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Clinical Education & Research Librarian - Univ. of California Davis

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Clinical Education & Research Librarian

Library of the University of California, Davis

Overview of Position

The Library of the University of California, Davis, seeks a creative, versatile, and enterprising librarian to work closely with health sciences professional students, residents and fellows, clinical and teaching faculty and staff, and institutional stakeholders in a diverse, fast-paced academic health sciences environment. Reporting to the Head of the Blaisdell Medical Library, the successful candidate will be responsible for partnering to improve the discovery and use of biomedical and health information, especially regarding clinical health care and translational research. In partnership with multiple stakeholders, the Clinical Education and Research Librarian provides biomedical research and instructional services to the clinical and academic communities of the University of California Davis. This position will work closely with the clinical programs and practices of the institution and is responsible for leading outreach and training to increase the value of library services to this community. The successful candidate must be able to independently and collaboratively plan, design, and collaborate on services for all the areas of import for the health sciences campus (research, education, clinical care) while also aligning such services with the University Library's mission, vision, and strategic priorities.

UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and UC Davis Library

Position Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Head of the Blaisdell Medical Library, the incumbent will:

• Design, develop and implement instruction sessions (including curricular collaborations) and learning materials (e.g., instructional objects, handouts, tutorials, videos, online guides, web-based information), both in-person and online, for graduate medical education residents, fellows, faculty, and other clinical health professionals on topics such as evidence-based practice, scholarly activities, evidence syntheses, critical analysis, finding evidence for clinical care, and research and reproducibility best practices.

• Foster relationships, build strategic partnerships, and lead outreach efforts to graduate medical education and clinical programs (e.g., pharmacy, clinical nursing) groups to foster education and scholarship opportunities between the Library and these programs and clinics.

• Collaborate on creating and developing marketing and promotional materials for the UC Davis Health community.

• Provide consultations to faculty, residents, fellows, students, staff, and clinicians on topics such as finding quality evidence, finding and using data, data management and sharing, evidence syntheses, evidence appraisal, and the research publication lifecycle.

• Participate as a team member on the Library's Systematic Reviews Team, and collaborate with researchers on evidence syntheses projects, including systematic reviews.

• Participate in program evaluation and learner assessment, as well as departmental and service evaluation and assessment work

• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

• As an academic appointee, engages actively in pertinent ongoing research, scholarship, or creative activity and/or teaching.

Required Qualifications for the Position

• Graduate degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution or other relevant accredited graduate degree equivalent with demonstrated experience using health information resources and tools

• Experience locating and evaluating health information resources for healthcare providers

Demonstrated knowledge of best practices about or ability to:

• Design, develop and deliver instruction in person, using online videoconferencing tools, or via other online or hybrid modalities

• Conduct evidence-based practice, instructional design, health data management, and health evidence syntheses (e.g., systematic reviews)

• Develop collaborative partnerships with internal and external stakeholders

• Respond effectively to changing needs and priorities by strategizing, prioritizing, and taking a flexible approach to a rapidly changing environment

• Work independently, as well as on cross-functional teams, within the framework of an organization's policies and goals

• Plan, coordinate, and manage programs and/or projects

• Excellent interpersonal, analytical, organizational, problem-solving, time management, and communication skills

• Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion within the Librarian Series

Preferred Qualifications for the Position

• Masters in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent

• Demonstrated ability to conduct interdisciplinary research adjacent to health sciences and intersectional research (e.g., health disparities, health equity, environmental impacts on health)

• One or more years of recent experience in supporting the clinical, research, and learning needs of health professionals, and health professions faculty, students, and staff in a clinical environment

• Evidence of knowledge of pedagogical theory and or instructional methods as well as of current and emerging trends in instructional and research support services for health professionals

• Record of accomplishment in research, scholarship, or creative activity and/or teaching consonant with an academic appointment

Salary and Benefits

Rank and salary: Assistant Librarian, Salary Point 5, $66,878 to Associate Librarian, Salary Point 10, $85,001. (Appointment rank and salary based on qualifications and experience.)

The incumbent will be an LX Collective Bargaining Unit member represented by the University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT).

Benefits: The University of California is one of the largest employers in California and offers outstanding health and retirement benefits to its employees and their families. Librarians are academic appointees and earn 24 days of vacation and 12 days of sick leave per year. In addition, there are 13 university holidays.

Information Sessions

Interested in learning more? We invite you to attend one of the following informational sessions, with members of the hiring committee. In these sessions, we will share the vision for this role, details of the application and interview process, and answer any questions you may have.

Information Session #1

November 3, 2022 3:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Information Session #2

November 8, 2022 Noon Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Application Information

Applications must be submitted via the UC Davis RECRUIT website:

Candidates applying by November 29, 2022, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. See for this posting and information about

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Please include a letter of interest addressing qualifications and experience related to the position, a Curriculum Vitae, and names and contact information for at least four references. Diversity, equity, and inclusion is a major component of this position as well as one of the Library's strategic goals. Please make sure you discuss your commitment to addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion issues throughout library activities in your letter.

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014.

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