Job Posting: Associate Director, Health Sciences Library, LSU Health Shreveport

Position: Associate Director, Health Sciences Library
Salary Range: Negotiable
Location: LSU Health Shreveport, Shreveport, LA
Posting Closes 3/20/2013 at 11:59 p.m.

Minimum Qualifications:
Masters degree (MLS, MLIS, MALS, etc.) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited school of Library and/or Information Science. Demonstrated experience in health sciences information retrieval and management, as well as educational program design, production, presentation, and evaluation. At least five years progressively responsible experience in an academic health sciences library or large hospital library with supervisory, planning and budgetary experience. Demonstrated organizational and strategic planning skills. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Desired:
Experience supervising professionals in an academic health sciences center library. History of successful grant writing and fund-raising. Knowledge of current and emerging information technologies used in libraries. Knowledge of educational program planning techniques. Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals.

Job Summary:
The Associate Director participates directly in the leadership, planning and management of the library. The Associate Director collaborates closely with the Director in all aspects of managing the library’s operations, including budget, personnel management, strategic planning, and facilities and program planning. This position requires initiative and the ability to work without close supervision. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required, as well as the ability to work with an extremely diverse clientele.

Awareness of trends in librarianship, information science, and related information technology are important requirements of this position. Excellent interpersonal relationship skills are necessary. The Associate Director should have knowledge and experience in program evaluation, including integration of evaluation results into strategic planning initiatives. The Associate Director must be able to work both independently and collaboratively within a complex and changing work environment. Experience in fund raising, grant-writing, and a demonstrated ability to plan and implement complex projects would be highly desirable.

Applicants should submit CV and three letters of reference to the Faculty Staffing Office at LSUHSC-Shreveport via email to: ShvFacultyRecruitment@lsuhsc.edu<mailto:ShvFacultyRecruitment@lsuhsc.edu>  or by mail to the address below.

LSU Health Sciences Center – Shreveport
Department of Human Resource Management
Attn: Faculty Recruitment
1501 Kings Highway, P.O. Box 33932
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932

LSU Health Shreveport is an equal opportunity affirmative action institution<http://www.lsuhscshreveport.edu/DiversityEEO/DiversityHome.aspx&gt;.

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