Position: Health Sciences Curriculum Design Librarian (University of Washington Libraries)

Call for Applications: Health Sciences Curriculum Design Librarian

The University of Washington Libraries has an outstanding opportunity for a Health Sciences Curriculum Design Librarian to develop a responsive way of supporting the medical students, faculty, and clinicians working on launching the clinical immersion phase of the renewed School Of Medicine curriculum set to begin August 2015. Reporting to the Associate Director for Administration & Liaison Services, the primary duty of the Curriculum Design Librarian is to serve an integrated role, ideally within an anchor course, in the new and redesigned University of Washington School of Medicine curriculum.

To ensure consideration, online applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, December 19, 2014.

See: http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/employment/librarians/health-sciences-curriculum-design-librarian

From the online job description:

Specific Responsibilities and Duties

The Health Sciences Curriculum Design Librarian (CDL) will serve as the lead information specialist on the designated anchor course or theme team and provide instruction, instructional design expertise, and library liaison services to the appropriate departments in the School of Medicine, Nursing and other health sciences schools as needed. This position will support students and faculty who are acquiring the knowledge and skills within the anchor course or theme departments necessary to understand effective patient care. The incumbent will design and deliver library services around topic areas relevant to the anchor course or theme content. The CDL will also serve as the curriculum liaison to other health sciences schools at the University of Washington, focusing on the inter-professional nature of patient care. These schools may include Nursing or Social Work. In addition, the incumbent may assume duties such as systematic review searcher, information management librarian, content management system development and/or web page development. (Responsibilities continued in the official online description.)

University of Washington Health Sciences Library

The Health Sciences Library (HSL) is a national leader in the development and application of innovative strategies and technologies to meet information and research needs. The HSL supports the education, research, and clinical programs of the six UW health science schools; three academic medical centers; and a network of clinics, as well as the wider interdisciplinary biomedical community of the University. The Public & Research Services unit designates librarians as liaisons for specific departments within the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work. An interactive working relationship among library liaisons, User Experience department, and the health sciences community promotes faculty awareness of library resources and services, and provides clear channels of communication and strategic direction.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree
  • Basic knowledge of health sciences and a general understanding of clinical practice
  • Previous experience or familiarity working within an active learning, personalized learning or longitudinal curricula and developing integrated library course content
  • Experience developing instructional content (online and in-person) for adult learners
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge designing and administering learning assessments
  • Ability to instruct others in the use of library tools, bibliographic retrieval software, and other information technology concepts
  • Basic knowledge of electronic information systems, network applications, digital object identifiers, bibliographic management software and other microcomputer applications
  • Knowledge of hypertext mark-up language (HTML), content management software, or Web editing or authoring software
  • Ability to report out outcomes and assess progress via narrative reports and presentations to the UW Libraries community
  • Adaptability and comfort working with diverse groups of faculty and staff, both within the library and various schools/departments
  • Demonstrated willingness to take risks and the ability to shift directions as needed
  • Highly collaborative and motivated to advance strategic initiatives both internally and externally
  • Capacity to thrive in the exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity 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.

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