DATE ENTERED: March 19, 2024
POSITION: Librarian I, Clinical Medical and Reference
LOCATION: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
APPLY BY:Open until filled

Librarian I, Clinical Medical and Reference

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA


Job Summary

Reporting to the Librarian II, Reference and Outreach Coordinator, the Librarian I, Clinical Medical and Reference fulfills a myriad of services for the Reference and Outreach department. Responsibilities include answering reference questions, research consultation, attends rounds at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters to answer any clinical research related questions, conducts systematic reviews and scoping reviews, provides outreach and orientations of the library, creates research guides, and performs additional tasks as needed within the department. The Librarian I, Clinical Medical and Reference also serves on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) at EVMS.

Essential Functions

  • Attends rounds at CHKD and assists hospitalists, residents, and students with patient care questions.
  • Serves as a consultant to the EVMS IACUC Board and researchers by performing literature research for new protocols, updating research on approved protocols, and attending Full Board meetings.
  • Works with the library team to select, books, catalogs, periodicals, magazines, newspapers, audiovisual material, microforms, journal reprints and other materials for collection development.
  • Searches literature on-line, compiles accession lists, and annotates or abstracts materials.
  • Answers reference questions and provides literature searches for patient care or research from students, faculty, staff, and community members.
  • Provides library orientations for faculty, fellows, and residents.
  • Conducts health literacy training for the Hampton Roads community.
  • Develops library videos in support of outreach and teaching.
  • Assists with creating and maintaining library research guides.
  • Monitors the Research Librarians ([email protected]) email account and responds to requests forwarded to the CMLs from the Library ([email protected]) email on set days.
  • Maintains and submits monthly billing and search logs.
  • Works daily shifts at the Information Desk and serves on the on-call library rotation.
  • Provides user education and orientation.
  • Participates in the Clinical Medical Librarian (CML) program.
  • Trains other workers engaged in using library resources.
  • Works with integrated library system and document delivery system.
  • Performs routine clerical functions of filing, photocopying, and mailing of reference and research materials.
  • Assists with other duties as needed or as assigned by Reference Services Coordinator.

Core Competencies

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with public, partners, customers, and co-workers; while working cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals.
  • Ability to manage time and resources to ensure assignments are completed accurately and deadlines are met. Meets attendance/punctuality requirements.
  • Ability to adapt to changing work environments, work priorities, and organizational needs. Takes independent action to address and resolve problems.
  • Ability to expresses ideas effectively and demonstrate sound judgment with regard to decision-making.
  • Ability to deal with others in a direct honest manner and comply with all EVMS policies and procedures, and relevant government regulations.

Position Competencies

  • Ability to exemplify openness to ideas, teamwork, transparency in communication, customer service, and integrates contributions with an inclusive approach to creative problem-solving.
  • Understand and apply professional core values established by the American Library Association into the workplace: Access to information, Confidentiality/Privacy, Democracy, Diversity, Education and Lifelong Learning, Intellectual Freedom, Acting in the Public Good, Preservation, Professionalism, Service, Social Responsibility, and Sustainability.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited library school required.
  • Minimum of two years library experience.
  • Competencies in library computing applications including, but not limited to, online bibliographic searching, and use of Internet-based resources.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completed coursework in health science librarianship or other health sciences training

Work Schedule

  • Standard office hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM as approved by supervisor.
  • Work outside of regular hours may be required to meet the demands of the position during peak times.

About EVMS

Eastern Virginia Medical School is an academic health center dedicated to achieving excellence in medical and health professions education, research and patient care. We value creating and fostering a diverse and cohesive faculty, professional staff and student body as the surest way to achieve our mission. Adhering to the highest ethical standards, we will strive to improve the health of our community and to be recognized as a national center of intellectual and clinical strength in medicine and Health Professions. Our commitment to ensuring institutional effectiveness is demonstrated by the continuous assessment processes we use to improve program performance and student learning outcomes.

About the Brickell Medical Sciences Library

The Edward E. Brickell Medical Sciences Library is committed to supporting the educational, research, patient care, community service, and academic missions of the Eastern Virginia Medical School. To that end, the library provides a suitable facility and online environment to accommodate the needs of our users. The library collects, organizes and provides access to a strong medical and health sciences collection to meet the current and anticipated needs of our users. In addition, our staff strive to provide excellent service in reference, research, and instruction to our students, staff, faculty, residents and fellows, and through outreach to the Hampton Roads community, health care professionals, and others.

Special Instructions for Applicants

To apply for the position you must complete an online application at The position will remain open until filled.

To learn more about EVMS, visit

The Brickell Medical Sciences Library is located at 740 W. Olney Road, Norfolk, VA 23501-1980

EVMS is EOE/including disability and veterans, and is a drug and tobacco free workplace. EVMS is a certified employer of the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program.