University of Utah Assistant or Associate Librarian (Clinical) in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank Assistant or Associate Librarian (Clinical)

Department 00820 - Eccles Hlth Sci Library Oper

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin As early as 11/1/2017


The faculty and staff of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) at the University of Utah invite applications for an Evidence Retrieval and Synthesis Librarian. This is a career-line (non-tenure-track) faculty position. The Evidence Retrieval and Synthesis Librarian reports to the Associate Director for Education and Research and is a member of theEHSLEducation and Research Department. The Evidence Retrieval and Synthesis Librarian acts as a key member of theEHSLteam, which is responsible for the Center for Clinical and Translational Research Systematic Review Core. The Evidence Retrieval and Synthesis Librarian collaborates to provide an effective and superior quality systematic review service, including working with students and faculty to develop workable research questions and protocols, creating and documenting expert literature searches, validating and peer reviewing information retrieval strategies, advising on systematic review standards and methods, supporting citation management throughout the process, and co-authoring manuscripts based upon completed systematic reviews. The Evidence Retrieval and Synthesis Librarian may also collaborate on practice guidelines, scoping reviews, narrative reviews, rapid reviews, clinical evidence summaries, and knowledge synthesis projects that directly inform clinical practice or support new and ongoing funded research. The successful candidate will also conduct training sessions, perform outreach about systematic reviews on behalf of the Systematic Reviews Core and theEHSL, and actively cultivate funding streams by developing new service lines, cultivating partnerships, and contributing to collaborative grant opportunities. This position will also assist with literature reviews and provide consultations as a part of the Public Services Department.

This position is a full-time, career-line faculty position in theEHSL. All librarians are expected to contribute to the University of Utah and the profession through service, scholarship, and outreach.

The mission of theEHSLis to advance and transform education, research, and health care through dynamic technologies, evidence application, and collaborative partnerships. The Library contributes to the success of health professionals, students, researchers and the community. The Library is recognized locally and nationally as a leader of intellectual exploration and as a catalyst for innovative discovery.

TheEHSL( serves University of Utah Health, the Intermountain West’s only academic health sciences center, including the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and the Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Health as well as the University of Utah Health Care, which includes the Hospitals and Clinics. TheEHSLalso serves as the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region and the National Library of Medicine Training Center. It is a member of the Utah Academic Library Consortium, the Medical Library Association, the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, and the Association of Research Libraries.



•Graduate degree from anALA-accredited library school or other relevant accredited graduate degree

•Minimum 2 years professional experience in a health sciences library or as a systematic review information retrieval expert

•Expert literature searching experience, particularly usingMEDLINE/PubMed, Embase, CochraneCENTRAL, and other key health sciences databases and grey literature resources

•Familiarity with evidence synthesis search methodologies, guidelines, and standards, including theNAMStandards,PRISMA, and the Cochrane Collaboration

•Familiarity with the concepts of evidence-based practice

•Flexibility and adaptability for work in a fast-paced, changing environment

•Comfort learning new technologies and processes

•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

•Ability to work as a team member and independently

•Commitment to diversity in the workplace and community

•Sense of humor


•Demonstrated experience working on systematic review teams across health-related disciplines

•Experience using evidence synthesis project management tools, including Covidence, DistillrSR, EndNote, Excel, REDCap, Rayyan, or others.

•Experience providing instruction in an academic setting

•Awareness of scholarly communication issues within the health sciences

•Demonstrated ability in project management

•Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills

•Expert knowledge of bibliographic management tools, including EndNote

Salary and Benefits:

Based on experience, starting at $53,000 minimum annually. Position is a full-time, career-line (non-tenure-track) faculty position. Rank is dependent upon the qualifications of the candidate. Faculty benefits include 200 hours of vacation, and 12 days of sick leave annually. There is a generousTIAA/CREFretirement employer contribution. More information may be found in the University of Utah Faculty Handbook: See for a full list of benefits.


The University of Utah uses an online application system.

Please complete the online application form and submit a cover letter stating how your educational background and experience match the needs and qualifications highlighted above; a curriculum vitae; names of three references; and a sample of an expert search you have completed usingMEDLINE(a completed systematic review manuscript with complete search strategy you have designed and executed is preferred).

Application Instructions: To apply, please go to the University’s Careers page. Quick link for Posting is

Review of applications

Begins September 1, 2017 and continues until the position is filled.

If you have any questions on this position announcement or on applying online, please contact:

Tallie Casucci, Innovation Librarian

Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

10 North 1900 East, Building 589

Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5890


The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with priorURSservice may elect to enroll in theURSwithin 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSmust notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 07/31/2017

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01788F

Type Faculty