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Reference Librarian

SCL Health System Denver, CO

Job Description

Reference Librarian-18004113 

  •  Provide quality information services, and user education to meet the knowledge-based information needs of Saint Joseph Hospital Medical Staff, residents, employees, patients, and the community. 

  •  Be highly flexible and adaptable in the evolving field of Medical Librarianship.

  •  Provide bibliographic and reference service including online literature searches.

  •  Assess information needs and provide information using computerized databases, the Internet, and reference resources.  Perform quality filtering of the results as needed.

  •  Assist and instruct users on systems including the online catalog, online bibliographic systems, Internet resources, and other information retrieval systems. 

  •  Provide library orientation to new library and hospital staff and physicians.

  •  Assist patients and families in the use of the consumer health information service and assist the manager in evaluating the collection and services.

  •  Train support staff on automated library systems as required

  •  Provide assistance and backup support as needed for serials, interlibrary loan, circulation, or other library functions, as directed by the manager.

  •  Assist the manager in evaluating the scope and quality of the professional collection and online systems.  Recommend new acquisitions and services.

  •  Assist the library manager with developing the budget, quality improvement activities, and developing policies and procedures.

  •  Participate on hospital committees and improvement teams, as directed by manager.

  •  Identify professional development needs and opportunities and contribute to professional organizations as appropriate. 
  • Masters degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or from a Masters level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country. Two (2) years of experience in a special library.

  •  Online literature searching experience specifically in clinical medicine and consumer health databases. 

    o Preferred: Clinical reference experience with OVID MEDLINE, EMBASE, EBM Databases, CINAHL, PubMed, Clinical Key for Physicians and Nurses, OCLC World Management System (WMS), TRIP, the Internet, and other online resources and/or a willingness to learn. 

    o Preferred: Consumer health experience with patient education databases and resources and/or a willingness to learn.

  •  Evidence of teaching and presentation skills.

  •  Preferred: Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals of the Medical Library Association.


  • Organization

    : Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO

    Primary Location

    : CO-Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Areas-Denver
    Department: St. Joseph Hospital Medical Library


    : Full-time


    : Day Shift

    Job Posting

    : May 16, 2018, 8:45:56 AM
    FTE: 1.0

     Professional - NonClinical


    : Carrie Rose

    Job Details

    Date Posted June 17, 2018
    Date Closes July 17, 2018
    Requisition 18004113
    Located In Denver, CO
    SOC Category 00-0000.00