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Unit Manager, Reference Librarian

at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Posted: 11/22/2017
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 9826BR
Keywords: medical

Job Description

Unit Manager, Reference Librarian
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr
HSC - Lubbock
Library Lbk
Manages a unit within a department. Plans, organizes and develops goals and procedures for the unit. Represents the unit to administrators, outside agencies and others on relevant matters. Supervises subordinate staff.
A Master's of Library Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution and a minimum of 3 years experience working in a medical or health sciences library or the equivalent such as a hospital library.
Knowledge of professional library techniques and current library practice in a health sciences library.
Demonstrated database searching skills.
Demonstrated experience in providing successful library instruction in a college or university setting to students and faculty having a wide range of skills and goals.
Prepares teaching plans; exhibits good teaching instruction and skills.
Familiarity with online reference tools.
Familiarity with LibGuides platform.
Demonstrated experience delivering instruction online and face-to-face.
Familiarity with emerging technologies and social media.
Conducts library orientations and tours, group training sessions, and assists in library outreach services.
Provide in-person and online reference assistance including mediated searches.
Co-instructor in graduate level library courses; maintains the assigned course modules in Sakai.
Contributes to the Library's social media presence.
Maintain and enhance LibGuides content pertaining to areas of responsibility.
Attends rounds/conferences as a Clinical Medical Librarian; conducts literature searches as needed.
Maintain and enhance library website content pertaining to areas of responsibility.
Assists with the production of print and online library tutorials.

Coordinates the MSIII clerkship student EBM library training sessions.
Compiles monthly statistics on reference interactions.
Familiarity with archival or manuscript collections.
Advises and provides feedback related to departmental goals, policies and procedures.
Bachelor's degree plus three years supervisory experience; OR a combination of education and/or supervisory experience to equal seven years.
Undergraduate subject credentials in the biological or health sciences.
Specialization in medical librarianship.
Trained and/or experience in searching health and biomedical sciences related databases/websites.
Understanding of the scientific research process as demonstrated by academic or work experience.
Experience teaching evidence-based concepts.
Experience using reference management software.
Familiarity with content management systems such as Sakai.
Experience with website development and maintenance.
Familiarity with systematic reviews.
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.
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Full Time
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.
Up to 25%
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