Health Sciences Librarian
University of Texas at Arlington
The Health Sciences Librarian serves as the Library's liaison to various
library users and potential users within the health sciences disciplines.
Primary responsibilities will be to support faculty issues relating to
scholarly communication, collaborate with faculty information to integrate
information literacy into the curriculum; promote the use of Libraries'
services and resources; and connect members of the UT Arlington community to
each other to increase collaboration and knowledge sharing.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develops evidence-based collection strategies in assigned discipline areas.
Assesses the scholarly communication climate and information resource needs in
assigned discipline areas. In partnership with the Director of Scholarly
Communication, provides publication consultation services to faculty and
students. Collaborates with key stakeholders on the implementation,
management, and promotion of the campus institutional repository. Develops and
maintains tools, resources, and education programs to increase awareness of
scholarly communication issues, such as publishing options, agency specific
requirements, author rights, and copyright/fair use concerns. Works with the
Department of Digital Creation and Director of Scholarly Communication to
support scholarly communication.
Instruction and Research Services
Collaborates with faculty to promote the integration of Library resources and
information literacy into the curriculum. Develops curriculum that
incorporates creation and iterative design. Connects faculty to hands-on
teaching opportunities in the Libraries' creative spaces. Develops and
maintains online teaching materials and guides and participates in digital
learning initiatives. Works closely with other disciplinary liaison librarians
to plan, develop, maintain, and assess innovative instructional and outreach
programs. Provides research assistance and instruction in locating and
evaluating information in a variety of formats. Extends services through
office hours, embedded librarianship, and social media.
Other Liaison Services
Develops and maintains a working, interactive, and dynamic relationship with
faculty, students, and staff in assigned disciplines. Provides a vehicle for
expression of faculty opinions, concerns, and advice relating to the
Libraries. Conducts periodic service resource needs assessments in
collaboration with the Libraries' assessment librarians. Promotes Library
services and resources in collaboration with the Library's Marketing
Department. Participates in and facilitates the relationship between health
sciences faculty members and students and the Libraries' cross-discipline
professionals, including the Director of Scholarly Communication, the Off-
Campus Services Librarian, the First Year Student Success Librarians, and the
Data and E-Science Librarian. Participates in grant or research partnerships
in collaboration with the Library's Director of Grants and Research.
Assesses collaboration needs of assigned discipline areas. Develops mechanisms
for students and faculty to connect with each other and address common
research and professional interests. Develops opportunities for distance
education students to connect to on-campus UT Arlington students, staff, and
faculty. Connects faculty to community building techniques and support the
integration of these strategies into curricula.
Serves on Libraries, university, and professional committees. Attends training
and professional seminars to maintain and increase knowledge and to keep up
with current trends. Completes other projects and duties as assigned.
• Non-traditional work hours. May require weeknight, weekend, or holiday
hours. Flexibility is required to ensure the department is appropriately
staffed in order to satisfy all service needs.
• Ongoing professional development will be expected of the successful
candidate, which may require overnight travel. This is a non-tenure position.
• Master's degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited
• Current knowledge of print and electronic resources within the health
sciences disciplines and of the application of technology to the design and
delivery of research services and instruction
• Strong capacity for working enthusiastically, flexibly, and creatively in a
• Strong affinity for UTA Libraries' core values.
• Advanced degree in a relevant health sciences discipline.
• Experience assisting faculty with scholarly communication issues.
• Experience promoting scholarly communication support services.
• Experience providing library instruction services.
• Knowledge of information literacy theory and practice, various teaching
methodologies, and learning styles.
• Experience with current and emerging technologies and their applications in
academic libraries, including Springshare products, integrated library
systems, ILLiad, and teaching tools.
• Creativity and experience designing instructional/informational materials,
both in print and online.
• Experience with outreach and marketing services to students and faculty.
• Familiarity with evidence-based practice and health sciences trends and
topics, including evidence-based practice and HIPAA.
• Familiarity with processes including systematic review publishing and the
grant writing process.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with people
of diverse backgrounds.
• Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly
communication, open access, e-science, institutional repositories, and other
trends in information science.
• Excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written communication
• Demonstrated organizational and time-management skills.
• Competency with Microsoft Office products and Windows Operating System.
All applicants MUST apply on-line at the UT Arlington job site to be
considered. http://tinyurl.com/przm9an is a direct link or go to https://uta
.service-now.com/jobs/ and go to LIBRARY and then Health Sciences Librarian -
Curriculum vitae and Letter of Interest. *Final candidate/s are required to
supply a list of Professional References (with contact information). *Final
candidate/s are required to deliver a one hour presentation, including Q&A,
during the on campus interview. The topic will be communicated to candidate/s
prior to on campus interview. This is a non-tenure track position.
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