Tuesday, March 29, 2016

San Jose State University - Health Sciences Librarian - Tenure Track

San Jose State University: University Library : Academic Services
Location: San Jose, CA

Starting Date: Negotiable, but July 2016 preferred.

Job Opening ID (JOID): 23609

Rank:  Senior Assistant Librarian, Tenure-track

This position will remain open until filled.

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.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent is required at time of appointment
  • Experience and/or coursework in collection development, reference service/research consultation and information literacy/instruction
  • Evidence of potential to maintain an ongoing program of scholarly research and professional development at appropriate levels.
  • 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
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, design and implement innovative projects or services, including community outreach programs
  • Experience and/or coursework incorporating current and emerging technologies into instructional and informational services

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with public and academic librarians and staff, teaching faculty, and students in a rapidly changing information environment
  • 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,  Biology, 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

  • Serves as outreach liaison to faculty and students in assigned disciplines, remaining conversant with curricular and program changes.
  • Provides specialized reference and research consultation in assigned subject areas in addition to providing reference services to campus and community library users.
  • Provides reference, instruction, and collection development.  When necessary to ensure the library is appropriately staffed in order to satisfy all service needs, may require occasional weeknight or weekend hours.
  • Delivers information literacy instruction in the classroom, in online environments, and through faculty partnerships.
  • Ensures curriculum-aligned collection development, including selection, evaluation, and budget oversight for assigned subject areas.
  • 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, system-wide committees, and/or task forces.
  • Builds a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement to fulfill the University requirement of retention, tenure, and promotion.

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 a list of three professional references with contact information by April 1, 2016.

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