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Health Sciences Library
The 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. The HSL provides library services to six schools: Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work. The HSL librarians support interprofessional education activities among the six schools.
School of Medicine
The UW School of Medicine is consistently recognized as one of the nation's top schools for training physicians, and one of the nation's leading research institutions. The School of Medicine encompasses the M.D. program, physician assistant program, residency and fellowship program, and Ph.D. training across 32 academic departments. Graduates go on to serve in a wide variety of capacities; from providing high-quality healthcare throughout the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI) region, to pursuing innovative biomedical research. For more information - https://www.uwmedicine.org/school-of-medicine
Working in a collaborative team environment, under the direction of the Assistant Director of Clinical Research & Data Services, the Medical and Research Services Librarian is a creative, flexible and self-directed individual that can provide support for the School of Medicine and its associated departments. The person in this position cultivates productive relationships to integrate library resources and services into the UW health sciences community's curriculum, research, and clinical operations. The Medical and Research Services Librarian will also develop and promote library services and resources; participate in professional and scholarly organizations and activities; pursue personal professional development; and maintain awareness of evolving trends in library and information science related to health sciences.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Serve as the primary liaison from HSL to the students, faculty, and staff in the School of Medicine and departments affiliated with the School of Medicine including WWAMI sites.
Provide individual and group consultations in information literacy, research strategies, searching, information management, and tools for evidence-based practice.
Develop and maintain expert searching skills in order to conduct complex literature searches.
Design and present creative and effective instructional sessions in support of the School of Medicine and affiliated departments. Instruction would be expected to occur in-person and online, in settings including classes, workshops, webinars, and in one-on-one and small group meetings.
Develop LibGuides and other instructional materials for the UW Health Sciences community.
Gain knowledge of HSL, its collections, and its value and purpose in supporting the teaching and learning goals of the health sciences schools and teaching hospitals (UW Medicine).
Cultivate and sustain collaborative relationships with faculty, students, researchers and staff in support of campus teaching, learning, and research.
Perform professional responsibilities in teaching, scholarship and service. Demonstrate evidence of continuing professional growth.
Keep current with the trends in medicine and library services and implement new services to provide research support for the School of Medicine.
Provide liaison services to other departments and schools as requested.
Communicate appropriately, effectively, and positively. Play an active role in staying informed and participating in Libraries and unit meetings, activities, and events.
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.
$53,000 minimum. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
ANTICIPATED START DATE
While we hope to fill the position by Winter 2021, 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.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Experience with health sciences database searching.
Experience with instruction and teaching.
Experience creating online learning objects.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
Strong public service orientation with an aptitude for providing online and face-to-face instruction and consultation services in a research or academic health sciences library.
Commitment to professional development.
Evidence of team-based work in an academic, research, or clinical setting.
Experience using health sciences information resources to provide instruction and research support.
Experience as a librarian or equivalent health sciences work experience.
Evidence of systematic searching.
Familiarity with interdisciplinary collaboration and team-based care.
Familiarity with the facilitation challenges in interprofessional learning groups, and current IPE issues, as evidenced by undergraduate or advanced degree coursework, or work experience.
Ability to plan, manage, and oversee complex projects, meet deadlines, and prioritize work in alignment with objectives of the library and the university.
Evidence of organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
Experience with medical research.
The closing date for applications is 11:59 pm EST on December 22. 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, and indicate your current supervisor)
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.
For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at [email protected].
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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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