ACADEMIC HEALTH SCIENCES INFORMATIONIST / LIBRARIAN
Non-tenured faculty: Associate or Assistant Professor
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES LIBRARY
The Education and Research Services (ERS) Department at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Library is seeking an innovative, collaborative health sciences professional, educator or medical librarian to coordinate education services. This non-tenured faculty position reports to the Head of Education and Research Services and works in a team-oriented environment. Some travel is required (10%-20%).
ERS faculty enjoy the variety of opportunities that arise from working in a diverse, vibrant academic environment and contributing to the mission of UAMS, which is to improve the health, health care and well-being of Arkansans and of others in the region, nation and the world by:
Educating current and future health professionals and the public;
Providing high-quality, innovative, patient- and family-centered health care and also providing specialty expertise not routinely available in community settings; and
Advancing knowledge in areas of human health and disease and translating and accelerating discoveries into health improvements.
Our department offers services in support of instructional, clinical, and research activities, such as literature searching, teaching about information resources and their use, rounding with clinicians, and designing community outreach programs. A primary goal of our work is to promote awareness of information resource services to UAMS faculty and staff, whether they are at the Little Rock campus or spread across the state at the UAMS Regional Centers or the Northwest Campus.
ERS faculty are engaged in a variety of professional activities, which include service to professional associations, contributions to the profession's knowledge base through research, conference presentations, creation/teaching of continuing education courses or original publications. The pursuit of expertise and improvement of professional skills are encouraged for all ERS faculty.
UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:
Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
Career Training and Educational Opportunities
Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy
Salary offered commensurate with experience.
INSTRUCTION / TEACHING
Collaborates with faculty to identify and deliver course-integrated instruction
Promotes the integration of information resource literacy into the curricula of all UAMS colleges
Investigates new technologies; designs and implements new initiatives to improve the delivery of instructional and informational services; and provides training as necessary
Teaches classes on use of biomedical information resources
Plans and evaluates educational services within the Library
Works with library personnel within other departments to ensure they are prepared to successfully assist users and utilize knowledge-based resources
Develops educational materials including online tutorials and LibGuides
Utilizes online meeting spaces (such as CoSpace or IVN) for remote educational sessions
CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION and RESEARCH SUPPORT
Works with Regional Library Centers to identify educational needs on consumer health and medical information resources
Supports regional information staff in developing educational programs
Supports nurse educators with accreditation information requests and pursuit of magnet status
Develops and offers consumer health information classes for community members
ALL ERS FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES
All ERS Librarians participate in Education, Outreach, Research, Clinical Search Services and as Liaisons with responsibilities to:
Contribute to and teach classes
Contribute to the Research and Clinical Search Services by conducting literature searches and maintaining searching technical skills
Provide departmental coverage, fulfill requests for information and consultations
Provide presentations across campus and at regional health centers on specific resources
Assist in Outreach efforts with exhibits, presentations and classes
Serve on library and university committees
Support all liaisons with educational programming, and act as liaison to an assigned college, department and/or unit [e.g. Nursing]
Stay abreast of clinical, biomedical and consumer health information resources and discovery products
Serve as a members of the Collection Development Team to assist the library in acquiring information products that meet user needs
Actively participate in Library's programs, services and strategic planning processes
Contribute to special Library projects and department workflow as designated
May perform other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in an accredited education or health-related profession program (ex. MEd, MPH, MNSc, or others) OR ALA-accredited Master's degree in library/information science
Minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in an academic library or work experience in a related job area
Experience making presentations in front of groups
Interest in learning to search health sciences literature databases
Intermediate proficiency using Microsoft Office products
Ability to communicate (written and verbal) and collaborate with a broad range of health professionals, students and peers
Ability to interact in a professional manner with peers and team members.
Commitment to continuing professional development and participation in professional activities
Sporadic travel to regional centers required (e.g. Fayetteville, Magnolia, and other sites)
Education and/or experience in life sciences or general education at the college/university level
Experience searching MEDLINE and other biomedical databases
Experience developing educational modules or programs
UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.
Stand: OccasionallySit: FrequentlyWalk: FrequentlyBend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: OccasionallyLift, push, pull, carry weight: 10 lbs or less
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