The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the professional association representing the interests of academic pharmacy, has been awarded a grant to host a Librarian/Information Scientist as a Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund Learning Partnership Fellow for up to one year to begin January 2015. The Fellow will have the opportunity to work as a Librarian in a nontraditional environment focusing not on a collection or place, but instead focusing on building partnerships with AACP staff, leaders, member institutions, and affiliate partners. The purpose of this Fellow’s work with AACP will be to improve access to information for and about AACP members and key stakeholders to further our vision of transforming the future of health care to create a world of health people. AACP is especially interested in the construct and practice of “knowledge management” (KM) and the fellow will play a leading role in advancing KM as an integral element of AACP’s work. This is a limited contract stipend only position for the term of the grant only. Lodging accommodations will be provided by AACP.
- Master’s Degree in Library and Information Services from an accredited institution
- 3-5 years work experience in a learning environment (preferably in an academic health setting)
- Experience with operationalizing and/or implementing Knowledge Management theory and/or services
- The ability to work independently to deliver on objectives
- Skill set and interest in hands on learning
- Experience working with virtual teams
- Self-directed learner
- Commitment to customer service
Learning Partnership Fellowship Deliverables:
- Assist in the conceptualization and formation of the activation plan of AACP’s approach to knowledge management;
- Heighten awareness and skills for AACP staff and members to create new knowledge about pharmacy education and pharmacists’ contributions to health care and make it more accessible; and
- A peer-reviewed article to increase the understanding of the value of information professionals which leads to an increased utilization, removing barriers that may not have even been in awareness about library services.
Interested candidates should send the following information as a single PDF document to AACP, firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, September 15, 2014 5:00 pm EDT: (1) resume or curriculum vitae, (2) letter of interest detailing skills and experience related to this position and (3) a letter from the candidate’s current employer indicating support and approval to pursue this fellowship opportunity. Finalists for the fellowship will be interviewed via webinar or in-person. The fellow will be selected by mid-October 2014.