Information and Education Services Librarian: Entry Level
The Lyman Maynard Stowe Library at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) invites applications for an Information and Education Services Librarian position. This position reports to the Library’s Information and Educational Services Department. The recently renovated Library is a highly respected department providing services and resources to UCHC’s School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, and School of Graduate Studies. In addition, it serves the information needs of UCHC’s significant research programs and the John Dempsey Hospital. The library is an early adopter and advocate for new technology including the support of mobile resources for students and faculty. More information about the library is at http://library.uchc.edu/ . The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.
Examples of Duties: The Information and Education Services Librarian serves as liaison for departments within UCHC, evidence-based nursing in particular; assists in support and application of evidence-based medicine and new information technologies; teaches evidence-based medicine searching skills; recommends changes in library policies affecting the department; interacts with faculty and students to assess curriculum; provides reference assistance at Reference Service Desk; serves on professional committees; teaches library skills classes; provides orientation and tours for new faculty/students; works on projects as assigned; may assist conducting performance evaluations; participates in interviews and makes recommendations in hiring temporaries; participates in the hiring of professionals; may prepare reports and correspondence; assists with department and library long range planning; recommends purchases of library materials and equipment; attends professional meetings and participates in professional organizations; performs related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications Required
Knowledge, Skills, Ability: Understanding of professional principles and practices of library science concepts in a university, research, public or academic health science setting; basic knowledge of specialized functional procedures; working knowledge of library systems, techniques, resources and equipment including a full range of computer based and automatic equipment/systems; ability to work collaboratively with library’s public, technical services and systems staff; excellent interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communications skills; ability to analyze and solve moderately complex problems relating to library methods and procedures.
Education Requirements: An ALA-accredited graduate degree (Master of Library Science).
Preferred: Nursing background either as a liaison to hospital nursing department or an undergraduate degree in nursing; experience teaching to a variety of audience levels; knowledge of searching medical and life science literature; working knowledge of Web searching tools and current information technologies.
Schedule: 40 hours weekly; 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday. Flexibility necessary to accommodate departmental needs.
Full Time Equivalent minimum salary: $56,454
Interested and qualified candidates please apply on line to http://jobs.uchc.edu and indicate search number 2013-557. Please upload a cover letter, resume, and references with your application. we’re looking at candidates on a rolling basis.