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About Preston Medical Library

Preston Medical Library serves the University of Tennessee (UT) Graduate School of Medicine and supports the school’s mission of providing excellence in education, patient care, research and service. The library provides exceptional reference, research and instruction at the University of Tennessee Medical Center for faculty, residents, students, physicians and staff as well as outreach to the community.  Library employees strive to accomplish this through innovation, collaboration and provision of exceptional, personalized services to both the medical center and broader community.

Preston Medical Library is a small academic medical library of 8,500 square feet with 4 professional faculty librarians, 3.5 FTE support staff, a Graduate Assistant, part-time Reference Student Assistants, and a Postgraduate Intern. Opportunities for building your resume by joining the PML team are described below.

Although the main focus of Preston Medical Library is to serve the needs of health professionals at the UT Graduate School of Medicine and its academic partner, the University of Tennessee Medical Center, an additional service makes our library unique to the area - ou Consumer and Patient Health Information Service (CAPHIS).

The Consumer and Patient Health Information Service is a free information resource offered to community members. Health-related questions can be e-mailed or called in to the service. Preston Medical Library staff will search for information on the health topic in question and provide the information digitally or hard copy, free of charge.  The service is funded, in part, by grants and charitable gifts from grateful patients and members of the community.

Professional

Clinical and Research Services Librarian

The Preston Medical Library at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville, Tennessee, is seeking applicants for a Clinical and Research Services Librarian. Rank shall be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

This is a faculty position which provides medical reference services in the library and clinical setting. Working with assigned departments, the librarian determines information requirements, and plans the delivery of services to support evidence-based practice. This may include attending rounds, department meetings or other forums. This position will represent the library on a Magnet nursing shared governance council by attending meetings and offering other support to nursing staff. Expert searching of the medical and nursing literature using a variety of sources is done as part of general reference services and as part of a systematic review service that will be developed by this position. The systematic review service will offer consultation, literature searching and authoring of the methods sections of manuscripts. Other reference services provided include staffing the reference desk, developing and teaching education programs, developing research guides, using reference software, maintaining reference statistic, outreach to the community and providing information for the Consumer and Patient Health Information Service. This position initiates and participates in research and scholarly activities and will participate in medical library professional organizations locally, regionally and nationally. Other library duties may be required as need is determined.

Required: Master's degree from an ALA accredited library school and two years of experience in a health sciences library required. Experience working in a clinical setting and searching National Library of Medicine's PubMed required. Strong service orientation, self-motivation and the ability to multi-task, comprehensive knowledge of library reference sources, experience designing and teaching library instruction classes and developing supporting materials, and systematic review methods. Strong demonstrated analytical, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work as part of a team. Medical Library Association Academy of Health Information Professionals certification required within a year.

Preferred: Experience as a clinical or liaison librarian. Systematic reviews training. Demonstrated experience in providing patient education and teaching graduate students in the health sciences.

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to: 

Postal Address:

J. Michael Lindsay, MSIS, AHIP
Health Information Center/Preston Medical Library
The University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone:
865-305-9528
Email Address:
jmlindsay@utmck.edu

The University of Tennessee does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status in provision of educational programs and services or employment opportunities and benefits. This policy extends to both employment by and admission to the University. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex or disability in its education programs and activities pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Inquiries and charges of violation concerning Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, ADA or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) or any of the other above referenced policies should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 920 Madison, Suite 420; Memphis, TN 38163; Telephone (901) 448-7382(TDD available) or 901-448-2112. Requests for accommodation of a disability should also be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity.

