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Medical Librarian-Head of Nursing Library


Northwestern State University libraries is looking for a medical librarian to head the Shreveport College of Nursing Library. The position calls for a full time, tenure track, division head position at the rank of assistant professor, who reports to the Director of Libraries.

Candidate must have excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills with experience supervising a branch library and extensive knowledge of nursing and medical resources.

Please send a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information for three references to Abbie Landry, Director of Libraries, Eugene P. Watson Memorial Library, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Natchitoches, LA 71497 or email

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

Salary: $60,000 for twelve months


  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program
  • 2 years of experience in nursing or medical library
  • Experience in teaching use of databases such as CINAHL, Medline, Pubmed, Cochrane Library, StatRef, etc.

  • Teaching skills in classroom, face to face, and remotely
  • Ability to create teaching materials using LibGuides and tutorials
  • Supervision of library staff and student workers
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to research, publish, and present professionally in order to attain tenure
  • Work nights and weekends in public service
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Undergraduate subject credentials in health sciences
  • Experience teaching evidenced based medicine
  • Knowledge of systematic reviews

DESCRIPTION OF College of Nursing Library. The College of Nursing is located at 1800 Line Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana. The collection centers on nursing and radiologic technology and contains periodical and other serial subscriptions, and NLN and ANA publications. Access is available to 20 medical and nursing databases. Degrees include Associate of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice. Other areas of study include Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences, Radiologic Technologist, Bachelor of Applied Science in Allied Health. And Master of Science in Radiologic Sciences.

Cataloging and acquisition of materials is coordinated through the main campus library in Natchitoches, LA.  The Library participates in a statewide consortium, LOUIS, which supplies most of the databases and provide technical support for circulation, reserves, online catalog, and interlibrary loan.   National origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, and veteran or retirement status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies (i.e., Title IX):  

Employees/Potential Employees - Veronica M. Biscoe, EEO Officer (318-357-6359)

Students - Frances Conine, Dean of Students (318-357-5286) 

For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerns, contact the Disability Support and Tutoring Director, Catherine Faucheaux, at 318-357-4460.