Medical Education Librarian

Mar 12, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Medical Education Librarian

Stanford University

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Medical Education Librarian, Stanford Medicine

Double Posted Position as Librarian 2 or 3
Application Deadline: Open until filled. Applications received before April 6, 2018 will receive priority consideration. In addition to completing the on-line job submission, all candidates are required to submit a cover letter and resume.

Stanford Medicine is seeking a motivated and resourceful Medical Education Librarian (Librarian 2 or 3) to develop and lead clinical information literacy skills instruction for undergraduate medical education and the physician assistant education programs. Working with students, staff, and faculty in the School of Medicine, the Medical Education Librarian is responsible for integrating evidence based practice and clinical information skills throughout these programs.

The Medical Education Librarian serves as liaison to selected clinical departments in the School of Medicine and provides research support services for Stanford Medicine including the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH) and Stanford Health Care (SHC). S/he teaches the library's clinical and academic communities the most effective and productive use of information resources and tools for clinical care, and consults with clinical faculty, students, and staff to develop research strategies.

Reporting to the Director, Research and Instruction, the Medical Education Librarian is a key member of the Research and Instruction Team at the Lane Medical Library and Knowledge Management Center. This position will work closely with other Research and Instruction librarians to provide consultations and other research services, collaborate with students and faculty on systematic reviews, and provide training in clinical databases. The position supervises a part time Clinical Informationist.

We are seeking dynamic candidates with demonstrated potential to lead our efforts and provide innovative educational approaches while maintaining a tradition of excellence. The position works closely with other staff to influence and achieve our collective goals in support of the School's research, clinical and educational mission.

Duties include:
  • Develop and lead instructional program for undergraduate medical students and physician assistant students.
  • Provide liaison support for faculty, staff and students to designated departments and centers.
  • Provide end-user training by developing and offering web-based training tools or tutorials and in-person classes and workshops.
  • Provide expert searching in support of research projects, curriculum revision, systematic reviews, bibliometrics and patient care.
  • Collaborate with library faculty and staff across the libraries on research, teaching, and data related projects.
  • Recommend library materials and information resources to support education and patient care.
  • Supervise Clinical Informationist. May supervise additional staff.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
  • Solid understanding and application of instructional design.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability using a variety of educational pedagogies.
  • Advanced level of searching competence.
  • Experience executing systematic reviews, meta-analysis or related research projects.
  • Ability to think creatively and identify new areas of library service across the institution.
  • Ability to work as part of a small, highly collaborative team.
  • Ability to easily network and influence both internally and externally across the organization.
  • Deep understanding and engagement with the range of library operations, trends and practices.
  • Strong commitment to continuous service improvement and innovation.
  • Consistent display of excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong presentation skills.
  • Deep understanding and engagement with the range of library operations, trends and practices.
  • Evidence of professional contribution and achievement beyond the library may be expected at this rank.
  • Demonstrated success in engaging with colleagues across the University and beyond in a collaborative and construction fashion.
  • Ability to manage projects, develop policies or drive library initiatives across functional lines.
  • Evidence of engagement in relevant professional or academic communities.
  • Consistent display of excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong presentation skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience working in a health sciences library
  • Evidence of engagement in relevant professional or academic communities.
  • An ALA accredited MLS or MLIS degree, or an advanced degree in education, medicine, public health or biomedical field.

Librarian 3
Advanced Degree in Library Science or a relevant academic discipline with demonstrated understanding of academic libraries and five years of experience in a relevant library setting with evidence of capacity to work at a high level of responsibilities or a combination of education and relevant experience.

Librarian 2
Advanced Degree in Library Science or a relevant academic discipline with demonstrated understanding of academic libraries and two or more years of relevant experience in a relevant library setting or a combination of education and relevant experience.

  • Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
  • Rarely use a telephone, operate hand controls.
  • Must be able to push and maneuver a fully-loaded cart weighing up to 650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 50 pounds.
*- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

  • May be exposed to dust and mold.
  • May work extended hours, evenings and weekends.
  • The applicant must be able to work within the clinical environment, which has a potential exposure to illness, and must be able to meet the physical demands of the position, which include standing for long periods of time. The successful applicant will need to be tested for tuberculosis, Hepatitis B, vaccinated for the flu, and fitted for a respirator mask.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors bases on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Job: Library

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
Classification Level:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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