EHSL - Employment

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Evidence Retrieval and Synthesis Librarian

The faculty and staff of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) at the University of Utah invite applications for an Evidence Retrieval and Synthesis Librarian. This is a career-line (non-tenure-track) faculty position. The Evidence Retrieval and Synthesis Librarian reports to the Associate Director for Education and Research and is a member of the EHSL Education and Research Department. The Evidence Retrieval and Synthesis Librarian acts as a key member of the EHSL team, which is responsible for the Center for Clinical and Translational Research Systematic Review Core. The Evidence Retrieval and Synthesis Librarian collaborates to provide an effective and superior quality systematic review service, including working with students and faculty to develop workable research questions and protocols, creating and documenting expert literature searches, validating and peer reviewing information retrieval strategies, advising on systematic review standards and methods, supporting citation management throughout the process, and co-authoring manuscripts based upon completed systematic reviews. The Evidence Retrieval and Synthesis Librarian may also collaborate on practice guidelines, scoping reviews, narrative reviews, rapid reviews, clinical evidence summaries, and knowledge synthesis projects that directly inform clinical practice or support new and ongoing funded research. The successful candidate will also conduct training sessions, perform outreach about systematic reviews on behalf of the Systematic Reviews Core and the EHSL, and actively cultivate funding streams by developing new service lines, cultivating partnerships, and contributing to collaborative grant opportunities. This position will also assist with literature reviews and provide consultations as a part of the Public Services Department.

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Fellowship and Internship Opportunities

The following is a list of possible projects at the Eccles Health Sciences Library that could use the assistance of an intern or fellow:

Student developers for VR or Multimedia Production

This position would help develop projects for our suite of virtual reality equipment or multimedia production. This would include working with schools/colleges within the health sciences and begin developing apps, games, video, or audio for educational purposes. Contact: (Brandon Patterson)

Communication and Marketing

Develop external communication pieces (print, audio, video, etc.) about library events, initiatives, and news. Contact: (Tallie Casucci)

History of Medicine

Digitize content, record/make available oral histories, etc.


Mobile health technologies

Various projects associated with the U-Bar, University Health's consumer-facing app service - projects could include app evaluation, outreach to clinicians, review of FDA-approved mobile health devices.

Contact: (Erica Lake)

Personalized iPad service

Provide one-on-one iPad/MS app training to patients and caregivers, promote existing personalized ipad service to MS clinic and adopt/build service for other patient populations (Parkinsons, ALS, etc.)

Contact: (Erica Lake)

Class and Tutorial Development

Develop classes or tutorials for particular audiences on National Library of Medicine resources. Learn about: instructional design, technology, NLM resources.

Contact: (Jessi Van Der Volgen)

About the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

The mission of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library 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. The University of Utah Health Sciences Center is known for cutting-edge research, particularly in genetics and biomedical informatics, and its Center for Clinical & Translational Science was refunded by the NIH in 2013. Health services research, personalized health care, population health and innovation are new key research areas.

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library serves University of Utah Health Care, 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 Hospitals and Clinics. The Library also serves as headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region and the National Library of Medicine Training Center. 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.

About The University of Utah

The University of Utah is located in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains above Salt Lake City. Opportunities for a wide variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, world class skiing and snowboarding, are abundant. Cultural venues include the Salt Lake Symphony, Ballet West, Sundance Film Festival, theaters and more.

Affirmative Action Commitment

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Sciences Center exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research, and education.; Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The Health Sciences Center seeks faculty and staff who are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that are integral to our mission.

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.

The University of Utah is fully committed to affirmative action and to its policies of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in all programs, activities, and employment. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a person with a disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and status as a protected veteran. The University seeks to provide equal access for people with disabilities. Reasonable prior notice is needed to arrange accommodations. Evidence of practices not consistent with these policies should be reported to: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD).