The Research Informationist Associate position at CHR exists to (1) provide customized analysis of information needs and develop and perform rigorous, complex, tailored systematic review and other searches for CHR project teams, (2) provide reference and information-based services for CHR investigators and staff, (3) maximize the utility of the Library's intranet, and (4) provide expertise in areas including, but not limited to, information surveillance, information retrieval for evidence-based practice, copyright, grey literature, scholarly publishing, and trends in technology to support research.
Provides customized analysis of information needs and develops and performs rigorous, complex, tailored systematic review and other searches for CHR project teams. Provides key support for and works closely with investigators and project teams to develop advanced information retrieval strategies identifying data, previous research, systematic reviews, and research gaps. Conducts active information surveillance to inform the United States Preventive Services Task Force topic nomination process. Identifies and conducts searches in unpublished (grey) literature resources such as clinical trial registries, conference abstracts, and FDA approval documents. Provides guidance in topic scoping, taxonomies and feasibility to inform information retrieval strategies. Recommends and implements changes to projects' methodologies, including the storage and organization of data and search results. Creates tailored literature alert services.
Provides reference and information-based services for CHR investigators and staff. Solves bibliographic problems, and provides guidance in citation formatting. Obtains statistics and factual information. Provides analysis and recommendations of targeted journals for prospective manuscript submission.
Monitors and appraises recent research findings for CHR investigators, staff, and projects. Maintains awareness of new methods to identify emerging research trends, including literature monitoring activities.
Provides instructional and consultation services for CHR investigators and staff. Leads one-on-one or group instruction to assist users in accessing and searching electronic resources.Designs, develops, and implements instructional handouts.
Expands and maintains the library's intranet.
Serves as backup to the Library Manager by providing advanced professional information services. Performs other duties as requested.