Health Sciences Librarian, Part-time

Under the direction of the Director of Library Services, the Part-time Health Sciences Librarian is responsible for delivering a range of information services to ACHE students, faculty, staff, and affiliated users. The Health Sciences Librarian provides reference and instruction services, manages interlibrary loan requests, assists in digital resource management, and may be called on to represent the library in the absence of the Director of Library Services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITES

  • Provides reference assistance and support for research and scholarly activity to ACHE students, faculty, and staff, and to affiliated users at remote clinical sites and supported residency programs.
  • Creates customized tools to aid users in the discovery and use of library resources.
  • Manages library applications including, but not limited to, Springshare products, OCLC Worldshare ILL, DOCLINE, and the online catalog and discovery systems.
  • Assists in the overall management of library electronic resources, including e-books, e-journals, and databases, and communicates with vendors on the library’s behalf.
  • Participates in the development of library services and instructional programs to meet the changing needs of ACHE.
  • Presents library orientations and instructional sessions to classes, faculty, and other groups as requested.
  • Ensures that authorized users at ARCOM-affiliated clinical sites and ARCOM-supported residency programs have remote access to ACHE Library resources and services.
  • Participates in faculty meetings, engages with student groups, and serves on institutional committees as assigned.
  • Expands knowledge and skill base with professional development and continuing education opportunities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND CREDENTIALS

Education and Experience

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • An ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science.
  • 1+ years’ experience in an academic and/or health sciences library environment.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Curiosity and drive to acquire new skills and knowledge.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Ability to be flexible and creative in response to rapidly changing needs and priorities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to embracing diverse backgrounds, values, and points of view, and supporting an inclusive educational and employment environment.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience providing library instruction and reference services.
  • Working knowledge of health sciences information resources (PubMed, Cochrane, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of copyright and fair use guidelines.
  • Familiarity with applications that support or enhance online learning environments such as LibGuides, Canvas, and Camtasia.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practice principles.
  • Basic web-design, coding, and HTML skills.

If you need assistance in the application process because of a disability, or for any other reason, please contact Barbara Jetton, director of Human Resources, at 479.308.2291 or barbara.jetton@acheedu.org.