JOB: Health Branch Librarian, South Bay/Peninsula

Contract position: full-time for 6 months or two half-time positions, each for 6 months
South Bay/Peninsula
$30/hour, 8:45 a.m.-5:15 p.m., Monday-Friday
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JOB: Health Librarian, San Francisco Bay Area (UPDATED)

Health Librarian, (Contract position for 6 months, 40 hours/week, M-F 8:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.),
San Francisco Bay Area

Staffs a community-based branch of a health library.  Prepares patron research packets and performs on-line database searches. Assists in the staffing, promotion, and delivery of services working closely with other library staff. Maintains computers and refers to IT for support of both staff and public-access Internet services.


•    Provide patron services: conducting reference interviews and assisting patrons with research
•    Work with educators to meet their information needs
•    Coordinate staffing of libraries with other branches
•    Work with on-site volunteer (s)


•    M.L.S. OR M.L.I.S. required
•    Fluent Spanish language speaker required.
•    Familiarity and experience with medical terminology necessary
•    Experience with on-line database management and searching
•    Interest and experience in public service and volunteer relations
•    Strong communication skills, verbal and written
•    Ability to work with diverse agencies and individuals
•    Self motivated and committed to a quality information service.

How to apply: Send resume to Deb Hunt,

JOB: Patient Health Librarian at UCSF Medical Center

Part-time position with benefits.

UCSF Patient Health Library
UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion
1600 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Job Summary:

The librarian is responsible for the daily operation of the Patient Health Library. These responsibilities include providing health/medical reference support to all patients, their friends, family members, and partners, and to Mount Zion neighbors who visit the library; marketing, developing, promoting, and disseminating information about the Patient Health Library throughout the UCSF community; maintaining the Patient Health Library Collection, including recommending materials for acquisition and cataloging new items; and maintaining a local policies & procedures manual/handbook.


Required, Masters degree in library science from an accredited institution. Minimum of 2 years of experience in providing health & medical reference/research support, including expert use of PubMed and thorough knowledge of & competency in using lay health/medical resources. Substantive understanding of basic biomedicine. Excellent working knowledge of lay and professional health & medical resources, including both on-line and hard-copy resources; must be able to conduct intelligent reference interviews with clients, asses their information needs and select &/or guide them to the most appropriate source(s). Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work independently. Ability to assess/plan/implement program and marketing requirements for the Patient Health Library.

Familiarity with NLM, OCLC, and Melvyl; knowledge of Inmagic a plus.

The UCSF Patient Health Library is a part of the H.M. Fishbon Memorial Library at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion.

Salary and Classification:

UCSF Medical Center Classification:  Analyst III, Job Code 7236
This is a part-time (50%) position with benefits. (FTE $53,600 – $88,400)


Apply only through UCSF Human Resources; refer to Requisition # 32115BR