Job Details

  • Contact: Amie Baltes
  • Apply By: 02/19/2024

Job Description

The University of Louisville (UofL) Kornhauser Health Sciences Library (KHSL) invites applications from self-motivated candidates for an entry-level position of Hospital Librarian, providing information and research support to the students, staff, researchers, teaching faculty, and practicing clinicians of the University of Louisville (UofL) Rowntree Medical Library and approved contracted services for the UofL Health System. This is a 12-month, term faculty position, renewable annually with full benefits.

The University of Louisville Libraries and the University are sincerely committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. For more information, please see the Libraries Diversity and Inclusion website and the Office of Diversity & Equity website.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Under supervision of the Hospital Library Manager, maintain the space, services, and operations of Rowntree
Medical Library and provide information support for the UofL Health System
• Maintain collaborative relationships within clinical departments and UofL Health entities to support information literacy and evidence-based practice
• Promote library resources, services, and education to users in their own environments
• Provide timely, evidence-based information support as requested using current technology and resources
• Keep affiliated groups and library users informed of developments with emerging technologies, trends, and best practices for information in health sciences
• Provide proactive, high-quality customer service to library users, including activities such as in-depth reference consultations and assistance with accessing resources
• Assists diverse patron populations with basic technology and troubleshooting questions
• Practice inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility within all aspects of the role
• Provide regular reference support and occasional backup coverage at KHSL service desks

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program by the time of hire. Candidates with an advanced degree in biomedical, nursing, health education, or other relevant discipline by the time of hire, with demonstrated interest in health sciences librarianship, will also be considered
• Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats to diverse audiences
• Demonstrated ability to think and react quickly, including evidence of initiative, and flexibility with planning and problem-solving
• Ability to use current technologies and learn new trends for delivering library services
• Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team

Desirable Qualifications
• Knowledge of biomedical and evidence-based practice literature, research, and tools
• Experience working with users in their environments, as opposed to the traditional library setting
• Experience working within the clinical or academic health sciences environment
• Experience in a hospital or health sciences library
• Experience using EndNote or other citation management software
• Experience using LibGuides and/or other SpringShare products

Both initial rank and salary for this annually renewable 12-month term position are dependent on experience and qualifications of the successful candidate; the anticipated initial rank is Instructor or Assistant Professor, with a minimum salary for Instructor starting at $46,000/year. The successful candidate will also receive a comprehensive benefits package, and an annual vacation of 22 working days. The University Libraries offers a mentorship program, extensive professional development opportunities, and funding for conferences and continuing education.

The University Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), values its collaborative efforts both within the university and among other organizations, and participates in the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance, which unites academic libraries committed to increasing the hiring pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

Kornhauser Health Sciences Library and the Rowntree Medical Library are located at the downtown Health Sciences Center campus, three miles north of the main university campus. Comprised of the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Public Health, as well as UofL Hospital, this campus is home to over 50% of the university faculty and receives 90% of grant funding. With the establishment of the eQuality educational model in 2014, the University of Louisville became the first school in the nation to fully integrate content addressing competent care for individuals who are LGBTQ+, gender
nonconforming, and born with differences of sex development into the medical school curriculum.

The University of Louisville is a Carnegie Research/High university and recipient of the Carnegie Community Engagement classification for Curricular Engagement & Outreach and Partnerships. The University has a national reputation for its high-quality undergraduate program; over twenty nationally recognized research, graduate, and professional programs; 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students; and a strong commitment to the community in which it resides. UofL Health is a fully integrated
regional academic health system with seven hospitals, four medical centers, 200+ physician practice locations, 700+ providers, Frazier Rehab Institute, Brown Cancer Center and the Eye Institute.

Most notably recognized for Muhammad Ali, the Louisville Slugger, and the Kentucky Derby, Louisville is a progressive city and home to nearly 1 million people from around the world. The richness of its history and the diversity of its communities make Louisville an ideal place to live, work, and play. Louisville offers smaller-city advantages like shorter commutes and lower cost of living, alongside major city amenities like world-class performing arts, great sports, incredible dining, a nationally ranked public school system, and a nationally acclaimed parks system. Centrally located on the banks of the Ohio River and Interstate highways I-65, I-71, and I-64, Louisville is merely hours away from major cities like
Chicago, Nashville, St. Louis, and Atlanta, however, there is no need to travel far with iconic attractions and unique experiences only Louisville can offer.

Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the United States. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa.

Initial application review process will begin on February 19, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Current students with an anticipated graduation in Spring 2024 are welcome to apply, though official transcripts for required degrees must be received prior to employment. Proper documentation of identity and employability are also required, and a criminal background report will be completed on the chosen candidate. Submit AS ONE PDF a letter of interest detailing your familiarity, aptitude, and/or experience with the required and desired qualifications, and commitment to diversity and inclusion; CV/resume; and name, address, phone number, and e-mail address of three
references via the online application at UofL’s Human Resources site

If you have questions or would like assistance with the application process, please contact the Search Committee chair:
Amie Baltes
Hospital Library Manager
UL Health Rowntree Medical Library
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at or 502.852.6258.

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