With historic levels in grant funding and expanded programs and services across the state, the University of Kentucky is taking bold steps to meet the health and wellness needs of those in the Commonwealth and is leading the way to solving some of the toughest health issues facing communities across the United States. University of Kentucky Libraries Medical Center Library (MCL), which supports the education, research, and clinical programs of the six UK health sciences colleges, UK Healthcare, as well as the wider interdisciplinary biomedical community, is integral to helping the University realize those ambitious goals. We are looking for a collaborative, proactive, enthusiastic and service-oriented candidate to join our team as Pharmacy Liaison Librarian to serve the College of Pharmacy, a consistently top-ranked pharmacy program in the country.
The Pharmacy Liaison Librarian will report to the Medical Center Library Director. The successful candidate is responsible for planning, promoting and providing a broad range of information services, including instruction, consultation, in-depth reference, and research support to faculty, staff, students, clinicians, and researchers. In addition, the incumbent will contribute to other services and new initiatives with librarians and staff from across the libraries.
Duties and responsibilities include:
Provide liaison librarian services to the students, faculty, and staff in the College of Pharmacy. Liaison services include instruction programs using traditional classroom and active learning methods, consultation, and literature searching among other activities.
Actively promote existing library resources, services, and programs to constituents
Collaborate with faculty, administrators, and researchers to determine needs and to design and implement services, training, and instructional materials to meet information needs in a dynamic environment
Develop and deliver course content to support teaching and learning in curriculum-integrated and library instruction settings
Develop library tutorials, resource guides, and other content aids
Stay current with pharmacy education trends, curricular structures, and pedagogical methods
Collaborate with library colleagues on developing and offering research services
Contribute to committees and task forces that benefit from librarian knowledge and experience
Represent the MCL as an ex-officio member of the Curriculum Committee for the College of Pharmacy
Participate in new program planning, accreditation processes, and scholarship of teaching and learning
Commit to fostering a diverse educational and professional environment and the ability to work with a diverse population
Serve on relevant University and Library Faculty committees, participate in scholarly activity, and represent the library at regional and national meetings
As a member of the MCL faculty, the Pharmacy Liaison Librarian participates in planning and decision-making relating to library services, collections, and resources and also participates in UK Libraries-wide faculty activities. This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position and requires scholarship, professional development, and service that contributes to the effectiveness of UK Libraries, the university, and the profession.
This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position. Candidate questions may be directed to Laura Davison at email@example.com
The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university of approximately 32,000 students, 3,500 faculty, and 15,000 staff dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. With over 200 academic programs across sixteen colleges and professional schools, the University plays a critical leadership role by promotion diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being. Located in the beautiful bluegrass region of central Kentucky, the University of Kentucky Libraries includes the main William T. Young Library, Medical Center Library, Special Collections Research Center, Agricultural Information Center, Fine Arts Library, Design Library, Education Library, Lexmark Library, and Science & Engineering Library. Combined library holdings total more than four million volumes. The system has a faculty of 60 and a support and professional staff of 108. UK Libraries currently uses the Ex Libris Alma and Primo systems. UK Libraries memberships include the Association of Research Libraries, LYRASIS, ASERL, and the Center for Research Libraries. UK is a regional depository for government publications.
To apply, interested applicants must complete an application and attach a curriculum vitae and cover letter. Please include contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters for your references within the employment system.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
ALA-accredited graduate degree in Library and Information Science
Required Related Experience:
Proficiency with search techniques across a variety of health sciences and biomedical resources; in-depth experience with PubMed
Strong public service orientation with excellent oral, written, analytical, interpersonal communication, presentation, and teaching skills
Strong commitment to or potential for innovative and collaborative instruction
Self-motivation with demonstrated ability to work independently and as a contributing, collaborative member of a team to build strong relationships
Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track position through research, publication, presentation, and professional service
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Minimum one year of experience in an academic health sciences library
Familiarity with an academic medical center environment and the role of the library within it
Undergraduate or graduate degree in a health or life science
Demonstrated knowledge of drug information resources
Experience conducting expert level literature reviews including, but not limited to, systematic reviews
Experience with citation management software, preferably EndNote
Demonstrated understanding of current issues and trends in scholarly communication and research data management
Record of scholarship, teaching, and/or active membership in professional associations
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.