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Job Ad: Nursing Librarian, San Antonio

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio invites applications for the position of Nursing Librarian. The successful applicant will join a team of energetic, curious, knowledgeable and technologically agile librarians who promote awareness of library resources and services and build partnerships. The librarian in this position is critical for strengthening the library’s support of the faculty and students in the School of Nursing. This is a stimulating mid-level position with great potential for professional and personal growth.

SUMMARY: This person will serve as liaison to the School of Nursing, working collaboratively with faculty to plan and develop curriculum-integrated instructional content and resources to support student success, increasing awareness of library resources, supporting the scholarly activity of faculty, and providing advocacy on public access policies of federal funding agencies. This librarian will be actively involved in SON curriculum committees and will help to satisfy accreditation requirements for librarian involvement within the academic environment.


  • Assess library needs of School of Nursing students and faculty, increase awareness of library electronic resources, customize library services and instruction, provide enhanced information management services and resources, and provide a single point of contact for these services.
  • Create instructional materials in multiple formats (videos, online tutorials, guides, etc.) for use by nursing students, faculty, and staff.
  • Collaborate with School of Nursing researchers on systematic reviews. Provide advocacy on public access policies of federal funding agencies.
  • Provide on-call reference and research assistance, expert database searching, and instruction to library users.
  • Serve on School of Nursing curriculum committees as well as on other campus and library committees.
  • Contribute to the profession and represent the UT Health Science Center Libraries in the academic, scholarly, and professional community.


Required education and experience:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Minimum of two years of post-MLS experience in a science-oriented, academic health sciences, or research library.


  • Experience conducting evidence-based-practice and systematic review searches
  • Experience providing reference and instruction, developing and teaching classes on use of information resources.
  • Familiarity with the research process and funding policies of federal agencies.

Apply online at the UT Health Science Center Human Resources Employment web site:, where the position is posted under Library Operations – Librarian-Intermediate. Please include a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references with your application.

All positions are security sensitive and will require criminal background checks.


I can be contacted directly with any questions.


Jonquil D. Feldman, MALS, AHIP

Director of Briscoe Library and Outreach Services

The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MSC 7940

San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900

Phone: 210-567-2430


Job Ad: Community Outreach Librarian & Health Professionals Outreach Librarian NN/LM Greater Midwestern Region

Monday, April 11th, 2016



Position Vacancy Announcement

Two positions to fill

Requisition #68662

Community Outreach Librarian & Health Professionals Outreach Librarian

NN/LM Greater Midwestern Region

Specialist (PLB2-4A) or Expert Librarian (PLB3-5A)


The University of Iowa (UI) Libraries is seeking to fill two positions in the Regional Medical Library for the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Both positions report to the Regional Medical Library (RML) Associate Director.

The Community Outreach Librarian and Health Professionals Outreach Librarian will be responsible for promoting outreach and education within the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM). The Greater Midwest Region covers a ten state area comprising of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. These positions play a vital role in fulfilling the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s (NN/LM) mission to provide U.S. health professionals and consumers with equal access to biomedical and health information resources. NN/LM is a network of libraries and information centers administered by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Both positions require a willingness to travel and a valid driver’s license at the time of employment.

Detailed information on responsibilities, qualifications, salary, benefits, how to apply, etc. can be found at UI Libraries The positions are funded via a five year federal grant through NN/LM and are full-time, benefit-eligible, term appointments.

Appointments will be made at either Specialist Librarian (PLB2-4A) within a salary range of $47,000 to $60,000, or Expert Librarian (PLB3-5A) within a salary range of $55,000 to $76,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Start date is negotiable with June 1 as a target date. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, a choice between two retirement plans and two University of Iowa health insurance plans, dental insurance, pre-tax child and health care spending accounts, and additional options.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Job Ad: Three Librarian Positions at UNTHSC Library in Fort Worth

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

The University of North Texas Health Science Center Library, Fort Worth, Texas

NN/LM South Central Region

Three (3) Position Announcements: Health Professions Coordinator, Emerging Technologies Coordinator, Research Administrator

The Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library of the University of North Texas Health Science Center invites applications for a Health Professions Coordinator, an Emerging Technologies Coordinator and a Research Administrator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region (NN/LM SCR).

