The University of Missouri Libraries have an immediate opening for the Missouri Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine . Reporting jointly to the Director of the Health Sciences Library and the Associate Director of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region at the University of Utah, the Missouri Coordinator will plan and implement the programs of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine - MidContinental Region (NNLM-MCR) in the State of Missouri. As a partner library , the University of Missouri Health Sciences Library participates in working towards the mutual goals of the NLM and the NNLM related to meeting health information needs of health professionals and their patients
Plan and implement the programs of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Midcontinental Region (NNLM-MCR) in the state of Missouri. Promote health information resources to prospective users throughout the state of Missouri. Work with state and local health services agencies and with health librarians throughout the state of Missouri.
Work closely with the NNLM-MCR to implement regional services in cooperation with the Associate Director and other state coordinators in the states of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Utah, and Wyoming.
Provide programs on health information services to health care providers; and programs on health information topics, with emphasis on library engagement, library research, and financial impact of libraries, to health sciences librarians.
Work with the Director of the Health Sciences Library, University of Missouri, to plan and implement demonstration projects that highlight library engagement activities in an academic health center library. Conduct library and information-related research studies. Analyze and distribute results through local outlets as well as the NNLM-MCR web site and through state, regional and national publications.
Provide examples of effective library promotion for regional health librarians through communications about library services to health professionals at the University of Missouri.
Work in cooperation with University of Missouri Libraries goals and objectives. Participate in activities of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the National Library of Medicine in cooperation with the University of Utah leadership.
Experience: Six years of professional library experience.
Skills and Abilities : Strong leadership skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong service orientation; familiarity with library technology; familiarity with current library trends and issues; creativity and initiative. Demonstrated experience in making formal presentations before diverse groups of people. Ability to work as part of a distributed team. Tolerance for periods of frequent travel.
Education : Additional advanced subject degree in communications, public health, health informatics, or other health-related discipline.
Experience : Five years of professional experience in a health-related library or public health environment with responsibilities encompassing information delivery, instruction, public service, or research is preferred. Professional experience in communications or library research. Web site design and management expertise. Library outreach experience. Experience in integrating library services into institutional infrastructure. Experience in successful marketing of library services and resources.
Skills and Abilities : Interest in writing for publication. Evidence of ability to write for publication in professional literature.
Compensation: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Application Materials: A cover letter, contact information for three references, and CV are required. Preference for applications received by February 1, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
About the Libraries, the campus, and community : The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. Today, MU is a $2.2 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation.
MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: It's a major land-grant institution with a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri's largest public research university. Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. The MU Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), and the statewide MOBIUS consortium.
The state's most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300 degree programs through 18 colleges and schools. Many departments also work closely with the University Extension program to bring the benefits of research to Missouri citizens. The University of Missouri has a statewide network of 10 research parks and business incubators, each designed to help faculty, entrepreneurs and businesses collaborate to move innovative research to the marketplace, and the Mizzou Advantage program encourages innovative interdisciplinary collaboration.
Mizzou has a diverse enrollment with 35,000 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 120 countries. MU's nationally prominent faculty bring discoveries into the classroom, publish more than 1,600 books and scholarly articles each year and spend about $237 million annually on scientific research. The National Science Foundation has recognized MU as one of the top-10 universities in the country for undergraduate research opportunities. Mizzou graduates more than 8,000 students annually, granting 27 percent of all bachelor's degrees, 23 percent of master's degrees and 62 percent of all doctoral degrees earned at Missouri's public universities.
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Benefit Eligibility: This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits .
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The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. Today, MU is a $2.1 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: It's a major land-grant institution with ...a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri's largest public research university. Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. The state’s most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300 degree programs through 19 colleges and schools and is one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine and a nuclear research reactor on one campus. Mizzou What is Mizzou? Learn about the history and traditions behind the name Mizzou has a diverse enrollment with 35,000 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 120 countries. The favorite classroom for the best and brightest, Mizzou attracts more valedictorians, Curators Scholars and Bright Flight Scholars than any other college or university in Missouri. Twenty-six percent of MU freshmen come from the top 10 percent of their high school classes. MU’s nationally prominent faculty bring discoveries into the classroom, publish more than 1,600 books and scholarly articles each year and spend about $235 million annually on scientific research; they account for 70 percent of the research dollars flowing to Missouri public universities. Ninety-two percent of full-time, ranked faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree in their field.