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UNC Chapel Hill University Library


POSITION:        Pharmacy Librarian

AVAILABLE:      December 1, 2013

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library (HSL) seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented individual to join the User Services Department as the Pharmacy Librarian. The individual in this position is charged with participating fully in the Library's mission to connect people everywhere with knowledge to help them teach and learn effectively, assure quality health care, conduct vital research, and make informed decisions. To learn more about the Health Sciences Library, please visit:

Reporting to the User Services Assistant Department Head, the Pharmacy Librarian will identify information needs and provide proactive, client-centered information, education, and research services using a variety of methods and technologies for the faculty, students, researchers and staff of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy (ESOP) The Librarian will also be part of a team of liaisons who identify information needs and maintain outreach services to the four other professional schools (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health), to clinicians and patients at UNC Hospitals, and to the citizens of North Carolina. Expected services include: teaching in the PharmD curriculum (with distance education support of students on the Elizabeth City and Asheville campuses), attending faculty meetings, serving on ESOP committees, providing in person and virtual office hours, developing resource guides and instructional materials or other relevant tools and targeted services for research or course specific purposes.

Librarians at HSL are expected to participate in professional and scholarly organizations and activities, pursue personal professional development, and maintain awareness of the evolving trends in library and information services. The individual in this position is expected to maintain current knowledge of: pharmacy information resources and content; pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical research and education; the tools used to manage retrieved information (e.g. RefWorks, EndNote); the tools used to create online user guides (such as Drupal and LibGuides); the changing trends in scholarly communications including open access and NIH public access; services for finding grant funding; and the evolving requirements related to the management of research data.


Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science. At least two years of experience finding and using drug information in an academic health sciences library, drug information center, or pharmaceutical research setting. Demonstrated experience with innovative uses of technology to teach, train or provide instruction. Demonstrated ability to support a diverse user population and to work collaboratively and cooperatively with a diverse group of colleagues. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to multitask and set priorities in a dynamic environment. Demonstrated commitment to continued professional development.

Preferred: Understanding of the pharmaceutical research and development process. Subject expertise in a related scientific discipline. Course work, continuing education or degree in instructional technology or adult education. Experience using one or more bibliographic formatting programs, e.g., RefWorks, EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, or Papers. Knowledge of scholarly communication and open access initiatives, e.g., National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy and compliance, National Science Foundation (NSF) data management plan requirements. Demonstrated experience working on systematic reviews, meta-analyses, or other comprehensive searches. Knowledge of finding tool(s) for grant or foundation funding, e.g., COS Pivot, Foundation Directory Online.

The University and The Libraries

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries. University Library collections include over 6.5 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and innovation.

The Region

The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day's drive from Chapel Hill.

The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.

Salary and Benefits

This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are members of the faculty council.

Deadline for Application

Review of applications will begin on September 23, 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply

Please visit and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.
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