The mission of USF Health 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 Teneja 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.
We are seeking a creative and forward-thinking professional to join our team as the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Librarian. The GME Librarian will report to the Director of the USF Health Libraries and to the Director of Graduate Medical Education. Since this position is a liaison position to USF Graduate Medical Education and to the USF College of Medicine, they will provide evidence-based practice instruction; collaborate in systematic, narrative and other review-type research; and teach use of information resources and research support tools (like EndNote or other citation management programs). The USF GME Librarian will also help to identify the training and support services needed in the program.
The USF GME Librarian will participate as a member of relevant GME subcommittee(s), coordinate with residency education coordinators/program directors to schedule training each year, liaise with residents and fellows, travel to affiliate hospitals for library orientation and subject-specific reviews of library resources, teach research skills development classes, and provide research skills consultations with residents and fellows.
The USF GME Librarian will work with fellow librarians to develop and teach classes and workshops based on user needs, developing learning objects, and integrating them into online and face-to-face learning environments. This liaison position will provide face-to-face and virtual teaching for graduate medical residents and fellows, establish relationships with faculty in assigned departments of the USF GME program, and provide consultations to faculty, residents, fellows, and health professions staff on a wide range of topics including database navigation, search strategy development, evidence-based practice, scholarship, and research.
This job will require site visits to the four hospitals where the USF residents and fellows are located within the Tampa Bay area (Hillsborough and Pinellas counties: Tampa General Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center, James A. Haley VA Medical Center, and Bay Pines Veterans Administration).
Additional responsibilities include demonstrating the integration of knowledge-based resources into clinical research and practice, collaborating with health sciences library colleagues on developing and offering research services, and contributing to the knowledge base of the profession through research, publication, and professional engagement.
Minimum Qualifications: Masters Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution and experience in a health science library OR an equivalent combination of relevant degree(s) and experience. Equivalency is defined as education and experience in both library science and the health care field. The candidate will have knowledge of and experience with current resources, vocabularies, and research techniques in the health sciences and experience in literature searching and search strategy development in a multi-disciplinary academic and/or clinical setting. Candidate will have the ability to fulfill the scholarly and service expectations of a non-tenure-track position, including participation in University committees and in the community.
Preferred Qualifications: One or more years of relevant, professional experience, familiarity with the academic and clinical health system environment and the role of the library within it. Candidate should have experience working with and teaching others to use EndNote or some similar citation management program. Candidate should have experience performing in-depth literature reviews including, but not limited to, systematic reviews. Candidate should have membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals or be pursuing such membership. Knowledge of best practices and emerging trends for instruction in graduate medical education is preferred.
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