Information Technology Librarian – Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine – Dothan, AL

The library team at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) is searching for an Information Technology Librarian with a special interest in using the latest technologies to build a new digital library from the ground up.  We seek someone who is passionate about service and about delivering a dynamic digital collection, seamlessly and reliably, to our community.   We offer a supportive, team-oriented library environment where discussion of innovative ideas and experimentation with new ways of planning and implementing the library of the future are a part of our culture.

Located in Dothan, Alabama, ACOM was established in May 2010 as a non-profit, private institution in direct response to addressing the critical shortage of primary care physicians in the state.  In August 2013 the inaugural class of 162 students began its studies, with full enrollment projected for a total of 648 students across all four years of the curriculum by 2016.  We have a team of 60 basic science and clinical faculty and staff located at the ACOM campus in Dothan.  ACOM’s third- and fourth-year clinical curriculum will be delivered throughout the state of Alabama and beyond at community-based hospitals and clinics utilizing a network of over 650 physicians.  The academic division of the Houston County Healthcare Authority, ACOM is under the same organizational umbrella as the major regional medical center, the Southeast Alabama Medical Center (SAMC).

The primary focus of this current position is to spearhead the planning and delivery of resources and services at the SAMC hospital library.   In fulfilling this objective, the successful candidate will participate at the same level of engagement at both the SAMC and the ACOM sites as we create a new digital library within a growing academic medical center.  Please see the following url for the library website which is evolving during this foundational stage of the library’s development:  http://www.acomedu.org/library/

Position requirements:

·       Master’s degree in library or information science (MLS or MSLS) from an ALA-accredited program.

·       Minimum of 3 years of relevant library experience.

Preferred qualifications:

·       Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals

·       Experience in an academic medical library.

Salary minimum:  $60,000

To apply, please go to the SAMC HR website:   http://www.samc.org/index.php/careers/available-positions and select job category “ACOM” to locate the position:  “Information Technology Librarian”

Inquiries about the position are welcome by e-mailing Barbara Shearer, Director, Learning Resource Center, Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, 445 Health Sciences Boulevard, Dothan, AL  36303   E-mail:  bshearer@acomedu.org/

Application review is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.

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