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Hospital Library Manager

Hospital Library Manager

University of Louisville Libraries Job Location: Kentucky Apply By: 09/06/2022 Date Created: 08-05-2022

The University of Louisville (UofL) Kornhauser Health Sciences Library (KHSL) invites applications from creative and self-motivated candidates for the position of Hospital Library Manager, providing information and research support to the students, staff, researchers, teaching faculty, and practicing clinicians of the University of Louisville (UofL) Rowntree Medical Library. The University of Louisville Libraries and the University are sincerely committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.  For more information, please see the Libraries Diversity and Inclusion website and the Office of Diversity & Equity website.   Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage the operations, space, services and scheduling for the Rowntree Medical Library and information support for the UL Health System
  • Build collaborative relationships within clinical departments and UL Health entities to support information literacy and evidence-based practice
  • In conjunction with the Kornhauser Health Sciences Library (KHSL) administration, plan and set goals and objectives for the future of the Medical Library
  • In consultation with the KHSL Director, maintain medical digital hospital-wide information sources, and hard copy and digital journal and book collections.
  • Provide evidence-based information support for nursing clinical and research groups.
  • Provide immediate information as requested using current technology and resources.
  • Keep students, faculty, and staff in touch with emerging technologies and electronic information tools in the field of medicine.
  • Provide proactive customer-oriented direct hands-on library department services. This responsibility includes activities such as in-depth references, online search training & accessing resources.
  • Commit to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility within librarianship, teaching, research, scholarly communications, and professional development.
  • Supervisor to 1 FTE faculty and 1 part-time staff position.
  • Provide reference support for KHSL
  Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or international equivalent in library or information science by the time of hire. An advanced degree in a biomedical, nursing, bioinformatics, health education, or other relevant discipline by the time of hire, with demonstrated interest and/or expertise in health sciences librarianship, will also be considered.
  • Knowledge of biomedical and evidence-based practice literature, research, and tools
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and relationship building skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats to diverse audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to think and react quickly
  • Ability to use current technologies and learn new trends for delivering library services
  • Demonstrated evidence of initiative and flexibility with planning and problem-solving
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively in a leadership role, as part of a team, and independently
  • Potential to meet scholarly activity and service expectations for promotion
Desirable Qualifications
  • Experience working with users in their environments, as opposed to the traditional library setting
  • Experience working within the clinical or academic health sciences environment
  • Understanding of evidence-based practice
  • Experience in a hospital or health sciences library
  • Experience using EndNote, RedCap or similar citation/data management software
  • Experience using LibGuides and/or other SpringShare products
  • Additional graduate degree or certification in a related discipline
Both initial rank and salary of the successful candidate are dependent on experience and qualifications; the anticipated initial rank is Instructor or Assistant Professor, with a minimum salary for Instructor starting at $46,000/year. The successful candidate will also receive a comprehensive benefits package, and an annual vacation of 22 working days. To support the scholarship, service, and other achievements necessary for promotion, the University Libraries offers a mentorship program, extensive professional development opportunities, and funding for conferences and continuing education. The University Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), values its collaborative efforts both within the university and among other organizations, and participates in the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance, which unites academic libraries committed to increasing the hiring pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. Kornhauser Health Sciences Library and the Rowntree Medical Library are located at the downtown Health Sciences Center campus, three miles north of the main university campus.  Comprised of the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Public Health, as well as UofL Hospital, this campus is home to over 50% of the university faculty and receives 90% of grant funding.  With the establishment of the eQuality educational model in 2014, the University of Louisville became the first school in the nation to fully integrate content addressing competent care for individuals who are LGBTQ+, gender nonconforming, and born with differences of sex development into the medical school curriculum. The University of Louisville is a Carnegie Research/High university and recipient of the Carnegie Community Engagement classification for Curricular Engagement & Outreach and Partnerships.  The University has a national reputation for its high-quality undergraduate program; over twenty nationally recognized research, graduate, and professional programs; 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students; and a strong commitment to the community in which it resides. Most notably recognized for Muhammad Ali, the Louisville Slugger, and the Kentucky Derby, Louisville is a compassionate, progressive home to nearly 1 million people from around the world. The richness of its history and the diversity of its communities make Louisville an ideal place to live, work, and play. Louisville offers Southern hospitality, originality, and smaller-city advantages like shorter commutes and lower cost of living, alongside major city amenities like world-class performing arts, great sports, incredible dining, a nationally ranked public school system, and a nationally acclaimed parks system. Centrally located on the banks of the Ohio River and Interstate highways I-65, I-71, and I-64, Louisville is merely hours away from major cities like Chicago, Nashville, St. Louis, and Atlanta, however, there is no need to travel far with iconic attractions and unique experiences only Louisville can offer. Initial application review will begin on September 6th, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Current students with an anticipated graduation in Fall 2022 are welcome to apply, though official transcripts for required degrees must be received prior to employment. Proper documentation of identity and employability are also required, and a criminal background report will be completed on the chosen candidate. Submit AS ONE PDF a letter of interest detailing your familiarity, aptitude, and/or experience with the required and desired qualifications, and commitment to diversity and inclusion; CV/resume; and name, address, phone number, and e-mail address of three references via the online application at UofL’s Human Resources site https://louisville.edu/jobs/  (Job ID 44042). If you have questions or would like assistance with the application process, please contact the Search Committee chair: Vida M Vaughn Director Kornhauser Health Sciences Library University of Louisville Louisville, KY  40292 vmvaug01@louisville.edu The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at employ@louisville.edu or 502.852.6258.

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