Employment Opportunities in the Library
GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Under the direction of a Librarian or designee, the Library Fellow contributes to the organization by performing meaningful projects and assignments. The Library Fellows Program (LFP) is designed to provide a 2 year work experience emphasizing hands-on learning and research into topics of information management, and medical librarianship. The program incorporates training, professional development, and research. It is designed to guide the fellow toward a professional career in academic medical librarianship. The underlying principle of the fellow program “is shared value”. The Lamar Soutter Library (LSL) provides a learning laboratory where recent MLS graduates experience the real working world and explore the range of experience when assisting clinicians and researchers with their information needs.
- Provide in depth and ready reference service to patrons
- Provide reference service on demand via personal contact, telephone, or e-mail using a variety of information tools and library systems
- Promote information and research services, engaging users to assess work needs beyond initial reference inquiries
- Provide end user access to information resources using local, regional, and national collections and systems
- Provide technology support to patrons
- Participate in and lead strategic initiative teams, committees, and task forces
- Develop content for the library’s web page and posts using content management tool, e.g. LibGuides
- Evaluate services and suggest changes to improve effectiveness
- Participate in Library professional staff and consortia meetings
- Design and implement research projects and publications in order to contribute to the advance in medical librarianship
- In collaboration with the librarian mentor complete a research project related to health science librarianship in a focus area such as technology, evidence-based medicine, informatics, data or knowledge management
- Deliver reports, presentations, and publications at peer reviewed level
- Create a self-directed course of study and investigations to meet the challenge of interpreting results for decision making in a library environment
- Perform other duties as required.
- MLS degree in an ALA- approved library/information science program
- 1-2 years of library research or health related experience is preferred
- May be able to work occasional weekends
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As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMS recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.
Last updated: 09/10/2013 13:42:49