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.
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.
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.
Drug and tuberculosis screening upon hiring
Resume with three references
Benefits - Free parking, Meal discounts, Free flu shots
Send resume and cover letter (including available hours) to:
Kelsey Leonard, Health Information Services Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org, 865.305.5707
Current enrollment in the University of Tennessee School of Information Science is required. Preference is given to in-state students and students pursuing a career in medical or science librarianship and those with previous library experience. 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.
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.
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
Email resume, a statement of interest, and names and contact information for 3 references to Sandy Oelschlegel, Library Director, email@example.com, 865-305-6615. Applications are preferred by April 1st
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.
Weekends and evening hours are available after training is completed.
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
Email resume, a statement of interest, and names and contact information for three references to Sandy Oelschlegel, Library Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 865-305-6615. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Opportunities limited to one Intern annually.
1924 Alcoa Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37920
The Library is proud to host routine events such as the Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee (H.A.B.I.T.) stress-reduction dog visits and Literary Rounds: Where Medicine Mingles with the Muse. Both programs support complementary and alternative initiatives at UT Medical Center and the UT Graduate School of Medicine’s narrative medicine curriculum.
The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920 | 865-305-9290
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