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
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. In partnership with the leadership of the UW Medicine Research Information Technology (RIT), Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS), UW Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education (BIME), and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NNLM PNR), the Health Sciences Library is working to advance an institutional, regional and multi-disciplinary strategy to promote precision medicine and support transitional research.
Working in a collaborative, team environment, under the general guidance of the Associate Dean of the UW Libraries and Director of the Health Sciences Library, the Assistant Director of CRDS is responsible for providing leadership and program development for curricular and clinical research initiatives and services to the UW community. This position invests in scalable, sustainable and technology-rich teaching focused on critical interprofessional educational (IPE) skills. Serving on the Management Team, the incumbent will lead a team of librarians who will develop and implement programs for learning and information needs of students, faculty, healthcare professionals, researchers, residents and fellows, and the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS). ITHS is one of more than 50 Clinical and Translational Science Award sites nationwide working to change how biomedical research and training is performed. The successful candidate will bring creativity, innovation and problem-solving skills to the position.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Develops and implements plans and programs, aligned with the UW Libraries Strategic Plan, for the Health Sciences Library to provide services for the six health sciences schools including: Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and Public Health. Supervises HSL employees that may include librarians, professionals, or classified positions.
Develops goals and objectives that align with the UW Libraries Strategic Plan for services, systems and projects with affiliated hospitals and UW clinics.
Creates and implements an outreach program within the UW health sciences community in order to integrate library resources in the curricula, research, and clinical operations.
Provides education and information services, including expert searching, for assigned Health Sciences departments and/or schools.
Represents the Health Sciences Library in UW Libraries and campus-wide initiatives.
Maintains current knowledge of developments and trends in the field and shares knowledge and experiences with other institutions.
Support and participate in the pursuit and award of funded projects within the Health Sciences Library.
Position will be at rank of Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate 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
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.
$57,000 minimum. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank.
ANTICIPATED START DATE
While we hope to fill the position by May 2020, we are happy to work with the successful candidate to explore opportunities for an earlier or later start date.
Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree
Minimum of 2 years of post-MLS experience in an academic library
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace
Evidence of systematic review training
Experience and comfort using new and emerging technologies
Ability to work collaboratively and collegially within a team
Familiarity with providing clinical information and data services in a higher education context, preferably within an academic health sciences environment
Expert in communicating and managing relationships with stakeholders
At least one year of supervisory experience
Experience in grant writing including planning and budgeting
Established record of research, publication, and/or professional contribution in health sciences librarianship
At least three years of supervisory experience
At least two years of recent professional experience designing, developing, and administering projects, teaching, providing clinical and/or research support in a university or healthcare setting
Recent record of successful partnerships with campus and consortial organizations
The closing date for applications is 11:59pm EST on Sunday March 1, 2020. To ensure consideration, applications must be completed in Interfolio by this time.
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)
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 is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
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