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REFERENCE LIBRARIAN POSITION

The Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is seeking a creative, energetic, and flexible librarian for our reference team.  Responsibilities include reference service with some rotating weekend hours, liaison activities for the School of Health Professions or other assigned school, research consultations, classroom, web-based and customized instruction, online and database searching, outreach/marketing activities, and participation on library and university committees. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the profession and to build a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement. 

Required:  ALA accredited MLS or equivalent. Preferred: 2 years reference experience in an academic health sciences library, skill in teaching adult learners, experience searching biomedical literature and academic databases including MEDLINE, demonstrated enthusiasm and aptitude for emerging technologies, and ability to work both independently and in a team environment.  The ideal candidate will have a strong public service orientation, initiative, flexibility, and the ability to adapt and work creatively in a rapidly changing environment, demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all levels of library staff and patrons, and excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. 

This is a non tenure-track faculty position with rank dependent on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience, reporting to the Assistant Director for Reference Services. Salary range: $36,000-$48,000.  Excellent fringe benefits, including TIAA/CREF.  Submit letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to Karen Wood, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, LHL 251 C, 1530 3RD AVE S, Birmingham, AL 35294-0013.  http://www.uab.edu/lister/  Email applications will be considered at [log in to unmask]    First consideration will be given to applications received by January 4, 2010 and application review will continue until the position is filled.  The University of Alabama at Birmingham is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action.


Valerie S Gordon, MLS, AHIP
Head of Cataloging/Staff Development Officer
Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294-0013
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