POSTPONED GHSLA Annual Meeting

The GHSLA Spring Meeting planned for Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 IS POSTPONED.

In recognition of the evolving policies, institutional recommendations, and travel restrictions the GHSLA executive board and Planning Committee have decided to postpone the Spring GHSLA meeting.

We are currently working with the hosting hotel to identify available dates for a Summer meeting.  For those that reserved a hotel room, you have until Saturday March 14th at 6pm to cancel without penalty.  We currently have inquires out to see if this window can be extended. For those with room reservations, I would encourage you to contact the hotel directly at 1-770-4325555| Email Hotel

Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions or concerns.  We will share any additional information as it becomes available.

We thank you all for your understanding and flexibility,

~Kim Powell, GHSLA President

Job Postings: Clinical Informationist (2 openings) at Emory Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library (Atlanta, GA)

Emory University’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library has two openings for Clinical Informationists!

The Clinical Informationist (CI) works with a user-oriented, embedded team of Clinical Informationists to develop and deliver innovative clinical and nursing programs, services, and collections to School of Medicine faculty and graduate medical trainees, Emory Healthcare (EHC) attending physicians and staff, and clinical staff at various clinical teaching sites.

CIs provide a range of services in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) Library’s clinical informationist model, including development of information products and services to support clinical and educational activities, on-demand assistance in locating information, collaboration and consultation on clinical research projects, such as healthcare quality improvement initiatives, collection management, instruction, and assessment.

Come join a dedicated and energetic team serving an ever-growing community of faculty, staff, students in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, as well as Emory Healthcare.

The job summary is posted on Emory Libraries website; the full description is available as PDF.

Feel free to reach out to Hannah Rutledge (hannah.rutledge@emory.edu), Head of CI Services, if you have any questions.

Job Posting: Associate Director, Education and Engagement at PCOM (Suwanee, GA)

Associate Director, Education and Engagement (007281)
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Suwanee Georgia Campus

Job Number: 007281
Job Title: Associate Director, Education and Engagement
Number of Openings: 1
Job Type (Employment Type): Direct Hire
Country: United States
State/Province: Georgia
City: Suwanee
Job Schedule: Full Time
Job Category: Education/Training – Librarian
Career Level: Senior Manager or Director
Level of Education: Masters Degree
Years of Experience: 5

SUMMARY:
The Associate Director, Education and Engagement serves on the senior leadership team and is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the full range of research and learning services offered by the PCOM Library. The Associate Director will lead a collaborative team across campuses to develop high-quality, innovative, and user-oriented services by maintaining dynamic service oriented programs in instruction, liaison services, student engagement, and outreach.

The Associate Director manages and delivers day-to-day library services and supervises, maintains, and enhances policies and procedures for the PCOM Library. This position reports to the Chief of Library Services and serves as an active advocate for the missions and goals of PCOM by fostering effective communication and relationships with faculty, students and administrators in all departments. Participate in the space planning and management of the new PCOM South Georgia library.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Leadership and Management
-Serves as an active advocate for the missions of PCOM by fostering effective communication and relationships with faculty, students, and administrators in all departments/programs.
-Works with senior leadership to ensure that accreditation requirements are met. Writes reports and prepares documentation for program accreditation and site visits.
-Responsible for strategic planning and innovation for the Library liaisons and Instruction, community engagement, and research in coordination with the Chief Library Services Officer.
-Directs the day-to-day activities of the PCOM Georgia Library, including systems, electronic resources, education, research, and issuing of books/materials.
-Oversees the physical environment of the Library, including participating in space planning.
-Develops the collection of library resources by acquiring, changing, and removing resources in all formats in consultation with college faculty and administration.
-Develops, implements, reviews, and updates Library policies and procedures.
-Recruits and mentors an agile, forward thinking, diverse and inclusive staff and creates opportunities for their growth and professional development.
-In cooperation with Chief Library Services Officer, maintains relationships with vendors and other external entities, such as consortia, alliances, and professional organizations.
-Assists the Chief Library Services Officer with vendor license negotiations and pricing of resources, when needed.
-Keeps the Chief Library Services Officer apprised of unit activities and metrics through monthly meetings.
-Participates on teams and committees, as appropriate.
-Performs other library-related duties or projects as assigned by the Chief Library Services Officer.

Budget
-Works closely with the Chief Library Services Officer to develop, administer, and direct the operating budget for the PCOM Georgia Library ensuring alignment with the mission of the Library.
-Monitors and approves allocated financial purchases in Banner (and related financial instruments) in concert with fiscal budget.
-In coordination with Chief Library Services Officer, prepares upcoming fiscal year budget plans.
-In coordination with Chief Library Services Officer, participates in monthly analysis of operating budget and reconciles monthly and year-end differences.

Academics
-Leads the development and integration of librarian participation, including the liaison program, in research and the curricula of the academic programs.
-Ensures successful delivery and evaluation of innovative programs, services, and resources, both online and in-person.
-Interacts with academic departments/programs to advance curricular and pedagogical goals.
-Empowers students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, and knowledgeable researchers.
-Ensures the acquisition and delivery of scholarly information resources meeting the needs of students, faculty, and staff.
-Teaches for and participates in the development of existing and new programs.

User Services and Engagement
-Oversees all aspects of library outreach activities including seminars, workshops, resource trainings, and focus groups.
-Leads, evaluates, and improves the content, design, and organization of the Library’s online presence.
-Manages library communications and marketing campaigns.
-Performs observational studies to better understand how patrons use library spaces and services.
-Creates innovative services and introduces new technologies to enhance user services that enhance the library’s functionality and usability.
-Oversees the Library’s advisory boards and responds to students’ and faculty’s suggestions.
-Identifies and evaluates all the ways users interact with the library and create an approach to the full spectrum of library experiences including those involving staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
-ALA accredited Master’s degree in library and information science
-Minimum five years related experience in an academic health sciences library
-Minimum five years related experience teaching and training in the health sciences
-Knowledge of the medical and health sciences literature across a broad spectrum
-Knowledge of library operations including reference, instruction, and technology
-Knowledge of healthcare, research, and the medical education process
-Record of participation in professional activities at the regional and national level
-Record of research, publication, and grant writing
-Strong interpersonal skills and enthusiasm which encourage teamwork, collaboration, and relationship building
-Proven ability to inspire, build trust, lead organizational change, foster innovation, and empower staff growth
-Experience working for a multi-campus institution

Application Instructions

All inquiries MUST include:
• Curriculum vitae or resume
• Salary requirements
• Three (3) references, preferably from current or former supervisors

Additional Information:
Must pass a background check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For official job descriptions, visit www.pcom.edu

Disclaimer:
The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of Human Resources. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

Rountable Topic Survey for Spring 2020 Annual Meeting

Planning to attend the Spring 2020 Annual Meeting? Please fill out a quick survey to help us identify topics of interest for discussion at the Rountables. The survey is about 1 minute long and inquires individuals about what area of focus (leadership, outreach, or instruction) they wish to discuss during the Roundtables as well as to list any specific topics of those areas that are of interest.

Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SCPFB9P 

The survey is due by the end of day on Friday, February 21

Register Now: Annual Spring Meeting March 16-17, 2020

Registration for the 2020 Spring State Conference Annual Meeting is now open. Visit the annual meeting page for full details and links to register.

This year’s meeting will take place Monday, March 16th – Tuesday, March 17th at the Hotel Indigo Atlanta – Vinings.

GHSLA is also offering two scholarship opportunities this year, the Annual Meeting Member Stipend and the Legacy Scholarship for Students. For more information and to apply, check out the scholarships page. Deadline extended to February 26, 2020.