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Open Rank - Lister Hill Library Of Health Sciences

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Job Title: Open Rank - Lister Hill Library Of Health Sciences
Job Location: Birmingham , AL
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Library administration, librarian
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-05-08
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Open Rank - Lister Hill Library Of Health Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Libraries is a seeking a proactive and inquisitive reference librarian who thrives in a fast-paced environment for the reference team at Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences. The librarian in this position will serve as liaison to two nationally ranked schools in funding, biomedical research, education, and clinical care: the UAB Schools of Dentistry and Optometry.

Responsibilities for this position include building relationships with expert faculty and students to support the research and educational goals of both programs. Basic responsibilities involve: research consultations, customized group and individual instruction, high-level searching assistance, collection review, and general reference services, including in-person, phone, email, chat, and virtual reference support and some rotating weekend hours. The successful candidate is expected to participate in university and library committees and contribute to the profession to build a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement. Other important attributes include: a strong customer focus, initiative, a willingness to learn, flexibility, creativity, and excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Early-career candidates with a strong interest in health sciences librarianship are also encouraged to apply. To learn more about UAB and Birmingham, visit our “Why UAB?” page.

This position is a full time, non-tenure-track faculty position with rank dependent on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience, reporting to the Associate Dean for Research and Instructional Services. Salary is commensurate with experience with excellent fringe benefits, including TIAA.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited school.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Reference experience in an academic health sciences library
  • An undergraduate or advanced degree in physical, health, or life sciences
  • Demonstrated skill in teaching adult learners including graduate or professional students
  • Experience with innovative teaching methods and LibGuides
  • Experience searching biomedical literature databases including PubMed/MEDLINE
  • Experience with citation management software
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practice, systematic reviews, and academic publishing
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment

Information and Application Process Instructions

Please follow this link to apply:

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Mahaffey by email:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

UAB Libraries is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will help further this goal in their role as library liaison.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

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