From the GMR: Job Posting – Clinical Reference Librarian, University of Kentucky Medical Center Library

Clinical Reference Librarian, University of Kentucky Medical Center Library
Description and Job Responsibilities
The Medical Center Library (MCL) is looking for a creative and energetic individual to join a team of Clinical Reference Librarians. This person will provide general and specialized research assistance for on-site and virtual library users, participate in user-centered, subject specific instruction through general orientation sessions and curriculum-integrated instruction to develop information literacy competencies. The Librarian will work closely with clinical departments to deliver just-in-time health care information. The Librarian will coordinate educational activities of the unit, participate in collection development, and serve as faculty liaison to the College of Public Health. Other duties include designing subject specific web pages; instructing end users in the retrieval and application of health care information; developing content and design materials for instructional purposes to optimize utilization and understanding of Library services and resources; participating on multidisciplinary teams; participating in the development, implementation, and assessment of services, policies, procedures, and publications; participating in library-wide initiatives through committees and task forces; and being collegial and proactive in advancing the mission of the MCL. Successful candidates will be able to show evidence of an ability to meet University of Kentucky requirements for promotion and tenure, including evidence of self-motivation, initiative, and productivity.
Qualifications (Required)
Graduate degree in library science from an ALA- accredited program by start date of position; knowledge of and experience with using National Library of Medicine resources; knowledge of and experience with using EndNote ; working knowledge of Web 2.0 and other emerging technologies; excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication; excellent organizational and analytical skills; good customer service skills.
Qualifications (Preferred)
Grant/contract writing skills; experience in a public health environment; experience using the Health Services/Sciences Research Resources (HSRR) database.
Salary and Benefits
The minimum salary for the position is $41,000; rank within the University library tenure system commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full-time 12 month, tenure-track appointment within the UK Libraries system. Standard academic fringe benefits; 22 days annual leave; TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments retirement plan carriers. Visit for additional benefits information.
Located on the campus of the University of Kentucky in the beautiful bluegrass region of central Kentucky, the Medical Center Library (MCL) is a member of the Medical Library Association and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The MCL serves six colleges: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Sciences, and Public Health. In addition, the MCL serves UK HealthCare which includes three hospitals and associated Centers and clinics. The MCL is a resource library within the National Network of Library of Medicine Greater Midwest Region and is a designated Outreach Library for the state of Kentucky.
To Apply for Job # SM527230
Submit a UK Online Employment System Application at, attaching a cover letter and resume/vita. For assistance, contact Human Resources/Employment, phone (859) 257-9555, press 2, or email Please be advised if offered this position, your hiring may be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment national background check.
Deadline for Applications
September 11, 2009, but may be extended if necessary.
Frank Davis
Research & Education Division
Medical Center Library
University of Kentucky
800 Rose St.
Lexington, KY 40536
Phone: 859-323-3983
Fax: 859-323-1040


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