From the GMR: Position Announcement: Library Director

This message is being posted on behalf of the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy:
The Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM) seeks an innovative and experienced librarian for the position of Director, Health Sciences Library. The Director reports to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs as the chief administrator of the Oliver Ocasek Regional Medical Information Center (OORMIC) and the Northeastern Ohio Cooperative Regional Library Depository.
The Director is responsible for the strategic planning, fiscal management, and supervision and assignment of personnel of the Ocasek Medical Library. The Director represents the library to outside constituents. The successful candidate will be a creative leader with a vision to meet the changing needs of students, faculty, staff and community constituents through excellence in customer service and a commitment to student learning.
The Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM) are community-based, public institutions focused on the interdisciplinary training of health professionals, offering both a doctor of medicine (M.D.) and a doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The colleges’ educational partners include teaching hospitals, community pharmacies, two boards of health and four northeast Ohio public universities. Through these and other collaborative arrangements, the colleges participate in the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health program and offer graduate-level coursework and research opportunities leading to master’s and doctoral degrees in biomedical sciences and biomedical engineering in partnership with Kent State University, The University of Akron and other regional universities.
The Ocasek Medical Library is a member of the Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK), a consortium of Ohio’s college and university libraries, allowing NEOUCOM students, faculty, staff and associated hospital clientele access to the statewide collections of books, audiovisuals, journals and databases.
The candidate for the Director, Health Sciences Library must have an ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science and a record of significant experience in college or university library service and administration, including supervision of library personnel. Additional requirements include a collaborative leadership style and the ability to work with colleagues and staff in a positive and collegial manner; broad knowledge of library functional areas; ability to manage complex resources; familiarity with consortia arrangements; demonstrated ability and vision to lead strategic planning and program review processes; and a record of successful interactions with diverse constituents, including students, faculty, staff and community members. Experience in college libraries focusing on health sciences education is preferred.
Interested candidates should apply on-line at Please include a letter of interest and qualification for the position, a curriculum vitae, a statement of administrative philosophy, and the names, addresses (including e-mail), and telephone numbers for at least three professional references. For full consideration, application should be received by January 30, 2009.

Charlotte Sievert
Medical Librarian
Summa Health System – Barberton Hospital
155 Fifth Street, N.E.
Barberton, OH 44203


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