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Employment Opportunities at Welch

The William H. Welch Medical Library, affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University, is one of the country's top medical libraries. Welch Library has a strong history of innovation in technology and service at a world-renowned institution, known for its leadership in clinical care, teaching and research.

The University offers an excellent benefits package, including a customized choice of health care plans, an exceptional retirement plan, a generous vacation package, and educational assistance programs for staff and their dependents.

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Librarian (Informationist) III

The Welch Medical Library seeks a collaborative, energetic, and service-oriented Informationist to join an established team of information professionals that serves the faculty, staff and students of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI).  This informationist serves as an information expert for faculty, staff, fellows, residents and students in several assigned departments in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health.  The successful candidate will build dynamic, collaborative relationships with departmental members by providing a variety of group instruction sessions, individual consultations and specialized information services and by participating as a member of departmental research- and information-management-related project teams.  The informationist will also build an evolving set of data services to meet the needs of clinical, public health and basic science researchers across the research data lifecycle from its creation to preservation. This position reports to the Associate Director, Informationist Services.

For the full job description, or to apply for this position, please visit our website and search for requisition #330 at Careers at JHU, https://jobs.jhu.edu/ 

For additional information, please contact Blair Anton, banton2@jhmi.edu.

This position requires an ALA-accredited Master’s degree in the Library/Information Sciences, or an advanced graduate degree in a related field, such as informatics, data science, health sciences, or statistics.  A minimum of three years professional experience working in an academic health sciences library or other academic library serving the science disciplines, or in an affiliated clinical/research environment is required.  An understanding of the research process used in a range of disciplines, especially in the health sciences with particular focus on the research lifecycle of data. Knowledge and experience with the lifecycle of research data and data management plan requirements (NIH, NSF, etc.). Familiarity with data management requirements of federal agencies (NIH, NSF, etc.). Strong, demonstrated service orientation with abilities to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.


Internship at the Welch Medical Library

The Welch Medical Library’s mission is to serve the faculty, staff and students of Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, the Johns Hopkins Hospital and its affiliated hospitals) by offering innovative informationist services, embedding them in clinical and research departments, guiding systematic reviews, and increasingly taking on roles within those departments’ research projects.

The Welch Medical Library has one-year internship positions available for individuals interested in pursuing a career in health sciences/medical librarianship and information science.  Interns work with Welch Library informationists and staff on a variety of library activities and special projects. These may include:

  • Participating in library support of systematic reviews;
  • Providing reference services both in person and via chat;
  • Creating & editing online guides;
  • Creating multimedia tutorials.

There will be opportunities to participate in research services program development and assessment initiatives as well. Additionally the intern may become involved in other library initiatives including: user experience inquiry related to services, information needs assessment projects (e.g. affiliated community hospital information services), and collaboration on web-based promotion of services. Mentors will be assigned to the intern to provide guidance on a day-to-day basis related to searching, instructional and project tasks throughout the year.  The intern will report directly to Stella Seal, Associate Director for Hospitals, Health System and Community Services.

These are paid internships and may be full-time (37.5 hours/week) or part-time (20 hours/week) for a one-year appointment.  The salary range is $23.08 to $25.64 per hour depending on experience, educational background, and training.  Additional benefits including health insurance coverage is available as well as paid leave for holidays, sick days, and personal leave. 


Candidates must be either currently enrolled in or have graduated from an ALA accredited MLS/MLIS program within the past two (2) years.  Candidates should also demonstrate interest in areas of clinical medicine, biomedicine, public health, and/or nursing.

Interested candidates should contact Lavinia Wiggs, Human Resources Coordinator, via email at lwiggs1@jhmi.edu, or phone (410) 735-4544, with the following materials:

  • Current resume/CV
  • Cover letter (or email) outlining:
    • Reasons for interest and any relevant skills or experience the candidate brings to the position
    • Details of any particular aspects of health/medical librarianship in which the candidate is particularly interested.

An in-person or video conference interview will be required.