Job: Library Specialist - MDD

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Library Specialist - MDD

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


ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY: The USF Health mission is to envision and implement the future of health. It is the partnership of the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Public Health, the Taneja College of Pharmacy, the School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences; and the USF Physicians Group. USF is a global research university ranked 34th in federal research expenditures for public universities.
The USF Health Libraries (Shimberg Health Sciences Library and the Florida Blue Health Knowledge Exchange) provide library and information services to students, faculty, and staff at USF Health. The libraries also provide these services to affiliated hospitals, area health professionals and providers, and members of the community.

POSITION SUMMARY: In conjunction with USF Information Technology, operates the Dr. Valerie Riddle Brilliance Bar at the Florida Blue Health Knowledge Exchange, assisting patrons in the use of the library and its resources. Offers support to the students and faculty of the Morsani College of Medicine in the use of some software packages necessary to their success.

 Dr. Valerie Riddle Brilliance Bar operations. Includes answering the phone and greeting visitors; aiding patrons in their use of library resources and technology; helping to troubleshoot online access problems; checking out and checking in reserve items and the recording lab. Assists with maintenance and updates to patron lists, Access Services procedures, and library web pages.
 Under the direction of the Lead Library Specialist (position 00002451), assist with initial triage of incoming interlibrary loan and document delivery requests from library patrons. Includes confirming patron eligibility, determining billing status, researching/correcting citations using library database, confirming copyright clearance, completing some requests and properly routing others. Requires use of integrated library system, resource sharing management software, library databases and catalog. Complex workflow requiring significant attention to detail, and correspondence with patrons (faculty, staff, resident/fellow, and student) regarding their requests.
 Provide basic training and support to Morsani College of Medicine students and faculty in the use of EndNote.
 Patient Library Information Services: aiding patients of the USF Health Heart Institute in the basic use of Medline Plus to access information about their diseases and diagnoses.
 Maintain Reserve collection. Maintain spreadsheet listing current Reserve materials. Add and remove materials from Reserve collection according to faculty requests. Correspond with instructors regarding their Reserve items.
 Monitor and maintain the UBorrow system (statewide reciprocal borrowing system), including procedures for overdue and lost items, items lost in transit, etc.
 Other library clerical and operational support duties as needed or requested.



This position requires a high school diploma and three to four years of paraprofessional library experience or other relevant experience.
Appropriate college coursework may substitute for the required experience.

Familiarity with Integrated library systems used for loaning and returning library materials including reserve items (Circulation module) and processing UBorrow lending and borrowing requests (ILL module).
The position also requires familiarity with Web browsers (Used to access library catalog and databases and to research citation information, among many other uses), Microsoft Office (Used for email, word processing, spreadsheets, etc.), and ILLiad (a resource sharing management software used to process incoming ILL and document delivery requests).
Familiarity with websites and databases like MedlinePlus that cater to the non-medical professional. Familiarity with EndNote.


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Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

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Job Place:
USF Health Morsani College of Medicine - Water Street, Tampa

Job Location:
Central Florida

546 Channelside Drive




Institution Information
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University of South Florida

4202 E. Fowler Avenue




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Contact Name:
Jeffrey Honker

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Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above.  YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.

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