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Research & Learning Services Librarian / Assistant Professor

The Preston Medical Library at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville, Tennessee, is seeking applicants for a Research & Learning Services Librarian position. Rank shall be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Knoxville is known for its proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains and urban wildernesses, but it also boasts a lively downtown, diverse communities, and is the home of the University of Tennessee's flagship campus. Come join us in beautiful Knoxville.
Required Qualifications: Master's degree from an ALA accredited library school and 1-2 years of experience in a health sciences library; Comprehensive knowledge of library reference sources and strong database searching skills including National Library of Medicine's PubMed and CINAHL required; Strong service orientation, self-motivation, and the ability to multi-task; Experience designing and teaching library instruction classes and developing supporting materials; Demonstrated analytical, written and verbal communications skills, and the ability to work as part of a team required; Medical Library Association Academy of Health Information Professionals certification required within a year.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in a clinical setting as a clinical or liaison librarian; Demonstrated experience in providing patient education and teaching graduate students in the health sciences; Experience providing Consumer and Patient Health Information Service.
For information on the responsibilities and more about the position, please see the post here: https://uthsc.edu/hr/employment/job-desc.php?pin=23384
Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.
Qualified applicants should send a letter of application, CV or resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references to: 

Kelsey Grabeel 
Health Information Center/Preston Medical Library 
The University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville 
1924 Alcoa Highway 
Knoxville, TN 37920 
Phone: 865-305-5707 
Email: kgrabeel@utmck.edu


All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.


Students & Interns

Reference Student Assistant

(No vacancies at this time.)

Position Description

Qualifications
Previous library experience preferred but not required. Two years working in a college or university environment is preferred. Strong work ethic and customer service skills required. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills required. Ability to communicate with diverse clientele required. Candidate must be proficient in computer programs such as Word and Excel. Professional attitude and appearance required.
Schedule
Candidate must be available to work evenings, weekends, semester breaks, and some holidays. Approximately 12 hours are available Monday-Thursday evening and Friday afternoon. Additional hours will be available as needed for substitute work shifts.
Pay: $8.50/hour
Applicant Requirements
Drug and tuberculosis screening upon hiring
Resume with three references
Benefits - Free parking, Meal discounts, Free flu shots
To apply
Send resume and cover letter (including available hours) to:
Kelsey Leonard, Health Information Services Librarian, kleonard@utmck.edu, 865.305.5707

Graduate Research Assistantship

(No vacancies at this time.)

Position Duties

Qualifications
Current in-state enrollment or acceptance for in-state enrollment in the University of Tennessee School of Information Science is required. Applicant must present evidence of strong communication and organizational skills. He or she should have a desire to learn and develop as a professional member in a team environment. Ability to take initiative and work on developing and implementing research projects required. Applicant must have some experience with customer service.

Schedule
This is a 12 month appointment and requires a 20 hour per week time commitment. Hours are variable and will be determined based on staffing needs and student’s class schedule. Evening and/or weekend shifts may be required.

Pay
Remuneration will include: a stipend of $1,000.00 per month, full tuition waiver for each semester employed, and graduate student health insurance.

Applicant Requirements - Drug & tuberculosis screening upon hiring

To apply
Email resume, a statement of interest, and names and contact information for 3 references to Sandy Oelschlegel, Library Director, soelschl@utmck.edu, 865-305-6615. Applications are preferred by April 1st

Preston Medical Library Postgraduate Internship

(No vacancies at this time.)

Position Description

Qualifications
Applicants should be graduates of an ALA accredited school of information science, should have completed coursework in at least one course related to science, medicine or special libraries, or have an undergraduate degree in science. Excellent customer service, communication and telephone skills are necessary as well as the ability to handle multiple communications and basic computer skills. Professional attitude and appearance required.

Schedule
Weekends and evening hours are available after training is completed.

Pay
This is an unpaid internship that offers recent graduates in Information Sciences the opportunity to work in a special library environment to gain library experience.

Applicant Requirements - Drug & tuberculosis screening upon acceptance

To apply
Email resume, a statement of interest, and names and contact information for three references to Sandy Oelschlegel, Library Director, soelschl@utmck.edu, 865-305-6615. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Opportunities limited to one Intern annually.

 

 

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