Job Posting: Coordinator of Medical Library Programs, University of California, Riverside

The University of California, Riverside seeks a dynamic, experienced, forward-thinking and innovative librarian to serve as Coordinator of Medical Library Programs, to partner and take a leadership role with the faculty of the recently-opened UCR School of Medicine in the important and exciting responsibility to develop and provide library teaching, learning and research services for the new School.

Under the direction of the AUL for Research and Instructional Services, the Coordinator of Medical Library Programs will take a leadership role in collaborating with the medical faculty on integrating research content and instruction into the medical curriculum, develop innovative research services, and develop the medical library collections in response to the needs of the faculty, researchers and students.

  • • Assumes direct responsibility for the direction of the Biomedical Librarian. The Biomedical Librarian supports the research needs of the UCR biomedical researchers, provides research instruction for the undergraduate medical “student pipeline programs” and biomedical sciences graduate students, assists with the library medical instruction programs and services, and provides general science reference and instruction services in collaboration with the Orbach Library Information Services Department;
  • • Develops instructional services and programs, and provides instruction to medical students, interns, residents, clinical faculty and researchers on the content and application of medical resources, advanced database searching and evidence-based medicine, evaluating medical literature, and knowledge management;
  • • Provides expert searching and comprehensive reference service in the areas of medicine and the health sciences;
  • • Collaborates with clinical faculty and School of Medicine staff to integrate research content and instruction into the curriculum (through course management systems or other ubiquitous applications), adds information literacy competencies into the curriculum, and provides librarian-embedded learning situations where evidence-based medicine and research skills have the potential to improve educational outcomes;
  • • Develops online medical educational and research-related materials and learning objects;
  • • Provides medical resource training for UCR reference librarians; and gives medical-related workshops across the disciplines as needed;
  • • Selects medical resources based on faculty input, the curriculum, biomedical and medical research areas, and expert reviews; participates in the UC Health and Life Sciences (UCHLS) selectors group which collaborates on consortial purchases and the licensing of health sciences resources across several UC campuses;
  • • Manages and maintains currency of the medical collection, and evaluates new and existing products and resources, and arranges for previews of resources of interest to the medical school;
  • • Develops new services as new needs arise for the UCR health sciences and following trends in scholarly communication and e-science; acquires the latest knowledge and skills to retain expertise in medical research; and engages in scholarly, creative and professional activities;
  • • Participates on the UCR Medical Education Committee and serves as the liaison between the medical school and the library;
  • • Participate in the School of Medicine Liaison Committee on Medical Education accreditation process as it relates to library and information services;
  • • Participates in library-wide activities, administrative committees, special projects and library programs; represents the UCR Libraries on various University of California standing committees and ad-hoc groups;
  • • Participates in national and regional medical library organizations such as the Medical Library Association (MLA) and the Medical Library Group of Southern California (MLGSCA), and network with special interest groups like the New Academic Health Sciences Libraries (NAHSL) Committee of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL).
  • UCR librarians are members of the Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC). Research, publication, and/or service to the University and profession are expected for continuing advancement.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience within a range of $50,892 – $84,996. Appointment at rank of Associate Librarian 2 to Librarian 3 depending upon qualifications and experience. Excellent retirement system, health, and vacation benefits.

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