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Liaison Librarian to the UAB School of Nursing
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Libraries seeks an innovative and creative professional to fill our Liaison Librarian to the UAB School of Nursing position in the Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences. The School of Nursing Liaison is a key member of the Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences Clinical, Academic, & Research Engagement (CARE) Department, reporting to the department head. The person in this role will provide a broad range of research, scholarly, and instructional support to faculty, staff, and students within the nationally ranked UAB School of Nursing.
 
The Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences is the premier health sciences library in the state of Alabama and supports the UAB Schools of Dentistry, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry, and Public Health, as well as programs in the Joint Health Sciences. With over 22,000 students and 3,000 full-time faculty members, UAB ranks in the top 20 public universities for federal research funding and is the major teaching-research university in the state. UAB ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity, and Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, offering a vibrant cultural community with a wide array of recreational opportunities.
 
This is a 12-month non-tenure track faculty position at the initial rank of Instructor, Assistant Professor, or Associate Professor.
 
We are seeking applicants with a strong interest in the health sciences and who have potential to provide innovative approaches to librarianship. Responsibilities for this position include:
  • Serving as library liaison to the UAB School of Nursing
  • Offering instructional services, including teaching classes and designing face-to-face and online instructional materials, to support research and evidence-based practice
  • Providing general reference services, including answering online reference questions (chat and e-mail)
  • Providing specialized reference services including in-depth consultations, mediated database searching, identifying appropriate knowledge-based resources, and developing search strategies
  • Contributing to the library’s support of expert-level reviews, including comprehensive literature reviews, by leading effective project consultations and participating in research projects, as appropriate
  • Developing and maintaining specialized knowledge of the library’s databases, search interfaces, and other resources in order to effectively match resources with information needs
  • Staying current with health sciences education tools, curricular structures, pedagogical methods, and innovative instructional delivery
  • Serving on appropriate internal and external committees and participating in relevant regional and national library and health sciences professional organizations and associations
  • Monitoring trends in health sciences librarianship and participating in relevant continuing education opportunities in both librarianship and health sciences disciplines or practices
  • Engaging in research and scholarship as required of UAB Libraries faculty
 Required Qualifications
  • American Library Association (ALA) accredited master’s degree or other advanced degree(s) appropriate to the position
  • Experience searching biomedical literature such as CINAHL, PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, Embase, or Google Scholar
  • Experience providing reference services
  • Experience designing and conducting presentations to groups about library resources
  • Strong user-focused public services orientation
  • Flexibility to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills
 Preferred Qualifications
  • At least one year of professional library experience working in a public, academic, academic health sciences, biomedical library, or clinical/research environment
  • A degree or formal coursework in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) or health sciences field of study
  • Knowledge of citation management software and screening tools, such as EndNote and Covidence
  • Experience performing literature reviews
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with various constituencies and user groups
  • Knowledgeable of current trends in academic or health sciences librarianship

The full job description and application instructions can be found here: https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/11301
 
Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 
 
 About UAB and Birmingham
 
UAB Libraries are committed to advancing equitable access to information, intellectual freedom, and the public good for the UAB community and the community at large. We recognize our social responsibility to advocate for marginalized voices and to inform and educate to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and mutual respect.
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.
 
UAB has been ranked as the top Young University in the United States for two consecutive years by Times Higher Education, and Forbes recently named UAB America’s No. 1 Best Large Employer, No. 4 in the nation among Best Employers for Diversity. UAB has been consistently recognized among a select few universities as a Diversity Champion by Insight into Diversity for the institution’s longstanding commitment to shared values that include diversity, inclusion and respect. UAB —among one of the most diverse campuses in the nation — is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts and creating an environment that can serve as a model for the kind of society we strive to build. UAB is the first university in the United States to adopt the Okanagan Charter and become an internationally recognized Health Promoting University.
 
Downtown Birmingham has enjoyed a revitalization in recent years, with the development of Railroad Park — an award-winning urban park — and its adjacent Regions Field, home to the minor league Birmingham Barons — an award-winning stadium. The park and stadium projects have kickstarted major growth in surrounding districts, including craft breweries, boutique shops, restaurants, loft and apartment buildings, innovative workspaces, and hotels.
 
There are a host of attractions only a short walk from UAB’s campus, the Birmingham Civil Rights District National Monument, composed of sites such as Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park and the Civil Rights Institute — a major destination for visitors from around the world. Birmingham's cultural scene is thriving, with museums, numerous galleries, music and arts festivals, theaters and live music venues, a professional ballet company, a professional opera company, a School of Fine Arts, the Jazz Hall of Fame, and the recent restoration of the historic Lyric and Alabama theaters. Birmingham is in proximity to many state and national parks, lakes, urban greenspaces, and hiking and biking trails. The city has more green space per capita than any other major city in the United States. To learn more about the University of Alabama at Birmingham click here. To learn more about the UAB Libraries click here.
Position: Liaison Librarian to the UAB School of Nursing
Organization: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Location: Birmingham,  AL 
United States
Salary:
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 5/4/2022
Requirements Required Qualifications
  • American Library Association (ALA) accredited master’s degree or other advanced degree(s) appropriate to the position
  • Experience searching biomedical literature such as CINAHL, PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, Embase, or Google Scholar
  • Experience providing reference services
  • Experience designing and conducting presentations to groups about library resources
  • Strong user-focused public services orientation
  • Flexibility to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills
Status: This listing expires on: 8/2/2022
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