Chief Medical Librarian and Digital Information Strategist – Northeast Ohio Medical University – Roostown, OH

What ignites you? NEOMED (Northeast Ohio Medical University) is educating the next generation of physicians, pharmacists and health researchers and seeks an innovative, forward-thinking, and dynamic leader to become the Chief Medical Librarian and Digital Information Strategist for the Oliver Ocasek Regional Medical Information Center.  The successful candidate for this position is a strategic thinker who can transform the Information Center into the library of the future, developing new services, strengthening existing collaborations, and looking outward to create new partnerships both within the medical and academic communities, as well as within the community at large.

NEOMED, established in 1973 in Rootstown, Ohio, is a community-based interprofessional health sciences university that educates physicians, pharmacists, researchers, and other health professionals. The recently built NEOMED Education and Wellness (NEW) Center is a stunning conference and event center on campus which offers flexible meeting room space, healthy catering and eatery services, a new academic auditorium, space for physician offices and pharmacy services, and houses the Bio-Med Science Academy; a public STEM+M high school.

The Oliver Ocasek Regional Medical Information Center (OORMIC) advances learning and discovery by providing expertise, up-to-date information resources, and an environment of collaboration and community. Library programs and resources support the missions of the University and the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Graduate Studies. The OORMIC staff consists of three librarians, two support staff, and student assistants and has a budget of approximately $535,000 for electronic and print materials.  As a founding member of the Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK), students, faculty and staff have access to nearly 50 million books and materials, more than 150 electronic databases, and over 100,000 e-books.  NEOMED is also home to the Northeastern Ohio Regional Library Depository—this depository facility houses over 1.3 million books, journals, and media from the libraries of five institutions of higher learning in Northeast Ohio.

Centrally located to the major urban centers of Cleveland, Akron, and Youngstown; Rootstown, Ohio offers attractively-priced choices for small-town, rural, suburban, and urban living all within easy driving distance.  The dynamic cultural life of northeast Ohio includes many museums, music venues, theaters, and restaurants representing a wide variety of countries and cultures.  Lake Erie, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and numerous state and local parks in the area offer year-round recreation.  For more information about the University, the Library, or the community, please see NEOMED links.

Responsibilities: Oversees and administers all programs, day-to-day operations and staffing of the Oliver Ocasek Regional Medical Information Center at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Develops a strategy for organizing a “Library of the Future” that will maximize the efficient use of existing Library space. This position serves as the primary contact with directors of the 5 designated Resource Libraries in the Northeast Ohio Regional Depository, and with nine hospital library affiliates. Within the university, the Chief Medical Librarian reports to the Executive Director of the Office of Academic Services.

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; five to seven years progressively responsible experience working in an academic library; three years’ experience supervising professional staff; demonstrated knowledge and understanding of emerging trends in health sciences librarianship; experience working in a healthcare or academic health sciences environment; demonstrated teaching and/or public presentation skills; proven track record of successful grant, proposal and contract writing. Record of research, publication, and/or professional contributions and experience forecasting, developing and monitoring federal budgets experience are highly desirable.

Compensation: The position offers a competitive salary commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and an attractive benefits package.

For further information inquire by email or phone to Bradbury Associates/ Gossage Sager Associates. To start the application process, send a cover letter and current resume as Word or PDF documents to Karen MillerThis position closes April 12, 2015.

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