Medical Education and Clinical Outreach Librarian, University of California, Riverside

Rank and Salary Scale

Assistant Librarian – Associate Librarian – Librarian – Potential Career

$54,694 – $81,730

Organizational Unit

Collections and Scholarly Communications Strategies

Position Overview

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) seeks a motivated, proactive, user-oriented Medical Education and Clinical Outreach Librarian. The successful candidate will support established and develop new medical education and clinical outreach services to support the needs of faculty, students, staff, and affiliated faculty and clinicians of the UCR School of Medicine in a variety of settings in the Inland Southern California region. The School of Medicine is a new fully-accredited, community based school with multiple affiliated faculty, clinicians, and facilities.

Located an hour’s drive to the east of Los Angeles, an hour west of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, an hour east of ocean beaches, ninety minutes north of San Diego, and an hour south of mountain ski resorts, UCR is located in an area of dramatic landscapes and rich cultural traditions. The University is a dynamic, aggressively-developing land grant research institution dedicated to preparing its diverse student body to be successful competitors in the world marketplace of ideas. UCR boasts the first new School of Medicine to open on the West Coast in 43 years; a new School of Public Policy; and the Bourns College of Engineering, ranked 10th in the world according to an international ranking organization.

The UCR School of Medicine’s (SOM) inaugural class began in August 2013. The school’s mission is to improve the health of the people of California and, especially, to serve Inland Southern California by training a diverse workforce of physicians and by developing innovative research and health care delivery programs that will improve the health of the medically underserved in the region and become models to be emulated throughout the state and nation. Prior to the opening of SOM, UCR had a two-year medical education program as part of the UCR/UCLA Thomas Haider Program in Biomedical Sciences in place since 1974. Students began their medical education at UCR and received their M.D. degrees from UCLA.

The UCR Library is a critical partner in preparing UCR’s students to be globally competitive while simultaneously preparing them for careers in the Inland Empire and beyond. The mission of the UCR Library is no less than to bring the world’s information resources to the UCR community and to ensure that UCR students, faculty, and staff have the skills to fully exploit those resources to change the world for the better.

The UCR Library is a team of intensely collaborative, forward-thinking colleagues dedicated to providing excellent services to our students, faculty, and community members in a rapidly evolving information environment. The successful candidate will be technologically sophisticated; committed to problem-solving in local, regional, national, and international arenas; and able to develop innovative solutions to complex problems; and a dynamic and effective leader.

The UCR Library is comprised of three facilities housing more than 3,800,000 volumes, 940,000 electronic books, 97,000 print and electronic journals, and 2,300,000 microforms. The Library provides services to more than 22,000 students and nearly 2,000 faculty and other academics in an institutional environment planning for and experiencing extensive growth. The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic staff of 131 FTE librarians, support personnel (including student FTE) in building a research library of excellence within a dynamic and diverse university ranked among the top 50 in the nation. The UCR Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Among the unique collections of the UCR Library is the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy, the Water Resources Collections & Archives, the Rupert Costo Library of the American Indian, the Paul Chou Collection of Chinese history and culture, the George Brown Papers, the Tomás Rivera Papers, and the Inland Empire Memories Initiative. Information about the UCR Libraries is available at

The UCR Library is an integral part of the University of California library system. With collections totaling 30 million volumes, UC’s more than 100 libraries are surpassed in size on the American continent only by the Library of Congress collection. In addition, UC’s California Digital Library (CDL) provides the core of the Universitys digital collections. CDL also assists UC to share resources and holdings more effectively, and provides leadership in applying technology to the development of library collections and services. Organizationally situated within the UC Office of the President, the CDL operates in close collaboration with all UC campuses and their libraries.

UC professional librarians are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining unit; The University Council-American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.


Reporting to the AUL for Collections and Scholarly Communications Strategies, the Medical Education and Clinical Outreach Librarian will work to support, develop and implement instructional, outreach and liaison services that support the needs of the faculty, students, staff, and affiliated faculty and clinicians of the School of Medicine (SOM).

  • Develop and teach instructional sessions and embedded sessions within the SOM medical curriculum, pipeline and residency programs;
  • Create and maintain informational and instructional online and physical materials to support SOM curriculum and research programs;
  • Provide group and individual in-person and digital instruction and consultation to SOM students, faculty, and staff supporting curriculum, research, and administrative needs;
  • Provide outreach and research instruction and support in evidence-based medicine to SOM-affiliated clinical sites and hospitals;
  • Create and maintain informational and instructional online and physical materials to support the outreach program to SOM-affiliated clinical sites and hospitals;
  • Maintain currency and expertise in new and emerging databases, technology, and resources and disseminate information and implement ideas to appropriate users;
  • Collaborate and liaise with the Research Services Department in providing general research support for areas such as scholarly communications, data management information and training, database instruction and bibliographic management tools;
  • Liaise with Collection Strategists to provide input on the following activities including; evaluation of new and existing electronic databases and electronic and print collections, and selection and de-selection projects;
  • Collaborate on the development of new services;
  • Participate in general administrative duties, library-wide activities, administrative committees, special projects and library programs; represents the UCR Library on various University of California standing committees and ad-hoc groups;

UCR librarians are members of the Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC). Research, publication, and/or service to the University and profession are expected for continuing advancement.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Library and Information Studies from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent. A Masters or PhD in a health science field will substitute;
  • Two years of experience working in a health sciences, medical or hospital library or in an academic library supporting health science disciplines;
  • Demonstrated experience working with medical or biomedical databases and resources;
  • Familiarity with evidence-based medicine (EBM);
  • Experience in providing instruction, presentations, or workshops and the design of supporting materials or experience implementing programming support including the use of appropriate technology;
  • Ability to use technology for instructional and information purposes e.g. web pages, Libguides, powerpoint, videos, course management systems, and other storyboard software;
  • Ability to analyze, implement and adapt to evolving technologies;
  • Excellent organizational skills, and effectiveness in balancing multiple assignments and projects;
  • Effective oral and written communication;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work successfully in an intensely collaborative environment with a broad range of people from culturally diverse backgrounds including healthcare providers, colleagues, administrators, students, faculty, donors, and alumni;

This position will require routine travel to SOM off-campus sites and affiliated clinical sites and hospitals. Travel will be reimbursed in accordance with UCR/UCOP travel policy.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience integrating research skills and knowledge of data and data management into curriculum;
  • Experience in implementing or teaching curriculum within a Medical School and/or pipeline programs;
  • Demonstrated professional activities such as presentations, grants, or publications;
  • Experience or proven interest in developing services in a specific area of medical librarianship e.g. curriculum, research, data management, systematic reviews, EBM;
  • UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Salary and Benefits:Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience within a range of: $54,694 – $81,730.

Appointment at rank of Assistant Librarian to Librarian – Potential Career depending upon qualifications and experience. Advancement through the librarian ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every two to three years, each of which includes substantial peer review. Excellent retirement system, health, and vacation benefits.

Application Information:Please complete and submit the information requested in AP Recruit (cover letter addressing qualifications and experience related to the primary duties of the position, resume/curriculum vitae, and three to five professional references as directed at APRecruit ( The search will remain open until the position is filled; for best consideration applications should be received by April 27, 2018.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or anyother characteristic protected by law.

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