Medical Librarian

Job Description

Medical Librarian at Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine (Proposed)
Located in Provo Utah, USA


This position is responsible for directing the respective library department operations with a focus on student relationships, ensuring academic achievement, building collaborative partnerships, and contributing to institutional service activities; fulfills duties to further the mission of the department and college by participating in student education, scholarly activities, and service. Librarians are encouraged to conduct original research/scholarly activities and pursue extramural funding in their areas of interest.

Summary of Responsibilities:

1. Directs all administrative duties under Library Department
1.1. Directs the day-to-day management of department (facilitating meetings, ensuring adherence to college policies, practices and protocols, preparation of annual departmental report and all other reporting requirements).
1.2. Develops departmental budget recommendations for approval and assumes fiscal accountability for prudent management of financial resources, ensuring adherence to college practices (preparing and submitting annually, monitoring expenditures, reconciling monthly, examining income/expense statements, assessing needs [operating and capital], ensuring optimal utilization of facilities and resources, following protocols, formulating recommendations, effectively documenting, etc.).
1.3. Oversees/manages direct reports and assigned department(s) (defining/outlining roles and responsibilities, assigning tasks/ projects, coordinating cohesive productivity, providing guidance toward optimal performance, clarifying/instructing on duties, deadlines, and expectations; reviewing/conducting performance evaluations).
1.4. Assists with and serves as a resource for problem resolution (trouble-shooting problems, changing duties as demands dictate, delegating and /or re-distributing tasks/projects due to volume or extenuating circumstances, personnel issues administering “due process” protocols, crisis management, etc.).
1.5. Oversees personnel record-keeping (vacation, holiday, sick time, etc.) monitoring activities, recording absences, directing updating of files, etc.
2. Serves as an educator ensuring the quality, integrity, and defined standards within faculty’s discipline
2.1. Develops and delivers content in Information Literacy across all four (4) years of the curriculum.
2.2. Ensures teaching is current and appropriate for the context of the curriculum and increases student understanding of subject matter.
2.3. Provides curricular structure and experiences that integrate emerging knowledge with practical longitudinal experience and aligns curriculum and process to prepare learners for the fast-paced evolution of informatics advances.
2.4. Works effectively as a team member to enhance and improve curricula, including potential opportunities for collaborative efforts within the department or with outside individuals, programs, or departments; maintaining a climate hospitable to creativity and innovation.
2.5. Develops and maintains a working knowledge of various teaching and assessment approaches (small group, bedside teaching, mentoring, lecture, independent practice-based learning, evidenced based medicine approach, simulation including institutional simulation, online learning and interactive video scenario, standardized patient).
3. Ability to accomplish research
3.1. Collaborates with and/or mentors faculty, staff and students (internal and external) to develop and implement research topics (including formulating concepts, brainstorming approaches, organizing ideas, collecting, analyzing and synthesizing data) in support of preparation of manuscripts for publication and submission for intramural and extramural grants leading to the execution of scholarly research (facilitating the preparation, modifying and refining of proposals and applications, seeking external funding, developing and maintaining positive rapport with funding agencies, etc.)
3.2. Present on a variety of research topics at various conferences locally, nationally and internationally including developing content, submitting for consideration, finalizing presentation and delivering on time.
4. As relates to the department, actively engages in the advancement of the College
4.1. Builds collaborative partnership opportunities across and among various entities participating in networking opportunities, [internal and external partners [elected officials, state constitutional officers, business and community leaders] other colleges and universities, hospitals, local organizations, societies, etc.] promoting relationships with the College.
4.2. Refers to and coordinates in advance with the Communications team in the Office of the President on all media contacts, communications, and/or interactions to include message, promotion, etc. in which asked to serve as an official representative, content expert, or spokesperson on behalf of the College.
4.3. Coordination in advance with the Communications team in the Office of the President on all Noorda-COM related legislative issues to include contact with the national, state, and local government officials, in which asked to serve as an official representative, content expert, or spokesperson on behalf of the College.
4.4. Serves on various committees and teams within the College as assigned (attending meetings, contributing to discussions, sharing/exchanging information, and leading constituents toward goal attainment) to include advising and mentoring (Students, clubs, campus organizations)
4.5. Contributes to College’s compliance with and in the development of required documentation as related to accreditation of the College to which departmental content is contributed (faculty adequacy model, gathering data, self-assessment, peer review, providing input/feedback, etc.) aiding in the attainment of academic compliance.
4.6. Participates in the production of various College materials [academic calendar, strategic planning, directory, College website, etc.] (collecting/preparing materials, organizing/formatting data, adhering to various deadlines, reviewing drafts, providing input/feedback, etc.).
4.7. Contributes to the College’s reputation/image of being one of the best osteopathic medical colleges (monitoring outcomes, partnering with internal and external stakeholders, modifying techniques, etc.)


