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Job Ad: Medical Education Services Librarian, Buffalo, NY

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The University at Buffalo Libraries seek a creative, energetic professional who is service-oriented and forward-thinking for the position of Medical Education Services Librarian and Liaison to the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in the Health Sciences Library. This is an open-rank 12-month tenure-track faculty appointment in an academic research-oriented environment. This position will be filled at the Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian level depending on the candidate’s experience and record of research, scholarship and professional service. Applicants for the Senior Assistant Librarian position must demonstrate a beginning research trajectory and the potential to excel in research, scholarship and professional service. Applicants for the Associate Librarian are expected to have a record of research, scholarly publications and professional service appropriate to this rank. Applicants for either rank must possess the ability to meet the University at Buffalo’s promotion and tenure standards in librarianship, research, service and outreach.

The Health Sciences Library serves the academic, clinical and research information resource needs of the university’s schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences and Public Health & Health Professions. The Health Sciences Library also serves as a resource library for Western New York in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The University is at the beginning of a multi-year strategic initiative to move its medical school to a new urban center campus adjacent to three of the area’s largest teaching hospitals and other UB-affiliated research centers, providing exciting new opportunities for innovative library resources and services.

As the Medical Education Services Librarian for the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the incumbent will have responsibility for supporting faculty and students in the School’s full range of education programs leading to undergraduate and master degrees in the biomedical sciences and medical technology, the four-year MD degree program, the PhD and post-doctorate programs in the biomedical sciences and graduate (residency) physician training programs.

As the Liaison to the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the incumbent will be responsible for providing in-depth reference and research consultation services for users in this health sciences community; actively engaging with faculty in the School to integrate library resources and information literacy competencies into courses, curricula and programs; evaluating and selecting print and electronic resources that support the research and academic instruction of the School; creating, designing, presenting and assessing instruction to meet the needs of students and faculty; and understanding and implementing emerging trends in health sciences librarianship, evidence-based practice, scholarly communication, data management and new technologies. This faculty position is a key member of the Health Sciences Library’s Reference and Education Services team and reports to the Associate Director of the Health Sciences Library.

The incumbent will be expected to actively participate in library and university committees, task forces, special projects and initiatives and be professionally involved locally, regionally and nationally. The incumbent supports the Libraries’ mission which values open communication, respect for diverse perspectives and good working relationships.

Minimum Qualifications

• A Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science

• One year of relevant experience in health sciences librarianship providing reference and library instruction services in an academic, medical, research or special library

• Strong and effective interpersonal, oral and written communication, analytical, and organizational skills

• Demonstrated experience using mobile devices, social networking and other forms of technology to deliver information services

• Advanced computer skills and the ability to learn new technologies quickly

• Strong service orientation in order to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele

• Demonstrated commitment to working cooperatively and collaboratively with staff at all levels

• Creative capacity to foster and manage change

• Demonstrated ability to meet the University at Buffalo’s promotion and tenure standards in librarianship, research, service and outreach

Preferred Qualifications

• A degree in a biomedical or physical science or graduate-level coursework in a biomedical or physical science

• Demonstrated teaching skills and experience in information management instruction

• Experience with bibliographic management software

• Experience with, or an understanding of, evidence-based practice concepts and tools

• Knowledge of scholarly communication and open access initiatives

• Experience with the provision of clinical librarian or informationist services in a clinical or hospital setting

Salary range: $48,000 minimum, commensurate with qualifications and experience

Special Instructions to Applicants:

All applicants must apply using the UBJobs website https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu; search for posting number 1200875.

• Include contact information for three professional references (names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses) at the end of your cover letter.

• Provide a brief paragraph describing your interest in library research and professional service. Attach this to your application as “Other Document 1.”

• Candidates invited to interview for the position will be expected to give a short presentation to faculty and staff from the University Libraries and the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Review of applicants is currently underway. The position is open until filled.

The University at Buffalo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic University community committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

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