Pharmacy Liaison Librarian

Classification Title:

Assistant University Librarian

Job Description:


The George A. Smathers Libraries seek a creative and service-oriented liaison librarian at the Health Science Center Library. The Pharmacy Liaison Librarian provides reference assistance and consultations, instruction, outreach, and collection management for the entire College of Pharmacy and the department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in the College of Medicine. This 12-month, tenure-track faculty position serves as a member of the Biomedical and Health Information Services (BHIS) team, and provides services in a variety of modes (in person, phone, email, “house calls”). The position is responsible for special projects as assigned, such as collection reviews, development of web-based resources, and service evaluation.  The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Pharmacy Liaison Librarian will serve on various committees and teams.  To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Pharmacy Liaison Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities. The Pharmacy Liaison Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.




  • Provides liaison librarian services to the students, faculty, and staff in the entire College of Pharmacy (COP), which consists of five departments. Liaison services include instruction, consultation, collection development, and other client-centered services as appropriate
  • Provides liaison librarian services to the students, faculty, and staff in the College of Medicine’s (COM) Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Provides on-call, by appointment, and e-mail reference services to faculty, students, and staff of the University of Florida Health Science Center
  • Participates in instruction programs using traditional classroom and active learning methods and innovative educational technologies
  • Works in collaboration with COP and COM faculty in the development of new and adaptation of existing curricula, with a particular focus on supporting COP’s extensive distance education programs
  • Participates in the collection management program. Selects and evaluates subject-based materials related to liaison assignment and works with faculty in selecting materials to support their academic and research programs
  • Participates actively in the development, selection, and evaluation of web resources for subject guides and other client services
  • Participates in planning, policy formation, and departmental decisions related to health science services, collections, and new technologies
  • Actively serves on committees and in a team-based environment
  • Performs scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with tenure and promotion criteria
  • Advertised Salary:

    Minimum salary $50,283; Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials

    Minimum Requirements:
  • Masters degree in library science from an ALA accredited library school or relevant advanced degree
  • Strong commitment to client-focused service
  • An interest in providing information services to, and collaborating with, clinicians and health science students, educators, and researchers
  • Strong commitment to or potential for innovative and collaborative instruction
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to work effectively within a diverse client community including faculty, researchers, clinicians, students (professional, graduate), administration, staff, and the general public
  • Understanding of and enthusiasm for reference resources and services
  • Initiative, flexibility, and the ability to adapt and work creatively in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability and willingness to learn new technology
  • Interest in and ability to contribute to the profession via research, publication, presentation, and service
  • Strong potential for meeting the requirements of tenure and promotion (outlined at
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience using pharmacy information resources
  • Experience working in an academic health science library
  • Experience using health-related literature databases such as PubMed
  • Demonstrated ability in developing and delivering instruction
  • Experience serving a health or biological science client population
  • Experience with and demonstrated enthusiasm for working with the public
  • Familiarity with web-based instructional tools
  • Undergraduate or advanced degree in health or life science
  • Record of including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in research, teaching, service, and other work
  • Special Instructions to Applicants:

    To apply, submit 1) a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a written statement regarding the opportunities and challenge of supporting distance education students and faculty (250 words); 3) your current resume or CV; and 4) a list of three references including their contact information (address, telephone number, and email). Apply by August 31, 2017 (applications will be reviewed beginning August 1, 2017).  Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at

    Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

    The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.  The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida's 'Government in the Sunshine' and Public Records Laws.  Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

    Health Assessment Required: No