The Gibson D. Lewis Library at the University of North Texas Health Science Center will host the NN/LM SCR which serves as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is to provide U.S. health professionals and consumers with equal access to biomedical and health information resources.

Both Coordinators will develop outreach and educational programming throughout the region in support of the mission of the NN/LM. Coordinators will also assist community partners in identifying and applying for NN/LM funding opportunities.

The Research Administrator will provide fiscal, business, and program records management and maintain accurate agreement procedures and obligations for the NN/LM SCR. This position will also serve as the liaison to program sub-awardees and the UNTHSC Office of Grants and Contract Management.

All positions report to the NN/LM SCR Executive Director and are funded via a five year National Library of Medicine (NLM) cooperative agreement.  Positions are full time, benefits-eligible. Coordinator positions require a willingness to travel and a valid driver’s license.

Application Procedure: To view the complete job descriptions and to apply, visit the University of North Texas Health Science Center website at

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Lisa Smith, MLS
Associate Director
Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library
University of North Texas Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, Texas 76107  817-735-2601

Job Ad: TMC Library Liaison Librarian Position

Monday, April 4th, 2016

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) Library is a major research library serving Texas Medical Center researchers, clinicians and students, including two major medical schools, three nursing schools and over 20 member institutions.

SUMMARY: Liaison Librarians at the TMC Library cultivate productive relationships with the Library’s affiliated institutions in order to integrate library resources in the curricula, research, and clinical operations of the Texas Medical Center. This position will be the Library’s point of contact for faculty and students as liaison to one of the designated institutions served by the TMC Library. Librarians are expected to develop and promote services and resources, participate in professional and scholarly organizations and activities, pursue personal professional development, and maintain awareness of evolving trends in library and information science.


  • Develop and maintain a working, interactive, and dynamic relationship with faculty, students, and staff in assigned disciplines
  • Conduct comprehensive literature searches and systematic reviews
  • Participate as liaison for faculty and students in a designated institution
  • Provide consultation on information discovery, retrieval and management
  • Develop outreach activities and communication to promote library resources and services
  • Provide instruction and develop and implement classes and workshops
  • Create specialized LibGuides for research methods and searching
  • Provide on-call reference service
  • Recommend appropriate resource additions to the library collection
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure that clients’ needs are met
  • Provide assistance and support to other librarians and staff when needed


Education and experience


  • Master’s degree in library science (or equivalent) from and ALA-Accredited program
  • Two year’s advanced searching experience in medical databases for non-entry level position


  • Working knowledge of medical libraries
  • Experience conducting Systematic Reviews
  • Background in health or life sciences

Applicants should submit CV to

Job Ad: Digital Archivist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Digital Archivist – Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center
(“Office of the Library” in HR  listing)

Job Number: 520685
Categories: Professional
Location:  Dallas, TX
Department: Library
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited graduate school or equivalent degree.  Three years of experience working with assigning metadata, digitizing materials, managing a digital collection or other digital library-related work. Experience with digitizing materials and managing a digital collection and other digital library-related tasks. Experience working with CONTENTdm or equivalent digital assets management system. Archives management background. RDA experience or training. Experience with constructing survey instruments. Experience with Open Archives Initiative (OAI) harvesting.   Experience with grant writing and project management.

Job Duties

  1. Responsible for the acquisition and appraisal, records, arrangement and description, and preservation of an organization’s long-term digital collections.
  2. Conducts an appraisal of existing digital archives in all media formats.
  3. Accessions records and decides which to retain and how to retain them for periods exceeding three to five years.
  4. Makes decisions about storage media, along with classification, indexing and metadata assignment.
  5. Preserves digital records and supervises the systematic cataloging and retention work around legacy information stores, including offline media and paper.
  6. Supports and participates in the e-discovery process.

