Job: Public Health Liaison Librarian

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Public Health Liaison Librarian

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$57,604 minimum salary at the Assistant University Librarian rank

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



$57,604 minimum salary at the Assistant University Librarian rank
$66,626 minimum salary at the Associate University Librarian rank
The Smathers Libraries offer a salary commensurate with experience and credentials



The George A. Smathers Libraries seek a creative and service-oriented Public Health Liaison Librarian at the Health Science Center Libraries. The Public Health Liaison Librarian provides reference assistance and in-depth information consultations, instruction, outreach, and collection management for public health programs and related departments in the College of Public Health and Health Professions and several departments in the College of Medicine. This 12-month, tenure-track faculty position serves as a member of the Biomedical and Health Information Services team and the broader Health Science Center Libraries faculty and provides services in a variety of modes (in person, phone, email, online synchronous). The position is responsible for special projects as assigned, such as development of web-based resources, service evaluation, and collection reviews.
The Smathers Libraries are committed to creating a thoughtful, equitable, and inclusive culture that provides space for innovation and creativity. We offer a fulfilling work experience that allows for collaboration, growth, and development, as well as shared perspectives. To support all colleagues, students, faculty, and staff, and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the libraries actively seek candidates who bring culturally rich lived experiences and are excited to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and perspectives.

  • Provides liaison librarian services to the students, faculty, and staff of assigned departments and programs in the College of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP) and College of Medicine (COM). Liaison services include instruction, consultation, collection development, and other client-centered services as appropriate
  • Collaborates in instruction programs, both in person and using educational technologies
  • Provides on-call, by appointment, and e-mail reference services to students, faculty, and staff of the UF Health Science Center
  • Collaborates with PHHP and COM faculty on information-related projects, including curriculum development and complex evidence syntheses
  • Pursues diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, supports diverse communities, and creates a welcoming environment for all
  • Leads the development, selection, and evaluation of web-based resources for subject guides
  • Engages in planning, policy formation, and departmental decisions related to health science services, collections, and new technologies
  • Participates in collection management. Selects and evaluates subject-based materials related to liaison assignment and works with faculty in selecting materials to support their academic and research programs
  • Performs scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with tenure and promotion criteria


Research indicates that applicants from underrepresented groups are hesitant to apply for positions if they do not meet all the required and preferred qualifications.[1] We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleague develop the preferred skills. Additionally, applicants are encouraged to communicate how their work and other experiences satisfy the required qualifications in ways that may not be obvious.
  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited (or foreign equivalent) program, or other relevant advanced degree in subject specialty
  • Appointment at the Associate University Librarian rank requires eight years of relevant experience
  • Strong commitment to client-focused service
  • Demonstrated interest in providing information services to, and collaborating with, health sciences students, educators, researchers and clinicians
  • Strong commitment to innovative and collaborative instruction
  • Record of including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work experience or service
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills including oral and written communication
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with students, faculty, administrators, and the general public
  • Initiative, flexibility, and the ability to adapt and work creatively in a complex, rapidly changing academic environment
  • Strong potential to meet the requirements for tenure and promotion outlined in the departmental by-laws
  • Experience using health-related literature databases such as PubMed
  • Experience working in an academic health sciences library
  • Experience in developing and delivering instruction
  • Familiarity with web-based instructional tools
  • Undergraduate or advanced degree in a health or life sciences discipline


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Open Until Filled

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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

1545 W University Avenue




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

1545 W University Avenue




Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Joseph Piazza

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How to apply

To apply, submit

  • a cover letter detailing your interest in, and qualifications for this position
  • your current resume or CV
  • a list of three references including their contact information (telephone number and email address)
  • a written statement regarding "What do you think the role of librarians is in public health research and practice?" (250 words)

Apply by March 29, 2022 (applications will be reviewed as received). Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at Requisition Job Number 520709. 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 Joseph Piazza, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at

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