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Public Health & Collection Librarian

Public Health & Collection Librarian

University of Washington Job Location: Washington Apply By: 10/19/2020 Date Created: 09-18-2020

THE LIBRARIES  Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards. Health Sciences Library The Health Sciences Library (HSL) is a national leader in the development and application of innovative strategies and technologies to meet information and research needs for the benefit of patients and communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. The HSL supports the education, research, and clinical programs of the six UW health science schools; UW Medicine Accountable Care Network (ACN), as well as the wider interdisciplinary biomedical community of the University. The UW Medicine Accountable Care Network spans 46 cities and neighborhoods and includes: 1,000+ primary care providers; 4,000+ specialists; 1,000+ clinics; 19 hospitals; 33+ urgent care clinics; and 19 emergency departments. The HSL provides library services to six schools: Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work. The HSL librarians support interprofessional education activities among the six schools. School of Public Health The School of Public Health’s vision is a world of healthy people in sustainable communities – locally, nationally, and globally. There are five academic department – biostatistics, epidemiology, global health, health services, and environment and occupational health sciences. The School of Public Health has both undergraduate and graduate students. For more information - https://sph.washington.edu/. THE POSITION Working in a collaborative, team environment, under the direction of the Assistant Director of Clinical Research & Data Services, the Public Health & Collection Librarian is a creative, flexible and analytical individual that can provide support for the School of Public Health and collections resource access for the Health Sciences Library users. The person in this position cultivates productive relationships in order to integrate library resources and services into the curricula, research, and clinical operations of the UW health sciences community. The Public Health & Collection Librarian will also develop and promote library services and resources; participate in professional and scholarly organizations and activities; pursue personal professional development; and maintain awareness of evolving trends in library and information science related to health sciences. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
  • Serve as the primary liaison from HSL to the students, faculty, and staff in the School of Public Health and five divisions. Provide individual and group consultations in information literacy, research strategies, searching, information management, and tools for evidence-based practice.
  • Develop and maintain expert searching skills in order to conduct complex literature searches.
  • Design and present creative and effective instructional sessions in support of Public Health. Instruction would be expected to occur in person and online, in settings including classes, workshops, and in one-on-one and small group meetings.
  • Conduct collection budget analysis and works with Collection Access Management & Strategy (CAMS) on licenses and renewals.
  • Develop LibGuides and other instructional materials for the UW Health Sciences Community.
  • Coordinate budget for HSL collections; represent HSL on relevant committees and its value and purpose in supporting the teaching and learning goals of the health sciences schools and teaching hospitals (UW Medicine).
  • Cultivate and sustain collaborative relationships with faculty, students, researchers and staff in support of campus teaching, learning, and research.
  • Perform professional responsibilities in teaching, scholarship and service. Demonstrate evidence of continuing professional growth.
  • Keep current with the trends in Public Health and library services and implement new services to provide research support for the School of Public Health.
  • Provide liaison services to other departments and schools as requested.
RANK Position will be at rank of Assistant, or Senior Assistant Librarian, depending on qualifications and background. See the Librarian Personnel Code for librarian rank appointment criteria, http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/employment/hr/libpersonnelcode/view BENEFITS Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. This is a full-time, 12-month appointment. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 26 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax. SALARY $53,000 minimum. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. QUALIFICATIONS  Required Qualifications
  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience with health sciences database searching.
  • Experience with instruction and teaching.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Strong public service orientation with an aptitude for providing online and face-to-face instruction and consultation services in a research or academic health sciences library.
  • Commitment to professional development.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Evidence of team-based work in an academic, research, or clinical setting.
  • Experience using health sciences information resources to provide instruction and research support.
  • Budget and collection development experience.
  • At least three years’ experience as a librarian or equivalent health sciences work experience.
  • Familiarity with interdisciplinary collaboration and team-based care.
  • Familiarity with the facilitation challenges in interprofessional learning groups, and current interprofessional education issues as evidenced by undergraduate or advanced degree coursework, or work experience.
  • Ability to plan, manage, and oversee complex projects, meet deadlines, and prioritize work in alignment with objectives of the library and the university.
  • Evidence of organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with public health research.
ANTICIPATED START DATE While we hope to fill the position by the Spring of 2021 we are happy to work with the successful candidate to explore opportunities for an earlier or later start date. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS The closing date for applications is 11:59pm EDT on Monday, October 19, 2020. To ensure consideration, applications must be completed in Interfolio by this time. Apply here: https://apply.interfolio.com/78651 The following documents are required as part of your application for this vacancy:
  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses, and indicate your current supervisor)
  • Equity Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Statement*
*UW Libraries Equity Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Statement Guidelines Equity is a core value of the UW Libraries and an integral component of the Libraries 2018-2021 Strategic Plan. We aspire to become a truly inclusive and equitable organization. In your application, please include a separate statement of no more than 300 words that describes your potential to support and contribute to the Libraries’ commitment to providing equitable services and resources to all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status. University of Washington Libraries Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu. For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at libjobs@uw.edu.

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