**Other Duties:  Performs other duties as assigned. 

This person will work in the Digital Collections Unit of the Library.  They will primarily be responsible for digitizing the physical paper archives of the university.  They will also work with the department of Marketing and Communications to do the same for them.

To the extent provided by applicable law, no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by The University of Texas System or any of its component institutions, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or disability.

Job Ad: Digital & Information Services Librarian, LSU Health Shreveport

Friday, January 29th, 2016

View this posting on the LSU Health Shreveport HR website

Digital and Information Services Librarian, Medical Library
Posted Date: 1/28/2016
Position Number: 28235
Salary Range: Negotiable
Location: LSU Health Shreveport
Posting open until filled

Minimum Qualifications:

Required: Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited institution. Experience in searching health sciences information databases. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment, problem solving ability, excellent computer skills, and ability to work effectively with colleagues, students, faculty, and staff.

Desired: Experience in a library, preferably in a health sciences environment. Familiarity or experience with systematic reviews. Academy of Health Information Professionals credentialing. Ability to assist with a writing consultation service. Familiarity with genetic and/or molecular databases. Willingness to learn new technologies.

Job Summary:

The Department of Medical Library Science is seeking an enthusiastic, innovative librarian and expert searcher to assist faculty, researchers, and students with their information needs through literature searching, participation in morning report, and teaching information appraisal skills. This is a full-time faculty position, tenure-track if appointed at assistant librarian/assistant professor level or higher. The person in this position designs courses and/or tutorials, teaches audiences of varying education levels, provides outreach, serves as a liaison to other departments, and provides assistance with writing. Broad professional responsibilities include writing grant proposals, participation in professional associations which support library and information science or health care, participation in pertinent continuing education opportunities, conducting research and publishing.

The Library staff is a congenial and diverse group, always seeking new and improved ways to provide services and resources.

To Apply:

​Applicants should submit CV and three letters of reference to the Faculty Staffing Office at LSU Health Shreveport via email to: or by mail to the address below.

LSU Health Shreveport
Department of Human Resource Management
Attn: Faculty Recruitment
1501 Kings Highway, P.O. Box 33932
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Ad: Librarian for Research and Resource Services, OSU-CHS Medical Library, Tulsa, OK

Monday, January 25th, 2016

The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Medical Library seeks an experienced Research Librarian to provide up-to-date and timely information to OSU-CHS faculty, staff, students, physicians and other health care providers, as well as the general public. Topics usually are related to the health sciences.  Although NLM and other web-based biomedical databases are used extensively, the Research Librarian also helps users locate specific information within the library’s print and multimedia collection. This position reports to and works closely with the lead Research Librarian in searching databases, developing LibGuides, bibliographies, systematic reviews, statistical reports, and assisting users.  The Research Librarian also assists with the management of an extensive electronic resources collection.

A full job announcement for this position can be found at

More information about the campus can be found at

Job Ad: Outreach Coordinator in Little Rock, Arkansas

Monday, January 25th, 2016

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Library seeks an outgoing, knowledgeable librarian for the position of Outreach Coordinator. The University and the Library have strong commitments to outreach and service to the state of Arkansas, with an increasing emphasis on outreach as a hallmark of these institutions. We are looking for a flexible team player capable of leading multi-department outreach team. This librarian must have a positive attitude toward service and a strong ability to connect with people in a genuine manner. It is also imperative that this librarian be able to represent UAMS, NN/LM and NLM with the utmost professionalism.


