Reference Librarian PositionThe University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences is seeking three creative, energetic, and flexible librarians for our reference team. Responsibilities include reference service with some rotating weekend hours, liaison activities for an assigned school, research consultations, classroom, web-based and customized instruction, online and database searching, outreach/marketing activities, and participation on library and university committees. Successful candidates are expected to contribute to the profession and to build records 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. Experience with e-science and data curation and/or resource licensing also highly desired. The ideal candidate will have a strong public service orientation, initiative, flexibility, 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.
A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.