Research & Liaison Librarian, A.T. Still University | A.T. Still University

Posted on May 23, 2023

A.T. Still University (ATSU), the founding College of Osteopathic Medicine, seeks a collaborative and proactive professional to serve as the Research and Liaison Librarian to Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO (KCOM). Reporting to the Missouri Campus Head and Assistant University Library Director, the successful candidate is responsible for planning, promoting, and providing a broad range of liaison and information services, including instruction, research consultation, in-depth reference, and outreach and communication to support faculty, staff, students, residents, clinicians, and researchers at ATSU. In addition, the incumbent will contribute to other services including partnering with campus stakeholders and engaging with librarians and staff from across the three libraries. A hybrid schedule will be considered. Qualified new MLS graduates are encouraged to apply. The first review of resumes will be May 19, 2023. To learn more about the library, visit


  • Serve as primary liaison to the founding College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO.

  • Actively engage with a diverse community of faculty, administrators, clinicians, and students in assigned departments to understand their teaching, learning, and research needs, and identify ways in which the libraries can meet those needs.

  • Design, develop, and teach course-integrated instruction sessions and stand-alone workshops, integrating evidence-based practice, health literacy, and new technologies into the learning environment.

  • Provide general and advanced research assistance in accordance with the library's mission and user service guidelines for all university stakeholders. Acquisition of new research skills will be actively supported and encouraged by the institution.

  • Collaborate with the college of medicine to select collection materials, review library holdings, and contribute to accreditation reports.

  • Engage in collaborative planning, service implementation, and departmental decisions related to health sciences and medical services, collections, and new technologies.

  • Design and engage in promotional library activities in person, virtually, and across campuses.

  • Contribute to library and university initiatives through service at the university, college/school, and departmental level, and actively engage with the wider medical librarian community.

  • Establish a record of visible active contribution to the Library, the institution, and/or the broader community that extends beyond assigned responsibilities.

  • Provide leadership for and contribute to libraries-wide projects and initiatives.

  • Engage in professional development and continuing education and is active in professional organizations related to the work of the position.

  • Commitment to enhancing services and resources to benefit diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility throughout the organization and profession.


  • American Library Association accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science OR equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience.

  • Understanding of database navigation and advanced search techniques.  Demonstrated talent for applying these techniques to new subject areas. 

  • Demonstrated experience/training with library instruction.

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated willingness to seek opportunities to provide librarian services to the university community at large.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively, take initiative, proactively create, and carry out projects, amongst multiple priorities and deadlines.

  • Understanding of current trends in academic libraries and higher education preferably in the health sciences.

  • Willingness to contribute to the vision of the library and university community.




A.T. Still University
800 W. Jefferson St
Kirksville, MO 63501
United States

How to apply

To apply, visit our employment website.

Required documentation: CV, cover letter, and three references are required during the application process.

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