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From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ann Madhavan
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 2:00 PM
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Subject: Sewell Fellowship Opportunity at University of Alabama

Wonderful Sewell Fellowship opportunity at University of Alabama. If you are interested, but cannot make the deadline, please consider contacting Dr. Wu and/or Kay Hogan Smith and letting them know of your interest.

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Ann Madhavan

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Pediatrics is seeking a creative, energetic, and self-motivated librarian for a newly created, temporary (one year) appointment as Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Librarian at Children’s Hospital of Alabama. UAB Department of Pediatrics has embarked on an exciting initiative to integrate evidence-based practice principals and techniques into regular clinical procedures. The Department is adding a librarian to act as a key architect of this program, working closely with the Chair of Evidence Based Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics and in consultation with the Senior Research Librarian at UAB Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences. This is a fellowship position funded by the Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund as a Learning Partnership. (For more information about the Sewell Fund and Learning Partnerships:
The librarian in this position will provide training and support services for the Department in evidence-based practice principals, components and resources, particularly as applied to the practice of pediatric specialties. Responsibilities include research consultations, customized group and individual instruction, searching assistance, and reference services. 
Required: Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited school.  
Preferred: Demonstrated familiarity with biomedical literature databases, including PubMed/Medline, and with the basic elements of evidence-based practice. The ideal candidate will show a strong customer focus, initiative, flexibility, creativity, and the ability to work well in a busy clinical environment. The candidate should be able to work both independently and in teams and demonstrate excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. This is an excellent position for a newer health sciences librarian eager to make an impact by inaugurating a successful EBP program, or funding for a sabbatical for a seasoned librarian wishing to experience this unique opportunity for practical experience in this area. It affords the librarian the opportunity to work in close partnership with practicing pediatricians and fellows, including going on rounds with practitioners to better understand their clinical dilemmas.
This position is a full-time position, reporting to the Chair of Evidence Based Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Alabama. Salary is commensurate with experience, starting at $45,000.00 with excellent fringe benefits. Submit letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to contacts below by September 30th. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Chang L. Wu, MD MSCR
Chair, Evidence Based Medicine Program
Department of Pediatrics
University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Kay Hogan Smith, MLS, MPH, CHES
UAB Libraries - Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences [log in to unmask]


Ann Madhavan MSLIS
Research and Data Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific NW Region University of Washington Health Sciences Library Box 357155, Seattle, WA 98195-7155 / [log in to unmask] / Skype: annmadhavan3 / Phone: 206.616.7283

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