University of Alabama–Birmingham (UAB) Libraries seek a creative, energetic, and flexible librarian to fill an exciting new faculty position embedded in the clinical setting in the Department of Anesthesiology. This individual will manage the programmatic aspects of the anesthesiology department’s medical library, including the collection and organization of material related to department’s history and management of content in several areas for department’s websites. Other activities include: providing in-depth research consultations and reference services; building collaborative relationships with resident and attending physicians, medical students, and staff; and attending conferences, rounds, and some lectures, providing immediate information as requested using current technology and resources. In addition, the librarian will collaborate with researchers on journal club, courses, anesthesiology history, systematic reviews of the literature, and other clinically-focused projects. The successful candidate is expected to participate on library and university committees, contribute to the profession, and build a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement.
Required: American Library Association–accredited master’s of library science (MLS) and 5 years of relevant library experience. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.
Preferred: Experience in an academic health sciences library, skill in teaching adult learners, track record of library and/or subject-related publications and presentations at appropriate professional meetings, and evidence of initiative, flexibility, and collaboration. The ideal candidate will have a strong public service orientation; the ability to adapt and work creatively in a rapidly changing environment; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all levels of faculty, staff, and students; and excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Salary: $55,000. This is a nontenure-track faculty position with a primary appointment in UAB Libraries and secondary appointment in the Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine. Rank dependent on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience, reporting to the vice chair, Education, Department of Anesthesiology, and dean of libraries, with coordination by the libraries’ clinical services librarian. Excellent fringe benefits, including TIAA/CREF. Submit letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of 3 references to Karen Coggin, Mervyn H. Sterne Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham, SL 172, 1720 2nd Avenue S, Birmingham, AL 35294-0014. Email applications will be considered at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. UAB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, and gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A preemployment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. (019)