Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Davis - UC Davis - Univeristy Library - Department Head of Blaisdell Medical Library - Full Time

Head, Blaisdell Medical Library
University Library of the University of California, Davis

Candidates applying by February 13, 2017 will receive first consideration.

Position Overview
The University Library of the University of California, Davis, seeks an energetic, innovative, collaborative, and user-focused leader to represent the Library's mission and vision and to work closely with faculty, students, staff, and institutional stakeholders in a highly interdisciplinary academic health and life sciences community.

Position Responsibilities
  • Reporting to the AUL for Academic Services, the department head for BML provides leadership and vision for academic and non-academic library personnel meeting the research, teaching, patient care, and community engagement missions of UC Davis faculty, staff, and students in multiple healthcare-related academic programs and the medical center in Sacramento. Major activities conducted by the librarians include research support and educational services; collection development and management for undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, and clinical research levels; and outreach covering a variety of relevant topics, including Library resources and services, literature searching, systematic reviews, and access to research data and scholarship. Outreach activities are directed at faculty, researchers, staff, and students generally and to targeted populations such as new faculty and research centers, such as the Center for Healthcare Policy, Clinical and Translational Sciences Center, and Center for Health and Technology.
  • The department head promotes faculty and student liaison activities; both UC Davis and University of California-wide cooperative initiatives, services, and collections; and collaborates with other managers within the University Library to deliver timely and effective services and to develop resource collections to meet the dynamic growth of the campus research and teaching needs.
  • As the operational head of the Blaisdell Medical Library, the incumbent supervises academic and non-academic personnel. Administrative duties include, but are not limited to, hiring and managing personnel, training and development, preparing letters of evaluation, and making work assignments; formulating policies and procedures; developing appropriate programs and services; overseeing equipment, software, and facilities; monitoring budget expenditures; maintaining statistics and preparing annual reports; and interpreting library and university policies and procedures.
  • The department head of BML contributes to strategic and other long- and short-term planning for the Library’s services, programs, and projects. S/he guides personnel in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating ongoing services and special projects. The department head of BML develops, directs, and evaluates BML's assessment, education, planning, and organizational excellence activities, relating them to the University Library's and those of UC Davis and its Health System. S/he will develop, manage, and evaluate assessment activities, including the generation and interpretation of data to inform decisions, to demonstrate the Blaisdell Medical Library’s value to the UC Davis community and beyond.
  • As part of a service focused team at BML, and, in addition to leadership and management responsibilities, this position also provides outreach, education services, research consultations and makes collection development/management decisions.

Required Qualifications
  • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent
  • Five or more years of experience exercising progressively more demanding management and supervisory skills and abilities in health sciences librarianship OR five or more years of experience and demonstrated achievement in outreach, research support, or educational services in an academic, clinical, or research library
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with multiple constituencies in a complex and rapidly changing, matrix-based environment; communicating, setting goals, managing time, promoting teamwork, and meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrated familiarity with health science information resources and collection management activities in an academic, clinical, or research library
  • Demonstrated understanding of library support of curricula across the range of health sciences educational programs (including some or all of undergraduate and graduate medical education, nursing education, continuing medical and nursing education, etc.)
  • Demonstrated understanding of the basic and clinical sciences research processes with emphasis on biomedical informatics and data management
  • Demonstrated effective use of analytical, problem-solving, and communications skills
  • Knowledge of assessment and evaluation theories and practices
  • Evidence of flexibility and initiative when working within a fast-paced, changing environment 

Preferred Qualifications
  • Undergraduate or higher degree in the health or life sciences OR two years working experience as a science or health science librarian
  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of and successful experimentation with technologies to deliver information services to basic and clinical sciences clientele and the interdisciplinary healthcare team
  • Successful experience in developing and managing relevant collections in an academic library
  • Knowledge of scholarly communication issues, tools, and resources
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and to motivate librarians and other library personnel
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to user services and improving the user experience
  • Strong record of ongoing and sustained professional engagement, such as service in library organizations, presentations at conferences, or peer-reviewed publication
  • Experience with recruiting and/or managing a diverse staff

Salary and Benefits
  • Salary: Associate Librarian to Librarian ($61,595 - $94,480) (Appointment rank and salary based on qualifications and experience.)
  • This position is not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Application Information
Applications must be submitted via the UC Davis RECRUIT website: 
  • Please include a letter of interest addressing qualifications and experience related to the position, a Curriculum Vitae, and names and contact information for at least three references.
  • Candidates applying by February 13, 2017 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
  • Applicants are also required to complete the Statement of Contributions to Diversity. Please visit Faculty Equity and Inclusion website for information about why diversity statements are requested and guidelines for writing a diversity statement.

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