Systematic review librarian

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Systematic review and research librarian

General position description

  • As the systematic review librarian, you are responsible for the ongoing development and overall management, delivery and evaluation of projects related to preparing systematic reviews or other types of evidence syntheses in collaboration with faculty and researchers
  • SR services and EBM/EBP expertise will encompass departments in clinical, basic science, biomedical research, medical education, graduate, and health professions programs
  • As the grants expert librarian you train campus stakeholders on the utilization of grant resources. You will also take the lead in developing campus partnerships related to grant resources.


Systematic review services

  • Undertake systematic reviews and synthesis of clinical research evidence, including meta-analysis and statistical analysis where appropriate
  • Develop search strategies and retrieve literature identified by searching the Cochrane library, Medline, Embase, and other relevant medical databases to produce quality Systematic Reviews and meet other research needs
  • Deliver a dynamic and successful systematic review training and support program
  • Oversee the development of new content and the application of innovative educational methods and learning opportunities in relation to systematic review services
  • Coordinate with others involved in training and knowledge-based research support services
  • Provide in-depth research consultations to individuals and small groups
  • Utilize EndNote and other bibliographic resources for retrieved citations/articles

Grant-based research and applying for grants

  • Lead grant development, writing, and training; assist with publication of articles generated by grant related research
  • Partner with faculty to facilitate and support research activities, scholarly communication, and grant preparation and compliance
  • Provide analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation of technology-based instructional programming in a variety of formats for online, in-person and hybrid courses; provide specialized reference and research services for faculty, researchers and students; and provide education in the use of health information resources to students, faculty and researchers of the UTSW schools in support of their curricula
  • Participates in campus and community outreach opportunities as needed; promoting library and relevant medical and scientific resources to community members
  • Shares the routine workload of the unit as directed by the Division Manager or Research Services Lead

Required qualifications

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution
  • Course work or demonstration of systematic review services implementation
  • Experience and ability to plan, develop and implement research services, including Systematic Reviewing and EBM research
  • Excellent database searching and teaching skills
  • Ability to work effectively within a collaborative, team-oriented environment
  • Ability to utilize newer library technology tools
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Commitment to lifelong learning and continuous professional development
  • Ability to work creatively within a rapidly changing environment
  • Comprehensive understanding of systematic review methods
  • Ability to devise an appropriate search strategies; use methodological search filters; document the search process; manage references using bibliographic software
  • Comprehensive understanding of the role of the information professional in the systematic review team

Desired qualifications

  • Degree, advanced course work, or experience in the biological or health sciences
  • Experience working in an academic library, especially an academic medical library
  • Demonstrated experience using PubMed, Cochrane Reviews, Embase and other databases needed to support systematic review services
  • Ability to work collaboratively, and communicate effectively and sensitively with a range of stakeholders and cultures
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