Assistant or Associate Professor, Assist/Assoc Prof, Clinical/Tech Serv Librarian, Health Sciences, Non Tenure Earning Clinical Track - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama


United States
(0809784)

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Detailed Job Description

The College of Community Health Sciences and the University of Alabama Health Sciences Library is seeking an innovative, versatile, service-oriented and experienced librarian with technical skills for the new position of Clinical/Technical Services Librarian. The position has characteristics of an embedded librarian and clinical Informationist position. This person will work in the clinical environment with physicians, residents, medical students, and other healthcare providers, as well as in the library and other areas. They will be knowledgeable about the changing environment of technology, health care and reference in an academic setting. They should be flexible, intellectually curious, and willing and able to take initiative. Assistant or Associate Professor, Non Tenure Earning Clinical Track Appointment level is dependent on experience.


Position Title: Clinical/Technical Services Librarian, Assistant or Associate Professor,
Faculty (Non-tenure track)

The College of Community Health Sciences and the University of Alabama Health Sciences Library is seeking an innovative, versatile, service-oriented and experienced librarian with technical skills for the new position of Clinical/Technical Services Librarian. The position has characteristics of an embedded librarian and clinical Informationist position. This person will work in the clinical environment with physicians, residents, medical students, and other healthcare providers, as well as in the library and other areas. They will be knowledgeable about the changing environment of technology, health care and reference in an academic setting. They should be flexible, intellectually curious, and willing and able to take initiative. Assistant or Associate Professor, Non Tenure Earning Clinical Track Appointment level is dependent on experience.

Responsibilities include: Collaborate with faculty, fellows, residents, or students on medical rounds, morning report, journal clubs, literature searches, research projects, publishing, and other clinical forums; Perform cataloging of library materials in all formats; Manage and maintain the library web site; Manage the Health Sciences Library database in Voyager; Serve as liaison with the Systems Dept. of University Libraries; Coordinate collection of statistics; Assist with management of electronic resources and serials, including assisting with review of licenses, keeping records, and developing links to electronic resources on the library web site; Assist with collection development; Stay abreast of current developments and trends in medical librarianship; Serve as a member of the Health Sciences Library’s management team; Participate in the formation and implementation of library policies and procedures and strategic planning; Train and educate medical students, residents, faculty and other library users in the use of library resources and services; Assist with instruction of students from the School of Library and Information Studies; Create instructional materials using guides and tutorials; Serve as Library Director in absence of Director as requested; Participate in College and community service activities.

Minimum Qualifications:
ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science; Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; Extensive knowledge of health and life sciences databases; Ability to engage with faculty and learners in a clinical setting; Proficiency in computer, Internet, and Web applications; Knowledge of OCLC’s cataloging subsystem; Strong attention to detail; Strong commitment to teamwork; Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technologies; Commitment to professional growth and development, and willingness to participate in relevant professional activities; Relevant technology skills; Flexibility, a sense of humor, and a strong commitment to customer service.

Preferred Qualifications:
At least three years of professional experience in health sciences librarianship; Experience working with clinicians, students and staff; Knowledge of NLM Classification, MeSH subject headings, and medical terminology; Experience in developing web-based tutorials and guides; Experience using the Voyager (Ex Libris) library system.

The College of Community Health Sciences (CCHS) includes clinical education for a portion of students enrolled at the University of Alabama School of Medicine; a three-year Family Medicine Residency; pipeline programs that recruit future medical students from rural areas; and the multi-specialty University Medical Center, a community practice that forms the base for a clinical teaching program and that provides patient-centered care for West Alabama. The primary responsibility of the educational programs of the College of Community Health Sciences is to contribute to the improvement of health care in Alabama, emphasizing small towns and rural areas. The programs of the College are designed to increase the accessibility and availability of healthcare and to improve its quality through research, education and service.

Our mission: We are dedicated to improving and promoting the health of individuals and communities in Alabama and the region through leadership in medical education and primary care; the provision of high quality, accessible health care services; and scholarship.

Tuscaloosa, with a population of approximately 100,000, is located in west central Alabama. As the home of The University of Alabama, it offers exceptional educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities. It is one hour from Birmingham, three hours from Atlanta, and five hours from the gulf coast. The main campus of The University of Alabama is a comprehensive research institution, which offers a wide variety of opportunities for faculty and their families.

Salary: Academic appointment and salary will be commensurate with experience. This position is non-tenure earning and includes a generous benefit package. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Apply online at: http://facultyjobs.ua.edu (letter of interest, CV, and three references must be included)

For more information please contact:
Nelle Williams, Co-Chair, Search Committee
Assistant Professor
Library Director
College of Community Health Sciences
The University of Alabama School of Medicine – Tuscaloosa
850 5th Avenue East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
205-348-1364 Fax: 205-348-9563
Email: nwilliam@cchs.ua.edu

The University of Alabama is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Title XV, Section 504 ADA Employer.

Additional Position Information

Candidates interested in Professor rank should express same to search committee.



Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY (CCHS)
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Library Science
  • Information Science
  • Other Health Sciences
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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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