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Information Literacy & Health Sciences Librarian (S00190P) (posted 6/19/2017)
University of Texas at Arlington
Why choose us?
We are a library that values exploring risk and revolutionary concepts in libraries. We think beyond traditional collections and services by developing programs that push creation, exploration, and innovation by our faculty and students. As UT Arlington accelerates its journey as the model 21st century urban research university, the Libraries’ excellent staff and services are the heart of the campus, united toward that goal.
Your job with us…
The Information Literacy & Health Sciences Librarian is a member of the Experiential Learning & Undergraduate Research Department and reports to the Department Head for Experiential Learning & Undergraduate Research. This position is responsible for subject services to the College of Nursing and Health Innovation and the Biology Department focused on student success, including providing active learning-based instruction and research consultations, partnering with faculty to integrate experiential learning and information literacy into curricula, and working with the Online Engagement & Health Sciences Librarian to develop services that meet the unique needs of our online nursing students.
What you bring…
Requirements: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or a related graduate degree; demonstrated organizational, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and planning skills; computer literate and technologically adept.
Preferred: Experience with integrating active learning, information literacy, and experiential learning into curricula. Experience with outreach and marketing services to students and faculty. Experience with developing and providing professional development related to teaching and learning to librarians and library staff. Experience providing impactful services and instruction in online environments. Familiarity with evidence-based practice and health sciences trends and topics, including evidence-based practice and HIPAA. Familiarity with systematic review publishing and the grant writing process. Knowledge of information literacy theory and practice, various teaching methodologies, and research related to pedagogy and learning. Experience with current and emerging technologies and their application in academic libraries, including Springshare products, integrated library systems, ILLiad, and teaching tools.
About the University
The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. With a projected global enrollment of close to 57,000 in AY 2016-17, UTA is the largest institution in The University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was recently cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2017 Best for Vets list.
Within a 25-mile radius of the center of Arlington is a dynamic community of over 2 million people. The Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers call the city home, and their stadiums are in the heart of the entertainment district, which includes the Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor theme parks. Arlington is recognized as the entertainment capital of Texas. Arlington is conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth, which feature internationally renowned cultural and arts districts, restaurants, and a vibrant night scene. The nearby Dallas–Fort Worth International Airport is a major hub with nonstop flights to myriad national and international destinations.
Please submit applications at https://uta.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/2504 and include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for at least three professional references. This job may close at any time.
Finalists will make a formal presentation to Libraries’ staff on a topic to be provided. The successful candidate will be required to work some evening, weekend and holiday hours. This is a non-tenure track position.
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. The UTA campus is accessible to persons with disabilities.
Librarian (Biological and Medical Sciences) (posted 6/13/2017)
VA North Texas Health Care System
Job Announcement Number: CARZ-10014697
Conducts comprehensive medical literature searches.
Develops and maintains the library collection and services based on the needs of the hospital staff. Includes the screening of incoming publications and audiovisual material that may be of interest to administrative or medical personnel for the conduct of research or patient care.
Enhances and maintains the reference collection including indexes, abstracts, directories, almanacs, dictionaries, handbooks, and drug formularies covering all aspects of clinical and military medicine and related health care services.
Collaborates with library staff to ensure that acquired material is properly cataloged, classified, and physically processed.
Promotes the library through briefings, newsletters, and effective contacts.
Develops individual current awareness (of new acquisitions) profiles for physicians, nurses and administrative staff.
Provides reader advisory services to administrative or medical personnel on the selection of books, periodicals and audiovisual material within their fields.
Trains hospital staff on the basic use of automated and online resources that are available in the library for use.
* Must be a U.S. citizen
* Subject to a background/security investigation
* Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* May be required to serve a probationary period.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED): Applicants must meet the requirements specified in paragraphs A or B below:
A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study (or higher) in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor's degree related to the position. (Bachelor-level transcript must confer degree awarded related to the position and Graduate-level transcript must show 1 full year (18 semester hours) in library science).
Since many libraries are highly specialized, some librarian positions require a knowledge of a specialized subject or field of endeavor. Also, since materials in libraries are often in foreign languages, some librarians must have a proficient knowledge of one or more foreign languages. For such positions, applicants must meet requirements that are directly related to the subject matter or language of the specialization. These requirements are in addition to the basic professional library science requirements that apply to all positions. However, these requirements may be included in or supplemental to those specified for all positions. The following specializations are authorized: biological, medical, social or physical sciences, education, fine arts, business and industry, humanities, law, music, engineering, and the Germanic, Slavic, Oriental, Semitic, or Romance languages.
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B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have directly related education and/or specialized experience in the amounts required for this Librarian (Biological & Medical Sciences) GS-10 grade level as specified below:
A. Requires one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service. Experience must have demonstrated the ability to perform, supervise, or direct one or more of the functional areas of work covered by this series; to understand the concepts, theories, new developments, and co-relationship of information in related fields; and to maintain up-to-date information on the state of the art. For positions where foreign language proficiency is needed, applicants must be able to read and/or translate material in the appropriate specialized subject-matter field.
Specialized experience includes working experience as a librarian in a healthcare environment performing duties that include serving as a resource for biological and medical healthcare related information; developing and maintaining a monographic and audiovisual collection; maintaining a library collection based on the professional needs of a hospital staff; and conducting comprehensive and complex searches of medical literature. (Experience details must be clearly supported by your resume. We will not make assumptions regarding experience)
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B. Successfully completion of three full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science or doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
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C. Equivalent combinations of specialized experience and graduate education as described in A and B above. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
* Attention to Detail
* Technical Competence
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application for verification of the Basic Requirement and if you are basing all or part of your additional qualifications on education.
NOTE: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: The work is sedentary and includes no special physical demands. The position may involve some walking, standing, bending, or carrying items.
Brian D. Lewin, MLS
Chief, Library Service
VA North Texas Health Care System
4500 South Lancaster Road, Mail Code 142D Dallas, TX 75216