[Mla-cds] Associate Director for Liaison, Education and Interdisciplinary Services
Katherine V. Chew
chewx002 at umn.edu
Sat Mar 15 08:37:27 CDT 2008
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Associate Director for Research, Collections and Access Services
Health Sciences Libraries
The University of Minnesota Libraries seek
leadership for the newly created position of
Associate Director for Liaison, Education and
Interdisciplinary Services at the Health Sciences
The Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) includes the
Bio-Medical Library and the Wangensteen
Historical Library of Biology and Medicine on the
Minneapolis campus, and the Veterinary Medical
Library on the St. Paul campus. HSL is part of
the University Libraries system, benefitting from
and contributing to significant technology
infrastructure, shared collections, and
collaborative relationships with other Library
divisions. Primary clients for the Health
Sciences Libraries are the faculty, students and
staff in the six professional schools and allied
centers of the University of Minnesota Academic
Health Center (AHC)
and its affiliated teaching sites, with growing
attention to consumer health and outreach throughout the state.
The Associate Director for Liaison, Education and
Interdisciplinary Services reports to the
Director of Health Sciences Libraries and serves
as a member of the senior management team. He or
she is responsible for envisioning, developing,
implementing and evaluating HSL services and
tools that focus on serving constituents in their
environment both in person and virtually,
integrated into their teaching, clinical and
research endeavors as a strategic asset. He or
she directly supervises and mentors 5 FTE
librarians and 1 FTE paraprofessional, and
coordinates with 3 additional librarians in other
HSL divisions for liaison, education and
interdisciplinary collaboration roles.
Core roles and responsibilities include:
· Work with liaison librarians to develop
ways to create new opportunities and strengthen
relationships with users. The liaison librarian
is a primary conduit of communication between the
HSL and AHC faculty, students and staff through
the application of subject and domain knowledge
and development of strong and strategic connections in the AHC environment.
· Provide leadership for the HSLs
instruction programs including setting the
framework for developing, deploying and
evaluating library instruction both in person and
virtually, and working with faculty to integrate
information literacy skills across the health professional education continuum.
· Support and expand the HSLs outreach
efforts and capabilities, with a focus on both
AHC community preceptors around the state, and on
consumers though projects such as My Health Minnesota Go Local.
· Serve as library liaison to newly
emerging entities in the AHC that focus on a
commitment to interprofessional teaching,
scholarship and practice such as the Center for
Interprofessional Education and the Institute for
Health Informatics, and ensure library participation in those initiatives.
· Help shape the University Libraries
response to the campus definition and enhancement
of research infrastructure and interdisciplinary
programs, including the E-Science landscape.
Ensure that HSL librarians have opportunities
(and skills) to participate in collaborative research with AHC partners.
· Masters degree from an American Library
Association accredited library school or
equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience.
· Minimum of five years of professional
experience in an academic or clinical health
sciences library (or similar environment) with a
record of increasing responsibility.
· Demonstrated experience and success in
supervisory and mentoring roles.
· Demonstrated expertise in program
development and evaluation, and project management.
· Experience in the design and
integration of new technologies into health sciences curricula.
· Excellent communication, teaching,
presentation and interpersonal skills.
· Ability to work collaboratively with
colleagues and library users in a
service-oriented, research intensive environment.
· Demonstrated creativity, initiative and
self-direction, and an ability to respond
effectively to changing needs and priorities.
· Advanced degree in relevant science
discipline and/or educational technology.
· Knowledge of academic health science
center operations and emerging trends.
· Experience with grant development and management.
· Demonstrated knowledge of health
science research and publication trends.
· A personal record of research,
scholarship and professional engagement.
· Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals.
Salary and Benefits:
This is a full-time, 12-month,
academic/professional position at the
Assistant/Associate Librarian level. The
Libraries offer a competitive salary commensurate
with experience. Excellent benefits and substantial moving allowance.
The position is available immediately; review
will continue until the position is filled.
Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae,
and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and
e-mail addresses of three current professional references at
The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer
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