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Medical Education Librarian, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library and Science and Engineering Library, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA


Open date: November 10, 2022

Next review date: Friday, Jan 6, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time). Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Feb 3, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time). Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Medical Education Librarian

Department: Sciences User Engagement, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
Rank and Salary: Assistant Librarian to Associate Librarian ($60,116 – $82,767)
Position Availability: Immediately
Application deadline for first consideration: January 6, 2023

The UCLA Library seeks a highly collaborative, user-focused professional for the position of Medical Education Librarian. Recent graduates and those looking to enter medical librarianship are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position Duties

Reporting to the Director of the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library and Science and Engineering Library, the Medical Education Librarian works to advance research, scholarship, collections, and teaching in medicine. The librarian will serve as liaison to the David Geffen School of Medicine, be an ex officio member of the school’s Medical Education Committee, and be the primary contact for medical school curriculum instruction and research support. Secondarily, the Medical Education Librarian will support systematic review work at UCLA through participation in the Library’s systematic review service.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with faculty and library staff to plan, deliver, and assess library and instructional services to the David Geffen School of Medicine on various topics, including biomedical databases, citation management tools, and biomedical research strategies;
  • Provide consultations and research support for graduate students, residents, faculty, and researchers on the use of biomedical and citation management resources and tools;
  • Develop workshops, programs, and orientation sessions;
  • Support collection development through review of existing collections and recommendation of new resources;
  • Perform literature searches in support of systematic reviews, research, grants, clinical practice, teaching, and publishing;
  • Provide general reference and research support for students, faculty and researchers in the health sciences in collaboration with Biomedical Library colleagues;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with campus partners in collaboration with library colleagues;
  • Maintain awareness of changes and trends within David Geffen School of Medicine and related campus programs;
  • Participate in outreach events and activities grounded in teaching, research, creative and civic engagement and that demonstrate a commitment to including diverse voices;
  • Actively contribute to a User Engagement Functional Team and library-wide initiatives; and
  • Work with Library Development to identify, cultivate, and steward donors, collections, and gift funds.

The successful candidate will be committed to promoting and enhancing diversity through engagement with and promotion of the UCLA Principles of Community.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).
  • Experience with or interest in expanding knowledge of databases and resources in the health sciences.
  • Experience with or interest in expanding knowledge of supporting systematic review.
  • Familiarity with the operation of a research university, and ability to work effectively and collegially in a team-based environment with colleagues, clients, and administrators at all levels.
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive educational environment and workplace and ability to work with a diverse student and faculty population.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, time, and project management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with the research life cycle and information literacy principles.

Applicants with all the above basic qualifications and any of the following preferred qualifications or professional experiences are strongly encouraged to apply: 1) Work or educational experience in an academic research library or health sciences library; 2) Work or educational experience in advanced or expert searching techniques; 3) Teaching or training experience.


Document requirements

  • Cover Letter – Describing qualifications and experience.
  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V. detailing education and relevant
  • References – Names and contact information for three professional references, including current or previous supervisor; contact information only.
  • Librarian EDI Statement – Statement of Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) – Equity, diversity, and inclusion are key components of The University of California’s commitment to excellence. Thus, teaching, research, professional, and public service contributions that promote equity, diversity, and inclusion are encouraged and given due recognition in the evaluation of each candidate’s qualifications. Please provide an EDI statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing marginalized communities, and your awareness of and commitment to promoting an inclusionary library and campus environment. Describe your past, and/or future contributions to equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism.Candidates are invited to review the following:UCLA EDI statement (
    Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Statement FAQs (
    UCLA Library ARI and EDI efforts (

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

Names and contact information for three professional references, including current or previous supervisor; contact information only.

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