The George A. Smathers Libraries seek a creative and service-oriented liaison librarian at the Health Science Center Library. The Health Science 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 Health Science Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Health Science Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities. The Health Science Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.
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 http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/cdh)
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
Physical address where the job position is located.
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 June 26, 2018 (applications will be reviewed as received). Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at Requisition 502954. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.