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Reference & Resource Librarian

Methodist Health System Omaha, NE

Why work for Nebraska Methodist Health System?
At Nebraska Methodist Health System, we focus on providing exceptional care to the communities we serve and people we employ. We call it The Meaning of Care – a culture that has and will continue to set us apart. It’s helping families grow by making each delivery special, conveying a difficult diagnosis with a compassionate touch, going above and beyond for a patient’s needs, or giving a high five when a patient beats a disease or conquers a personal health challenge. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a great work environment where all employees are valued! Most importantly, our employees are part of a team that makes a real difference in the communities we live and work in.

Job Summary:

Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8a-4:30p (some flexibility to hours available)

Promote and facilitate scholarly engagement by providing access to both traditional and innovative resources. Provide an inviting and welcoming environment for learning and research. Respond to the varying needs of the academic community by involving faculty, students, and administration in the development of assessment of library services and resources. Support the Testing Center and assist in proctoring exams.


Essential Job Functions

Provide general reference services in-person and virtually including the use of the catalog, searching databases, and other research activities.

Create, support, and assess information literacy program by providing library instruction to undergraduate courses in classrooms, new student orientation and other events.

Collaborate with faculty and staff to provide workshops and other learning initiatives for the college community.

Participate in assessment of library services including, but not limited to service, resource engagement, ILL, electronic resources, and information literacy.

Coordinate acquisition, evaluation, marketing, and maintenance of the library's e-resources.

Monitor, troubleshoot, and resolve access issues for e-resources.

Maintain documentation of e-resource and Interlibrary Loan policies and procedures.

Collaborate with faculty to evaluate, select, and usage of print, electronic, and audiovisual library resources and equipment reflective of current and emerging academic needs.

Assist library director in organizing and maintaining the library website and organizational Intranets.

Create user-centered videos, handouts, tip sheets, and other learning objects.

Maintain knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in academic library technology and e-resource management, identifying relevant initiatives for local implementation.

Use resource sharing and management tools, specifically OCLC Worldshare and DOCLINE, to process, route, and monitor both lending and borrowing requests.

Ensure compliance with copyright law and licensing agreements.


Mon-Fri 8a-4:30p (some flexibility to hours available)

Job Description:

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in library science or related field required
  • Master's degree in Library Science preferred
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered


  • Minimum 1 year experience in academic libraries preferred
  • Minimum 1 year experience providing reference services required


  • N/A


  • Working knowledge of current library standards, services, and procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience in bibliographic searching, including knowledge of tools for citation verification.
  • Evidence of commitment to service excellence and working in a student-centered environment.
  • Professional oral, presentation, and written communication skills.
  • Evidence of professional initiative and ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to use technology effectively and to adapt to technological changes.
  • Desire and ability to cultivate collaborative working relationships with Office of Student Engagement team and the wider college community.
  • Ability to meet and follow ADA student testing needs.

Physical Requirements

Weight Demands

  • Medium Light Work - Exerting up to 35 pounds of force.

Physical Activity

  • Not necessary for the position (0%):
    • Climbing
    • Carrying
    • Kneeling
  • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
    • Balancing
    • Carrying
    • Crouching
    • Distinguish colors
    • Lifting
    • Pulling/Pushing
    • Standing
    • Stooping/bending
    • Twisting
    • Walking
  • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
    • Fingering/Touching
    • Grasping
    • Keyboarding/typing
    • Reaching
    • Repetitive Motions
    • Sitting
    • Speaking/talking
  • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
    • Hearing
    • Seeing/Visual

Job Hazards

  • Not Related:
    • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
    • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
    • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
    • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
    • Explosives (pressurized gas)
    • Electrical Shock/Static
    • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
    • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
    • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
  • Note: Safety Officer can assist with identification of job hazards.

About Methodist:

Nebraska Methodist Health System is made up of four hospitals in Nebraska and southwest Iowa, more than 30 clinic locations, a nursing and allied health college, and a medical supply distributorship and central laundry facility. From the day Methodist Hospital was chartered in 1891, service to our communities has been a top priority. Financial assistance, health education, outreach to our diverse communities and populations, and other community benefit activities have always been central to our mission.

Nebraska Methodist Health System is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by Federal, state or local law.

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Date Posted September 11, 2023
Date Closes October 29, 2023
Requisition JR103000
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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