Head of User Education and Outreach – LSU Health Sciences Center Library, Shreveport, LA

Head of User Education and Outreach

Assistant/Associate Librarian, Medical Library

LSU Health Sciences Center – Shreveport

Position Number: 29042

Salary Range: Negotiable

Location: LSU Health Shreveport

Posting Open until 9/30/2015

Minimum Qualifications:

Professional degree from an ALA accredited library school.  An understanding of general library procedures.  Basic understanding of computer applications in a library environment.  Knowledge of database management, spreadsheet, and word processing programs.  A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a library in an administrative or division head level position.  Team-oriented, collaborative environment, problem solving ability, and a strong commitment to quality public service, excellent microcomputer skills, ability to work effectively with colleagues, students, faculty and staff, and knowledge or emerging trends in educational methodology.  The individual must provide leadership and vision in providing educational opportunities to staff, students, and faculty of this institution.

Job Summary:

This is a full-faculty, tenure-track position in the Department of Health Sciences Library of the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport.  The person holding this position will be responsible for:

o   Promoting lifelong learning skills and information literacy within the health sciences center, including students, faculty, and other personnel and staff

o   Planning and coordinating educational programs

o   Developing instructional course materials for Freshman Orientation, Immersion, Module III, the Senior Selective and other courses in the curriculum

o   Planning and providing library instruction/teaching for students in the School of Allied Health Professions, Graduate School, and School of Medicine

o   Serving as the library liaison to curriculum planning/advisory committees

o   Working cooperatively with faculty to develop educational offerings

o   Coordinating educational offerings through workshops, teleconferences, and classes to meet the continuing education needs of staff, students, and faculty

o   Directly supervising personnel who might be assigned to the Section

o   Selecting and recommending appropriate materials and equipment for the needs of the Section

o   Preparing information for newsletters, brochures, informational materials related to the workings of the Section

o   Fulfilling the requirements of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region Resource Library Subcontract as follows: plan and evaluate Network programs; provide direct outreach to unaffiliated health care providers, including underserved, rural or minority health care professionals or public health workers; provide PubMed/Loansome Doc/MEDLINEplus training and support; provide direct outreach to consumers and consumer health information providers to improve health information literacy; aid in technology awareness/transfer; exhibit NLM products and services; foster and provide special outreach projects

To Apply:

Applicants should submit CV and three letters of reference to the Faculty Staffing Office at LSUHSC-Shreveport via email to: ShvFacultyRecruitment@lsuhsc.edu or by mail to the address below.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Web posting: http://myhsc.lsuhscshreveport.edu/HumanResources/Jobs/2082.aspx

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