Clinical Librarian


The University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks two team-oriented and engaged Clinical Librarians to join our staff.

Reporting to the Head of Clinical and Statewide Engagement in the Health Sciences Library, these positions are part of an inter-departmental team of librarians who collaborate with clinicians and departments in the UNC Medical Center and UNC School of Medicine on information, education, and research. Working independently and as part of a team, the Clinical Librarians are integral in building relationships with clinicians, staff, and students and will identify information needs and maintain outreach to the UNC Medical Center. They provide expertise in information acquisition and integration, partner on systematic reviews (including as a co-author) and participate in educational initiatives. The Clinical Librarians are part of a team of librarians, functional specialists, support staff, and campus partners working to achieve the UNC Libraries mission to manage information and knowledge to advance health and health care.

Principal responsibilities include:

  • Partners with clinical departments and UNC School of Medicine to support education, research, and health care.
  • Identifies needs, plans, and provides information and education to support evidence-based practice.
  • Works with faculty, fellows, residents, staff, and students to support patient care inquiries.
  • Provides information for departmental patient rounding teams, case presentations, seminars, journal clubs, and presentations.
  • Shares knowledge of patient education, consumer health, and health literacy tools. Designs and implements appropriate assessment of clinical services provided.
  • Develops and maintains expertise with content and information tools specific to clinical medicine and medical education, particularly in subjects relevant to assigned liaison departments.
  • Conducts in-depth expert literature searches for research projects, quality improvement projects, practice guidelines, systematic reviews, and clinical pathway development.
  • Participates in research teams to maximize scholarly quality and productivity and assists faculty and clinicians in disseminating research and information to serve the Medical Center, School of Medicine, and University’s missions.
  • Provides support for sustainable scholarship including knowledge of open access and open educational resources.
  • Recommends collection purchases that support clinical care, education, and research.
  • Pursues professional development, professional service activities, and publication as guided by the standards of the Library’s Committee on Appointments and Promotions.
  • Represents the Library in University-wide activities and in other venues, participates in other Library activities in support of our mission, and serves the university community as needed.



  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science or advanced degree in a health-related discipline
  • Minimum 1 year experience working in a health sciences library or other health setting
  • Experience conducting in-depth information searches using health sciences-specific databases and other sources
  • Experience providing instruction in an academic or clinical setting
  • Excellent oral, written, analytical, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and excel in a dynamic, collaborative, team-based environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and service through publication and/or active membership in professional organizations
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse user communities, including students, faculty, researchers, colleagues, and community members


  • Experience providing clinical information services to diverse groups
  • Experience providing search and knowledge management support for systematic review and clinical guideline teams
  • Experience synthesizing medical information from a variety of sources, including synthesis of targeted clinical literature search results in a short time frame
  • Ability to multitask and set priorities in a dynamic environment
  • Commitment to innovation, flexibility, and willingness to explore and adopt new technologies and approaches
  • Knowledge of patient education, consumer health, and health literacy resources
  • Experience, certification, or degree in health informatics, public health, or other health care related field
  • Understanding of the clinical, translational, and quality improvement research processes
  • Knowledge of global health resources and/or experience supporting global health projects

The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, social work, information science, and law.

The University Libraries aspires to set the standard for public university research libraries in the digital age. One of the largest research libraries in the U.S. South, The University Libraries is an essential part of the University’s educational and research efforts. It includes 9 libraries on campus, including the Health Sciences Library, Walter Royal Davis Library, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, and the R.B. House Undergraduate Library. The University Libraries hold approximately 9.2 million volumes and extensive collections of manuscripts, audiovisual, microforms, graphics, government documents and rare books. The Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke UniversityNorth Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, healing, and service missions of the universities.

The University Libraries serves campus and broader communities that reflect the socioeconomic, ethnic, and religious diversity of the state of North Carolina, and we maintain a welcoming, inclusive, and open educational and workplace climate for all. We strive to create an environment of respect and collaboration where vision and innovation can flourish. Learn more about our Strategic Framework — including our pillars, values, and priorities — by visiting

The Region
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than a half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.

Salary and Benefits
This is a twelve-month, non-faculty academic librarian appointment. Standard state benefits include annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement. The salary range for the Clinical Librarian position begins at $50,000. The University Libraries intend to hire at a minimum of $68,796, with a salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

This position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement to include a partially remote work location, consistent with System Office policy. UNC Chapel Hill employees are generally required to reside within a reasonable commuting distance of their assigned duty station.

Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin upon receipt. The position will close on May 3, 2024.

To Apply
Please visit and complete the online application. Please include a resume of relevant experience, a cover letter highlighting your interest in this position and Carolina’s libraries, and the names, titles, and contact information for three professional references. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.