Job: Pharmacy Liaison Librarian

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Pharmacy Liaison Librarian

Number position available:

Minimum salary $50,283; Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials

Job Category:
Reference & Public Services

Position DOES NOT require a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.


POSITION: Pharmacy Liaison Librarian


RANK: Assistant University Librarian


REPORTS TO: Associate Director, Health Science Center Libraries


SALARY: Minimum salary $50,283; Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials




DEADLINE DATE: August 31, 2017 - review of applications will begin on August 1, 2017  


Please note that this posting has specific instructions for the submission of application materials - see our website at: or the APPLICATION PROCESS section below for further details. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered.



The George A. Smathers Libraries seek a creative and service-oriented liaison librarian at the Health Science Center Library. The Pharmacy Liaison Librarian provides reference assistance and consultations, instruction, outreach, and collection management for the entire College of Pharmacy and the department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in the College of Medicine. This 12-month, tenure-track faculty position serves as a member of the Biomedical and Health Information Services (BHIS) team, and provides services in a variety of modes (in person, phone, email, "house calls"). The position is responsible for special projects as assigned, such as collection reviews, development of web-based resources, and service evaluation. The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Pharmacy Liaison Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Pharmacy Liaison Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities. The Pharmacy Liaison Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion. 



  • Provides liaison librarian services to the students, faculty, and staff in the entire College of Pharmacy (COP), which consists of five departments. Liaison services include instruction, consultation, collection development, and other client-centered services as appropriate
  • Provides liaison librarian services to the students, faculty, and staff in the College of Medicine’s (COM) Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Provides on-call, by appointment, and e-mail reference services to faculty, students, and staff of the University of Florida Health Science Center
  • Participates in instruction programs using traditional classroom and active learning methods and innovative educational technologies
  • Works in collaboration with COP and COM faculty in the development of new and adaptation of existing curricula, with a particular focus on supporting COP’s extensive distance education programs
  • Participates in the collection management program. Selects and evaluates subject-based materials related to liaison assignment and works with faculty in selecting materials to support their academic and research programs
  • Participates actively in the development, selection, and evaluation of web resources for subject guides and other client services
  • Participates in planning, policy formation, and departmental decisions related to health science services, collections, and new technologies
  • Actively serves on committees and in a team-based environment
  • Performs scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with tenure and promotion criteria




  • Masters degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school or relevant advanced degree
  • Strong commitment to client-focused service
  • An interest in providing information services to, and collaborating with, clinicians and health science students, educators, and researchers
  • Strong commitment to or potential for innovative and collaborative instruction
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to work effectively within a diverse client community including faculty, researchers, clinicians, students (professional, graduate), administration, staff, and the general public
  • Understanding of and enthusiasm for reference resources and services
  • Initiative, flexibility, and the ability to adapt and work creatively in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability and willingness to learn new technology
  • Interest in and ability to contribute to the profession via research, publication, presentation, and service
  • Strong potential for meeting the requirements of tenure and promotion (outlined at



  • Experience using pharmacy information resources
  • Experience working in an academic health science library
  • Experience using health-related literature databases such as PubMed
  • Demonstrated ability in developing and delivering instruction
  • Experience serving a health or biological science client population
  • Experience with and demonstrated enthusiasm for working with the public
  • Familiarity with web-based instructional tools
  • Undergraduate or advanced degree in health or life science
  • Record of including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in research, teaching, service, and other work



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Additional information
Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

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Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Health Science Center Library

Job Location:
Central Florida

1600 SW Archer Road




Institution Information
Institution Name :
University of Florida George A Smathers Libraries

1545 W University Ave




Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Bonnie Smith

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How to apply


To apply, submit 1) a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a written statement regarding the opportunities and challenge of supporting distance education students and faculty (250 words); 3) your current resume or CV; and 4) a list of three references including their contact information (address, telephone number, and email). Apply by August 31, 2017 (applications will be reviewed beginning August 1, 2017). Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at 

The University of Florida is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minority group members. We are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic environment; we strongly encourage applications from women, members of underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. As part of the application process, applicants are invited to complete an on-line confidential and voluntary demographic self-disclosure form which can be found at: This information is collected by the University of Florida's Office of Human Resources to track applicant trends and is in no way considered by the Smathers Libraries in the selection process. 

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at 



The University of Florida (UF) is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. The state's oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation's most academically diverse public universities. UF has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service. In 2013 the Florida Legislature designated UF as the state’s preeminent institution which grew into an opportunity to achieve national and international recognition for the University’s work in serving students and the world. It is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belong to the Association of American Universities. UF traces its beginnings to a small seminary in 1853 and is now one of the largest universities in the nation, with more than 50,000 students. For more information, please consult the UF homepage at 


The libraries of the University of Florida form the largest information resource system in the state of Florida. The UF Libraries consist of seven libraries on the Gainesville campus and three off-campus facilities; six of the campus libraries, and all of the off-site facilities, are in the system known as the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. The remaining library is the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center. Collectively, the UF Libraries (the Smathers Libraries and the Legal Information Center) hold or provide access to over 5.45 million print volumes, 8,100,000 microfilms, 1.25 million e-books, over 152,000 full-text electronic journals, over 1100 electronic databases, 1.26 million documents and 1.35 million maps and images. 

The UF Libraries have built a number of nationally significant research collections, including the Latin American, Judaica, Florida History, Children’s Literature, and Maps and Imagery collections. The UF Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). The library staff consists of more than 300 FTE librarians, technical/clerical staff and student assistants. The organizational chart is available at 


The HSC Libraries provide services and programs to support the six colleges of the UF Health Science Center (HSC): Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine. The HSC also includes the Clinical and Translational Science Institute; Center for Pharmacodynamics; Diabetes Institute; Emerging Pathogens Institute; Genetics Institute; Institute on Aging; Institute for Child and Health Policy; Institute for Therapeutic Innovation; McKnight Brain Institute; and UF Health Cancer Center. The HSCL also support the broader clinical and research missions of UF Health, including: UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, UF Health Jacksonville, UF Research and Academic Center at Lake Nona; and the Innovation Incubator at the Sid Martin campus in Alachua, as well as a variety of primary and specialty clinics. The primary clientele of the HSCL were responsible for over $376 million in research awards in 2016. The HSCL supports these efforts by providing access to essential research content, as well as facilitating public access compliance and data management, and offering systematic reviews and other services, all in a technology-rich environment. Since 1999, the HSCL have operated a liaison program that facilitates partnerships with academic faculty, researchers, and clinicians by assigning one or more dedicated librarians to each College or Department. 


Gainesville, Florida and the surrounding community are home to approximately 257,000 people and both the University of Florida and Santa Fe College. Situated just over an hour from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, the city is surrounded by over 40 nature parks, including many spring-fed lakes and rivers. In 2015, Gainesville was named the "Best Midsize College City in America" by WalletHub and ranked no. 7 on "Top 10 College Towns". Gainesville is known as an innovative municipal government and an innovative city. Gainesville continues to receive national recognition as a top-rated city. Some of Gainesville's accolades are listed at the Gainesville Awards and Recognition link. The Guide to Greater Gainesville combines award winning photography and compelling articles that capture all of the reasons for calling Greater Gainesville your next home. The area has numerous cultural institutions and is a haven for sports fans. Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Tallahassee, and St. Augustine are all within a two-hour drive.  


Vacation days, paid holidays, and sick leave days; retirement plan options; insurance benefits; tuition fee waiver program; no state or local income tax. Prospective employees should review the information about employment and benefits at UF available at

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