Education: A master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited program is required.

US citizenship or permanent residency is required.

Experience: Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a leadership role in a library or related institution is required. Experience in a health sciences library preferred, but academic or special library experience will be considered.

Demonstration of effective performance in research and teaching
• Creative and scholarly work and service commitment commensurate with appointment to the level of Library Assistant Professor or above
• Evidence of effective, consistent mentoring of students, pre-doctoral fellows, post-graduate residents/fellows, and /or faculty-peers
• Evidence of creating opportunities for resource sharing
• Evidence of familiarity with theory and practice of teaching research skills to medical students

Demonstration of experience with planning and budgeting
• Evidence of successful department resource allocation
• Knowledge of curriculum design and program assessment

Preferred qualifications
• Academic library experience
• Collections assembly experience
• AHIP certification
• Grant-writing experience

Skills & Abilities:

Highly professional with honest, genuine, direct communication style, excellent interpersonal skills and emotional maturity with the essential ability to demonstrate tact, discretion and job diplomacy. Ability to institute a comfortable learning environment necessary to maintain a dynamic curriculum with a vision for growth. Must have the ability to work diplomatically and effectively with a variety of internal and external constituents. Proven track record of quality, integrity, and trustworthiness. Ability to make common sense, consistent and fair decisions (based on fact and data) and have courage of convictions and tolerance for ambiguity.

Must be:
• Able to institute a comfortable learning environment necessary to maintain a dynamic curriculum.
• Self-confident, strong leader, skilled decision-maker with ability to lead by influence and effectively communicate with various constituencies across the college
• Exceptional at listening, writing, and presenting orally
• Able to work independently and be an effective participant in cross-functional teams
• Self-motivated, self-disciplined, have a strong work ethic and capable in establishing priorities in an executive setting
• Flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities and effectively handle frequent interruptions
• Innovative, resourceful, detailed oriented, with excellent follow through skills
• Capable of balancing multiple projects in stressful situations while meeting deadlines, achieving desired results, and maintaining positive relations while understanding of the importance of confidentiality of data and information

Salary & Benefits:
Full benefits available and salary is commensurate with experience and education.

Type: Full-Time

Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine is in the accreditation process with the Commission of Osteopathic College Accreditation for Fall of 2021. We are located in the beautiful Utah Valley in Provo surrounded by the Wasatch mountain range and Utah Lake. Our campus is in development for completion in 2021.

Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine (proposed) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against individuals in any phase of the application or employment process on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including medical characteristics, marital status, veteran status, economic status, genetic identification, political belief, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Type: Full-time
Expires: 07/31/2020

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Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine (proposed)

The proposed Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine is seeking qualified candidates to support our unique, innovative curriculum designed for a modern day Medical School. We are in the accreditation process with the Commission of Osteopathic College Accreditation for Fall of 2021. We are located in the beautiful Utah Valley in Provo surrounded by the Wasatch mountain range and Utah Lake. Our campus is in development for completion in 2021 with anticipated enrollment beginning this Fall.

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