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Assistant or Associate Librarian (Tenure Track)

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah seeks an enthusiastic, proactive, service-oriented, and collaborative individual for the position of assistant or associate librarian for clinical services (clinical services librarian). In partnership with multiple stakeholders, the clinical services librarian provides dynamic, dedicated library service to the clinical and allied health communities at University of Utah Health (UUH). The clinical services librarian works in collaboration with UUH clinical and allied health departments, chief executives, and the electronic health record (EHR) team, as well as the education and research faculty librarians at the Eccles Library, to provide integrated information support at the point of care. This position liaises to the clinical and allied health practices of the organization, and is responsible for leading outreach activities and training initiatives to increase the value of library services to UUH. The clinical services librarian reports to a tenured associate librarian at Eccles Library.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with clinical department stakeholders to identify and implement integrated library services that support UUH’s mission.
  • Provides leadership and vision in managing, developing, and evaluating sustainable integrated clinical information library services that measurably improve patient care, provider satisfaction, and other relevant outcomes.
  • Responds to EHR library requests for rapid, effective literature synthesis for complex clinical cases and provides expert literature search services in support of patient care, research projects, and systematic review creation.
  • Responds to EHR library requests from providers for customized patient education information tailored to health literacy level, learning style preferences, and language needs.
  • Facilitates information and resource literacy at the point of care through services such as evidence-based information retrieval and database searching skills.
  • Responds to online inquiries from patients and the community for assistance with health information questions. Works with UUH Public Affairs to develop web and social media content for the Hope Fox Eccles Health Library. Promotes the health library resources to UUH clinical staff and patients. 
  • Leads internal assessment efforts about clinical support processes and outreach.
  • As a member of the Education and Research Library Team, participates in unit meetings and strategic planning, answers reference questions, conducts literature reviews including systematic reviews, provides consultations, and promotes library services and resources.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends and issues in information resources, informatics interventions, and clinical outreach service models that are internal or external to the organization and can impact library strategies.
  • Special projects as assigned, such as development of resources for specific clinical departments and patient populations, clinical guidelines, grant-funded research projects, service evaluations, and committee and team work.
  • Contributes to professional knowledgebase through presentations, publications, and research in accordance with tenure and promotion criteria.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to an environment of mutual respect and inclusion.

REQUIRED:

  • Master’s degree in library sciences from an American Library Association (ALA)–accredited library school or equivalent combination of a relevant graduate degree and work experience in a health care setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork among colleagues.
  • Passion for service to the profession and academia, and a commitment to developing a scholarly profile.
  • Ability to work with multiple constituencies with ease, including but not limited to clinical staff, residents, faculty, students, and health care administrators.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace and community.
  • Flexibility and adaptability for work in a fast-paced, changing environment.

PREFERRED:

  • 3 or more years of health sciences library or health care/biomedical environment experience.
  • Experience working with clinical teams.
  • Demonstrated creative and innovative approaches to engaging clinicians and administration.
  • Experience planning and delivering online services.
  • Experience with health sciences evidence-based information retrieval and synthesis.
  • Familiarity with emerging and established technologies, including mobile devices and social media.
  • Commitment to mentorship and leadership in the local setting and the profession.
  • Willingness to seek membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP).

Salary Information: Based on experience, starting at $53,000 minimum annually. Position is a full-time, tenure track faculty position. Rank of assistant or associate librarian is dependent on the qualifications of the candidate. Benefits: Faculty benefits include 200 hours of vacation and 12 days of sick leave annually. There is a generous TIAA/CREF retirement employer contribution. More information may be found in the University of Utah Faculty Handbook: https://academic-affairs.utah.edu/faculty-handbook/. See https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/ for a full list of benefits.

Link to apply: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/85337

Applications:  The University of Utah uses an online application system. Please complete the online application form and submit a cover letter stating how your educational background and experience match the needs and qualifications highlighted above.

The University of Utah is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with university policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the university’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Room 135, 801.581.8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

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