Position: Reference and Instructional Services Librarian
Available: September 1, 2006
Reference librarians work as a team to provide general reference and information services, user education services to individuals, groups, and classes, and literature searches utilizing the Internet and online databases including Ovid, SIRSI Webcat, NLM, Dialog, and EBSCO.
Each librarian in the department participates in collection development activities. Librarians also provide extensive user education programs which include sessions on resources for library research, searching Ovid, the OPAC, the Internet, various online services and other electronic databases, and critical incident instruction on a variety of information management topics. In addition, librarians assume active roles in the design and development of the library’s web site.
Librarians have non-tenure-track faculty status and are active in campus governance. Participation in professional organizations and special projects to enhance library services is encouraged.
# Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school
# Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
# Strong service orientation
# Ability to be a flexible team member
# Ability to plan and organize projects and follow through to completion
# Ability to work in a changing, challenging, electronic environment
# Potential for continuing professional growth
# Online searching experience
# General understanding of Internet resources and services
# Knowledge of personal computers
# Health sciences library experience or coursework
# Science background
# Basic knowledge of web authoring and design
# Experience searching MEDLINE
# User education and end user training experience
Library and Campus:
The library is housed in a building at the heart of campus. Staff includes 8.5 professional librarians, 21 paraprofessionals, and 20 student assistants. The library serves the Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Allied Health, Public Health and the Graduate College, and is a resource library for all health professionals in the state.
Salary and Benefits:
Non-tenure track faculty rank at the Assistant Professor level in the Graduate College, Department of Health Sciences Library and Information Management. Minimum salary of $30,000 – 36,000 plus medical, dental, life insurance, TIAA/CREF and other retirement options, and 33 days leave per year.
Send letter of application, complete resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to:
Shari Clifton, Chair
Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
P.O. Box 26901
Oklahoma City, OK 73190
Review of applications will begin July 10, 2006, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.