Job posting–hospital librarian, Louisville, KY

The University of Louisville Libraries seeks a service-oriented librarian interested in working in an entry level position at the University of Louisville library located in Louisville, Kentucky. The library is managed by the University of Louisville’s Kornhauser Health Sciences Library.  This is a 12-month, term faculty position, renewable annually with full benefits.

University of Louisville’s Kornhauser Health Sciences Library contracts with the KentuckyOne Health System to provide virtual access to medical literature and library services such as free searches for all KentuckyOne employees ( ). These services are provided by the University of Louisville Rowntree Medical Library in Louisville, and by the Saint Joseph Hospital Library in Lexington. The KentuckyOne Health System contains 27clinical entities and over 3,000 employees.


Manage operations of the Rowntree Medical Library. Supervise one full-time staff employee. In collaboration with the faculty and staff of the University of Louisville’s Health Sciences Library, provide library/information services for all of the western portion of KentuckyOne Health. Provide reference assistance including literature searches. Provide document delivery and interlibrary loan services.  Provide clinical information services and bibliographic instruction for clinical tools and databases. Serve on university committees and attend meetings as appropriate. Participate in and collaborate with hospital units on educational programs for clinical personnel.  Maintain statistics as needed. Some reimbursable travel required within KentuckyOne service area. The position reports to the Assistant Director of Kornhauser Health Sciences Library.

Minimum Qualifications:

*   Masters degree from an ALA accredited institution

*   Library reference experience

*   Excellent organizational skills

*   Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

*   Ability to work independently and also collaboratively with other faculty and staff


Preferred Qualifications:

*   Experience in a health sciences or hospital library

*   Health sciences reference experience

*   Experience with clinical librarianship or evidence-based practice methods

*   Experience in the clinical setting


*   Experience using biomedical and evidence based information tools such as PubMed, CINAHL, or

*   Health sciences background

*   Degree or certification in a health sciences or health-related discipline

*   Supervisory experience


This is a full-time, twelve-month, term faculty position, appointed at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor, depending on qualifications and experience. Initial rank and salary are made at the discretion of the Dean of University Libraries. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package and annual vacation of 22 working days. Promotion requires demonstration of scholarship and other criteria.


The University of Louisville ( ) is a Carnegie research university serving 21,000 students in the state’s largest urban area.  Kornhauser Health Sciences Library is located at the downtown Health Sciences Center, three miles north of the main university campus, Belknap Campus.  The Health Sciences Center is home to over 50% of the university faculty and receives 90% of grant funding.  Kornhauser Health Sciences library has partnered with KentuckyOne Health Care in the provision of fully-integrated virtual library services to 27 hospitals and health centers throughout the state of Kentucky ( ).


With a national reputation for its high-quality undergraduate programs and over twenty nationally recognized research, graduate, and professional programs, the University also has as a strong commitment to the community in which it resides. The University Libraries ( )  joined the 126-member Association of Research Libraries in 2002. The city of Louisville ( ) offers hospitality, warmth and smaller city advantages like shorter commutes and lower cost of living alongside major city amenities such as world-class performing arts, great sports, incredible dining, and a nationally-acclaimed parks system.


Applications received by May 20, 2016 are given full consideration in the initial screening. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants must apply at   and attach a CV, letter of interest detailing your familiarity, aptitude, and/or experience with the required and desired qualifications, and the name, address, phone number and e-mail address of three references.

Please direct questions to:


Vida Vaughn

Assistant Director

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY 40202




The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to diversity and in that spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates


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