Employment Opportunities in the Library

Employment Opportunities

Library Fellow | Associate Director, Library Education & Research

Library Fellow

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.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLS degree in an ALA- approved library/information science program

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.


GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Under the general direction of the Director of Library Services or designee, the Associate Director for Education and Research will work closely with the Management Council and staff to carry out the library’s strategic vision and priorities, guide library programs, services and staff, and enable optimal overall library performance. The Associate Director will provide strategic vision, leadership, and management to staff consisting of education, clinical, research, scholarly publishing (copyright, open access, and the institutional repository), and outreach.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop a vision for implementing and assessing the Libraries' instruction and reference services for students, faculty and staff in support of their research, clinical practice, teaching and learning
  • Solve education, clinical, outreach, and research issues relating to library services in collaboration with University administrators, managers, and campus groups
  • Develop strategies for information management and delivery that will leverage the potential of new technologies, databases, the Internet, new forms of scholarly publishing and other resources for medical education and research
  • Oversee open access programing, the institutional repository, promote informationist services, and advocate for database management instruction across the institution
  • Provide leadership, management, support and technical expertise for specific project groups directly responsible for on-going projects related to the library and clinical services; while also working collaboratively to lead, support and guide staff
  • Lead a continuous process of assessment to ensure the Library’s success in advancing the University’s evolving goals in light of pedagogical, information, and technology changes
  • Take an active leadership role in campus-wide committees by representing the Library
  • Develop, establish, and maintain a broad set of relationships across the institution and with internal and external partners
  • Oversee the development and ongoing activities of an academic department liaison program
  • Act on behalf of the director, in the absence of, or at the requests of the director
  • Promote and facilitate professional growth and development of library personnel
  • Serve as an active member of library teams, task forces and committees
  • Participate in and represents the Lamar Soutter Library in local, state and national professional activities
  • Perform other duties as required

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited library program
  • 7 years of experience in an academic library or equivalent with 5 years in a supervisory position
  • Must be an accomplished leader, skilled in managing change, and flexible in response to user expectations
  • Demonstrated successful managerial skills and ability to organize and direct staff, including complex project management, prototyping and budgeting

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UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

Last updated: 10/03/2014 11:07:15