Asst. Dir. – Clinical Resources and Data Services, Washington – search extended

LOCATION: Health Sciences Library (HSL


Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.


Health Sciences Library (HSL) is a national leader in the development and application of innovative strategies and technologies to meet information and research needs for the benefit of patients and communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. The HSL supports the education, research, and clinical programs of the six UW health science schools; UW Medicine Accountable Care Network (ACN), as well as the wider interdisciplinary biomedical community of the University. The UW Medicine Accountable Care Network spans 46 cities and neighborhoods, and includes: 1,000+ primary care providers; 4,000+ specialists; 1,000+ clinics; 19 hospitals; 33+ urgent care clinics; and 19 emergency departments. In partnership with the leadership of the UW Medicine Research Information Technology (RIT), Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS), UW Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education (BIME), and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR), the Health Sciences Library is working to advance an institutional, regional and multi-disciplinary strategy to promote precision medicine and support transitional research. The Translational Research and Information Lab (TRAIL) is a new collaboration made up of librarians and research informatics professionals who work in the Health Sciences Library, ITHS, and UW Medicine Research Information Technology (RIT). TRAIL helps direct translational researchers to the information management expertise at UW in the ITHS and Health Sciences Library who can triage and help provide consultations on research data management tools like REDCap. The partners work together to develop new, innovative tools for research and data management, to support existing tools such as REDCap, and to educate and train researchers in the effective use of these tools. This partnership will extend the reach of the NN/LM PNR and ITHS in order to disseminate information and awareness of the suite of research tools available to researchers and clinicians in the region.


The Health Sciences Library currently has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Director, CRDS. Under the general guidance of the Associate Director, the Assistant Director is responsible for providing leadership for TRAIL, clinical initiatives, and clinical genomics information programs in the Health Sciences Library. The incumbent will lead a team of librarians who will develop and design long and short range plans for learning and information needs of healthcare professionals, researchers, residents and fellows, and hospital administrators working in the UW Medicine Accountable Care Network (ACN) and ITHS.


* Directs and develops strategic plans for the translational (TRAIL) and clinical information programs for the Health Sciences Library.

* Develops annual goals and objectives for services, systems and projects and maintain agreements with UW Medicine RIT, ITHS, and affiliated hospitals and clinics.

* Administers daily operations of the TRAIL collaboration and supervises librarians and staff including recruiting, training, and evaluations and assisting in preparing budgets and reporting.

* Develops an understanding of the UW Medicine Accountable Care Network (ACN) working environment and fosters the flexible, collaborative integration of systems and applications that relates to biomedical and genetic information and knowledge services.

* Directs and leads the design, creation, and administration of innovative systems to support clinical information needs, applications, tools, and resources to support access to health sciences knowledge for UW and the region.

* Supports and participates in the pursuit and award of funded projects within the Health Sciences Library; designing budgets for grant proposals to comply with grant and sponsor guidelines.

* Provides education and information services for assigned Health Sciences departments and/or schools.

* Serves on the HSL Management Team and institutional committees.

* Represents the Health Sciences Library in University-wide academic and clinical initiatives.

* Maintains current knowledge of developments in the field and shares knowledge and experiences with other institutions.


* Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.

* Minimum of 2 years of post-MLS experience in an academic library.

* Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the work place.

* At least three years supervisory experience.

* At least three years of recent professional experience designing, developing, and administering projects, teaching, providing clinical and/or research support in a university or healthcare setting.

* Recent record of successful partnerships with campus and consortial organizations.

* Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based practice and its application within a variety of health science disciplines.

* Experience and comfort using new and emerging technologies.

* Ability to work collaboratively and collegially within a team.

* Familiarity with providing clinical information and data services in a higher education context, preferably within an academic health sciences environment.

* Expert in communicating and managing relationships with stakeholders.


* Understanding of REDCap and research data management practices and standards.

* Experience with mobile app development.

* Experience designing extramural budgets for grant proposals to comply with grant and sponsor guidelines.

* Experience in grant writing including planning and budgeting.

* Established record of research, publication, and/or professional contribution.


$56,000. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and backgroun


Position will be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian depending on qualifications and background.


Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 24 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.


To apply for this position, please submit the following information to

* Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources)

* Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)

* List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)

* Please use “Librarian Application” in the subject heading.

* Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space until interviews are conducted. Then, some application materials will be circulated.


* To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, May 6th, 2016.

* University of Washington Libraries Home Page is .

* The University of Washington is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.

* In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee.

* For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at


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