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Clinical Information Librarian

Posted by: Robert B. Greenblatt Library

Posted date: 2017-Feb-14

Location: Augusta University-Robert B. Greenblatt Library

The Clinical Information Librarian participates in the departmental strategic planning process and serves as the embedded librarian to the Augusta University Health System and the Medical College of Georgia.

The Clinical Information Librarian provides library education and information services for clinical and educational clientele in a technically sophisticated environment. This includes: Development of goals and priorities based upon the strategic plan of the Library, Hospital System, and University; development of new programs; continuing assessment of programs; proactive quality service to clientele; and keeping informed of library, campus and university system wide issues.

Specifically, the Clinical Information Librarian:
Serves as the embedded librarian to Augusta University Health and the clinical community.
Serves as an embedded librarian for the Medical College of Georgia.
Develops programs to meet the clinical needs of Augusta University Health residents, clinicians and faculty.
Works with third and fourth year students in the clinical setting to teach hands on use of library resources.
Facilitates evidence based practice among Augusta University Health System.
Develops and teaches instructional sessions for clinical groups.
Develops and teaches instructional sessions for first and second year medical students in the Evidence-Based Medicine Module.
Collaborates with Research & Education Services in the delivery of other instruction and reference services.
Participates in clinical rounds and morning reports.
Provides consultation and in depth assistance for unusual, difficult, or complex user needs in person, on the telephone or via email.
Assists with other projects as assigned.

Intra-Institutional Responsibilities:
The Clinical Information Librarian serves as liaison to various Augusta University and Augusta University Health educational, accrediting, faculty and other committees to fulfill responsibilities as a member of the Corps of Instruction.

Extra-Institutional Responsibilities:
The Clinical Information Librarian is active professionally in the local, regional, and national professional associations and contributes to the professional literature.
Job Title Clinical Information Librarian
Start Date
Library/Institution Name Augusta University-Robert B. Greenblatt Library
Salary Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Certification Required? No
City Augusta
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Academic
Qualifications Required:
Masters degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution
Experience in a health sciences library or other health sciences environment
Advanced knowledge and experience with current resources, vocabularies and research techniques in the biomedical sciences, specifically Evidence-Based Medicine tenets and teaching methodologies
Collaborative planning and problem solving abilities; ability to implement and manage programs and projects
Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills
Strong customer service skills and abilities, especially an outgoing, entrepreneurial, client-centered focus
Evidence of ability to meet university standards in librarianship, teaching, publication and research, and service commensurate with faculty status

Additional Desirable Qualifications:
Minimum 2 years relevant professional experience
Familiarity with the academic health system environment and the role of the library within it
Experience working with clinicians, clinical faculty and students
Professional experience in health science librarianship or health sciences profession
Subject background in the health or life sciences, or in information technology
Experience in initiating creative and innovative information services programs
Experience with performing in-depth literature reviews including, but not limited to systematic reviews
Experience with LibGuides or other tools for developing online research guides
Pursuit of membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals
Experience in grant writing
Knowledge of best practices and emerging trends for instruction
Application Instructions This position has faculty rank and status (non-tenure track). Benefits include a competitive health package, and TIAA/CREF and other retirement options. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names of three references online at
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