information management, and information technology. Candidates should have an advanced competency in searching medical and scientific literature and the delivery of relevant information to patrons.

Proactive library outreach and quality library instruction, accompanied by excellent customer service, will be used to serve learners and foster new professional relationships. Public services responsibilities include the provision of research assistance, literature searches, instruction, consultations and other educational services to support faculty, students, affiliated health professionals and other staff members. Knowledge and experience providing technical services and archival management are not required.
A minimum of a master’s degree from an ALA accredited institution is required. A minimum of 3 years of experience as Librarian II or comparable professional library experience. Library work experience in a health sciences or scientific research library is required.

When applying for this position, please upload a cover letter, resume or CV and a list of 3 or more professional references. Applications will be accepted until a candidate is selected
Additional qualifications
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated initiative, good judgment, flexibility, and common sense. Commitment to excellent customer service and quality improvement. Ability to work well in a team-based and self-directed work environment. Experience providing systematic review services or willingness to develop these skills. Willingness to independently accomplish special projects. Commitment to career development and relevant continuing education.

Preferred Experience and/or Qualifications: Experience as a hospital librarian. AHIP membership or an additional advanced degree in a subject area pertinent to the position. Current academic appointment with current employer. History of relevant scholarly publications, presentations and participation in professional associations.
Exemption status
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.  The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approximately $2,214.40, based on a full-time position.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
Schedule details
Primarily works standard daytime business hours on Mondays through Fridays.
Weekend schedule
May occasionally provide substitutionary staffing during early evening weekday hours or Saturday afternoons.
Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
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Equal opportunity employer
Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).