Job Posting: Information Services Librarian Medical Student/Clinical Liaison, Stanford University


The Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center at Stanford University Medical Center (SUMC) seeks a qualified applicant to fill the position of Information Services Librarian – Clinical Liaison. Reporting to the Director for Research & Instruction, the primary focus of this position is to teach the library’s clinical and academic communities effective and productive use of available information resources and tools in the service of clinical care.

The Information Services Librarian – Clinical Liaison duties include assisting in answering clinical questions; participating in patient care rounds, morning report, and conference series; promoting library resources and opportunities; and synchronizing the Library’s collections with clinical needs along with instruction duties. S/he participates in the Lane Liaison program by providing reference, advanced research assistance and Information Literacy instruction for members of the SUMC faculty, staff and students. The Information Services Librarian – Clinical Liaison collaborates with the Lane web team to integrate digital content resources with online information literacy training modules and portals, including SUMC’s electronic health record system. S/he consults with appropriate subject specialists, actively reviews technology and medical information resources and recommends information resources in all media to support clinical practitioners and other assigned liaison areas.


The successful applicant will have an ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science or a Master’s degree in Education, with three or more years of library or teaching experience; five years desired. S/he will have demonstrated experience in developing and providing in-person and web-based education, technology integration instruction, experience in the concepts of information storage, retrieval and management technologies, and technology integration in instruction. S/he will have advanced bibliographic expertise in searching and managing information. Knowledge of Information Literacy and Evidence Based Practice (EBP) and course management are required. Knowledge of social networks, scholarly communication and open access initiatives, and familiarity with an inpatient and ambulatory healthcare environment are desired.

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.

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