Founded in 1879, UAMS is the only academic health sciences center in Arkansas. The UAMS Library supports the education, clinical, research, and outreach activities of six colleges (Graduate School, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health), a comprehensive medical center, and several institutes of excellence. The UAMS Library serves the health information needs of the citizens in Pulaski County and provides support to the rest of the state through a nationally renowned network of Regional Center Libraries (formerly AHECs).  This Library also serves as the only resource library in the state for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Faculty, staff, and students work and study in a stimulating and culturally diverse environment.  Information on the beautiful, vibrant city of Little Rock can be found at


The E&RS faculty is a team of five librarians directly reporting to the Head of Education and Reference Services. This faculty position participates in coverage of daily reference activities including providing one-on-one end user education, teaching classes, answering reference questions, and providing assistance with basic literature searching. This librarian coordinates the off-campus outreach activities of the Library and works closely with other members of reference to support the educational, research, and clinical information needs of an academic health sciences center.

All reference librarians participate as active members of the Library’s Liaison Team acting as liaison to departments, programs or colleges as assigned.They also serve on library, university, professional and/or public service committees and contribute to the departmental and the Library’s strategic planning processes.


All reference librarians hold faculty status and are strongly encouraged to participate in professional activities in a manner of their choosing. Activities may include service to local, regional or national professional associations. Contributions to the profession’s knowledge base via original research, presentations at conferences, consultations as a topic expert, creation of and teaching continuing education courses and/or original publications are included. The pursuit of expertise and improvement of skills via continuing education are encouraged for all reference librarians.


  • Plans and coordinates UAMS Library’s outreach programs throughout Arkansas (exhibits and classes) to meet designated outreach responsibilities as a Resource Library in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine;
  • Manages National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region (NN/LM SCR) subcontract awards;
  • Compiles, writes and completes all reports and invoices (written and online), for the subcontract, quarterly reports and outreach activity reporting system;
  • Prepares RFP proposals annually for NN/LM SCR Outreach Subcontract Award;
  • Coordinates with Library’s Administrative office to ensure timely submission of RFP & grant paperwork and all travel requests;
  • Leads the Library’s Outreach Team and coordinates meetings, communication and training;
  • Organizes, arranges, conducts and/or coordinates volunteers for exhibits at
  • professional conferences of health professionals and librarians;
  • health fairs for the general public;
  • Organizes, arranges,  teaches and/or coordinates volunteers to teach classes for non-affiliated health professionals, librarians, and any target groups identified in the NN/LM subcontract;
  • Travels within Arkansas, as needed, (via a rental vehicle outside of Little Rock) to conduct or promote NN/LM Outreach activities and UAMS Library resources and services;
  • Maintains a high level of knowledge of all NLM databases, websites and resources in order to teach and promote them effectively;
  • Represents the UAMS Library at NN/LM SCR Outreach Committee meetings;
  • Coordinates and assists with any special projects related to outreach activities.


  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program

o   Recent graduates and upcoming spring graduates are encouraged to apply

  • Experience providing reference services in an academic or health sciences setting
  • Experience providing outreach services in an academic or health sciences setting
  • Experience with biomedical resources and databases (including MEDLINE)
  • Ability to work well independently, as part of a team, and as the leader of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) with physicians, hospital administrators, researchers and other health professionals at the colleague level
  • Ability to make high quality, professional presentations
  • Excellent program planning skills
  • Ability to build collegial, partnership level relationships both on and off campus
  • Experience utilizing social media applications, innovative communication technologies and mobile technologies
  • Commitment to providing high-quality customer service
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and participation in professional activities
  • Valid driver’s license, willingness to travel, and ability to lift/move equipment, and exhibiting materials.


