Job posting: University of Iowa, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Position Vacancy
Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Position Description: Reporting to the Assistant Director of the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, the Coordinator of Education and Research is responsible for all aspects of reference including clinical and research support services and oversight of the Library’s liaison program. The incumbent:
* Supervises six librarians and one library assistant
* Establishes policies, procedures, priorities and goals for the Education and Research unit;
* Oversees Education and Research unit activities, work assignments, and special projects;
* Plans, develops and assesses programs, services and policies designed for users;
* Coordinates, develops, promotes and assesses the library liaison program;
* Oversees consultations, reference and research assistance including staff training;
* Monitors and stays abreast of reference trends and practices in health sciences libraries;
* Monitors and stays abreast of education (information literacy) trends and practices;
* Serves on committees at the five health colleges and the affiliated hospital;
* Serves on University Libraries’ committees; and
* Contributes to and learns from the profession through such avenues as local, state and national professional organizations and publications.
* ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science or foreign equivalent;
* Three years post-Masters experience in a health sciences or life sciences library;
* Supervisory experience;
* Knowledge of trends and practices in instruction, reference services and information access;
* Experience providing advanced information services, including searching biomedical literature and full-text databases;
* Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community;
* Excellent oral and written communication skills;
* Strong customer service and public services orientation;
* Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team; and
* Demonstrated involvement in an area or areas of professional interest that will enhance the candidate’s value to the Libraries, the University, the profession of librarianship, or the scholarly community.
* Three or more years of supervisory experience;
* Experience managing professional staff;
* Experience implementing a library liaison program and/or working as a library liaison;
* Experience with a “single service desk?;
* Experience with and/or knowledge of the Informationist or embedded library professional concept;
* Knowledge of and interest in integrating emerging technologies into instructional and/or research services;
* Knowledge of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) and EBM resources;
* Experience developing instructional sessions and employing effective teaching technique.
Salary and appointment: Appointment will be made at the Librarian II or III level with a salary range of $44,000 to $59,400. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, TIAA/CREF retirement, and a flexible selection of medical, life, and dental insurance, childcare credit, and additional options.
Application Procedure: To apply for this position, please visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at To help facilitate your application process, note the requisition number – 56232. Applications must be received by November 14, 2008.
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