Assistant Director – University of Utah – Salt Lake City, UT

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah seeks an imaginative team leader with progressive ideas to lead the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC). The Assistant Director reports directly to the Associate Director of the NN/LM MidContinental Region. The Assistant Director plans and implements the activity of the NTC; supervises NTC professional and support staff; and, in conjunction with National Library of Medicine staff, coordinates the activities of the NTC with other components of the NN/LM program, in order to support the effective use of NLMinformation products and services. With the NTC team, the Assistant Director assures compliance with all elements of the Statement of Work that is part of the contract with the National Library of Medicine and develops and implements a strategic program plan for the NTC, including the appropriate assessment and evaluation of instruction. The individual in this position prepares an annual budget and supervises the timely delivery of class reports, quarterly reports, annual reports, and evaluation reports. The Assistant Director conducts online and in-person training classes throughout the United States on PubMed, TOXNET and other topics related to training and NLMresources and coordinates NCBI training. The NTC web site, social media plan, and national and regional class registration system falls under the Assistant Director’s supervision. Responsibilities also include monitoring new developments related to NLMproducts and services and monitoring, disseminating and incorporating new information and trends related to distance learning, adult learning and instruction.

The Library
The mission of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library is to advance and transform education, research, and health care through dynamic technologies, evidence application, and collaborative partnerships. The Library serves as headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region and the National Library of Medicine Training Center (http://nnlm.gov/ntc/). The Library contributes to the health information access of librarians, health professionals, students, researchers and communities within the MidContinental Region and the nation. The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (http://library.med.utah.edu) serves University of Utah Health Care, the Intermountain West’s only academic health sciences center, including the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and the Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Health as well as the University Hospitals and Clinics. The Library is recognized locally and nationally as a leader of intellectual exploration and as a catalyst for innovative discovery. It is a member of the Utah Academic Library Consortium, the Medical Library Association, the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, and the Association of Research Libraries.

Qualifications:
Required:

  • Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library school
  • Experience with teaching using distance education techniques (synchronous and asynchronous).
  • Knowledge of the latest developments related to distance education and adult learning.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation and teaching skills.
  • Familiarity with NLM databases.

Preferred:

  • Experience supervising others.
  • Experience writing successful grant or contract proposals.
  • Experience designing and implementing evaluation plans for assessing success in training programs.
  • Knowledge of bioinformatics and NCBI bioinformatics databases.
  • Familiarity with trends and issues related to data management and data plans.

Salary and Benefits:
Based on experience, starting at $73,000 minimum annually. Position is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position. Rank is dependent on the qualifications of the candidate. Faculty benefits include 200 hours of vacation, and 12 days of sick leave annually. There is a generous TIAA/ CREF retirement employer contribution. More information may be found in the University of Utah Faculty Handbook: http://admin.utah.edu/faculty-handbook. See https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/ for a full list of benefits.

Applications:
The University of Utah uses an online application system. Please complete the online application form and submit a cover letter stating how your educational background and experience match the needs and qualifications highlighted above, and how you would contribute to the Library’s reputation and leadership; a curriculum vitae; and names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation will be required for final candidates.

Application Instructions:
To apply, please go to the University’s Careers page. Quick link for Posting is http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/40608
Review of Applications: Review of application begins May 27, 2015.
If you have any questions about this position announcement or on applying online, please contact:
Claire Hamasu, Search Committee Chair
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
10 N. 1900 E. Salt Lake City, UT 84112
801-587-3412 option 1
chamasu@RML4.utah.edu

The University of Utah Health Sciences Center is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and Respect. The University of Utah HSCvalues candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to the mission of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.

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