  • Undergraduate or graduate degree or additional training in a biomedical science field
  • Experience with evaluation and assessment of library resources and services
  • Demonstrated ability to create successful outreach plans and to oversee the design of promotional materials, coordinate work flows, and implement projects
  • Experience teaching and/or making public presentations at the academic health sciences level
  • Experience providing NN/LM-funded outreach services  (at Resource Library or Regional Medical Library level)
  • Experience as a NN/LM grant writer/reviewer OR experience writing grant proposals at the academic, NN/LM or NIH level
  • Experience using the NLM Outreach Application & Online Contract Reports System
  • Significant experience searching and teaching MEDLINE, other biomedical/health-related databases and consumer health resources
  • Experience in an academic medical center and/or life sciences background
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Fluency in any other non-English languages


Minimum salary is $45,000, commensurate with education and experience. This is a 12-month, non-tenure track faculty appointment with a competitive benefits package with 22 days vacation, 11 holidays, and 12 days sick leave annually, and retirement plan options including TIAA/CREF and Fidelity. UAMS will contribute an amount equal to 5% of your salary to your retirement account; your contributions over 5% are matched by UAMS up to 10%.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.  Priority will be given to applications received by February 12, 2016.  Please email a letter of application, curriculum vita, and names of 3 professional references (with full contact information) to:

Susan Steelman, MLIS

Head of Education & Reference Services

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library

Electronic submissions are required.

UAMS is an inclusive Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Job Ad: Library Services Coordinator in Fort Worth, TX

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Cook Children’s in Fort Worth, TX seeks an innovative, versatile, service-oriented librarian for a new position at one of the top pediatric institutions in the U.S. The Library Service line at Cook Children’s includes a health sciences library, a family health library, patient library and health literacy/patient education. This person will be part of a professional team working directly with physicians, health care providers, and families. They will be knowledgeable about the changing environment of health care, technology, health literacy, and marketing in a health care environment. This person will be highly motivated, flexible, detail oriented, attentive to deadlines, and able to take initiative and work autonomously.

Responsibilities include:
As the Library Services Coordinator, this librarian will collaborate with physicians, health care providers, and clinical units to provide evidence-based research. This library professional will work with the patient education and health literacy coordinator (RN) to provide background research and write/edit patient education, discharge instructions and information resources. Will coordinate statistics and assist in preparing dashboards and high-level board reports. Participates in the strategic planning for all services lines provided by Library Services. Develops marketing strategies to increase awareness of the research services provided by the health sciences library. Works with the family health librarian to provide evidence-based information to families and patients. Coordinates with library director and family librarian to locate grant and award opportunities. Trains and educates physicians, health care providers, and other library users in the use of library resources and services. Assists with review of licenses and collection development for the health sciences library. Provides interlibrary loan services for Cook Children’s staff and outside libraries. This librarian also manages the health sciences library’s online resources and serials.

Minimum Qualifications: ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science. Position requires 3-5 years of library experience, preferably in health care. Preferred experience in health literacy and consumer health. Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and customer service. Knowledge of medical and nursing databases. Ability to engage physicians and staff in the library and clinical setting. Strong commitment to teamwork. Knowledge of or interest in health literacy.

Preferred qualifications: Experience working with clinicians at all levels. Knowledge of MeSH and medical terminology.

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Apply online at

“Health Sciences Librarians – Saving you time so you can save lives”
Karen L. Keller, MLS
Director, Edwin G. Schwarz Health Sciences Library
Matustik Family Health Library/Bomar Patient Library
Health Literacy and Patient Education
Copyright Manager
Cook Children’s
801 Seventh Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104
voice 682.885-1802
fax 682.885.4177

Job Ad: Reference/Instructional Services Librarian at the Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

The Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library invites applications for reference/instructional services librarian. Minimum requirements/experience includes: Master’s degree from American Library Association (ALA)–accredited library school or graduation with a master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school within 6 months of job posting; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; strong service orientation; demonstrated ability to work independently or as part of a team; initiate, plan, and organize projects; excel in evolving and challenging electronic environments; potential for continuing professional growth and commitment to lifelong learning; search experience in Ovid, EBSCO, National Library of Medicine, and other interfaces.

Salary: $40,000–$55,000. Rank: Nontenured, minimum rank of assistant professor. For more information and application instructions, visit, select “search listings” on the left, and enter requisition number 24320. Contact:Shari Clifton, Chair, Search Committee. The University of Oklahoma is an EOE/AAE. Individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.