Health Sciences Informationist/Librarian

American Library Association Little Rock , AR 72215

Posted 3 weeks ago

HEALTH SCIENCES INFORMATIONIST / LIBRARIAN

Non-tenured faculty: Instructor

2020

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES LIBRARY

www.library.uams.edu

We're excited to announce the Education and Research Services (ERS) Department at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Library is expanding and we are seeking an innovative, collaborative, service-oriented individual to join our team. E&RS librarians provide research, reference and instructional services to UAMS faculty, staff and students.

The successful candidate will receive training in expert searching, reference interviews, research collaborations, and instructional methods for teaching biomedical information resources. This faculty member will be mentored in professional development including learning about professional organizations, continuing education opportunities, publishing, research, and promotion requirements. New graduates or those obtaining the required masters degree by December 2020 are welcome to apply.

This position reports to the Head of E&RS and works in a team-oriented environment. This is a full-time, non-tenured faculty position with rank and salary commensurate with the individual's education and experience. E&RS faculty are strongly encouraged to participate in professional activities, which may 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.

Responsibilities

The general responsibilities of this position include teaching about biomedical information resources, conducting literature searches, participating in liaison and outreach activities, and consulting on information resources for projects. As a member of the E&RS team, this informationist/librarian works to promote awareness of library services and resources at UAMS to affiliated institutions. Shared responsibilities for Library's social media are included as are creation of LibGuides (web pages) and tutorials.

  • Teaching classes and developing LibGuides and other instructional materials

  • Conducting literature searches and maintaining searching technical skills

  • Utilizing social media best practices for creating posts

  • Compiling engagement statistics for social media posts

  • Providing departmental coverage, fulfill reference/research requests and consultations

  • Providing presentations across campus on specific resources

  • Assisting with outreach exhibits, presentations and classes

  • Serving on library and university committees

  • Acting as liaison to an assigned college, department and/or unit

  • Participating in Library programs, services and strategic planning processes

  • Utilizing social media best practices for creating posts

  • Compiles engagement statistics for Library's social media posts/accounts

  • Participating on Library's web team

  • Contributing to special projects and department workflow as designated

  • E&RS faculty participate on Teams for Reference, Education, Liaisons, Outreach, and Search Services.

  • E&RS faculty serve as members of the Collection Development Team to assist the library in acquiring information resources that meet user needs in assigned liaison areas.

CAMPUS Setting

Founded in 1879, UAMS is the largest academic health sciences center in Arkansas with a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.

The UAMS Library supports the education, clinical, research, and outreach activities of six colleges (Graduate School, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health), a comprehensive medical center, and several institutes of excellence. The UAMS Library serves the health information needs of the citizens in Pulaski County and provides support to the rest of the state through a nationally renowned network of Regional Center Libraries (formerly AHECs). This Library also serves as the only Resource Library in the state for the Network of the National Library of Medicine.

Faculty, staff, and students work and study in a stimulating and culturally diverse environment. Information on the beautiful, vibrant city of Little Rock can be found at http://www.littlerock.com/.

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

  • Merchant Discounts

  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Salary offered commensurate with experience.

UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

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