Posted on May 23, 2012.
Job Description – Clinical Librarian and Liaison to the School of Dental Medicine (#1200264 )
The University at Buffalo Libraries is seeking a creative, energetic professional who is service-oriented and forward-thinking for the position of Clinical Librarian and Liaison to the School of Dental Medicine in the Health Sciences Library. This is a 12-month tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian in an academic research-oriented environment with expectations for research, publication, and participation in professional associations. The Health Sciences Library serves the academic, clinical, and research information resource needs of the university’s schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Public Health & Health Professions. The Health Sciences Library also serves as a resource library for Western New York in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The University is at the beginning of a multi-year strategic initiative to move its medical school to a new urban center campus adjacent to three of the area’s largest teaching hospitals and other UB-affiliated research centers, providing exciting new opportunities for innovative library resources and services.
As the Clinical Librarian for the School of Dental Medicine, the incumbent will establish new clinical librarian services in outpatient dental clinics in response to a new priority set by the School’s Dean and faculty. She/he will evaluate the impact of those services on student learning and faculty clinical research and will assist in the promotion and planning of clinical librarian services in other clinical and patient care settings of the health sciences schools.
As the Liaison to the School of Dental Medicine, the incumbent will be responsible for providing in-depth reference and research consultation services for users in the health sciences community; actively engaging with faculty in the School to integrate library resources and information literacy competencies into courses, curricula, and programs; evaluating and selecting print and electronic resources that support the research and academic instruction of the School; creating, designing, presenting, and assessing instruction to meet the needs of students and faculty in the School; understanding and implementing emerging trends in health sciences librarianship, evidence-based practice, scholarly communication, data management, and new technologies. This faculty position is a key member of the Health Sciences Library’s Reference and Education Services team and reports to the Associate Director of the Health Sciences Library.
The incumbent will be expected to actively participate in library and university committees, task forces, special projects, and initiatives and be professionally involved locally, regionally, and nationally. The incumbent supports the Libraries’ mission which values open communication, respect for diverse perspectives, and good working relationships.
A Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science is required. Two years of experience in health sciences librarianship or two years of experience providing reference and library instruction services in a scientific research setting is required. The incumbent must possess a strong service orientation evident in the ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele. Demonstrated commitment to working cooperatively and collaboratively with staff at all levels is essential. The incumbent must possess excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills. This position requires the creative capacity to foster and manage change. The incumbent must have a demonstrated commitment to professional development and show evidence of professional scholarly interests and potential to meet the University at Buffalo’s promotion and tenure standards in librarianship, research, service, and outreach.
A degree in a biomedical or physical science or graduate-level coursework in a biomedical or physical science is preferred. Demonstrated teaching skills and experience in information management instruction is preferred. Experience with bibliographic management software is preferred. Experience with, or an understanding of, evidence-based practice concepts and tools is preferred. Experience with the provision of clinical librarian or informationist services in a clinical or hospital setting is preferred.
Please include contact information for three professional references (names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses) at the end of your cover letter. Please provide a brief paragraph describing your research and service interests and attach to your application as “Other Document 1.” Candidates invited to interview for the position will be expected to give a short presentation to faculty and staff from the University Libraries and the School of Dental Medicine. Review of applicants is currently underway.
Apply Online (#1200264): https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/