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Clinical Medical Librarian, Children's Wisconsin
  • Requisition ID #: 29406
  • Job Category: Library
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Experience Level: Experienced (non-manager)
  • City, State: Milwaukee, WI
  • Work Location: Medical Education Building
  • Department: Research Office
  • Education: Masters Degree

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Position Description:


The Office of Research helps to facilitate life-saving biomedical research at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Nine distinct units provide specialized support to meet the administrative needs of our investigators and research staff. Together we coordinate, regulate, and monitor research studies as well as provide high quality services for investigative teams. The MCW Libraries supports all institutional missions and partners by providing access to and support for information resources, and specialized services for faculty, researchers, students, clinicians, staff, and community members.

The Clinical Medical Librarian position at Children’s Wisconsin (CW), represents .5 FTE of a full-time position providing quality, timely, and thorough information services to support patient care, education, and research at CW by meeting the information needs of MCW and CW faculty, physicians, students, administration, staff and the public (including patient families). Additionally, they participate in the Clinical Medical Librarianship program including attending Senior Rounds for the Department of Pediatrics and other CW groups and by providing literature searches and documents to support education. This is an on-site role with a primary work location at CW.

 The remaining .5 FTE of this position is dedicated to providing a full range of information services to the MCW faculty, researchers, students and staff at Todd Wehr Library. This part of the role includes reference services, instruction, database searching, systematic reviews, liaison activities, committee involvement, among others. This is currently a remote position but is expected to return onsite in the future.


Primary Functions

  • Coordinate, plan, and promote library resources and services at the Children’s Wisconsin.
  • Collaborate with and support clinical professionals, researchers, faculty, students, and staff on education, clinical care, and research.
  • Participate in clinical medical librarianship opportunities, such as representing the library at Pediatric Senior Rounds, Solid Tumor Board, and Nelson’s Rare and Undiagnosed Disease team, by searching, analyzing and disseminating medical literature to participants.
  • Act as a liaison to assigned departments, meeting with faculty, assessing their information needs, making presentations, attending appropriate department meetings, promoting library services and coordinating their delivery.
  • Provide direct information services, including bibliographic retrieval and consultations to library users in-person and by phone, chat, e-mail, and online meeting services. Provide instruction and searching for teams working on systematic reviews.
  • Provide instruction on library resources, bibliographic retrieval, evidence-based medicine, citation management, and other relevant topics including teaching, developing tutorials, and designing instructional materials to diverse user groups in a variety of settings.
  • Provide training and troubleshooting regarding access to and use of library resources. Provide consultation to faculty on the incorporation and use of library resources in curriculum development.
  • Support and promote MCW Libraries resources and services on campus through committee work, demonstrations, and communicating news items. Create online library guides to highlight information resources and provide instruction regarding their use.
  • Participate in professional organizations, conferences, continuing education, and professional reading and/or publishing to continue to develop professionally.
  • Share acquired knowledge with colleagues and constituents to advance the knowledge of the institution.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Schedule:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Position Requirements:

Knowledge – Skills – Abilities

Demonstrates familiarity with several major online databases (PubMed, OVID, CINAHL, etc.).

Demonstrates understanding of your own personal and cultural values and beliefs as a first step in appreciating the importance of multicultural identities in the lives of the people you work with and serve.

Demonstrates and continues to develop understanding about the history, traditions, values, and artistic expressions of colleagues, co-workers, and major constituencies served.

Applies education, training and work experience to improve the performance of the organization.

Strives to discern, meet and exceed customer needs.

Ability to work and communicate successfully with all levels of internal and external contacts.

Ability to foster and maintain solid working relationships.

Ability to communicate orally and in writing clearly and logically.

Ability to identify and overcome obstacles to getting the work done. 

Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Possesses a high degree of flexibility and ability to adapt quickly to changing demands.

Ability to demonstrate personal integrity in all interactions.


Organizational Structure

Building:                                   Daniel M. Soref Family Resource Center, Children’s Wisconsin and Todd Wehr Library, Medical College of Wisconsin

Department:                              Office of Research

Division:                                   Medical Libraries

Reports to (Title):                      Manager for Public Services and Education

Collaborates with (Titles):           Reference Librarians




Appropriate  experience may be substituted on equivalent basis

Minimum Required Education:      Master’s Degree in Library Science

Minimum Required Experience:     2 years of experience in an academic, medical, or special library in a public service role.

Preferred Experience:                   2 years of experience as a librarian in a medical library supporting evidence-based medicine to an active clinical practice preferred.

Field of Study:                             Healthcare, Education, Library Services



Commitment to Diversity

MCW is one of the largest healthcare employers in Wisconsin. We are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace that includes individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that embracing human differences is critical to realize our vision of a healthier world, and we recognize that a healthy and thriving community starts from within.  We strive to integrate our human and social differences into MCW’s functioning, strategies and culture to create a diverse and equitable workplace. If you believe embracing individuality and working together makes us stronger, then MCW is the place for you. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

MCW as an Equal Opportunity Employer and Commitment to Non-Discrimination
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristic, or military status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the MCW community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.