Education and Research Librarian, UC San Francisco

The UCSF Library seeks a creative and innovative life-long learner to serve as Education and Research Librarian with a focus as liaison to the School of Nursing (SON). The successful candidate has a passion for integrating diversity, equity, and inclusivity best practices into their teaching and enjoys the challenge of leveraging established and emerging technologies to provide optimal user-centered services.

Reporting to the Associate University Library for Research and Learning, this position is part of a team of librarians which provide teaching and research services to our diverse and distributed campus community. This position works closely with faculty, staff, and researchers within the SON to provide consultation services in diverse areas, including educational scholarship and research. We seek an individual who can thrive in UCSF’s complex and dynamic environment. Librarians must adapt quickly, apply new knowledge to solve problems, and excel as members of a team.

All services are currently delivered remotely due to COVID-19. This position will be required to routinely work on campus in the near future.

Teaching & Outreach – 40%

  • Proactively seek opportunities to engage with the SON to plan curricula, integrate library resources and to support the evolving needs of education across UCSF.
  • Develop and deliver instructional content utilizing inclusive best practices to support the educational and research needs of the UCSF community within a shared team approach, with a specific focus on the SON. Integrate work with UCSF’s online learning environment.
  • Create and maintain online guides and other research support tools.
  • Develop and carry out plans to continuously promote library services. This may include the development of relationships with employees in departments across UCSF in order to develop effective information and knowledge solutions and/or improve resource usage and service effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with the Data Management Librarian and Head of Scholarly Communications to develop and teach instruction sessions on open science and publishing.

Research Support – 40%

  • Engage and participate in a competency-based services model within which the education and research team collaboratively designs and delivers audience specific curricula, library trainings and workshops, and additional shared services including systematic review support in order to enhance evidence-based practice and scholarly research across UCSF.
  • Educate the UCSF community in the use of library resources and tools through direct assistance, consultation, creation of instructional materials, design and delivery of educational events, presentations and orientations.
  • Actively identify, evaluate, and trial new resources and tools. Maximize use of open resources for use with individuals, groups and campus wide as appropriate. Where needed, provide input for decisions regarding purchase and implementation of new resources.

Research & Service – 20%

  • Work collaboratively on library-, campus-and system-wide teams to iterate, develop and implement services.
  • Participate in scholarly, professional, and service activities that enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion across education, library programs, and the profession.


  • Must possess (or in process of obtaining) Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent degree.
  • Applicant’s materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission.
  • Applicants must have obtained the degree requirement by the time of hire.
  • Minimum 2 years of professional library experience providing services in an academic health science or related library setting.
  • Understanding of emerging trends in health sciences librarianship, including evidence-based practice, scholarly communications, data management, and new technologies for information discovery and management. A commitment to “scan the horizon” for new ideas and opportunities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills that encompass interpersonal, analytical and organizational communication.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently as needed and excel at collaborative work both within and external to the library.
  • Demonstrated ability to gather information by consulting a wide variety of sources, researching, compiling, organizing and interpreting data and materials from various sources.


  • Background in biomedical/basic sciences
  • Experience teaching and developing face-to-face and online instructional sessions for adult learners.
  • Experience providing literature search services, systematic review services and other reference support in the health sciences to clinicians, educators, faculty and researchers.
  • Demonstrated experience with creative applications of technology to deliver reference and instructional services.
  • Technologically comfortable and adept at identifying and learning to use and teach new technologies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and evidence of professional scholarly interests.

Administrative Information:
Appointment will be to the Associate Librarian or Librarian rank with the level of appointment and starting salary dependent upon qualifications. Associate Librarian salary range is $63,038 – $99,154 and Librarian salary range is $84,507 – $136,507.

About the Library
The UCSF Library is one of the preeminent health sciences libraries in the world, containing an expansive collection of the world’s health sciences knowledge base. At its core, the Library facilitates connection to information and people by delivering a diverse range of human-centered services to the UCSF community and public visitors. Through its digital and physical spaces, the Library cultivates experiences that nurture progressive learning, meaningful engagement, and open creativity. As a vital campus resource, we are dedicated to supporting the UCSF mission of advancing health worldwide.

We commit to building a diverse and inclusive Library ( as a means of promoting health equity and counteracting historic and current systems of oppression. This commitment also applies to materials related to archives and special collections

About UCSF
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values
UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. 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, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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