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Job Posting: Clinical Librarian (Louisville, KY)

Posted on August 10, 2015 by Kelli Hines | No Comments

The University of Louisville (UofL) Korhauser Health Sciences Library invites applications from creative and self-motivated candidates for the position of clinical librarian. This outgoing individual will help the Library expand its clinical librarianship program. The library provides information and research support to the students, staff, and faculty of the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Public Health.

This is a full-time, tenure-track position reporting to the Assistant Director of the Kornhauser Health Sciences Library. Minimum salary is $42,000. The anticipated initial rank is Instructor or Assistant Professor. The entry rank and salary of the successful candidate are dependent on experience and qualifications.

• Building collaborative relationships within clinical departments to support information literacy and evidence based practice
• Engaging with users in their preferred environments, typically outside the library
• Providing evidence-based healthcare teaching sessions
• Collaborating with clinical faculty, residents or students on journal clubs, seminars, systematic literature review projects, and other clinical forums
• Providing timely information as requested using current technology and resources
• Keeping students, faculty, and staff in touch with emerging technologies and electronic information tools in the field of medicine
• Participating in the development of the Kornhauser Health Sciences Library’s clinical library services program
• Supporting KentuckyOne Virtual Library services as needed.
• Participating in the management of the library
• Providing service at library information desk
• Engaging in scholarship and activity in appropriate professional organizations

Required Qualifications
• Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or international equivalent in library or information science
• Knowledgeable about biomedical and evidence based practice literature, research, and clinical tools
• Excellent presentation and relationship building skills
• Demonstrated ability to think and react quickly in a clinical environment
• Demonstrated ability to learn and use new technologies
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats to diverse audiences
• Demonstrated evidence of initiative and flexibility with planning and problem-solving
• Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively as both a team member and independently
• Demonstrated commitment to health sciences librarianship
• Potential to meet promotion and tenure requirements

Applications should be submitted electronically at Completed applications should include a current curriculum vitae, a letter of interest detailing your relevant experience, strengths and accomplishments, and the contact information for three references. The Search Committee will begin a confidential review of completed applications on September 8, 2015; the position is open until filled. Questions about the position or application process may be addressed to:

Vida M Vaughn
Assistant Director
Kornhauser Health Sciences Library
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
(502) 852-5763


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