Systematic Review Librarian

at University of Florida (view profile)
Location Gainesville, FL
Date Posted June 24, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials

Minimum salary at the Assistant In rank is $54,000

Minimum salary at the Associate In rank is $62,500


Be part of a team with a mission to accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries and the implementation of evidence-based best practice for the purpose of improving human health. The Systematic Review Librarian is a team-oriented position engaged in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary transformative collaboration. The position works closely with the Systematic Review Service Director in a dynamic environment to develop, manage, and promote the University’s new Systematic Review Service program, in partnership with colleagues from the Health Science Center Libraries (HSCL) and the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Florida. The Systematic Review Librarian provides guidelines-based support and consultations for systematic reviews and other evidence synthesis projects from protocol development to publication, using a variety of tools and methods for searching evidence, documenting and managing data for synthesis, and reporting findings. This position also provides instruction and training on systematic reviews and other forms of evidence synthesis to students, faculty, and staff. Actively engaging in outreach to potential collaborators is a key aspect of this position. The Systematic Review Librarian is a year-round (12 month) non-tenure track library faculty position expected to pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for promotion. Both early career and accomplished experts are encouraged to apply.

The Libraries are committed to a culture of transformative collaboration and as such the Systematic Review Librarian will serve on various committees and teams and have opportunities to participate in reaching management decisions. To support all students and faculty, and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the Libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally-rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, and perspectives.


  • Partners in the development of the service model, approach, and evaluation of UF’s new Systematic Review Service in partnership with HSCL and CTSI
  • Develops collaborative partnerships with researchers through consultations and participation as a methodological expert on evidence syntheses for grants and other projects
  • Actively promotes evidence synthesis across campus through promotion, outreach, and instruction
  • Collaborates with library faculty and other campus methodological experts to integrate additional services and supports into projects
  • Develops and provides training opportunities, including online asynchronous learning modules and tutorials, course-based instruction, events, panels, workshops, and online guides
  • Investigates and integrates software and tools for putting evidence synthesis into practice
  • Engages in continuous learning and improvement to maintain best practices, innovate new methods, and stay alert to new and emerging trends in evidence synthesis
  • Performs scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with promotion criteria




  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited (or foreign equivalent) program, or other relevant advanced degree
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with audiences of various sizes and knowledge levels
  • Interest in, and enthusiasm for, systematic reviews or other types of evidence syntheses
  • Demonstrated experience using literature databases and citation management software
  • Demonstrated experience with teaching or research in an academic environment
  • Initiative, flexibility and the ability to adapt to a complex, rapidly changing academic environment
  • Commitment to including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender, sexual orientation, and perspectives in research, teaching, service and other work
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and the general public
  • Strong potential for meeting the requirements of promotion (


  • Demonstrated experience using health or science information sources
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex data sets

Application Process

To apply, submit

  • a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position
  • a written statement describing the importance of librarians’ core skills and competencies in the delivery of quality systematic reviews (250 words)
  • your current resume or CV
  • a list of three references including their contact information (telephone number and email address)

Apply by July 31, 2019 (applications will be reviewed as received). Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at Requisition 46498. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at

PLEASE NOTE: This is a time-limited position with an anticipated duration of three years. The position may be extended depending on funding.