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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.

Job Posting: Librarian at Shepherd Center (Atlanta, GA)

Here’s how this role performs at Shepherd:

The Librarian oversees the operation of the Noble Learning Resource and the Shepherd Center Archives.

The Librarian helps to empower staff to be critical thinkers and ensure that they are efficient users of information. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic to share knowledge with Shepherd staff and excited to take on this challenging, fast-paced environment.

The Librarian is responsible for the day to day activities in the Noble Learning Resource Center.

This includes:
• Needs assessment; budgeting; record keeping; materials selection, acquisition, and organization; reference assistance. Promotes the NLRC within the Center.
• Performs literature searches and data retrieval for staff and clients. Provides document delivery through appropriate use of interlibrary lending networks.
• Facilitates independent usage of the NLRC materials by Shepherd Center staff. This includes participation in new employee orientation, production of instructional materials, staff inservices, etc.
• Participates on Shepherd Center committees providing information resources appropriate to new projects and staff education needs.
• Represents Shepherd Center in outside organizations that promote information services to the medical and the disability interests communities
• Maintains and improves upon information management skills through continuing education, both formal and informal.
• Supervises and promotes skill development of the Library Assistant.
• Responsible for maintenance and retrieval of materials in the Shepherd archives. Supervises a professional archivist who works on a per diem basis. Oversees budget and operational needs.
• Responds to Shepherd staff and the community regarding Web Page presence. Replies to the Web Master e-mail.

To learn more and to apply, visit: https://shepherd.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/ShepherdCenter/job/Atlanta-GA/Librarian_R119

Job Posting: Clinical Information Librarian (Atlanta, GA)

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Facilitates knowledge sharing across the system for physicians, clinical staff, business leaders, and other employees.
2. Performs extensive searches of medical literature to answer questions and address issues related to patient care, research, and education.
3. Provides individualized, point-of-need instruction to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta employees on database searching and use of medical literature to build an evidence-based practice.
4. Builds collaborative relationships with clinicians, the librarian will coordinate and attend hospital rounds, morning report, case conferences, and other clinically-relevant forums, and will provide immediate information as requested using current technology and resources.
5. Develops and oversees electronic resource collection, which may include the management of materials for optimal value of resources, preparing budget requests, contract negotiations, overseeing compliance with various licensing agreements, maintaining electronic resources, updating and troubleshooting hardware and software, creating various reports and presenting to leadership.
6. Assists in the development, implementation, and promotion of library services, policies, and procedures.
7. Plans and sets goals and objectives for the future of the medical libraries, including determining services needed, the most effective ways to provide them, and the resources necessary to support them.
8. Coordinates daily operations of the library, including customer service, day-to-day library operations, processing new materials, maintaining existing resources, and information retrieval and dissemination (e.g., interlibrary loans and supervising volunteers).
9. Provides instruction and education such as classes, tutorials, seminars, workshops that support the goals of the medical libraries, and possibly developing in-service and outreach programs to market services and expand access to library resources.

Apply here: https://careers.choa.org/job/Atlanta-Clinical-Information-Librarian-GA-30322/597050600/

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for fourteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

Job Posting: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Outreach, Education, and Communications Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA)
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
University of Maryland, Baltimore

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (NNLM, SEA, RML), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), seeks a librarian to oversee the development and implementation of professional health information topics, training areas, and coordination of the communications program for the regional medical library. The Outreach, Education and Communications Coordinator develops and teaches in-person and online courses to promote access to health information. The coordinator creates and coordinates an outreach plan and related projects to address the health information needs of healthcare providers and information professionals. This librarian is also responsible for managing the region’s social media program, as well as creating content for the region’s website and newsletter. In partnership with other Regional Medical Libraries and Offices, the coordinator produces national programming and collaborates with other SEA coordinators to exhibit NLM’s resources at national, regional, and state meetings.

This is a full-time, grant funded, non-tenure, and non-permanent status track, faculty position reporting to the Executive Director of the SEA. The position is one of a team of four librarian-coordinators who work together to facilitate resource sharing, training, and cooperative projects in AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV. For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea.

Previous professional library experience is welcome, but not required.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identifies, develops, and teaches classes and workshops in a variety of formats addressing and promoting access to biomedical information to health professionals, librarians, and the public.
  • Develops outreach projects improving information access for health professionals and their intermediaries in the region with special emphasis on services to unaffiliated health professionals, minority health professionals, public health workers, and hospital librarians.
  • Coordinates an overall outreach plan taking into consideration the health information needs of health care providers and information professionals
  • Develops educational materials for inclusion on the NNLM and SEA websites particularly in the areas of access to quality health information for health professionals
  • Coordinates communication and promotion of NLM, NNLM, and NNLM SEA programs, resources, and services including but not limited to exhibits, webinars, presentations, librarian advocacy, featured articles for SEA Currents, and contact with health and health informational professionals and community associations.
  • Coordinates, implements, and evaluates the SEA social media program to determine appropriate promotional communications support of NLM, NNLM, and NNLM SEA programs, resources, and services.
  • Develops strategies and materials promoting the use of NLM and NNLM products and services to target populations such as health professionals, librarians, and the public.
  • Maintains standards of accessibility for all resources created and maintained in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
  • Cooperates with other Regional Medical Libraries and Offices to produce national programming
  • Promotes and solicit applications for NNLM SEA awards; assisting potential applicants with their proposals, monitor progress and follow-up for awards in progress
  • Works with other coordinators to exhibit NLM’s resources at national, regional, and state meetings of health professionals, information professionals, and the public.
  • Participates in other activities of the SEA that lead toward improved health information access, use, and literacy in the region.
  • Serves as ex-officio and support to the SEA Medical Librarians Program Advisory Group

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Knowledge of PubMed, MedlinePlus, and other NLM resources
  • Willingness to travel; valid driver’s license at the time of employment
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Project management, strategic planning, and team leadership skills
  • Instructional design and course development experience, including evaluation
  • Experience with teaching and training
  • Experience with health information education with the ability to develop, plan, and conduct workshops and training, interacting confidently with audiences
  • Knowledge of, or experience in medical librarianship
  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities
  • Ability to communicate vision and motivate others; willingness to assume leadership roles as needed
  • Demonstrated ability in obtaining results from initiating and participating in team efforts
  • Effectiveness in promoting ideas while exhibiting tact and sensitivity; initiating interaction with others; and soliciting feedback from partners
  • Comfort with change, flexibility and the ability to react quickly to program alterations and task modifications
  • Experience with Moodle LMS and WebEx technologies

APPLICATIONS: Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by July 20, 2018. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/OECCRML.

MINIMUM SALARY: $55,000, commensurate with experience

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

 ENVIRONMENT: The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven’s Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.

The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs.  Fifty-five FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library.  Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation.  The HS/HSL has 45 group study rooms, three computer classrooms, an Innovation Space, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple technology-enhanced meeting spaces. Through the HS/HSL’s website (www.hshsl.umaryland.edu), the UMB community has access to a full range of resources and services.   The HS/HSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School.  The HS/HSL also serves as the headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Southeastern/Atlantic Region.

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7200 faculty and staff members on UMB’s 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB’s professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.