Health Sciences Librarian
San José State University
Subject to Budgetary Approval
Job Opening ID (JOID): 23784
Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian (Tenure-track)
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library seeks an innovative and creative student-centered librarian to provide leadership in the area of Health Science Librarianship. The Health Sciences Librarian will collaborate with faculty, library staff, campus staff, and on the development of innovative services and support for instruction and research. As a faculty member, the candidate engages in library and university governance and scholarship, which includes research, scholarly and creative activities required for tenure and promotion.
Master's degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent is required at time of appointment
Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations, as gained through cross-cultural study,
training, teaching or other comparable experiences, for the provision of user-centered services,
systems and programs
Evidence of potential to maintain an ongoing program of scholarly research and professional
development at appropriate levels
Experience and/or coursework in collection development, reference service/research consultation
and information literacy/instruction
Experience and/or coursework incorporating current and emerging technologies into
instructional and informational services
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with public and academic librarians and staff, teaching faculty, and students in a rapidly changing information environment.
Demonstrated ability to plan, design and implement innovative projects or services, including community outreach programs
Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication, open access, e-science, institutional repositories, and other trends in information science.
Undergraduate or graduate degree or equivalent training/work experience in the health sciences field, such as, but not limited to, Medicine, Nursing, Health Care Administration, Kinesiology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Science, Physical Therapy, or Speech Language Pathology
Familiarity with disciplinary electronic databases such as PubMed, CINAHL, and ScienceDirect, and other major reference works
1. Is responsible for collection development, information literacy, reference service (to both university and public users) and research consultation in assigned subject areas.
2. Serves as outreach liaison to faculty and students in assigned disciplines, remaining conversant with curricular and program changes.
3. Provides specialized reference and research consultation in assigned subject areas in addition to providing general reference services to campus and community library users.
4. Provides reference, instruction, and collection development. This may require occasional weeknight or weekend hours to ensure appropriate staffing at service desks.
5. Delivers information literacy instruction in the classroom, in online environments, and through faculty partnerships.
6. Ensures curriculum-aligned collection development, including selection, evaluation, and budget oversight for assigned subject areas.
7. Participates in library governance, professional development activities, and university service. This may also include serving on and representing the library on joint committees (San José Public Library and SJSU), campus committees, California State University system-wide committees, and/or task forces.
8. Builds a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement to fulfill the University requirement for retention, tenure and promotion.
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: Negotiable, but January 1, 2017 preferred.
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Application Procedures: For full consideration upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, three letters of recommendation, and list of three professional references with contact information by October 7th, 2016 to http://apply.interfolio.com/36915.
Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.
Please note: Original transcripts of terminal degree will be required for applicants invited to on-site interviews. Letters of recommendation must be received prior to applicant's on-site interview date. This position will remain open until filled.
Tracy Elliott, Dean of the University Library, invites you to contact us with your questions at (408) 808- 2080 or via email at </a href="http://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=883529&targetURL=mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit our websites at http://www.sjsu.edu and library.sjsu.edu. For information on faculty retention, tenure and promotion, see the SJSU Academic Senate policies S15-7 & S15-8 at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/policies/pol_chron/
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library at San José State University is recognized as an innovative shared facility combining a large academic library (with a collection of over one million items) and a major downtown public library. This facility uses a merged service model to support the lifelong learning needs of academic and public library users. The University Library's strategic plan is to build a digital library which will "aggressively increase access, creation, and use of digital collections," and "will creatively utilize innovative technologies to provide the University and the broader community with a 21st century library environment, both physical and digital."
San José State University is California's oldest public institution of higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California's most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are nearby. A member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of ethno-cultural minority groups. The Library – and the University of which it is a part - is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our community can benefit from multiple perspectives.
San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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