Job Opportunity – Head, Podiatry Library, Temple University Libraries

Job Description 

Head, Podiatry Library  (22003229)

The Head of the Charles E. Krausz Library of Podiatric Medicine is responsible for the leadership and strategic development of services and programs at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (TUSPM) Library. The TUSPM Library maintains library resources in podiatry and related disciplines.  Oversees, promotes and evaluates library services at the Charles E. Krausz Library, providing reference, research, education, and outreach services to support the clinicians, staff and students at TUSPM. Supervises a medical librarian and student workers. Working as part of a team, provides a range of search services in support of the systematic review service, animal alternative, and faculty credentialing service. Serves as co-lead for the HSL student library advisory committee (SLAC) with the Learning & Engagement Librarian. Works as part of the larger cohort of health sciences librarians located at the Ginsburg Health Sciences Library.  Performs other related duties as assigned.

Temple University Libraries serves the Temple community and beyond, including more than 35,000 students; over 2,000 full-time faculty; and researchers and visitors on Main, Center City, and Health Sciences Center campuses in Philadelphia and on our Ambler and Harrisburg campuses. We are committed to providing research and learning services, offering open access to our facilities and information resources, and fostering innovation and experimentation. Our collections total more than four million physical and digital titles, over 260,000 print and electronic journal subscriptions, and more than 700 research databases. We also collect, preserve, and provide access to a broad universe of special collections, including rare books, manuscripts, archives, photographs, and more. As part of our library enterprise, the award-winning Temple University Press supports our mission to advance learning and scholarship.

This is a hybrid position (on-campus and remote).

Required Education and Experience:Master’s degree in Library/Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution. Two years professional experience in a health or science library. Experience providing reference services. Experience teaching or giving presentations. One year of experience supervising professional and/or support staff. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:*Excellent oral and written communication skills.*Demonstrated ability searching PubMed, Web of Science, CINAHL or other biomedical information search systems.*Ability to work collaboratively with librarians, faculty, staff, students, and administrators.*Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred:*Experience in an academic health science library environment and/or a teaching hospital library.*Knowledge of current thinking regarding the “library space as a service” *Understanding of collection development trends *Demonstrated organizational and project management skills

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Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Podiatry Campus

Job: Staff

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Employee Status: Regular

Richie Holland

Executive Director, Finance and Administration

Temple University Libraries



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