We’re Hiring! Assistant or Associate Librarian for Clinical Services

Brandon Patterson

Brandon Patterson
As the Technology engagement librarian, I connect you to digital tools and emerging technologies. I create meaningful experiences using prototyping tools, virtual reality and online learning platforms.

EHSL is Hiring


The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah seeks an enthusiastic, proactive, service-oriented, and collaborative individual for the position of Assistant or Associate Librarian for Clinical Services (Clinical Services Librarian). In partnership with multiple stakeholders, the Clinical Services Librarian provides dynamic, dedicated library service to the clinical and allied health communities at University of Utah Health (UUH). The Clinical Services Librarian works in collaboration with UUH clinical and allied health departments, chief executives, and the electronic health record (EHR) team, as well as the Education and Research faculty librarians at the Eccles Library, to provide integrated information support at the point of care. This position liaises to the clinical and allied health practices of the organization, and is responsible for leading outreach activities and training initiatives to increase the value of Library services to UUH. The Clinical Services Librarian reports to a tenured Associate Librarian at Eccles Library.

The Clinical Services Librarian serves along with a group of dedicated library staff and faculty. We are leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers in the University and community. We are a team of informationists that support each other and our dreams, ideas, experiments, and professional successes. We believe in each other, and our department offers a nurturing environment of support where anything is possible if you can build it.

Review requirements below and to apply, please go to the University’s Careers page at: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/91539


  • Collaborates with clinical department stakeholders to identify and implement integrated Library services that support UUH’s mission.
  • Provides leadership and vision in managing, developing, and evaluating sustainable integrated clinical information Library services that measurably improve patient care, provider satisfaction, and other relevant outcomes.
  • Responds to EHR library requests for rapid, effective literature synthesis for complex clinical cases, and provides expert literature search services in support of patient care, research projects, and systematic review creation.
  • Responds to EHR library requests from providers for customized patient education information tailored to health literacy level, learning style preferences, and language needs.
  • Facilitates information and resource literacy at the point of care through services such as evidence-based information retrieval and database searching skills.
  • Responds to online inquiries from patients and the community for assistance with health information questions. Works with UUH Public Affairs to develop web and social media content for the Hope Fox Eccles Health Library. Promotes the
  • Health Library resources to UUH clinical staff and patients.
  • Leads internal assessment efforts about clinical support processes and outreach.
  • As a member of the Education and Research Library team, participates in unit meetings and strategic planning, answers reference questions, conducts literature reviews including systematic reviews, provides consultations, and promotes Library services and resources.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends and issues in information resources, informatics interventions, and clinical outreach service models that are internal or external to the organization and can impact Library strategies.
  • Special projects as assigned, such as development of resources for specific clinical departments and patient populations, clinical guidelines, grant-funded research projects, service evaluations, and committee and team work.
  • Contributes to professional knowledge base through presentations, publications, and research in accordance with tenure and promotion criteria.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to an environment of mutual respect and inclusion.



  • Master’s degree in Library Sciences from an ALA-accredited library school, or equivalent combination of a relevant graduate degree and work experience in a health care setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork among colleagues.
  • Passion for service to the profession and academia, and a commitment to developing a scholarly profile.
  • Ability to work with multiple constituencies with ease, including but not limited to clinical staff, residents, faculty, students, and health care administrators.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace and community.
  • Flexibility and adaptability for work in a fast-paced, changing environment.


  • 3 or more years of health sciences library or health care/biomedical environment experience.
  • Experience working with clinical teams.
  • Demonstrated creative and innovative approaches to engaging clinicians and administration.
  • Experience planning and delivering online services.
  • Experience with health sciences evidence-based information retrieval and synthesis.
  • Familiarity with emerging and established technologies, including mobile devices and social media.
  • Commitment to mentorship and leadership in the local setting and the profession.
  • Willingness to seek membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals.


The University of Utah uses an online application system.

Please complete the online application form and submit a resume and cover letter stating how your educational background and experience match the needs and qualifications highlighted above.


To apply, please go to the University’s Careers page at: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/91539


Begins May 25, 2019 and continues until the position is filled.


The EHSL 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. The EHSL also serves as the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office. 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.

Our Mission and Vision

The mission of the EHSL is 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.


University of Utah Health is an economic engine unlike any other in Utah. With more than 14,000 faculty and staff it is one of the state’s largest employers and contributes millions of dollars in net tax revenue to Utah every year. But University of Utah Health’s impact goes beyond the balance sheet. Its bottom line includes the health and well-being of Utah residents in every corner of the state and from all walks of life.

University of Utah Health is the only university health care system in the state of Utah and provides patient care for the people of Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and much of Nevada. It is also the training ground for most of Utah’s physicians, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, and other health care professionals.

Our Mission

University of Utah Health serves the people of Utah and beyond by continually improving individual and community health and quality of life. This is achieved through excellence in patient care, education, and research; each is vital to our mission and each makes the others stronger.

  • We provide compassionate care without compromise.
  • We educate scientists and health care professionals for the future.
  • We engage in research to advance knowledge and well-being.

Our Vision and Values

A patient-focused Health Sciences 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, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust.

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.

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Brandon Patterson

Brandon Patterson

As the Technology engagement librarian, I connect you to digital tools and emerging technologies. I create meaningful experiences using prototyping tools, virtual reality and online learning platforms.

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