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Director of Library Services for Health Sciences

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Responsibilities: Plan and administer new library facility and program of services for a health sciences center projected to include patient care services, workforce training programs, undergraduate and graduate instruction, research labs and community outreach. Supervise, train and evaluate staff of librarians with expertise in optometry, pharmacy, and other disciplines supported by the Health Sciences Center, technicians, and student workers. Provide reference service, library instruction and research support. Develop collections, information access, and support in health informatics. Support state-of-the-art computing and studio facilities for both individual and group work. Serve as library liaison to the researchers and clinicians housed in the Center. Serve on Public Services Council with leaders of the Architecture and Art Library, Music Library, Liaison Services, Special Collections, and Digital Repository Services. Reports to the Associate Dean for Public Services.The Director of Library Services for Health Sciences is a librarian position. Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Librarians’ Bylaws Document. They are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship, and professional involvement. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.Qualifications: Required: Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited program; subject background in health sciences; supervisory experience; excellent communication skills and strong service orientation; ability to work in team-based environment. Preferred: AHIP certification; research library experience.Salary: $75,000-$80,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax.Library Information: The UH Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, the Hathi Trust, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, and the Texas Digital Library. The campus libraries provide access to over 3.1 million volumes. Total staff includes 69 professionals and approximately 135 support staff. Additional information about the University Libraries is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu. The UH Libraries’ Strategic Directions document focuses on targeting services to specific user groups, reimagining library spaces, promoting outreach, and increasing national recognition. Further information and the complete document are available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/strategic-directions. The Strategic Directions support an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University and further drive for flagship status (http://www.uh.edu/about/initiatives/). We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work to these strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic imperatives. General Information: The University of Houston campus comprises 13 colleges and schools offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment exceeding 40,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies. Reflecting the multicultural community of metropolitan Houston, UH is one of the most ethnically diverse research university campuses in the nation. Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers all the cultural and recreational opportunities of a great city and is within easy reach of the Gulf of Mexico. It enjoys a very reasonable cost of living and was selected by Forbes as topping the list of America’s coolest cities (http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2012/07/26/houston-tops-our-li...).For additional information, including information about Houston's flourishing arts scene and entertainment offerings, please see: http://www.visithoustontexas.com/ . For information about housing and living in Houston see: http://www.houston.org/living/index.html .Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send letter of application, names of 3 references, and resume to Damon Camille, Training, Assessment, and Statistics Coordinator, University of Houston, 114 University Libraries, Houston, Texas 77204-2000. Applications may also be submitted by email to: dcamille@uh.edu .Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Personnel, Planning, and Systems, at 713-743-9801 or jlehner@uh.edu . THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. Permalink: http://info.lib.uh.edu/p/director-library-services-health-sciences

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