Librarian, Kornhauser Health Sciences Library, University of Louisville, Louisville KY

The University of Louisville Libraries seeks a service-oriented librarian interested in working in an entry level position at a hospital library managed by the Kornhauser Health Sciences Library.  This is a 12-month, term faculty position, renewable annually with full benefits.

Work independently in a solo librarian hospital library. Maintain the daily operations of the Rowntree Medical Library located at the University Hospital. Supervise one full-time staff person.  Provide reference assistance including literature searches. Provide clinical librarianship services in the hospital setting such as literature searches, promotion and orientation to clinical information tools such as DynaMed. Serve on hospital and university committees as appropriate. Participate in and collaborate with hospital units on educational programs for clinical personnel such as grand rounds or morning report. Supervise interlibrary loan and photocopy services for hospital and university personnel. Provide collection development and serials and monographs. Assist patrons with the use of library computers. Maintain and update hospital library web pages.   Maintain statistics as needed. The position reports to the Director of Kornhauser Health Sciences Library.
Minimum Qualifications:
•             Masters degree from an ALA accredited institution
•             Library reference experience
•             Excellent organizational skills
•             Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
•             Ability to work independently and also collaboratively with other faculty and staff
Preferred Qualifications:
•             Experience in a health sciences or hospital library
•             Health sciences reference experience
•             Experience with clinical librarianship or evidence-based practice methods
•             Experience in the clinical setting
•             Supervisory experience
•             Experience using biomedical and evidence based information tools such as PubMed, CINAHL, or
•             Health sciences background
•             Additional graduate degree or certification in a health sciences or health-related discipline

 The initial faculty rank will be instructor.  Salary of the successful candidate will depend upon experience and professional achievements. The University Libraries offer a comprehensive benefits package and annual vacation of 22 working days.

The University Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, values its collaborative efforts both within the university and among other organizations. The University of Louisville ( is a Carnegie Research/High university and recipient of the Carnegie Community Engagement classification for Curricular Engagement & Outreach and Partnerships. The University has a national reputation for its high-quality undergraduate programs; over twenty nationally recognized research, graduate, and professional programs; 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students; and a strong commitment to the community in which it resides. UofL is located in the state's largest urban area.

The city of Louisville ( offers hospitality, warmth and smaller city advantages like shorter commutes and lower cost of living alongside major city amenities like world-class performing arts, great sports, incredible dining and a nationally-acclaimed parks system.

Applications received by July 15, 2013 are given full consideration in the initial screening. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants must apply at  and attach a CV, letter of interest detailing your familiarity, aptitude, and/or experience with the required and desired qualifications, and the name, address, phone number and e-mail address of three references.

Please direct questions to:
Neal Nixon
Director, Kornhauser Health Sciences Library University
of Louisville Louisville, KY 40292

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